This plugin integrates the Facebook Social Plugins with WordPress.
Settings page - General plugin settings: The Application ID and Application Admins field will need to have proper values filled in. Here, the Image URL is set to the logo of the WordPress Connect Facebook Page to demo how to option appears when a valid image URL is saved - note that you can use the URL of any image you upload to your WordPress blog (simply copy and paste the url).
WordPress Connect in action - The Like Button and Comments are displayed using the default options (set when the WordPress Connect plugin is activated or updated from a previous version). Here the Like Button is shown immediately after the post (article) title (the position is set to
Top by default) and the Comments box is at the end after the post's content (the position is set to
Bottom by default).
Using WordPress shortcodes to customize the Like Button and Comments - The Like Button and the Comments positions are set to
Custom. Setting the position value to
Custom prevents the plugin from automatically adding the Like Button and Comments in their usual place; the shortcodes will be replaced with the appropriate HTML markup even if the position is set to
Bottom but in that case another Like Button and/or Comments would appear at that position within the post). Leaving the
href options empty will automatically use the permalink of the current post (or page) when the Like Button and/or Comments are rendered. The colorscheme value is set to
dark. Also notice, that the
href option of the second Like Button (at the end of the post) is set to a completely different URL (nhl.com). Theoretically, you can add as many Like Buttons (and even Comments) into a single post as you would like.
Custom Like Buttons and Comment box (based on the values set in screenshot 3) rendered from shortcodes. The top button links to the current post/page but the bottom button is a for a different page hosted on a completely different domain.
Admin Dashboard - Widgets: WordPress Connect provides WordPress Widget for every single of the Facebook Social Plugins. Simply drag-n-drop a widget in one of the widget areas and set the appropriate options (or leave in the defaults).
Widgets: Send Button and Comments in the footer widgets area (content's height is shrunk to fit in the footer for a better demo view)