Friday, March 11, 2011

Tips for integrating Facebook with a Wordpress photoblog

My photoblog runs on Wordpress, and I periodically get the urge to fiddle with it. Yesterday I added Facebook integration -- which is a fancy way of saying you can like pictures now, and when you do, the "liked" picture is shared on your FB page.

The hardest part was figuring out how to specify which thumbnail would get posted to the FB page since by default it picks a random image. I found two plugins that were key in making this work:

In addition, Facebook's URL Linter tool for developers was very helpful in showing me what info is passed from my blog to Facebook.

By the way, I maintain a Facebook page for On Focus Photo, where all the newest photos get posted. Here's the info if you want to follow along:

On Focus Photo

Promote Your Page Too

3 comments:

aj said...

Here's one for your blogger blog:
http://www.allanjosephbatac.com/blog/2010/04/add-the-new-facebook-like-button-widget-on-your-blogger-blogs.html

And by the way, thanks for the mention. :)

Regards,
AJ

Ashfame said...

Thanks for the mention :)

Christy said...

Thanks for the link, AJ. I'll check it out.

AJ and Ashfame, your plugins have made my life much easier. I appreciate the work you've done and made available!