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Facebook Targets 16.6% Of The Web On WordPress With New Easy-Install Social Blog Widgets

12 Jun

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Facebook continues its march across the Internet with the release of its Like button, recommendation feed, comments box and other social plugins as WordPress.org and WordPress VIP widgets. And now with one-click, WordPress admin can set up auto-publishing of blog posts as links from Facebook Pages and author accounts, and give visitors the option to auto-share what they read and . This is big since the two companies confirmed that WordPress powers 16.6% of the web.

The idea is that more blogs will integrate with Facebook now that adding social functionality is as easy as checking a box rather than writing code. Facebook hopes bonus referral traffic will lure in authors, allow it to suck more content into the news feed, and stamp its name everywhere.

Facebook’s Like button was a huge success from both a branding standpoint, and for getting people sharing more, but it still required webmasters to configure…

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WordPress Integrates Tumblr to Complement, Not Compete With, Its Blogging Platform

6 Jun

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

Uber-blog platform WordPress has rolled out an integration with Tumblr this afternoon. PandoDaily had a fireside chat with founder of WordPress, and its parent company Automattic, Matt Mullenweg in New York at our PandoMonthly event last month and he hinted at this upcoming feature.

For Mullenweg, it all comes down to making WordPress more social. With its new Publicize feature, users can connect with wider audiences by sharing WordPress posts instantly on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and now Tumblr.

Previously, users have been forced to rely on clunky plugins or manually repost each piece of content to Tumblr (horrifying, I know).

The Publicize for Tumblr feature can be activated under “Settings > Sharing” in the user dashboard. Users can select from among multiple Tumblr blogs once their account is connected. Also, users can add a Tumblr sharing button to their posts and pages, enabling readers to share posts…

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29 Oct

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