How do you automatically submit your new blog posts to Social media services like Facebook or Twitter? There are different tools and services available to broadcast your updates to different social media services. We have already discussed many ways to achieve this integration. We discussed about using different software services and tools. Many of those services are outside your wordpress bog and will periodically check your blog feed for updates. Publishing your new blog posts across your social media network not only improve your blog’s visibility and there by more visitors and page views.
Today let us check one useful WordPress plugin “Social” from MailChimp that offer much more than just broadcasting your updates to Facebook and Twitter. Apart from automatic broadcasting of your blog updates the plugin also allows you do do the following,
- Retrieve Tweets and Replies as Comments From Twitter and Facebook
- Comment Using Facebook and/or Twitter Identity
The second feature is really useful. You can allow your readers to use their Facebook or Twitter identities to add comments to your site. The readers will also get the option of publishing their response directly to their Twitter or Facebook account.
Broadcast your Latest updates to Twitter and/or Facebook
After installing and activating the plugin you can configure the tool to broadcast your blog updates to Twitter and Facebook. Once you publish a new post, you can then choose to automatically broadcast a message to any accounts authenticated with the overall blog or your current logged-in user.
You can customize the messages to be broadcasted using tokens.
Pull in Tweets and Replies as Comments
Using the Social plugin you can retrieve and display various mentions, retweets, @replies, comments and responses from Twitter and Facebook and republish them as your WordPress comments. You can also filter the comments by originating source like Facebook , Twitter or even from your blog.
Enable User To Comment using Facebook and/or Twitter Identities
This is another useful feature of Social WordPress plugin. The plugin adds the option to use the Facebook or Twitter account to add comment to the post. Your blog readers can use these options to use the their social media identities to add comments.
You can enable or disable the plugin features if you are not satisfied with any of them.
You Can Download the Social Plugin.
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