Today WordPress officially released a new plugin for Facebook.
The plugin has been developed by both Facebook engineers and the company behind WordPress, Automattic, to make it easier to integrate Facebook features into WordPress.
You can read more about Facebook for WordPress on the official Facebook Developers page.
Once you’ve setup the plugin, you’ll get 6 widgets which you can drag into any widget area and configure.
- Like Box
- Like Button
- Subscribe Button
- Send Button
- Recent Activity
Configuring The Plugin
Get your App ID, Secret, and Namespace at https://developers.facebook.com/apps.
Post and Page Settings
On top of the 6 Facebook widgets which are added after you successfully configure the the plugin, there’s also 6 modules added to every posts and page that you can use.
Linking WordPress To Facebook
Link your Facebook account to your WordPress account to get full functionality, including adding new Posts to your Timeline and mentioning friends Facebook Pages.
You’ll find a link under the new Facebook tab added below your settings links.
The link goes directly to Facebook where you can gauge the effectiveness of linking your Facebook account to your WordPress blog.
What Do You Think?
I think one of the best features of this new plugin is the ability to publish new posts to a specified Facebook Page.
Have your say and share your opinion on the new Facebook plugin below.