With a WordPress Facebook plugin, you can integrate Facebook with your blog or website or the other way around. Trust me there are several advantages of doing this and many businesses do it to take optimal advantage of social media marketing!
Facebook have more than 1 billion active users and without a doubt, it is one of the most important social sites to build an online presence on. Users create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics. This makes Facebook great for viral marketing in specific niches.
Most serious bloggers and internet marketers are taking Facebook very seriously and treat it as a medium to promote and share stuff with their friends, followers and customers- much like Twitter. Due to the popularity of WordPress it is interesting to have good integration between Facebook and WordPress sites and this is where a WordPress Facebook plugin is useful. In this post, I have gathered some of the best Facebook WordPress plugins that among other things will help you to:
- Synchronize and display comments between the two platforms
- Use WordPress as CMS to generate content for Facebook pages
- Easily add like buttons, widgets etc. to Facebook
- Unlock content and downloads by getting likes from visitors
- and much more…!
This post was just updated with more interesting Facebook plugins for WordPress and removed plugins that are now obsolete.
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Premium WordPress Facebook Plugins
Both Facebook and WordPress are dominating platofrms in the markets they serve and it makes perfectly sense to integrate them in various ways. Talented WordPress plugin developers have seen this trend and offer premium solutions to help us make the integration process as simple as possible. Let me know if I missed a good plugin!
Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of content on a web page until a user clicks one of the social buttons (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1) and help you to get more likes/tweets/+1s, traffic and customers!
WordPress Plugin – Easy Social Hover allows users to add multiple on hover effects with Social Network Sharing buttons to their images using standard WP media tool. Add Facebook Share, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and GooglePlus sharing to your Images with a Style!
Nice looking slider plugin for Facebook and other social sites.
This plugin allows your registered users to chat with each other. Online users are detected and shown in different color, making people to know who is online. This plugin do not requires any third party plugins or configurations, hence can be run on any common php & mysql server.
Add jQuery social share buttons to WordPress in a stylish floating panel, toolbar or display inline. Adds buttons via jQuery for faster page loading.
Share Locker is a WordPress plugin that lets you hide a content on a page or a post. If a visitor wants to unlock the content, she needs to click on a social button like Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Twitter, Google+ and VK.com.
This plugin enables you to lock a content (text, video, images, etc…) inside your WordPress posts or pages, and let your users only access it after connecting with their Facebook account. Your users will need to authorize your app to access your content, and you can define a message that will automatically get posted on your visitors Facebook wall. You also get your visitors emails stored in your database, and you can export your users data as a CSV format from this plugin settings page.
This is a suite of 7 Facebook plugins that can be integrated with one line of code. It’s using WordPress shortcodes to make it very simple to add a Facebook plugin or dialog into any blog post or page. The plugins also comes with 4 widgets ready to be customized + a way to automatically add a Like button and/or the Facebook comment system into all your posts and pages.
This Facebook plugin for WordPress enables you to add some Facebook functionalities to your WordPress blog or website, including the Facebook connect functionalities (connecting with Facebook, creating a WordPress account using Facebook… ). This plugin also provides a way for blog owners to post updates to their user’s wall, and store their user’s emails for marketing or newsletter uses.
Advanced Social Widget Adds an advanced widget box to your sidebar giving users the ability to link your site to all the popular Social Networking sites such as Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Pinterest and access to FeedBurner Email Subscription.
There are certainly free plugins that you can use to integrate Facebook and WordPress. I have collected some of the most useful I know of here, but if I missed a good one I hope you will let me know in a comment.
Register with just one click using your Facebook account or any Social Media account you have like Google+ and Twitter. Take away the hassle of long registrations and log-ins by using this amazing plugin.
Add Link to Facebook – MORE INFO
Add your WordPress links to Facebook with a custom post using Add Link to Facebook plugin. The plugin allows its user to set up where their links come from and adds these links immediately to Facebook in a customized status template. This plugin also has a PRO version here.
Facebook Members – MORE INFO
Facebook Members is a WordPres Social Plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. It uses Facebook Like Box.
Custom Facebook Feed – MORE INFO
Custom Facebook Feed is a plugin that imports your Facebook feed and displays them on your site as a feed or turns them into a post. It’s look can be customized to fit your theme’s color and design. Plus, it’s search engine crawlable which is good for boosting SEO rankings.
Facebook Like Box Widget – MORE INFO
Facebook Like Box Widget is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes & Recommendation Comments from their own website. The Like Box enables users to: see how many users already like this page, and which of their friends like it too, read recent posts from the page and Like the page with one click, without needing to visit the page.
Facebook AWD SEO Comments – MORE INFO
This plugin merge Facebook Comments with native WordPress Comments System. Need Facebook AWD All in One plugin.
WordPress Wassup Plugin – MORE INFO
WassUp is a WordPress plugin to track your visitors in real time. It has a very readable and fancy admin console to keep tracks of your blog’s users visits.
JanRain RPX – MORE INFO
JanRain RPX WordPress Facebook plugin allows your site to accept logins via various methods, including Facebook Connect, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, MySpaceID, AOL, Windows Live ID and OpenID. After installing this plugin, your users can sign-in and commenting to your blog through these providers and have the providers icons beside the commenters.
Facebook Like Button Plugin – MORE INFO
Facebook Button Plugin allows you to add follow button in the most easiest and flexible way.
Simple Facebook Connect – MORE INFO
A WordPress Facebook plugin that adds Facebook Connect login abilities to your WP blog permitting readers to comment using their Facebook profile. The plugin also allows you to manually publish your blog posts to your FB profile, an FB application, or a Facebook fan page. Other add-ons for this plugin can extend its functionality to import other great features geared toward integrating with Facebook and promoting your website’s content there.
Sharepress – MORE INFO
Sharepress shares your content to Facebook and Twitter accounts. Integrate your Facebook application to start linking your posts to Facebook immediately.
Facebook Share Statistics – MORE INFO
This handy WordPress Facebook plugin provides the administrator with statistics and charts about how many of your site’s posts have been shared on Facebook, how many Likes they’ve accumulated, the number of Facebook comments that were created per post, and how many visits from Facebook each post generated for you.
Gigya Socialize – MORE INFO
Gigya allows you to authenticate users through Facebook Connect, MySpaceID, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and AOL. Beside this, you can update your social networking sites within your blog and invite your friends to visit your blog through this plugin. Upon activation, just go to Gigya website and get your API and Scret Keys to use this plugin.
Facebook Posted Items plugin allows you to display posted items from Facebook on your blogs. The fetched post items are in unordered list and you can style them easily. The plugin page shows you how to get the link for your Facebook posted items.
Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.