Share your wordpress blogpost automatically on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Yahoo!

Publicize is the key. [copy paste from http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/]

Publicize makes it easy to share your WordPress.com posts on Facebook, Twitter, TumblrLinkedin, and Yahoo!.

WordPress.com also sends your published blog posts to several places to automatically promote

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them for you. For example, your posts end up in WordPress.com’s topic pages, are sent out to many search engines via Ping-o-Matic!, and sitemaps pings notify s

earch engines of new updates.

If you want other tips and ideas for getting more visitors to your site, try Getting More Views and Traffic.

Using Publicize

Once you’ve approved a connection to any of the below services, you’ll see a Publicize section in the Publish box on your post writing screen each time you write a new post.

Just publish the post as usual, and you’ll see it show up on the services you enabled.

If you want to opt out from any of the Publicize services for a specific post, just click the Publicize Edit link. You can then uncheck whichever services you want. You can also customize the message that gets sent by typing it in to the Custom Message box.

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Setting up Publicize

To set up publicize on your WordPress.com blog please go to Settings -> Sharing in your site Dashboard.

At the top of the screen that appears, you will see a list of the services to which you can share your posts.

Publicize Services

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Facebook Profiles & Pages

On the Settings -> Sharing page click Add new Facebook Connection.

A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Facebook account, providing access to public profile and friend list.

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Click the “Okay” button and Facebook will then ask you to allow WordPress.com to post publicly on your behalf. Click the “Okay” button to allow this. Finally, you will be prompted to allow WordPress.com to manage your pages. Click “Okay” for this dialog as well.

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You’ll then be taken back to your dashboard and will see a success message and dialog. You can choose if you would like to publicize to your profile or one of your pages. You can also make the connection available to all users of the blog. Meaning that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this Facebook connection.

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Connecting to pages

You will need to use a Facebook account that has a Profile with administrative rights to the Page. A Page-only account can not be used with Publicize. See the Facebook Page-only Accounts section at the bottom of this page for complete steps on how to check for this and how to add a Profile to your Page.

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Twitter

On the Settings -> Sharing page click Add new Twitter Connection.

You’ll be taken to Twitter where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Twitter account. Click Allow.

You can also make the connection available to all users of the blog. Meaning that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this Twitter connection.

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Tumblr

On the Settings -> Sharing page click Add new Tumblr Connection.

You’ll be taken to Tumblr where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Tumblr account. Click Allow.

If you have more than one Tumblr blog you will then be prompted to choose which blog to publicize to.

You can also make the connection available to all users of the blog. Meaning that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this Tumblr connection.

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Yahoo!

On the Settings -> Sharing page click Add new Yahoo! Connection.

You’ll be taken to Yahoo where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Yahoo account. First sign into your Yahoo account.

Then click Agree on the following screen.

You can also make the connection available to all users of the blog. Meaning that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this Yahoo! connection.

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Linkedin

On the Settings -> Sharing page click Add new LinkedIn Connection.

You’ll be taken to LinkedIn where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your LinkedIn account. Click OK, I’ll Allow It.

You can also make the connection available to all users of the blog. Meaning that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this LinkedIn connection.

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Additional Information

Multiple connections to the same account
As of right now you cannot make multiple connections from the same WordPress.com account. This means you can only make one connection to Facebook, one connection to Twitter, and so on per WordPress.com user. If there is another WordPress.com Administrator, Editor, or Author on the blog, they can have their own Publicize connections in addition to yours.

Setting Up Non-Administrator Users
The above steps are described for Administrator, Editor, or Author user roles. If you’re an Contributor for a blog, you cannot use Publicize.

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Reconnecting Facebook

Sometimes, the connection between Facebook and WordPress.com might get disconnected. Not to worry, the following steps should get you up and running again quickly.

  1. Log into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and click the X next to the link to the Facebook profile or page you wish to disconnect.
  2. Reload the page and confirm the link now says Create new Facebook connection, but don’t click that link yet.
  3. Log into your Facebook account. Then go to your Facebook Account Settings > Apps page by clicking this App Settings link.
  4. Remove the WordPress.com app by clicking the X in its row. (If there is no WordPress.com row, don’t worry, just skip this step). If you see a popup asking for confirmation, click the “Remove” button.
  5. Do not check the box to delete content created by WordPress.com. This will remove all previously publicized posts and there is no way to recover them.
  6. Log back into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and follow these steps to reconnect.

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Reconnecting Twitter

If the connection between Twitter and WordPress.com gets disconnected for some reason, don’t worry, just follow these steps and you’ll be back on track again in no time.

  1. Log into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and click the X next to the link to the Twitter account you wish to disconnect.
  2. Reload the page and confirm the link now says Create new Twitter connection.
  3. Clear your browser’s cookies (this clears some cookies that Twitter sets which are often part of the problem).
  4. Log back into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and follow these steps to reconnect.

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Reconnecting Linkedin

If your LinkedIn connection gets disconnected for some reason, don’t worry, just follow these steps and you’ll be back on track again in no time.

  1. Log into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and click the X next to the link to the LinkedIn acount you wish to disconnect.
  2. Reload the page and confirm the link now says Create new LinkedIn connection.
  3. Clear your browser’s cookies (this clears some cookies that LinkedIn sets which are likely part of the problem).
  4. Log back into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and follow these steps to reconnect.

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Troubleshooting

  • If you schedule a post, it will not be Publicized until it is actually published. You must still be connected to an external service at publish time for Publicize to work.
  • Saving a post as a Draft will not Publicize it.
  • Static pages will not be Publicized.
  • After connecting/re-connecting the services, you will need to publish a new post in order to publicize it.

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Facebook Page-only Accounts

Publicizing to a Facebook Page requires that the Page have an Admin with a Profile account. Here’s how you can check:

  1. Go to your Facebook Page
  2. Click on Edit Page in the Admin bar – you may need to scroll up to see this button appear
  3. Select Admin Roles
  4. If you see an image and full name that belong to a Facebook Profile, then your Page can be connected to your blog with Publicize
  5. If  instead you see a blank profile image with your own email address displayed next to it, that means there isn’t a Profile account with admin access to the PageAdd a Profile account as an Admin
    1. If you have a Profile account already, type the email address for the account into the blank and click the Save button (your Profile account must already “Like” your Page account in order to make the Profile an admin).
    2. If you don’t have a Profile account, you’ll need to create one:
      1. Log out of your Facebook Page account
      2. Go to Facebook’s new Profile account signup page:http://www.facebook.com/r.php
      3. Fill out the new account signup form — note that you will need to use a different email address than the one you used for your Page account
      4. After completing the signup, visit your Page account and “Like” it from your new Profile account
      5. Log out of your new Profile account and sign back into your Page account
      6. Click on Edit Page in the Admin bar – you may need to scroll up to see this button appear
      7. Select Admin Roles
      8. Enter the email address you used to sign up your new Profile account
      9. Click Save.
  6. Log out of the Page account and sign back in to your Profile account
  7. Go to Settings -> General in your WordPress.com site dashboard
  8. Click the link next to Facebook to “Add New Facebook Connection”

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