If you have been wondering how to integrate Facebook with WordPress website, then don’t worry. The essential guide to Facebook integration for WordPress is here. Following is an overview of the latest plug-in and template interface to assist in the conversion process.

Whether you prefer to use the embed code or the upload and activate plug-in feature, Facebook allows for seamless translation of content to a page. The three best methods for transferring Facebook content to WordPress: Power up Facebook Comments for WordPress (plug-in), Facebook like Box with WordPress (embed code) and Facebook Connect with WordPress (entire plug-in framework).

Power up Facebook Comments for WordPress

You can consider this option to use the commenting system built into Facebook and add selected plug-in to give you additional features. The Facebook comments for plug-in is one of the lead conversion method of content to WordPress. Fan page creation or selectivity frameworks are best served by Facebook like Box and Simple Facebook Connect. Codes or plug-ins are available for all Facebook options.

Facebook Comments plug-in is an easy method for integrating Facebook material without adding code. For users without programming experience, Facebook Comments allows for ready integration of the comments box. Either use the auto option to insert the content, or use a PHP hook for customization. Once the content has been uploaded from Facebook to WordPress, a user has the option of selecting either a Light or Dark value for the page background. Determination of the number of comments displayed on each page is also afforded use of the plug-in. Ongoing maintenance of the blog is easy. Email notifications are sent to the list of subscribers each time a new comment is posted to the page.


Facebook Like Box with WordPress

Customization of a blog site with the Facebook Like box displays the Facebook fan page on a website. Great for extended reach to new audiences and conversion of visitors to customers trafficked to a site via a search engine optimization (SEO) or pay-per-click (PPC) advertising spot, the Like Box widget is available within the Facebook developer community under plug-ins.

The widget enables added aesthetic control over a Facebook content conversion to a WordPress blog. In addition to selection of Light or Dark background theme, the width of the content can be selected for unique appearance. Facebook Like Box also allows a blog owner to view observations individually. Review of recent traffic to a blog page reveals the faces of the Facebook users that have visited the page.

Embed codes on the widget are compatible with iFrame, XFBML and HTML5. Most users employ HTML5 for its faster load times. The Like Box adjusts to the sidebar or between posts.

Facebook Connect with WordPress

In 2007 announcement by Facebook of OpenID provided turnkey access to conversion of content in other formats. The “Connect with Facebook” button leading to Facebook Connect WordPress plug-in access created a nearly autopilot integration of Facebook content in a blog. The Facebook Connect WordPress plug-in is but one of three ways users can integrate content. Commentary on new blog content by other Facebook account users can be done if they are already signed in. With the plug-in, there is no need to sign out and then sign in again. Once the plug-in is installed, and the content entered to the blog unique account registration is not required. The plug-in automatically retrieves user information via the Facebook API. The content account relationship can also be personalized by accessing the Facebook profile. Display of a Facebook profile photo creates an avatar so that the content is associated with the member.

The simple Facebook connect method is discussed as the most proficient of all the Facebook plug-in for WordPress. The custom Facebook credential feature allows the administrator of the plug-in to activate users sign up on the WordPress website using the same credentials as their Facebook login. WordPress page owners can use this credential recognition tool; placing a login button on each blog page. The innovation of sharing capabilities across platforms has increased the potential for connectivity between Facebook content and a WordPress blog post.