6 Best Facebook WordPress Plugins

Looking for Facebook WordPress Plugins? Facebook is one the biggest social networking sites and most of the users update their account regularly and it is a good medium to share stuff with friends. So installing a Facebook plug-in to your WordPress blog enables your users to easily share the posts. Herein are 6 cool WordPress plugins for Facebook.

Facebook WordPress Plugins

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1. Add Link to Facebook 
Automatically add links to published posts or pages to your Facebook wall, pages or groups. The link title will be the post title. The link description will be the excerpt, or part of the post text and link image will be selected from WordPress icon, first image in the media library or in the text, featured image, avatar of the author or custom image. Includes additional features like integrate Facebook comments and likes on added links into WordPress and post WordPress comments back to Facebook.

2. Simple Facebook Connect
This is a framework to integrate all Facebook functionality without much coding, and full customization. The plugin is also a developer framework for both the Graph API and the Facebook Javascript SDK. Enables your site to connect to Facebook with JS SDK, auto-implements OpenGraph tags using Facebook credentials (with Facebook avatar support). Automatically Publish new posts to Facebook Profile, Applications, Fan Pages and integrate comments made on Facebook back into your own site

3. Add to Facebook 
Once you install this plugin on your WordPress blog, you can see a footer link at the bottom of each blog post. By clicking on this link, user can add the current post to their Facebook mini-Feed. You can choose either a text link “Share on Facebook” or a Facebook button or both can be displayed at the bottom of the post. By clicking on the link, the user can sign in to the Facebook account it he is not already logged in and the post will be automatically added to his Mini-Feed.

4. Facebook Dashboard Widget
This WordPress plug-in for Facebook allows you to see all the updates from your friends and allows you to know what your friends are doing. This is a  dashboard widget that allows you to go side by side with your friends on Facebook and your WordPress blog. Using this widget you can know the updates from your Facebook friends even if the Facebook site is blocked.

5. WP-FBConnect
This plug-in will add Facebook functionality to your WordPress blog using the Facebook Connect APIs. You have to link WordPress and your Facebook account, and once they are linked you need not have to sign in again. You can publish the comments on your blog through the newsfeed and Facebook avatars will be displayed in the comments field.

6. Gigya
All the features in this plugins are fully configurable by the WordPress administration panel. By installing this plug-in to your WordPress blog, you can have a secure signup and login for users in your site. You can update your states on various social networking sites at once and also invite all your friends on various networks to visit and join in your blog site.

7. Facebook Photos plug-in
This plug-in allows you to add photos to the posts directly from the Facebook. All that you have to do is install and activate the plug-in and link your Facebook account with the WordPress blog. After that when you edit a new post in WordPress, a new Facebook icon in the add media section will be present – by clicking on the icon you can see the photos that you have uploaded to your Facebook account. You can then insert the photos to the post as small, medium and large size and can also align the image position.

8. SEO Facebook Comments
It inserts a Facebook Comment Form, Open Graph Tags and will insert all Facebook Comments into your WordPress Database for better SEO. Usually the Facebook comment system embeds into your page through an iframe, but this plugin will loading all the comments on your page through your WordPress Database (faster page loading time too!)

Initially written by guest blogger Srikanth, who writes on Tech Inspiration blog at ekoob.com about tips, gadgets, and technology. Now modified to include currently popular Facebook WordPress plugins.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.