Twitter Integration with WordPress and Facebook

A good friend of mine asked last night how I have my Twitter feed posted to my websites and Facebook pages.  So lets get right into it!

I use WordPress as my Content Management System (CMS) and as a mature platform there are quite a few options.  First, you’ll need to determine where you’d like your feed to show up.  The value of the information provided is pretty important so I have it as close to the top as I can get it.

Next, depending on whether you have your WordPress Blog hosted (via an external providers such as Bluehost or 1and1) or whether you have it hosted by WordPress, scroll down to the “Appearance” view all of the options by clicking. There you will see all of the available Widgets which you can simply drag and drop to the Twitter widget to the desired location (in my case, I used the Main Sidebar.)

Appearance

Now all that’s required is for you to click on the down-facing triangle to enter the options such as your Twitter account name and whether you’d like retweets posted.

TwitterWidget

Check out the new Twitter Widget placement by going to your website, just to be sure you like the placement.

Facebook-Twitter integration is pretty straightforward.  To start things off, log in to your Twitter account and go to your Profile.

Scroll to the bottom and click Sign in to Facebook and connect your accounts.

When prompted, select the privacy settings for who will see your Tweets posted to your Facebook wall.  It is set to public by default.

Click Log in with Facebook and enter your Facebook login credentials.

TwitterFacebookIntegration

Click Allow to accept permissions.  You can either post your Tweet to your personal account, your Page, or both.  Replies and Direct Messages will not be posted, but depending on your preferences, you can choose to have retweets (RTs) posted.

 To post to your page, Select the page you’d like to connect to and, when prompted, click to allow permission to post to the selected Facebook Page.

Finally, click Save Changes.  The end result should look like the picture to the right.

As always, let me know if you have any questions!

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