Back in February, we launched Publicize: Facebook as a way to connect your WordPress.com account to your Facebook profile.
In March, VideoPress added support for Facebook so that when using Publicize, your videos would get added to your Facebook update as well.
Until now, we’ve neglected your images.
Starting today, however, we’ll cherish your images as much as we already do your text and video; when sending a Facebook Profile update, WordPress.com will include any image you upload to the post. Image support was the #1 most requested feature for Publicize: Facebook, and we’re happy we finally got around to it
(Before you ask, the #2 most requested feature is the ability to update Facebook Pages as well as Profiles, so it’s already on our list.)
Since we started, you’ve sent out nearly 1.3 million Facebook updates from WordPress.com. Keep them going!
- Jul 16, 2010 @ 8:46 pm
Jul 16th at 10:03 pm
Hmmmmm, thinking, thinking …about the possibilities! I may have to actually try this one out soon!
Jul 16th at 10:08 pm
Saw it earlier today on my FB. Great job! =D Thanks!
Jul 16th at 10:10 pm
Jul 16th at 10:12 pm
Jul 16th at 10:17 pm
This is great news!! Thanks!!
Jul 16th at 10:20 pm
OH!!! This is fantastic! It always looks a little bare when it posts to facebook!
But wait, can you elect NOT to post a picture to facebook with the blog entry?
Jul 16th at 10:22 pm
Awesome! I look forward to the facebook page update too. Right now my blog is all about my tea business not me personally. Go the Page!
Jul 16th at 10:28 pm
Gally.. I agree Facebook isn’t the place to blog.. but its still a great place to get the word out about your blog! Thats pretty much what I use it for.
Jul 16th at 10:29 pm
Thanks — what will you come up with next?!
Jul 16th at 10:35 pm
Thanks for this! My only problem with it might be it’s choice of photo. I post a lot of tutorials, and a step out of order might look a little strange. I’ll definitely give it a try though.
Jul 16th at 10:38 pm
Ok, duh. I just read the article again and it says the first 5 photos, which is completely within my control. All I have to do is show the finished item in the first photo. Thanks!
Jul 16th at 10:39 pm
Now if only WordPress would actively promote the photo blogs that are on WP. Why is it that writers, no matter how bad or boring they are, are always featured in Freshly Pressed and never once does WP exhibit the same courtesy to photographers???
Jul 16th at 10:47 pm
It’s great you’re able to work with Facebook to improve the WordPress.com experience. I know they change things around a lot on their end and it takes a dedicated effort on your side to help make sure things don’t break.
Jul 16th at 10:47 pm
At last! Thank you.
Jul 16th at 10:56 pm
Jul 16th at 10:59 pm
Jul 16th at 11:02 pm
WordPress is awesome.
Jul 16th at 11:06 pm
Jul 16th at 11:29 pm
Finally! Thank you, WordPress!
Jul 16th at 11:33 pm
I don’t know about this. Facebook is more of a personal spot for me, and so is WordPress, but they’re still two different things. I use them for different purposes, so, this, this is weird, to me.
Jul 16th at 11:49 pm
Jul 17th at 12:18 am
You are so awesome, and every time you make a change it just cements my loyalty to WordPress that much more. Thanks!
Jul 17th at 12:49 am
Well golly gosh and gee guys-I sure didn’t know about this fantastically fun little hook-up here. FaceBook is not so intimidating to me as is launching myself into the blogging world by the seat of my pants. FaceBook I (pretty much) understand. Thank you from a “senior” who’s just “found her bliss”; right here, right now, in real time, with the internet.
Kudos peoples of WordPress!
Jul 17th at 1:06 am
Wow! This gives self-promotion in Facebook a shot-in-the-arm! Love it!
Jul 17th at 1:31 am
Thank you, so much
Jul 17th at 1:40 am
YEA. More people to be shocked by sick freaks like me!
Jul 17th at 1:49 am
Fantastic! Thank you!
Jul 17th at 2:08 am
Jul 17th at 2:13 am
That’s cool. Much needed feature.
Jul 17th at 2:13 am
This is just great. Thanks.
Jul 17th at 2:39 am
That is awesome!
Jul 17th at 3:56 am
May the blessings always be!
Jul 17th at 4:15 am
I have been using this feature for the last 3 weeks or so……via the sharer.php functionality in Facebook. Good to know all this will be automatically done now. Good going !
Jul 17th at 5:33 am
I saw that happening. I pressed my posts yesterday and day before, and this time, they were also alongwith the images of my post. May I say I absolutely love it??
Jul 17th at 5:59 am
Thanks! Wonderful feature.
Jul 17th at 6:01 am
Wow I didnt even know we had the facebook feature – how cool!!
Jul 17th at 6:56 am
Thanks! That’s a good news~
Jul 17th at 7:59 am
Great news! Great feature! Can’t ask for anything more! Thanks!
Jul 17th at 8:46 am
I agree with Gally! I deleted my FB account as i started my wp blog…
Jul 17th at 12:07 pm
Thanks a ton, this is brilliant! I’ve been using Networked blogs to include images, but this is much slicker.
