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WordPress publishers can now finally easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions using the new Facebook for WordPress plugin.

The plugin was built by Facebook in collaboration with open source partners and makes it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social compatible with no coding required. The plugin will also work on mobile and support internationalization.

Social Publishing

Once the plugin is installed you can then cross-post your content published to WordPress to your Facebook Timeline and the Facebook Pages you control. You can also mention the names of Pages and friends as you post to further widen your content.

WordPress Widgets

The following social plugins are available as WordPress widgets:

  • Activity Feed: Shows readers their friends’ activity on the site, such as comments and likes.
  • Recommendations: Gives readers useful suggestions for pages on your site they might like, as well as a Recommendations Bar option to give users the ability to add content to their Timeline as they read.
  • Customizable Subscribe, Like and Send buttons.
  • Comments Box: Makes it easy for people to add comments on your site and post back to Facebook also includes moderation tools. The plugin also features automatic SEO support for Facebook Comments, so search engines can index them to improve your site’s coverage.

TechCrunch, Alchemy Systems, Buzz Media and The Next Web are already using the plugin to connect with their audiences while providing users with more engaging and personalized experiences. The plugin is available for all sites on WordPress.com VIP as well.

WordPress powers 16.6 percent of the web, from The New York Times to People Magazine, and attracts more than 600 million unique visitors each month. The plugin will make it possible for WordPress content to be shared even more widely among people around the world.

Learn more or download the plugin now.

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