Testing out a new Facebook Plugin again | April 17th, 2013

You can disregard this post. We’re just playing with a new WordPress plugin for Facebook again.Vienna Farm

Testing out a new Facebook plugin | April 16th, 2013

Demonstrating a new plugin for WordPress and Facebook.

Best Facebook Plugin for WordPress | April 11th, 2013

Ultimate Facebook is the best Facebook Plugin for WordPress that we’ve found. We’re always looking for ways to streamline our marketing efforts. This robust little plugin from WPMU is a one stop, do-it-all utility that makes it easy to integrate just about everything between your WordPress website and Facebook.

Currently we’re using it on this website to autopost entries, such as this one, to our Facebook page. However the capabilities go far beyond:

  • Facebook Connect – If you have multiple users on your WordPress site, you can allow, or force, users to register and login with their Facebook info.
  • User Profiles – Automatically fill in fields in user profiles from Facebook when they register.
  • Autopost – This makes it simple to post new content to user’s walls, fan pages, events, or notes. You can also selectively publish posts if you want more control.
  • Comments – Import comments made on Facebook about a post into your WordPress site. This gives your site an often much needed increase in comments, which helps validate your message.
  • Like and Send Buttons – Add buttons to make sharing your posts easy. Place on posts, pages, custom post types, or with available shortcodes
  • OpenGraph – This feature gives you complete control over the thumbnail image posted to facebook when users like/send or you autopost
  • Facebook Albums – Link your Facebook albums with your website. Display images from a Facebook album – as a widget or using a new icon in page/post editor
  • Facebook Events – Show upcoming Facebook events on your website, either in a sidebar or on a page (using shortcodes).
  • Fan Page Widgets – Like box, facepile, and recommendations – with complete customization options built right in

This plugin is considered a “premium plugin”, which means there is a fee, but at $19 we think its well worth it.

Get it here: http://premium.wpmudev.org

Or, if you are a Tebo Design Studio client, just give us a call at 207-642-3334 or send an email!

SEO Plugin for WordPress | March 28th, 2013

SEO by Yoast is a plugin for WordPress that prompts you to write better content.
Using the snippet preview you can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in the search results, whether your title is too long or too short and your meta description makes sense in the context of a search result. This way the plugin will help you not only increase rankings but also increase the click through for organic search results.

Page Analysis
The WordPress SEO plugin checks simple things you’re bound to forget. It checks, for instance, if you have images in your post and whether they have an alt tag containing the focus keyword for that post. It also checks whether your posts are long enough, if you’ve written a meta description and if that meta description contains your focus keyword, if you’ve used any subheadings within your post, etc. etc.

The plugin also allows you to write meta titles and descriptions for all your category, tag and custom taxonomy archives, giving you the option to further optimize those pages.

Combined, this plugin makes sure that your content is the type of content search engines will love!