Making Your WordPress Site Social          July 23rd, 2011
Who and Why•   Reiko Beach - TRB Design,    Inc. Twitter: @ReikoB•   WordPress•   WP Meet-up Boston    http://bostonwp.org...
What we will cover:• Social Media - Content  Marketing• Making a plan• Tools - plug-ins & widgets
What it is not:                  • Making a social site                    (Buddy Press or BBpress)                  • Cod...
My “technique” ismore like thisphoto of twins
Social increases your Web Presence     Sharing and growing your market     * Spreading your content to other sites     * I...
Social Media - Content Marketing
Why integrate your site?• Build followers• Create a community• Create a “Call to Action”• Sell items/get donors      $$$ $$$
What’s possible?• Share a posts pages or URL     • other social media platforms     • via email                           ...
What’s possible?• Collect email• Embed codes  to share  content (slide  share, youtube,  flickr)
What’s possible?• Bring content from other sites  into your site
What’s possible?• Sharing your posts on other social sites
What’s possible?• Review and Rate   •   WP Customer       Reviews• Comments sign-ins  (FB, Disqus)
The Plan• Figure out where you  want to be• Do you want a single  sign-in for comments?
The Plan• Sharing your content:   • over all, subscribers-via     reader & email   • make it easy to share posts   from fli...
The Plan• Sharing (other):   • bringing in sites to you site     (twitter feed, FB)   • Rating and reviewing people,     c...
How• Themes• Plug-ins• The text  box in  sidebars
Themes  •    Search WP themes, Cyberchimps, WP Daddy has       some free ones  •    SocialH just did a blog post (7/15) on...
Themes
Plug-ins / Widgets• There are thousands of social  plug-ins for WordPress   • Facebook Share, Twitter      from flickr by: ...
Plug-ins / Widgets• Sexy Bookmarks• Socilize (Jon Bishop)• Add to Any
Using the Text Box
Remember: •    Just because you can     doesn’t mean you should
Questions?        Reiko Beach        TRB Design, Inc        www.trbdesigns.com        781 987 1655        Twitter & FB: Re...
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These days we all want our content to be shared, to grow and market itself. As we all know, WordPress is a powerful tool, and it is positioned well for today’s web that requires sites and blogs to have some sort of social integration.

This session will explore some of the different ways to make your WordPress site or blog more “social.” We will look at different ways to spread your content to other social sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), improve your users’ experience, as well as bringing other’s content into your site.

We will cover:

Social Media/Content Marketing
Making a plan
Some plug-ins and widgets to get you started

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  • 2011 07-23 WordCamp Bos- Making WP Social

    1. 1. Making Your WordPress Site Social July 23rd, 2011
    2. 2. Who and Why• Reiko Beach - TRB Design, Inc. Twitter: @ReikoB• WordPress• WP Meet-up Boston http://bostonwp.org/• A Big Thank you to Kurt & James
    3. 3. What we will cover:• Social Media - Content Marketing• Making a plan• Tools - plug-ins & widgets
    4. 4. What it is not: • Making a social site (Buddy Press or BBpress) • Coding
    5. 5. My “technique” ismore like thisphoto of twins
    6. 6. Social increases your Web Presence Sharing and growing your market * Spreading your content to other sites * Improve your user’s experience * Bringing other content to your site
    7. 7. Social Media - Content Marketing
    8. 8. Why integrate your site?• Build followers• Create a community• Create a “Call to Action”• Sell items/get donors $$$ $$$
    9. 9. What’s possible?• Share a posts pages or URL • other social media platforms • via email o sts t op be s cri Sub
    10. 10. What’s possible?• Collect email• Embed codes to share content (slide share, youtube, flickr)
    11. 11. What’s possible?• Bring content from other sites into your site
    12. 12. What’s possible?• Sharing your posts on other social sites
    13. 13. What’s possible?• Review and Rate • WP Customer Reviews• Comments sign-ins (FB, Disqus)
    14. 14. The Plan• Figure out where you want to be• Do you want a single sign-in for comments?
    15. 15. The Plan• Sharing your content: • over all, subscribers-via reader & email • make it easy to share posts from flickr: by redjar and pages • putting your post on other sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, tweeting out links)
    16. 16. The Plan• Sharing (other): • bringing in sites to you site (twitter feed, FB) • Rating and reviewing people, comments, products
    17. 17. How• Themes• Plug-ins• The text box in sidebars
    18. 18. Themes • Search WP themes, Cyberchimps, WP Daddy has some free ones • SocialH just did a blog post (7/15) on top 20. http://www.socialh.com/social-media-wordpress-themes/Ifeature Pro
    19. 19. Themes
    20. 20. Plug-ins / Widgets• There are thousands of social plug-ins for WordPress • Facebook Share, Twitter from flickr by: Samuel M. Livingston Retweet, Tweetmeme, Facebook Like • Disqus, Facebook Comments for WordPress
    21. 21. Plug-ins / Widgets• Sexy Bookmarks• Socilize (Jon Bishop)• Add to Any
    22. 22. Using the Text Box
    23. 23. Remember: • Just because you can doesn’t mean you should
    24. 24. Questions? Reiko Beach TRB Design, Inc www.trbdesigns.com 781 987 1655 Twitter & FB: Reikob LI: reikobeach Oct 22 Quincy, MA @techdaycamp http://techdaycamp.com
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