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Getting Social With Joomla

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This is from my presentation at Joomla Day Chicago on August 5, 2011. In it, I talk about different ways to incorporate social media in your Joomla website. This is a non-technical, high-level …

This is from my presentation at Joomla Day Chicago on August 5, 2011. In it, I talk about different ways to incorporate social media in your Joomla website. This is a non-technical, high-level overview of the topic.

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  • 1. Getting Social with Joomla Cory Webb www.corywebbmedia.com
  • 2. Getting Social | Agenda● Introduction● Simple● Intermediate● Advanced● Which one should I choose?
  • 3. Introduction | Who is this guy?● Author, Beginning Joomla Web Site Development (Wrox 2009)
  • 4. Introduction | Who is this guy?● Joomla developer / integrator
  • 5. Introduction | Who is this guy?● Founder: Cory Webb Media, HowToJoomla
  • 6. Introduction | Social is...● Human interaction● A 2-way street● More than Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Google+
  • 7. Getting Social | Simple● Step 1: Set up a Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook/Google+ page● Step 2: Link to them
  • 8. Getting Social | Simple● Advantages – Easy to set up – Easy to maintain – Leaves social networking functionality to the established experts● Disadvantages – Sends visitors away from your site – Less control over the medium
  • 9. Getting Social | Intermediate● Forums (NinjaBoard, Agora, Kunena)
  • 10. Getting Social | Intermediate● Facebook widgets (SourceCoast)
  • 11. Getting Social | Intermediate● Facebook Connect (SourceCoast) – Users login to your site via Facebook – Profile info and avatar sync with site
  • 12. Getting Social | Intermediate● Twitter Modules (JoomlaBamboo, JoeJoomla)
  • 13. Getting Social | Intermediate● Other Tools – AddThis / ShareThis Widgets – JomComment – JoomlaComment – Disqus
  • 14. Getting Social | Intermediate● Advantages – Keeps visitors on your site – More control over the medium – Still using established networks● Disadvantages – More effort to set up – More to maintain
  • 15. Getting Social | Advanced● Build your own social network – JomSocial – Community Builder – Anahita Social Engine
  • 16. Getting Social | Advanced● Advantages – Total control over the medium – Creates a social destination for users – Keeps visitors on your site● Disadvantages – Difficult to set up – More to maintain – More susceptible to spam – Requires more effort to moderate
  • 17. Which one should I choose?● Good question. Im glad you asked.● The short answer is “It depends.”● Remember the Jen Kramer rule: “Just because you can doesnt mean you should.”
  • 18. Now is the time when you askquestions, make comments, criticize my presentation, make fun of my shirt, call me names, etc.

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