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Facebook for WordPress – plugin brings integration on a whole new level

Facebook just released a new plugin for WordPress that makes Facebook integration, publishing and a lot of other cool stuff easier than ever. Like you would expect, the plugin ships with new widgets and lots of cool toys, but what is more important is it lets you mention Facebook pages and friends right in the post for further integration. And what’s more, when you do, your post automatically appears on that person’s timeline! The marketing (and spamming) potential is enormous.

Setting up Facebook for WordPress is a bit of a pain: After installing the plugin you have to create a Facebook App and hook the two together. If you want to allow the plugin to push content directly to Facebook you also have to create an Open Graph action within your app. It’s all explained in documentation, but even so it’s not as easy as it should be. Considering this is a Facebook app that’s hardly news.

I just hooked the plugin up to my own Facebook account and pages and will be running some experiments throughout the next few weeks. If you have any experiences yourself and would like to share, please do so in the comments below. I’m always looking for information about real life usage of stuff like this.

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly specializing in AI, bleeding edge web technologies, and the intersection between technology and humanity. He also occasionally teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular conference and workshop speaker on all things tech ethics, AI, web technologies, and open source.

3 replies on “Facebook for WordPress – plugin brings integration on a whole new level”

Thank you for the news. You are the best instructor I have ever seen. I followed your tutorials and now am confident with WordPress. Thanks again.

Thank you for the Facebook for WordPress information. I look forward for more details on I have created a basic WordPress blog, and I am very interested in the Facebook plugin. Keep up the good work!

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