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Essential Wordpress Plugin: Add To Facebook

Posted on 8.25.2009

Plenty of plugins are out there to help readers share your blog content, but perhaps the new Add To Facebook plugin for Wordpress is the most significant. For starters, consider Facebook's more than 250 million users.

The plugin is extremely easy to add if you are using one of the latest versions of Wordpress. Simply download the zip file and upload it through your Wordpress administration panel. You can then choose your settings for the plugin under your Wordpress "Settings" section - either a text-only link or a small image and text link, and whether to add the link to every post.

Of course, other plugins like ShareThis can do the job of getting content on Facebook - as well as plenty of other social media sites. But for many users, simply seeing the Facebook name and icon can provoke quick sharing with the world's largest social networking site while a ShareThis (or similar) widget can appear to involve more work from a user perspective. So, why not use both? It seems to work just fine, although you might need a few tweaks to get each plugin to exist side-by-side.

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