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
Hmmmmm, thinking, thinking …about the possibilities! I may have to actually try this one out soon!
Saw it earlier today on my FB. Great job! =D Thanks!
This is great news!! Thanks!!
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?
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!
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.
Thanks — what will you come up with next?!
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.
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!
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???
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.
At last! ;-) Thank you.
WordPress is awesome.
Finally! :mrgreen: Thank you, WordPress!
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.
You are so awesome, and every time you make a change it just cements my loyalty to WordPress that much more. Thanks!
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!
Wow! This gives self-promotion in Facebook a shot-in-the-arm! Love it! :)
Thank you, so much ;-)
YEA. More people to be shocked by sick freaks like me! :)
Fantastic! Thank you!
Love ette! :)
That’s cool. Much needed feature.
This is just great. Thanks.
That is awesome! :D
May the blessings always be!
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 !
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??
Thanks! Wonderful feature.
Wow I didnt even know we had the facebook feature – how cool!! :)
Thanks! That’s a good news~
Great news! Great feature! Can’t ask for anything more! Thanks!
I agree with Gally! I deleted my FB account as i started my wp blog…
Thanks a ton, this is brilliant! I’ve been using Networked blogs to include images, but this is much slicker.
I think this is great!
Great feature! I just update! Thank you very much!
That is off course a great news. WordPress features are lovable. thanks
Thank you so much, yeay ….. you guys are the best! muah … :)
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.
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!
Perfect! thanks people :) you ROCK ;)
Finally! Thanks for that! I’ve seen other blogsites using that function and I knew you would do the same one day! Thanks again!
Thanks for that feature. Greatly appreciated!
Love it! great job!
Maybe I’ll try this again now that it shows photos.
Great idea. People are more likely to visit your blog if there is a photo to click on!
Adding facebook and WordPress together is more convenience for me. Great work.
Yay! I can’t wait for these features for facebook pages! Thank you! :)
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.
Cool! A picture says a thousand words!
Great my work is visual and I use WP and FB for that so a great add!
Another win for WordPress me thinks :D
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.
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.
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.
I really, really wanted that. Thank you!!!!
Huge service, my pics go with the post and they are the branding of my blog. thx!
Sounds great, I am looking forward to using this new feature!
Thanks for this feature – and looking forward to your adding the “Update Facebook Page” option as well.
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.
This is SO helpful, thanks!
Awesome update, once we get the Pages update, then we’ll be all set. :)
Keep up the great work WP team!
Nice feature! Thanks!
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.
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?
At last! Thank you :)
GREAT NEWS!! Thank you WP team for such wonderful updates!
Great! I love it!
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.
Nice! I haven’t used any images in my posts yet, but this might give me a reason to start doing it.