Are you using our free plugin for WordPress called Social–you know, the one that collects all of the conversations on social networks about your blog posts and drops them into your comment threads? Well the recent upgrade, version 2.7, has some really critical updates you’ll need for the plugin to continue to connect to Facebook and Twitter to work its magic.
Social, the WordPress plugin we created with the fine folks at CrowdFavorite, has just gotten an update that introduces some new features, improved performance, and a few bug fixes. You might recall that it’s a great way to connect the conversations that are happening on Facebook and Twitter about your WordPress content. Social aggregates comments onto your blog, and helps you broadcast to social channels when you blog. Oh, and it’s still totally free.
We recently released a cool little WordPress plugin called Social that pulls the conversations on Twitter and Facebook about your blog into each post and makes it easy to broadcast to social channels when you publish. We were scratching our own itch. We’ve pined for a better way to handle comments on our blog, so we teamed up with our friends at Crowd Favorite to make a tailor-made solution. It turns out that we’re not alone. Ten thousand people have tried Social on their blogs too. After months of usage, we discovered a few things we could do better. Today we’re releasing Social 2.0 with a whole bunch of improvements.
I’ve been running into a lot of people who are using their blog as their CMS lately, and who want to combine them with MailChimp. I usually recommend they create content in their blog, then publish it to their email list automatically via our RSS-to-email tool. Believe it or not though, there are people with …