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CMS And Social Media – How To Integrate Successfully

If you haven’t started marketing your blog yet, then it’s the right time to do so. And what could be the easiest way to increase the page views, than by social networking. It’s not only the most effective way to leverage the large social media base of yours, but an easiest way too. Thanks to some of WordPress plugins, you can now build your own social profile and integrate your CMS and social media successfully
CMS and Social media - how to integrate successfully
Although social media is a great place to spread the word about your business, and WordPress offers a wide range of plugins, you must restrict your plugins to either one or two, depending upon whether you want to be visible across multiple social sites or focus on one single biggest social network.

The following lists a few plugins that you can consider depending up on your audience-

Facebook Plugins

Wordbook – It serves two purposes – publishing your latest blogs on to your Facebook Wall and likewise displays your Facebook posts inside the Facebook widget.

Fotobook

This plug-in imports your Facebook photo album into WordPress for using it in your WordPress website.

Facebook Dashboard

With this widget you can get your Facebook pane in the WordPress dashboard. This widget is for more personal use of Facebook and to those users who want to spend little more time on Facebook. This widget keeps your Facebook account active even when you are logged into WordPress and thus helping you promote your blog as well as yourself.

Twitter Plugins

Twitter Tools

it will link the WordPress and twitter accounts together and is ideal for those who tweet a lot. With this widget you can create controls that automatically tweet every time you publish your new blog.

Tweet meme

This is a retweet button that encourages your visitors to retweet your blog tweet. With just a click of a button users will share the content with their followers – ideal tool for those who don’t fancy writing much. An interesting feature of this button is that it displays the number of times the post has been tweeted – in real time.

Apart from these two popular plugins there are some multiplatform plugins that will serve the purpose of establishing your web presence.

CommentLuv

As the name suggests, this is a comment plug-in and goes beyond just tweeting or Facebook. This plug-in allows the user to comment and re-comment. This plug-in is ideal for getting the readers involved as it includes a bit of your post, thus giving a glimpse of your writing.

Sociable

One of the most recognizable multi-platforms plug-in, it reaches the largest number of social networking sites, thus reaching to the far and wide reader.

Some out of the box plugins

Lifestream

This plug-in will show you social feeds in a widget like style on to your website

Social Media Feather

This plug-in allows you to place clean and stylish social media icons on to your website. It also adds a Follow button that allows users to share your blog content with their friends. This plug-in support all major social networks yet it is a very lightweight plug-in as it doesn’t use JavaScript.

Social Profile Widget

If you want to create your own custom designed plug-in then widget will help you in doing so. You can create a single platform plug-in or choose multiple platforms. With the help of 5 different sets you can design your own stylish plug-in and customise it as per your liking.

BuddyPass

BuddyPass gives you the power to create your social network. Using BuddyPass you can create a community that is based on the users following your site. It gives you total flexibility of any popular social networking site.


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