It had to happen: Facebook has announced it will allow users to plugin WordPress stories, social publishing and individual mentions. Facebook, along with a professionally hosted website is considered a key ingredient in helping generate new leads for small business owners in the United States.
“The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, and makes it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – no coding required. The plugin will also work on mobile and support internationalization,” said Matt Kelly, Facebook engineer on the developer blog.
Kelly said that once the plugin is installed you can cross-post content published to WordPress to your Facebook Timeline and the Facebook Pages you manage. You can also mention the names of Pages and friends as you post to further distribute your content.
According to Facebook, WordPress powers 16.6 percent of the web, from The New York Times to People Magazine, and attracts more than 600 million unique visitors each month.
“We hope the plugin makes it possible for WordPress content to be shared even more widely among people.”
CNET reports that many of the users that once enlisted the previously popular platforms TypePad, Moveable Type, and BlogSmith have now migrated over to WordPress. Pingdom found that over the last three years WordPress has enjoyed a 32 percent increase in users.