Release of the “Facebook plugin” proves couple of things for facebook.
( UPDATE : Since writing this post , i uninstalled this “facebook plugin” on my blog as it had slowed down my blog considerably, It seems they have just released the new update to this ( 1.02 – Link below) which has fixed this issue, let me know how you go with this)
- Fixed issue where some sites were extremely slow as a result of installing the plugin (due to cURL not being installed).update link
Official and original Facebook plugin for wordpress
- Facebook knows to double & promote its presence with smart innovative ways like this plugin
- Its a marketing genius
- Its always listening to what users want and not afraid to use it to its advantage
The release of this official Facebook word press plugin will not only create goodwill for Facebook but will surely get it more noticed through this open covert SEO tactic.
This Plugin is currently supported on WordPress.org and WordPress.com VIP
Forget erors in plugins , this plugin will allow webmasters/ bloggers to easily integrate social publishing, mentions and other Facebook widgets like Activity Feed, Recommendations to their WordPress-based sites.
How to Set up this Facebook plugin In wordpress
To set up this Facebook plugin in wordpress, first you will need to install the plugin called just “facebook” from your wordpress blog add plugins area , then you will need to fill in a couple of things like App ID, Secret, and Namespace whihc you can get by quickly creating a dummy app at https://developers.facebook.com/apps and then pasting those keys in your plugin
Facebook WordPress Plugin features
- Like, Send, and Subscribe buttons
- Comments, including SEO support
- Recommendations Bar, which allows users to click to start getting recommendations, Like content, and add what they’re reading to Timeline as they go
Functionality also included in the widget are ability for Recommendations , Recent Activity , Like, Send, and Subscribe buttons