[wp-docs] WordPress Integration with Social Media

Lorelle on WordPress lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 20:38:59 UTC 2011

That's what I thought, but the more I think about it, the more I think it
could have value if we say something and link to appropriate tags in the
Plugin Directory.

Like defining what integration means. In my classes I call them Share,
Push, and Pull - Share means you "share" information manually through
social media, Push is to tell the world through social media, and pull is
to bring social media to your blog.

Using that analogy, it would be ideal for the Codex to cover getting a
short link to share manually (aren't they adding the short URL to the
core?), examples of how to automate the process to push posts to social
media, and how to use the Feed Widget to pull social media stuff into the
site, and feature links to Plugin tags that do the pushing and pulling for
examples of WordPress Plugins that make it easier.

This could be a WordPress Lesson. I'm sure there are more sophisticated
techniques, but I think we need to have a page that gives some basics to
answering the question of how and can I integrate my blog to social media.

More brainstorming ideas?


On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> I think that's a bit outside the realm of the codex, actually. Better
> suited for blogs and independent tutorials and such, because
> documenting that stuff doesn't really fall into the "WordPress"
> category, except insofar as modifying themes and using plugins and
> such.
> Plus, it's a constantly moving target, new functionality is introduced
> by Facebook pretty much monthly at this point (and none of it really
> works until like 6 months later, at which point there's a giant
> privacy outrage over it and they remove or limit it 2 months later).
> -Otto
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Lorelle on WordPress
> <lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Working on the final touches to the update on Where to start with
> WordPress
> > doc and realized that integration with social media isn't anywhere on the
> > Codex. This brings up a lot of questions.
> >
> > There are a lot of WordPress Plugins and Widgets to help integrate social
> > media into WordPress, and there is code to manually to Themes. There are
> > also some ways to do this with the default Widgets, so where and how
> should
> > we write up something like this for the Codex without overwhelming the
> > article with Plugins we have to keep updated, and information that can
> > quickly go out of date.
> >
> > This is incredibly important information, but I'm not sure what
> information
> > would be best to put into the Codex.
> >
> > Thought?
> >
> > Lorelle
> >
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