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Social Tags

Description

With Social Tags, the post’s tags are seen as hashtags, and adds a dropdown menu when the hashtag is hovered over, giving the reader the opportunity to join that hashtag’s conversation on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

Blogs are the digital counterpart to newspapers and magazines. Titles are likened to newpaper headlines, while categories are likened to the sections of a newspaper (Sports, Finance, etc.). Tags are where blogs are different than their printed counterparts. They allow the readers to easily find other articles related to a specific topic, within the blog.

Today, hashtags do the same as tags across our favorite social networks, creating topical conversations across the internet. By converting your blogs tags into hashtags, you give your readers the opportunity to see what others are saying about a topic, outside of the confines of your blog.

Give your tags social skills!

Customization

If you know how to modify a plugin or theme, you can add more social networks if you want! Simply add a filter to socialtags_network_urls. You can do that like so:

function add_custom_urls($urls) {
    return array_merge($urls, array(
        'https://twitter.com/search?q=%%23%s' => 'Twitter',
    );
}
add_filter('socialtags_network_urls', 'add_custom_urls');

The tag will be injected into the URL string with sprintf().

Screenshots

  • Just add tags as normal

  • Your readers will be have the opportunity to join the conversation on their favorite social network

  • Twitter

  • Google+

  • Facebook

Installation

Automatic

Upload the plugin zip file to your site with the plugin admin, and activate it.

Manual

Unzip the plugin zip file and upload the socialtags directory to the wp-content/plugins directory on your site, and activate from the admin.

Contributors & Developers

“Social Tags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors