[wp-docs] WordPress Integration with Social Media

Lorelle on WordPress lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 21:27:15 UTC 2011

LOL! Love the PS at the end.

Let's see what others think. I'm not looking for a full blown thesis, just
something that let's the world know that these shortcodes are there and how
to use them, and talk about how to add feeds and such. That's where the
Codex really excels, not in trying to answer everything.



On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Lorelle on WordPress
> <lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> > Lorelle
> Shortlinks are already in core, have been since... err.. 2.9 or 3.0. I
> use them in my Simple Twitter Connect and Simple Facebook Connect
> plugins (Simple Google Connect is in progress).
> I dunno. I think this is too big a concept, with too many opinions*
> and ways of doing it. "Integration" is a big thing, with a lot of
> separate sub-topics and such. You can break it down into parts, but
> even in those parts there's dozens of possible ones, each has
> different upsides and downsides, etc.
> -Otto
> * my opinions and methods for doing this sort of thing are the only
> correct ones, of course, but not everybody agrees. ;)
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