WordPress “powers 16.6 percent of the web,” and attracts “more than 600 million unique visitors each month.” In order to help WordPress publishers easily integrate Facebook features into their blog(s), the company today rolled out a new “Facebook for WordPress” plugin, making it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – “no coding required,” Matt Kelly stated.
The plugin will also work on mobile and support internationalization.
The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, once installed, will let WordPressers cross-post content published to their WordPress blog to their Facebook Timeline and the Facebook Pages you manage.
You can also mention the names of Pages and friends as you post to further distribute your content.
Also launched today is a WordPress Widgets, that offers a number of built-in out of the box social plugins including:
- Activity Feed: Shows readers their friends’ activity on the site, such as likes and comments.
- Recommendations: Gives readers personalized suggestions for pages on your site they might like, as well as a Recommendations Bar option to give users the option to add content to their Timeline as they read.
- Customizable Like, Subscribe and Send buttons.
- Comments Box: Makes it easy for people to comment on your site and post back to Facebook, and includes moderation tools. The plugin also features automatic SEO support for Facebook Comments, so search engines can index them to improve your site’s visibility.
The plugin is available for download here.