Facebook updates WordPress plugin to support more custom use cases

Facebook updated its WordPress plugin this week to offer more stability and options for customization.

The Facebook for WordPress plugin lets users cross-post WordPress content to their Timeline and to Facebook pages they manage, streamlining the process of sharing new blog posts or articles on Facebook while still offering publishers ways to customize what they post. For example, some sites publish through WordPress, but then manually copy-paste their links into Facebook or another social publishing platform. Others automate sharing to Facebook, but eliminate the option to share a custom message along with the link. The plugin makes it so that publishers don’t have to choose between two unideal options.

With the latest update, Facebook for WordPress supports custom post types and statuses, creating a cleaner interface for content management uses beyond blogs and news sites, for instance, an artist portfolio, retailer store location or musical artist listing. With custom status support, the plugin can recognize the publicness of a post status beyond just “publish.”

The update also aims to improve the settings page by moving them into individual submenus by feature and introducing contextual help.

Publishers can continue to use the plugin to mention the names of pages and friends in a post and further distribute their content. Also, if users authorize the plugin to post to their personal Timelines, stories will appear as Open Graph actions, for example, “published an article,” as seen below.

The plugin can be downloaded here.

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