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What You Can Do with Facebook’s Plug-In for Hosted WordPress Sites

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for creating websites. Chances are you might even be using WordPress for your own website! Facebook has a WordPress plug-in that makes WordPress sites more social without the need to pull code from the Facebook Developers Social Plugins site.

This plug-in allows you to

  • Post to an author’s Facebook timeline whenever the author publishes a new WordPress post.

  • Tag friends and Facebook Pages — this posts to their timelines as well as lists them on the WordPress post or page.

  • Post all new WordPress posts or pages to a specified Facebook Page.

  • Enable fully customizable Like, Send, and Follow buttons in a single click.

  • Add Facebook Comments, including full SEO (search engine optimization) support.

  • Use Open Graph Protocol integration.

  • Add a Recommendations Bar, which allows users to click to start getting recommendations, like content, and add what they’re reading to their timelines as they go.

  • Automatically publish WordPress posts to your Facebook Page — you can even tag other Pages or friends in these posts.

You can install Facebook for WordPress either via the WordPress.org Plugin Directory, or by uploading the plug-in to your server (in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory). If you have a WordPress website, chances are you already know how to add a plug-in.

After activating the plug-in, you are asked to set up your Facebook app, with step-by-step instructions.

Configure the settings page to your liking.

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