Top 6 WordPress Plugins to Integrate Facebook Elements in Better Ways
Alongside Twitter, Facebook can also be source of quality WordPress blogs’ visitors. This is because most of the visitors will be those who intentionally be our ‘followers’ i.e. friends as most of those people will definitely from the same circle of interest.
Unfortunately, the development of Facebook plugins for WordPress as compared as Twitter is way slower.
This is probably because the nature of Twitter itself as it is more open for developers including WordPress plugin’s developers. Facebook has much secured and closed nature as it has more users and store way a lot of users’ personal information. Without proper control, those information can be used for inappropriate purposes and then, pen Facebook for legal consequences.
So, for this post, I would like to share with all of you among the Top 6 of WordPress plugins to integrate and blend in Facebook element into your WordPress blogs.
fbShare.me: A sharecount button for Facebook
Facebook Dashboard Widget
This plugin will process your Friends status updates, posted items and/or your Facebook notifications RSS feed, and add a widget for each to your WordPress admin dashboard.
So now you can keep up with whats going on in your friends lives from anywhere without needing to access Facebook!
StatusPress: Facebook Status on your WordPress Blog
This plugin that takes your Facebook status updates and puts them onto your WordPress blog. So, you will always keep updating your followers – in Facebook and WordPress blog at the same time. This will definitely make you to be and look more approachable.
Facebook comments is a WordPress plugin that will import comments from your Facebook notes back into your WordPress blog.
WP-FacebookConnect adds Facebook functionality to WordPress using the Facebook Connect APIs.
- Single-signon with your Facebook account
- Publish comments to the newsfeed
- Comment avatars display Facebook profile photos
Gigya’s WordPress plugin
This WordPress plugin is a powerful addition to any WordPress blog or site, enabling a wide range of features that are fully configurable using the WordPress Administration Panels.
- Secure authentication (signup and login) of users for your WordPress blog or site. The plugin integrates fully with WordPress’s user management system and keeps both WordPress and Gigya Socialize synched at all times.
- Send comments to Facebook profile feed.
- Invite your friends from MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and others to your blog’s community.
- Update your status on social networks using a friendly status update widget.
- Fully configurable user interface design which can be controlled via WordPress’s back-office.
Base on my observation, most of the WordPress plugins for Facebook integration are developed to integrate Add to Facebook link into WordPress. However, I don’t include in such plugins in the above list as I believe the above fbShare.me WordPress plugin is the best way to integrate in Add to Facebook link to WordPress.
I have also left out plugins that I consider impractical and do not have value added features that will bring your WordPress blogs a step ahead such WordPress plugin that let you import and use your Facebook’s image in your new blog post.
Hope you can bring more quality visitors into your WordPress blogs through Facebook with the help of the above WordPress plugins. Feel free to share other WordPress plugins that you think will help WordPress bloggers integrate in Facebook element in easier and better ways.