Now Live: Official Facebook Plugin for WordPress and VIP

Facebook just announced their first official plugin for WordPress:

Starting today WordPress publishers can easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions, through the new Facebook for WordPress plugin.

The plugin was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners, and makes it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – no coding required. The plugin will also work on mobile and support internationalization.

The plugin is built-in to our VIP platform and can be seamlessly enabled on any VIP site. It’s also available for download for self-hosted WordPress sites as well.

Interested in WordPress services for your enterprise site, or integrating your WordPress plugin with an enterprise audience? Get in touch Running Verticals on VIP

Great piece yesterday in about how is leveraging the VIP SaaS platform to run all their vertical sites. In the post cites their internal Omniture numbers, stating that ” ..verticals drove 40 percent of total site visits in 2011.

It’s great to see Techland, SwamplandBattleland, and other verticals that run on VIP highlighted in this article:

“In developing the vertical strategy, we decided to pinpoint areas of reader and advertiser interest, blow them out as mini-publications in their own right,” (Jim) Frederick (the site’s managing editor) said. “The idea was to get writers who can speak to Tech enthusiasts for Techland or personal finance fans at Moneyland, and forge new readerships, while still embracing our core audience and feeling familiar to our Time loyalists, too.””

LightBox, an amazing photography blog that lives on VIP and then connects effortlessly to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, is a great example of WordPress as a digital hub. uses the WordPress site to draw in audiences from various services back to the core content.

Nice work team !

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