Social Media Jobs
In today's super-connected world of the Internet, social media, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, it's not surprising that the tools that are used online directly impact business. How you communicate on blogs and social networks can make or break your ability to find a job, get new business, or drive more traffic to your site.
If you have social media accounts, such as Twitter or Facebook, the content you're generating on those sites could be useful on your WordPress site. If you don't have any social media accounts related to the topic of your site, you should get some Then you can have your latest entries on those social media sites displayed automatically on your WordPress site. You'll need some code from Twitter first, and most social media sites make it very easy to get that, as you can see in Figure 24-1. When you save the widget, you'll see on your site whatever style of feed you chose on your social media site.
For this example, we'll be adding a social media share button to the end of every post. We'll grab a nifty combined share button from AddThis,13 though you could use whatever share buttons or combination of them you prefer. Head on over to AddThis.com and grab yourself a button (choose Website from Select your service, as the WordPress option provides you with a plugin rather than a code snippet). At the end of the process, you'll be given some HTML to copy and paste into your template. We'll use that in our function We have used a priority of 90 to try to ensure that our filter will execute after any other filters modifying the same content the priority argument is entirely relative to the other filters, so if it appears in the wrong place just try adjusting the number up or down. Load it up in your browser instant social media rockstardom is yours
Adding social media buttons to your WordPress site makes it easy for readers to include your content in their rankings, ratings or aggregations, whether through the nerd-core Technorati or the more mainstream Digg. Getting consumers to share their preferences and point back to your content is the core idea of the long tail'' of content without recommendations from similarly like-minded people, your content never gets discovered. This is true for music, movies, or blogs. For example, the Social Media Page plugin or by Philip Norton supports more than 100 social media sites. Once installed, all you have to do is fill in your username information and the links are built for you. You can then use the plugin's smart tag in a post or page or a widget to show the links. Figure 9-2 shows an example of the widget. Making a social media page is pretty easy. Create a new page. It can be titled anything you want. In the content editor, switch to the HTML view this step is critical. Then in...
Even the United States federal government has gotten in on the game. With the newfound adoption of all forms of social media within the halls of the government, it's not surprising that many agencies have made WordPress their blog platform of choice. In 2008, the following agencies claimed to be using the software internally or externally
Social media networking is insanely popular on the Web right now. One of the more popular services is Twitter (www.twitter.com). Almost everyone who has a blog also has a Twitter account (you can even follow me on Twitter at One of the nicer things that came about shortly after Twitter hit the scene was Alex King's plugin for WordPress called Twitter Tools. This plugin lets you tweet an announcement every time you publish a new post on your blog. The announcement appears on your Twitter stream and is read by all of your Twitter followers. People can then click the link and read your article. It's just one more nice way to use social media to promote your blog and content There's more to this plugin, however it also has some pretty nifty tools that enable you to
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Technorati.com was one of the first sites to utilizes these update services and create an aggregation of blogs. Technorati tags enable to put your content into categories at Technorati.com. Basically you insert a tag on your page that points back to Technorati, so that your content is aggregated by tag along with similar posts. Technorati tag functionality is waning in lieu of new notification processes. The Technorati site is not the important add-on to WordPress that it once was, but it is still an easy place to get your content listed with relatively little effort. You now have plenty of ways to advertise new content with the advent of social media sites like Digg, Reddit, and Twitter. For example, in Chapter 9 we covered how to add social networking buttons to your posts, serving as a simple way for you to to effectively crowd source the notification processes through these new aggregators. Having your readers recommend content, and pass it on to tag-oriented sites, improves the...
Those long URLs containing your post titles are great for improving your search results, but they're awfully long If you're sharing links on social media networks, e-mailing them, or including them in printed documents, you're probably interested in ways to shorten your links.
Lifestream The Lifestream plugin easily adds lifestreaming features to your WordPress site. Just install it and set up what online accounts and RSS feeds it should fetch data from, and then you can include it using a shortcode on a Page, for example. You can also customize each element thanks to CSS classes being added, and there is built-in support for several of the largest social media properties out there, although just about anything with an RSS feed will work. And, of course, it is ready for localization as well as being constantly updated, which makes it an interesting option for those of you wanting to lifestream from within WordPress.
Social Media Add-ons There is a wide variety of free plugins that allow users to include social media links in a WordPress site with little hassle. You can also bake these features directly into a theme, bypassing the need for a plugin altogether. Sidebar widgets and a list of social media buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Delicious, and the like at the bottom or top of a post are the most common ways of including such features, but you can also integrate them into the header or footer of your theme. Figure 3.74. A sidebar social media widget Figure 3.74. A sidebar social media widget Figure 3.75. Social media sharing at the end of each post
You can enhance the content of your site in many ways by tapping into content available on other sites and displaying it on your own. Just as your WordPress site can generate RSS feeds of your material, you can tap into the feeds generated by other sites. Some of this content may even be generated by you, as in the case of your postings on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
To import a Drupal 6 site into WordPress 2.7, use the SQL queries described at the Social Media Buzz website, You'll need to use PHPMyAdmin or a similar MySQL administration interface, unless you're comfortable running queries from the command line. Figure 5-13 shows how to run the necessary queries through PHPMyAdmin.
Even though we just used Twitter as an example of how to integrate any XML feed, let's look at how you could integrate Twitter specifically. Twitter is currently the poster child for open web service APIs. The Twitter API is well documented and easy to use. In addition, it has tons of features. All of this makes integrating your Twitter activities with your WordPress installation a breeze. As such, there are several things you can do with Twitter integration. For example, you can show your latest tweets in a sidebar widget this is an example of a simple social media badge. You could archive each tweet as its own WordPress post, or get fancier and have daily or weekly archives. You could grab specific tweets and use them in your header to create a dynamic first impression. Or finally, you could reverse the integration and automatically tweet every time you publish a new blog post.
Connecting WordPress to other social media is one of the hottest areas of plugin development these days and it's hard to keep up with new offerings. In Lesson 24 I talked about how easy it is to display your latest Tweets on your WordPress site and plugins are available that can help make it even easier. Letting visitors easily use social media to let others know about your site
Make Money Messing Around On Facebook
In this short guide you are going to learn exactly how you can start earning money in as little as 24 hours, doing the things that you already do on Facebook! Did you know that social media has become one of the biggest drivers of sales and new customers for businesses? Companies that used to spend millions of dollars on radio advertising, TV commercials and billboard signs, are now shifting huge chunks of their marketing budgets to social media sites like Facebook.