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Pinterest WordPress Plugin

Pinterest – New WordPress Plugin Worth Trying

Posted on 30 July 2012 by Linda Joseph

Good WordPress Plugins (Pinterest Plugin this post)

I try at least one new WordPress plugin a week!  Good WordPress plugins save me time as well as make money!

They save me time by accomplishing tasks that I might have to do manually.

They make me money by increasing the traffic to my website.

This is a test of a new Pinterest plugin,,, which is free!  You can even get great instruction as to why you should be using Pinterest on your WordPress blog. (Check out Free Pinterest Plugin)

Why Use Pinterest and a Free WordPress Plugin for PinterestIn the video on Pinterest you will learn what this chart means and why Pinterest could be significant to your business.

A word on the Pinterest plugin: Hover over the image to the left.  Do you see the pin it button appear in the upper left corner?

If you do, pin the image.  The plugin takes the title of the post and copies it to the description of the pin.  You want to make sure that you use a keyword rich and intriguing title for your blog post.

Here is what you need to do if you want to use Pinterest to drive targeted traffic to your Try this free WordPress Plugin for Pinterestwebsite:

  1. Provide good relevant content to your blog post
  2. Find engaging images to use with your post
  3. Get the free Pinterest plugin – you can get the free Pinterest plugin from Michelle (you will need to give your email address but you will get some great content in return.)  Or you can find a free plugin from WordPress.org.  (Here is one of the most popular Pinterest plugins but I don’t like how the pin shows up on this site: http://nohealthydiet.com/healthy-diet-menu/healthy-diet-anti-aging-foods/
  4. Start pinning images and encourage visitors, family and friends to start pinning.!

Let me know what plugins you use and like!  If you like this free Pinterest plugin, please comment below.

NOTE: I just found a drawback with this free plugin I’m recommending: it appears to work on only one image..??? will check with the owner on this and comment later…

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Facebook Now Integrates with WordPress?

Posted on 14 July 2012 by Linda Joseph

How to integrate Facebook and WordPress

For several years I have used a Facebook app called ‘Networked Blog’ to publish blog posts automatically on my Facebook pages.  It has worked well.  My main beef about the app is that the same image is displayed on every post.  I would prefer to add my own unique image for each post.Facebook wordpress

Just last month Facebook rolled out ways to integrate with both WordPress.org site (self-hosted WordPress sites) and WordPress.com.

There is a new WordPress plugin created to allow WordPress users to publish content to not only their WordPress blog but also their Facebook profiles or Facebook Pages.

Here is what Mashable reported:

“The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, and makes it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – no coding required,” Facebook engineer Matt Kelly wrote in a blog post introducing the tool.

WordPress powers more than 16% of the web, and Facebook, by all appearances, wants to be the web for its more than 900 million users. So, in that context, the integration makes quite a lot of sense for both parties.

For more info, check out Mashable.

To download the plugin go to WordPress plugins.

Features:

  • Easy to setup – dashboard.
  • Post to your profile timeline when you publish a post or page
  • Mention friends and Facebook Pages
  • Post any new WordPress posts or pages to a specific Facebook page
  • Also combines like, send and subscribe buttons
  • Can add Facebook comments
  • Customizable widget
  • Activity Feed Box
  • Recommendations Box
  • Facebook Insights integration

Buyer beware: This plugin is not an easy plugin to set up.

So now I am trying ‘simple facebook connect.’  I will let you know how I like this plugin.  It seems very rich in features.

Linda

Other links:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/activity/

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/comments/

https://developers.facebook.com/wordpress/

 

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