It’s no secret that the best way to promote both your content and your social networks is by using social media plugins such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Not only does this allow your visitors to share their opinion, it also helps drive more traffic to your blog powered by WordPress.

42-connect-your-blog-to-facebook-twitter-linkedinSo what are the plugin ‘must-haves’ that will help your craft blog?

Linked In

If you have a Linked In account, syndicating your recent blog posts to your profile is easier now with their own in house app.

Just go to their WordPress app, and follow the prompts to add your blog’s RSS feed to your profile. On the process, you will be given options whether to ‘Display on my profile’ or ‘Display on LinkedIn home page’. You can choose either or both.

Check this tutorial on how to connect LinkedIn and a WordPress Blog.

Facebook

Integrating your blog posts to Facebook is an excellent way to get more traffic on your blog and to keep your friends, family and customers involved in your site.

The Networked blogs Facebook app allows you share your public posts on Facebook, Twitter or direct to friends all in one place.

To get started, go to Networked Blogs and ‘Add your blog’.

If you don’t like Networked Blogs, you can install a plugin directly to your WordPress blog called Facebook Page Publish.

Twitter

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. Take advantage of this by integrating it with your blog.

Twitter Feed allows you to set up automatic tweets for your blog posts. After creating your free account with TwitterFeed, you can enter the RSS feed for your blog to trigger new tweets every time a new post is published.

If you are looking for other plugins that automatically post Tweets from WordPress to Twitter, check WP to Twitter.

You might also be interested to read our article on how to connect your Facebook Fan Page with Twitter.

Once you have integrated your social media accounts to your craft blog, optimize your marketing plans by checking our guide about 30 free ways to promote your craft business and products online.

Also, don’t forget to read our tips on effective social content strategy.

Always remember that a little automation is a great thing and can definitely save you time but, social networking works best when you are really interacting with your followers and fans.

Happy socialising!

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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