[wp-docs] WordPress Integration with Social Media

Andrea Rennick andrea at ronandandrea.com
Tue Nov 22 22:31:08 UTC 2011

I think something really brief on what social media is, and how it
"integrates" with WP. Sometimes people use a lot of buzzwords and verbiage
only to find what they really want is a link in the sidebar or somewhere.

So highlighting that it's twofold - pushing posts out to social media, and
just linking out to social media sites, and directing to different
search terms for the plugins repo.


*who defers to Otto, unless he is wrong ;)

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Lorelle on WordPress <
lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Lorelle
> 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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