Now, WordPress users can easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions, in their blogs. Facebook has just announced the launch of a new plugin for WordPress, that allows publishers to make their sites more social.
Using this new plugin, which was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, users can cross-post content published to WordPress to their Facebook Timeline and to the Facebook Pages they manage. They can also mention Pages and people in their posts to allow further distribution of content.
In addition to the new plugin, there are several widgets that publishers can use to make their website more social.
• Activity Feed: This widget shows readers their friends’ activity on the site, such as likes and comments.
• Recommendations: Gives readers personalized suggestions for pages on a website, as well as a Recommendations Bar option for adding content to their Timeline as they read.
• Customizable Like, Subscribe and Send buttons
• Comments Box: This feature makes it easy for people to comment on the site and post back to Facebook. This widget also features automatic SEO support for Facebook Comments, so search engines can index them to improve your site’s visibility.
With WordPress getting deeper integration for Facebook, it’s time for Google to find ways to incorporate more Google+ features on WordPress websites.