How to connect WordPress with Facebook?


 
WordPress allows connecting to Facebook using their API and WordPress API, and vice versa which provides seamless integration. There are different routes you can connect to Facebook like WordPress User route or Website Visitor route. Some connection methods include:

1] Addition of Post Comments or Specific activity from Website Visitors by logging in from Third Party Websites like Facebook

2] RSS feeds (either single or aggregate posts from the site or multiple users or a single user) FROM or TO WordPress and Facebook

3] Posts or Blogs made from Facebook reflecting WordPress and Vice Versa

4] Adding or Reflecting a Facebook Post or a complete Post Search in a WordPress as a Part of Blog or a Whole Page using a widget or by using ‘shortcodes’ or some other Features like Following/ Like Button, etc that are used as a mode of Facebook Connectivity

Depending on Type or Category of Function or Feature to connect to Facebook, there are Plugins or Widgets available. The different Plugins are available either as just for Facebook or as Social platform independent installable ones. Plugins searched using the Facebook tags (Facebook based keyword search like ‘facebook’, ‘facebook+connection’, ‘facebook+connectivity’, ‘facebook+connectivity+widgets’, ‘facebook+connectivity+Plugins’, ‘Facebook+WordPress+add+posts’, ‘facebook+wordpress+add+search’, ‘facebook+wordpress+shortcode’, or any other logical keyword that contains the words Facebook, Facebook Site or Social Sites related Features ) sections like the following are commonly downloaded and installed:

I] ‘Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget – adds a widget, and allows to subscribe connect or follow from multiple platform’,

II] ‘WordPress Social Login – integrates directly with WordPress authenticated posting or login section, and allows multiple platforms with Facebook’,

III] ‘WP RSS Aggregator – imports and merges multiple feeds either from different Facebook Accounts or different Social Platforms’,

IV] ‘Simple Facebook Connect’ – allows Connecting/ Posting/ Login/ OpenGraph/ Facebook Registration in other websites using Facebook,

V] ‘Social Facebook All In One’ – allows Registration/ Activity Feeds/ Recommendations/ Like/ etc in other websites using Facebook, AND others

Installation may be as easy as:

A] Searching for specific features using Keywords in Plugins section (Administration Panel > Plugins > Add New),

B] Installing it by Clicking on Install link of the Plugin and then Activating it directly or the Installed Plugins Section (Administration Panel > Plugins > Installed Plugins)

Development of Widgets or Plugins is done using hooks from WordPress and Facebook API to merging features.

References:

Plugin Search: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

WordPress Codex Support Site: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

Plugin Development API: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API

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