Not all of your friends want to be notified about every update of your company’s blog, so it makes sense to use cross-advertising of your Facebook posts. Although there are many blogging platforms, we recommend WordPress. Below we look at the 10 most useful applications and plugins for WordPress, which will help to integrate Facebook into your blog and vice versa.
WP Facebook Connect
You can install the Facebook Connect plugin in your WordPress blog, and thereby allow readers to log in using their Facebook accounts and comment on blog posts. Readers of your blog will not have to enter their data to comment the blog, and you can also customize your blog comments to be displayed in the event feed in their Facebook profiles. As soon as the user leaves a comment, it can be easily found by the icon pointing to his Facebook profile.
Facebook Share Button
Facebook Fan Box
If you have a Facebook fan page and you want to increase their number through a WordPress blog, this is a very handy plugin. You can add the Fan Box block to the side menu of your blog and customize the display of updates to your page, the number of fans, their avatars, etc. We are convinced that placing this block as a new obvious area of interest for your fans will also significantly increase the number of visitors to your site.
A plugin for importing posts made in a WordPress blog to Facebook
Do you want your blog posts to be visible in your Facebook account? You can achieve this with the Facebook Notes app.
To activate this feature in the new Facebook interface, you must:
1. Select Account> Application Settings from the menu (Account> Application Settings)
2. Click the Notes link and then click the Import a Blog link.
3. Enter the RSS feed URL of the blog you want to import to Facebook
Every time you add a post to your WordPress blog, it will appear in the Notes tab, and a post snapshot will appear on the wall in your Facebook profile.
Networked Blogs application
Want your blog to appear on your Facebook page? While Facebook Notes only performs basic functions, Networked Blogs automatically creates a stream of posts, so you don’t have to update Facebook every time you add a new post to your blog. It is also very rare that there is a delay between the appearance of an entry in Networked Blogs and the appearance of an entry in your blog, whereas in the case of the Facebook Notes application, such delays can occur frequently. If you want to integrate your blog into your Facebook page, we recommend using this particular application.
Integrating WordPress blog posts and Facebook feeds
This application, specially created for WordPress.com users, allows you to add all the basic functions of WordPress.com to your Facebook account. You can determine the frequency of publications, view visitor statistics and add bookmarks. At the same time, posts created using this application will be displayed on the pages of your WordPress blog. And posts from your WordPress account will appear on Facebook. You can set your display options, such as the number of posts, the number of comments, etc. Although the application does not represent special value for those who host their own WordPress accounts, but its usefulness in cross-advertising is obvious. Unfortunately, it is difficult to say whether updates made from this app will immediately appear on your blog.
Add This Service
AddThis may already be familiar to you from the Firefox social networking apps guide. To post your blog post to Facebook, simply click the Add this button at the bottom of the blog post and select Facebook from the menu. As you can see, setting up a blog is pretty simple. The fastest way to configure this service (regardless of the plugin) is to go to the AddThis website and register.
Using Digsby plugin, you can continue to chat with your Facebook friends without leaving WordPress. Digsby is compatible with all popular chat clients, social networks and after installation, you can post it as a widget in your WordPress blog. You can also chat in Facebook with the help of any jabber-client.
Facebook Dashboard Widget
If you do not have enough time to look at Facebook, and you want to follow the status updates of your friends. Use the Facebook Dashboard widget and do it without leaving your WordPress blog. To do this, you need to enter the URL in the plugin settings. You can use separate widgets for options such as Friends’s status updates, Posted items, and Notfications.
Facebook plugin showing status update
Use the Status press widget to display your Facebook status in a WordPress blog. To install it, you need to select the Facebook service and specify the URL of the event feed of your Facebook profile.
Facebook Photos plugin
Embed images in blog posts by downloading the desired image from your computer or from the Internet is easy. However, if this is a photo from your Facebook album, and you want to insert it in your last post, the process becomes more complicated. This is where the FacebookPhotos plugin comes in handy, which makes accessing your Facebook photos easier, and creating blog posts easier.