Jul 17th at 12:09 pm
I think this is great!
Jul 17th at 1:00 pm
Great feature! I just update! Thank you very much!
Jul 17th at 1:27 pm
That is off course a great news. WordPress features are lovable. thanks
Jul 17th at 1:34 pm
Thank you so much, yeay ….. you guys are the best! muah …
Jul 17th at 2:43 pm
Agree with Gally to an extent… however, they serve two different purposes… fb gave me a start to trying some writing and then I moved on to WordPress to really do it right… now, in addition to me posting photos and making snarky comments on people’s pages, facebook promotes my ‘TedBook’ blog.
Jul 17th at 3:15 pm
I won’t use this because I don’t link any of my accounts. My family discovered Facebook but they have not yet discovered WordPress! It’s not that big of a deal, I’m just a private person. A million strangers could read my most personal stories or opinions but, I just don’t feel like I’m good enough to please the people around me. I need to find weird people on the internet, people who actually read the news once in a while or can articulate a valid argument without turning it into a war ::sigh:: around here… there’s not many people like that, or at least I can’t find them!
Jul 17th at 3:39 pm
Perfect! thanks people you ROCK
Jul 17th at 4:57 pm
Finally! Thanks for that! I’ve seen other blogsites using that function and I knew you would do the same one day! Thanks again!
Jul 17th at 5:18 pm
Thanks for that feature. Greatly appreciated!
Jul 17th at 6:20 pm
Love it! great job!
Jul 17th at 6:28 pm
Maybe I’ll try this again now that it shows photos.
Jul 17th at 9:17 pm
Great idea. People are more likely to visit your blog if there is a photo to click on!
Jul 17th at 11:33 pm
Adding facebook and WordPress together is more convenience for me. Great work.
Jul 18th at 1:38 am
Yay! I can’t wait for these features for facebook pages! Thank you!
Jul 18th at 2:37 am
Not sure if it’s been mentioned yet or not, but I think there needs to be more control on what is shared and not. For instance, if I’m trying to lure readers from FaceBook with promise of pics on my blog, them already being able to see the pics does me no good. See what I mean? An across the board share policy it a bit tough to swallow. I only want to share some, not all.
Jul 18th at 2:57 am
Cool! A picture says a thousand words!
Jul 18th at 8:36 am
Great my work is visual and I use WP and FB for that so a great add!
Jul 18th at 11:55 am
Another win for WordPress me thinks
Jul 18th at 4:36 pm
Great news! Although I appreciated the automatic Facbook updating, as an artist, my Dream Blog is rich with images and certainly lost something when the images were omitted. Thank you, WordPress Team! Victoria Rabinowe. Artist • Teacher • Author • Dreamer.
Jul 18th at 4:39 pm
Thank you for making this a priority! Having our before-after furniture & crafting projects in thumbnail form will surely entice more people to visit our budding blog.
Jul 18th at 6:26 pm
That’s awesome, I guess now I need to make a Facebook Account. I’m not a fan of Facebook cause my Ex-Wife is on it constantly.
Jul 18th at 8:38 pm
I really, really wanted that. Thank you!!!!
Jul 18th at 11:17 pm
Huge service, my pics go with the post and they are the branding of my blog. thx!
Jul 19th at 1:10 am
Sounds great, I am looking forward to using this new feature!
Jul 19th at 7:26 am
Thanks for this feature – and looking forward to your adding the “Update Facebook Page” option as well.
Jul 19th at 11:01 am
I didn’t know about this. I’ve been using Networked Blogs to do this and I don’t like using third party apps on Facebook. I’ll have to give this a try.
Jul 19th at 4:36 pm
This is SO helpful, thanks!
Jul 19th at 6:24 pm
Awesome update, once we get the Pages update, then we’ll be all set.
Keep up the great work WP team!
Jul 19th at 8:07 pm
Nice feature! Thanks!
Jul 19th at 9:06 pm
This is great! On the same topic, is there any way to add Facebook “Like” buttons to wordpress.com blogs? I know there are tons of ways on self-host blogs, but on wordpress.com blogs, there doesn’t seem to be a way.
Jul 20th at 3:56 am
I was excited to have the image show up on my Facebook page. HOWEVER, people are being directed to the image itself (and it is huge so they can download it) rather than the blog which is a HUGE disappointment. I have been trying to figure out how to not have this happen, but haven’t done so. Any suggestions?
Jul 20th at 7:15 am
At last! Thank you
Jul 20th at 9:36 am
GREAT NEWS!! Thank you WP team for such wonderful updates!
Jul 20th at 12:11 pm
Great! I love it!
Jul 20th at 3:35 pm
Hi there, regarding the “see more” option to display the 5 pictures?
Can they be configured to automatically spread the 5 pics at posting? rather than clicking it as an option.
As it makes the post a more interesting preview if you see a bunch of pictures rather than just 1.
Jul 20th at 6:06 pm
Nice! I haven’t used any images in my posts yet, but this might give me a reason to start doing it.