WPwatercooler #173 – Integrating Social into WordPress

wpwatercooler173Suzette Franck appears on this episode with regulars Steve Zehngut, Se Reed, Russell Aaron, Jason Tucker, Jason Cosper, Dave Jesch, and Jon Brown to discuss several different aspects of integrating social media into your WordPress website. Among the topics talked about included Social network log on buttons for WordPress. We also discussed Facebook likes vs. WordPress likes vs. Twitter favorites, social commenting systems such as Facebook Comments and Disqus, and Mark Zuckerberg. We also mentioned using Jetpack or other plugins that allow you to share each post, as well as 3rd party services such as ShareThis and AddtoAny and more plugins that add a centralized button to the main social media accounts. For the full description of the show and links to plugins mentioned, please see the show notes on that shows’ post on WPwatercooler.

 

 


 

Add Beautiful Instagram Image Galleries to WordPress – WPMU.org

Instagram galleries and widgets are no longer just for individual bloggers who want to display their recent photo feeds. Companies and organizations are now utilizing the service as another way to connect with their fans and followers. As a web developer I am often asked to add Instagram feeds to company websites. Fortunately, there are a lot of great WordPress Instagram plugins out there that make this an easy task. Today I’d like to highlight one that stands head and shoulders above the others in terms of customizing the display.

The new Instagram Image Gallery plugin allows you to display your photos as thumbnails or a slideshow. It defaults to show your recent feed but you can also set it to show photos from a #hashtag feed. The plugin includes a beautiful, minimalistic widget as well as a shortcode for adding a gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.

Read full article at Add Beautiful Instagram Image Galleries to WordPress – WPMU.org.