4 Cool Ways to Use WordPress – Part Two: Social Media Engagement and Interaction

In the second post on 4 Cool Ways to Use WordPress, I thought I’d group together a few tutorial videos on interaction and engagement between WordPress and Social Media. Below are WordPress tips on Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, giving you the strategies for sharing your content effectively and some great plugins to install into your WordPress Blog to help you do that.

Transferring WordPress Posts to Google Buzz


Video Transcription: We’re at Mission 50 in Hoboken learning WordPress tips. Today, we’re going to learn, transferring your WordPress blog posts to Google Buzz. We’re on a website that uses WordPress for its content management system. And now we’re going to learn transferring WordPress posts to Google Buzz. So, what I want you to do is go to one of your posts and you’ll see that I’ve loaded up one of my posts here. And if we scroll all the way to the bottom of the post you’ll see that there’s a post to Google Plus in the social media bar. So I’m going to click on that. You’ll see that it loaded up Google Plus, bringing in the link from the post it added my social circles of who I want to send a notification to. And in here I’m just going to write latest post from Books and Branding. And then you just share. Another way you can do this is to click on the link of the post, copy it, open a new window and go directly to Google Plus. And so once you go to Google Plus I just typed in the What’s New, learn how to build your brand by writing a book, become the authority. And then again it loads your circles. You get to pick which ones you want to send it to, if you want to take some of them off, and then you would just click share again. And that’s how you are transferring WordPress posts to Google Buzz. I hope that tip was helpful. For more information visit Susan Newman Design. Thank you.
 
How To Send WordPress Posts to Twitter

Video Transcription: We’re at Mission 50 in Hoboken, learning WordPress basic tips for success. Today, we’re going to learn how to send posts to Twitter. We’re on a site that’s using WordPress for it’s content management system. And now, we’re going to learn how to send WordPress posts to Twitter. So, the first thing I want you do, is go to your Dashboard. And I want you to go to Plugins, I want you to install a social sharing plugin, such as ShareThis or another great one is Shareaholic. Anyway, once you have that installed and activated, then you’re going to have icons at the bottom of your posts. So, if we go to this page and I want to share this next Webinar coming up. So, all you have to do is, click on the Tweet button. If you’re not logged in, if you’re going to log in, I happen to be logged in, so it’s just going to load this and it’s going to just share it. I’m going to put my own handle and then, I’m just going to push Tweet. Now, another way that you can do this, is you can go to the top here and you can select this long URL. And then, you want to go to a website like Bitly, and that’s B, I, T dot L, Y. And then, it will load right in. Once you’ve logged in, you can then paste the link right here. It will load that link up, give it a specific little Bitly and then, you can copy that. And then, go back to Twitter and compose a Tweet, “new Webinar coming next week”. And you past that short link in at Broadcast Louder (@BroadcastLouder) and Tweet. There is a third way that you can do this, which is to go back to the link, copy it again. I actually like using HootSuite because you can use multiple accounts. And you’ll see I have five different accounts loaded. And in here, you can easily just write a new post. And then, what you do is, you put the link right in here, and HootSuite shortens it for you. And don’t forget an all important hashtag. And then, you can pick which accounts you wanted to go and so, I’m going to actually send that to all four of my accounts and then, send. So, that’s three different ways that you can share a post or an upcoming event on Twitter. I hope that tip was helpful. For my more information visit me online at Susan Newman Design, thank you.
 
How To Connect Tumblr and WordPress

Video Transcription: We’re at Mission 50 in Hoboken learning WordPress, basic tips for success. Today, we’re going to learn how to hook up Tumblr and WordPress. We’re on a site that’s using WordPress for its content management system and now, we’re going to learn how to connect Tumblr and WordPress. So, there’s three different ways that you can connect your WordPress blog with Tumblr. The first way is to install Shareaholic, so you can add social media buttons to the bottom of your post. So, the first thing you’ll do is install it and activate it and then, you’ll go to your sidebar over here on the left where Shareaholic settings are and you will select the icons that you want people to share your content with. And you’ll see one of them is Tumblr. So, if we go back to that post and we scroll to the bottom of the post, you’ll see that Tumblr is one of the icons here. So, if we click on that, you’ll see that it loads the title and the URL and you get to put in the description and then you would just click on create a post. Now, another way you can do it is to just go to Tumblr, log into your account and you’ll see that I shared it already as a new post. Now, another really cool thing that you can do on your site is if we go back to plugins, I want to show you that there’s actually a really cool Tumblr widget. And so, when you install and activate this, what happens is I’ll show you, you add the Tumblr widget to your sidebar and you’ll see right over here, it shows Frogs Are Green on Tumblr and if you can tell it how many posts you wanted to load and they will appear right here in your sidebar. So, those are three ways that you can connect Tumblr and WordPress. I hope that tip was helpful. For more information, you can find me online at Susan Newman Design.
 
How To Set Up Facebook Notes in WordPress

Video Transcription: We’re at Mission 50 in Hoboken, learning WordPress. In this video, we’re going to learn how to set up Facebook notes in WordPress. We’re on a site that’s using WordPress for its content management system. And now we’re going to learn how to setup Facebook notes in WordPress. So, let’s say that you want to share one of your latest Blog Posts on Facebook. And so, what we’re going to do is, we’re going to go to my latest post. And the first thing I’m going to do, is I’m going to copy my title. And then, I’m going to go over to Facebook and of course, you want to be logged in. And you’re going to go to Edit Page and we’re just going to go under Edit Settings. And we’re going to go to the More and to Apps. O.k., and then, what you’re going to do is, if you don’t have notes, you’re going to just click on this Go To App and it will open this section right here. So, I’m going to click on my notes. And if you didn’t have a previous note, then obviously it would be your first one. And so, I’m just going to click on this, Write a Note. And you’ll see now, I have a space for my title, so I’m going to put it in. And then, I’m going to move down to the body of the note. And I’m going to grab my and I’m going to paste that. And then, I’m going to go back to below the video and get the rest of the, get rest of the copy. O.k., I’m going to put in some returns. And we’re going to put in some tags because the tags are very important. And here you could add a photo, if you wanted to. Gab this little icon here and copy the URL of that video. And once I have that copied, I’m going to go back to my note, I’m just going to put the link. And then, all you do is publish. Now, another important thing is, once you have this new note section, o.k., you’re going to go back to your page. And you’ll see the two new notes. And I’m going to go back to my page. And you’ll see on your Facebook page, it only shows the four buttons here, Events, I have Pinwall here, it shows my Brand Gallery which is a page I want and the photos. And photos icon there, that tab cannot be moved. But you see now, it says that there’s two more here. So you wan to make sure that your notes section is now shown here. And the way that you would do that, is here you have a plus sign. So, you would just click from here and right now, it says Videos. But it would also say, Notes, which I added before over here. And since there is videos, I’m going to put that there. And that’s how you setup Facebook notes in WordPress. I hope this video was helpful. For more information, visit me online at Susan Newman Design, thank you.

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