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  • Talk about self-influence very briefly before this slide then continue to ask about their interests/passions.

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  • WordCamp Malaysia 2010 Blending Social Media in WordPress Presented by Yahya Ayob Tweet me @yahya_ayob Find me in or
  • Self-Influence
    • Who are you?
    • Find the one thing inside that you are so passionate about.
    • Write down short & long term goals to achieve.
    • Focus on the short goals, execute plans to achieve them.
    • Keep long-term goals in mind, heart and soul.
    • Dedicate and commit at all times for at least 6 months.
  • Social Influence
    • Buddies or kakis or mission comrades
    • Similar passion and interests
    • Learn more from similar groups and enhance self-influence
  • Self Influence Align Yourself Social Influence
  • Great example
    • Self-Influence
      • Naoko passion on translating WordPress in Japanese.
    • Social-Influence
      • Mingle with the WordPress Japanese community.
    • Achievement
      • WordPress Japanese users benefit from her books.
      • Got hired as Happiness Engineer in Automattic.
  • Common Question What is Social Media? Real Question How to blend Social Media in the awesome WordPress?
  • “ describes the online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences and perspectives with each other .” - Wikipedia
  • When WordPress becomes Social?
    • Share news by blogging a post.
    • Discussions via comments left by readers.
      • Intense Debate
      • Disqus
      • Facebook Comments
    • Practices - Read / Share / Quote / Link Back
  • – Intense Debate Usage
  • Intense Debate usage
  • Intense Debate usage
  • Disqus
  • Facebook Comments
  • Shortcomings
    • WordPress
      • Limited Contacts but Rich Content
    • Social Media
      • Massive Layers of Contacts but Limited Content
  • Marrying them together
    • I read a WordPress blog post about hair loss.
    • Really good post that I like and I want to share it.
    • I tweet it. I facebook it. I stumbleupon it.
    • In those networks I just shared, a friend of mine David notices my shared links and find it very very interesting.
    • Apparently, he has hair loss problem.
    • He clicks the shared link and the link redirects him from Social Media platform to the WordPress site.
  • Next thing I know…
    • Landing strip – WordPress website
    • Destination – Content
    • Plane with passengers – Social connections
    • Pilot – You
  • Social Media Plugins in WordPress
  • Sociable 3.0.6
  • Wordbook Your blog posts will show up in Facebook wall! Wordbooker
  • Facebook Craze in Asia!
  • When to use FB Like
      • Reading news in posts
      • Viewing photos or videos
      • Site browsing
  • When to use FB Recommend
      • After you buy something, you recommend.
      • After you eat roti canai, you recommend.
      • After a holiday trip, you recommend.
  • Recommend in action
  • iframe option can only do this
  • xfbml + javascript option can do this
  • User wall with open graph metatags
  • The Easy Way
    • Facebook Like Button Plugin
  • Application ID / app id
  • Wanna hide the count?
  • Use the Permalink-Template tag to generate links Example: <a href=&quot; <?php the_permalink(); ?> &quot;>Tweet this</a>
  • Use the Permalink-Template tag to generate links Example: <iframe src=&quot; = <?php echo urlencode(get_permalink($post->ID)); ?> &amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&quot; scrolling=&quot;no&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; allowTransparency=&quot;true&quot; style=&quot;border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:60px;&quot;></iframe>
  • Blending Tips
    • title area
    • before & after posts
    • after or side of photos or videos
    • near download areas
    • eyeball hot spots
  • - Tweetmeme compact button
  • At Vocanic homepage
  • Vocanic - Embed inside posts with shortcodes or plugin settings
  • Right after a post in single.php
  • TechCrunch - Near post title
  • I Love Typography
  • I Love Typography – after post
  • theAppleBlog – near metadata
  • LaughingSquid – twitter stream, after post & below video
  • MTV – FB Connect
  • MTV – FB Connect
  • MTV – FB Connect
  • MTV – FB Connect
  • Mashable – Twitter Connect
  • Mashable – Twitter Connect
  • Mashable – Twitter Connect
  • End note
    • Focus & a definite choice. Eg. Coffee or tea?
    • Start with Facebook & Twitter
    • Blend it with logic and common sense
    • Align self with social influence
    • Rich content is still a must
  • Ask away!
    • Tweet me – yahya_ayob
    • Skype me – yahyaayob
    • +65-93437601
    • [email_address]