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Integrating Your WordPress Blog to Facebook

September 28, 2010

Importing your WordPress or any RSS feed to Facebook is a fast and relatively simple. It is the perfect way for you to share your posts on Facebook as once you add the feed, it not only imports it to your notes, but will automatically post to your wall as well.

Importing an RSS Feed To Facebook Notes

  1. On the tabs at the top of your Facebook Page, you will see a tab called notes. Notes always update to your wall and it is the same for your RSS as well. Go to the notes tab, if you have not added any notes or RSS feeds yet your page will tell you that you haven’t written any notes and to write a note now.
  2. Tip – If you have no notes, you may not see the button that says start importing a feed. The way around this is to post a note. It doesn’t matter what you post as you can simply delete the note afterward. Write your note and hit publish if you don’t see the “Subscribe’” and “Edit import settings” on the left of your screen.
  3. Once you have the “Subscribe” option on the bottom left of the screen, click on the “Edit import settings” directly below it.
  4. You will see the information on importing your blog as well as a place to enter the URL of your feed.
  5. Enter the URL and check the box directly below to confirm that you have the right to reproduce this blogs content and hit the “Start Importing Button”.

Please note: The note can take up to 24 hours to post to your Facebook account.

UPDATENovember 3, 2010:

There seems to be a glitch in the feed import. Some have had problems getting their feed added. The message says:
Import Failed We couldn’t find a feed using the URL you provided.”
As long as you are sure the feed is correct, you may want to double check by making a post that your feed is not working. Some have noticed that even though Facebook says that the feed is not working, it seems to still be posting feed updates to their wall.

The Verdict is in and WordPress Wins the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award!

November 24, 2009

WordPress wins the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. WordPress has won this Award for the first time in the past four years, earning itself a place in the Hall of Fame category for the Award next year.

WordPress also came in runner-up for the Best Open Source PHP CMS Category in the 2009 Open Source CMS Award. This category featured a very close contest between the top three, Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla! in which Drupal ended up as the overall choice for the judges and the public.

Click here to view the full results if the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards.

Why WordPress is Good Enough

August 24, 2009

One of my colleagues and dear friends, Clare Ultimo, and I have hearts and we wear them on our sleeves sometimes. In so much as we go out of our way for nonprofits and extend our professional services (services that are normally well over $100/hour) for free. We donate of our time and our resources only to find that our efforts go unnoticed, our time under-appreciated and our professional services questioned. It hurts.

We are as honest as anyone gets with ourselves, our clients and each other, we are in the top of our class of what we do, so why don’t these nonprofits appreciate us?

What I am specifically referring to is I have been volunteering my services to a nonprofit. I have been helping a lifelong friend who is their webmaster  redesign their site into a WordPress site. The President of the nonprofit must have asked a “friend” his opinion on the WordPress site.

WordPress is an open source application designed to make updating websites easier. There are rivals in web applications. It’s like the classic U of M versus Ohio State rivalry. People are either Open Source or they are not. This guy happened to not be, but he blathered on about how unsecure WordPress is and how it should only be used for hobby sites.

I took this personally. My services are not just for hobbies, they are for professional companies, organizations, authors, etc. Let’s take a look at some companies/organizations who use WordPress:

Ebay
Yahoo
Digg
Ford
Wall Street Journal
Sony
People Magazine

You can view more commercial companies with the original article here: 21 Popular Brands That Are Using WordPress

Are any of the companies listed above hobbies? No. They are full-fledged commercial entities who chose WordPress because it is the best solution.

Let this be a wake-up call to non-profit boards across the country. Know who to trust and appreciate what you have.

I Have Removed the Nofollow Attribute from WordPress

March 11, 2009

Share Your Comments

Share Your Comments and Get Rewarded.

In an effort to encourage posting on my site, I have installed a WordPress Plugin to remove the nofollow attribute from the default installation of WordPress.

What this means for all of you, in case you don’t know, that if you make a comment on any one of my posts, you will receive Google Pagerank weight for the link. So over time, as I promote the heck out of my site, you will also gain Pagerank on yours. It is the least I can do for you.

This gesture represents my business model which is to treat others how I would want to be treated.

I extend this to you and encourage you to share your comments. I will respond to any and all questions.

If you would like to submit an article suggestion, please use my contact form. I would love to get some blog topics that will interest you, until then, I will keep blogging. I pledge to blog.

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