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GRA4 Social Network

Social Network for WordPress will keep the users on your website by entertaining them with social networking functionality (friends, likes, activity,

What are the benefits of this feature?

Well, your users get plenty of new functionality, and you (as website owner) get lots of content and page views.

Now all major social networks ( Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, LinkedIn, etc. ) provide integration tools. Why don't I use them instead?

There are at least two differences:

  1. Other social networks require users to register through that network itself, so basically you force your users away - next time they can easily go to the social network website instead of yours. The GRA4 does not require separate registration. GRA4 presumes "if your website trusts this user - it's good user".
  2. No IFRAMEs! Well, in human words: all social content your WordPress getting from GRA4, technically belongs to your website. It is your native content even for search engines.

How does it work ?

The GRA4 Server provides the Social Networking functionality, and the WordPress-powered website, joined to the GRA4 network ("GRA4 Client"), channels the data between the visitors and GRA4 Server. Visitors of the GRA4 Client remain anonymous for the GRA4 server.

It's important, so, one more time: GRA4 Server does not collect any personal data of the users of your website, for the GRA4 Server your user is are just something like "website#123_user#345".

Sounds cool, huh? =) Well, we like this patented technology too.

I don't want any outside code on my server! What about security?

No codes is executed on your website besides the ones provided by the Plugin. From gra4.com you are getting not the code, but the data your website relays to the visitor's browser. To make sure look through the Plugin code.

Ok, I've installed the Plugin and connected to the GRA4 network. What's next?

See the GRA4 Webmasters group ( http://gra4.com/groups/profile/94/gra4-webmasters ) - it will provide you with the links. Although you pretty much all set - your users already have full-blown social networking functionality.

I don't like how the social content looks. Can I change it?

Use the admin interface (look for "GRA4 Settings" in the left menu) to adjust the social content position. See Video Tutorial at the http://gra4.com/wiki/GRA4_for_WordPress_Settings for details. If you need deeper customization, edit style files custom.css in your wp-content/plugins/gra4/css/ directory. The width of the content is about 1000px, so we recommend to switch off sidebars for the GRA4 page if the theme offers such option.

Does GRA4 speak my language?

We already support 25 languages, and when you read it, we probably already have more. We also constantly work on the improvement of the existing translations. However, the admin interface for now available only in English.

I need more help !

Read the Wiki at http://wiki.gra4.com/

For general support use GRA4 Webmasters Group (http://gra4.com/groups/profile/94/gra4-webmasters).

For the specific WordPress questions go to GRA4 Webmasters WordPress Group ( http://gra4.com/groups/profile/98/gra4-webmasters-wordpress ).

I don't like how the social content looks. Can I change it?

Please see the "Customization" section. It's not a biggie to change the looks.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-2-4
Downloads: 15,706

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