We’ve made some big user experience improvements to how the traffic building feature called Publicize works. This feature allows you to connect your WordPress.com blog to your account on social networking services like Twitter and Facebook, broadcasting your posts to your friends automatically for you.
In the past it took a few steps to figure out how to get going. Now it’s just a click away.
Starting today, when you publish a post, you’ll see a mention of the Publicize feature.
If you click Turn on the publicize feature, it will take you to the Sharing Settings page in your Dashboard. Here you can configure any of the Publicize services you like.
Pick one or more of the services you want to turn on. It’s required that you already have an account with each service you want to use, as you’ll be sent to the service and asked to log in to connect your WordPress.com blog.
Then, as seen above on the Edit Post page, WordPress.com will let you choose which services you want to send your post to. You can also customize the message you send along with the URL.
It’s now easier than ever to grow traffic to your blog. If you have more questions, you can read more about how Publicize works here. Happy publicizing!
- Feb 4, 2011 @ 8:59 pm
That’s a very helpfull step, thanks WP team!
Love the Custom Message feature :D
I really appreciate any help you can give us to get more traffic to our sites. After all, that is what blogging is all about. The “how Publicize works here” link is good because it is in depth for each service we can connect our blog to, giving us the confidence to take our blogs to the next level.
Superb idea – thanks, wp.com!
Looks like a neat feature — but is there maybe an equivalent plugin for the self hosted WordPress(.org) version?
Looking forward to trying it out! Thank you.
Only “114 bloggers” on this entire planet like this post? Am I missing something? Well, usually, but now?
Good am Sir:
Is it possible to post on different services ? I want to publish my post to yahoo ; twitter ; face book and buzz.
Thanks very much, you are cool helping others to be seen!r
I was waiting it! Thank you, great!
Can we publish to a FB page? I was told months ago that this was in the works.
Looks like a great plugin, does anyone know if the wordpress.org setup has a plugin very similar? They all seem to be specific to one social media outlet.
With regards to Facebook, is it possible to post to my fan page I have setup for my business rather than my personal Facebook page? Some applications I’m using give the option during the approval process, but I didn’t see that when I just tried the new publicize feature.
I just tried to add a post and the publicize feature did not come up. Please resond byemail firstname.lastname@example.org
Great feature :D
Any chance of making this feature available when we publish new comments (e.g., beneath the articles that we post at our blogs)?
Great features…currently using them.
Re publicizing on Facebook – I have a personal account there and also a page for my business. One of my blogs is tied to my business activities and I’d like to publicise new blog entries on the business page, not my personal account. Facebook has an intricate process for doing this, which results in posts being imported as notes, usually two or three days after I publish the post! I’d prefer to just publicize the URL and have this happen in a timely way. Not sure if there is anything wordpress.com can do to facilitate this, except perhaps to nudge Facebook to allow pages to have their own identity for interaction with other social networks.
Great idea. Cheers!
Thanks. This will save me from having to link to my blog from Facebook. I like it.
I can’t wait to try it,
I’ll use whatever works- Thanks
My wish is that I could have it post only to my Crafty Staci Facebook page, but not my personal wall. Thanks for a step in a good direction, though!
well glad it’s easier. but I already do all thay to publicize. I’ve done all the blog setup routines for yahoo and google. I use keywords. i manually tweet updates and thank users for their comment via FB and Twitter. I do a variety of writing, humor, pix, and polls.
what other tips do you have to help increase blog traffic?
will it allow me to choose which posts I want to share? (not necessarily every post I write)
This is really cool and I can’t wait to use it, but am not seeing it in my Edit Post screen as explained. Do I need to go somewhere else to turn it on?
never mind…I think you answered it above…only works on new posts as of today. Thanks!
Once again WordPress.com is super awesome. A very high proportion of my posts are on the first page of Google search results when searching for topics they cover. Thanks guys!
Nice .. i like it !
Grazie a WORD PRESS che mi consente di portare il messaggio di speranza che viene dal Vangelo di Gesù Cristo.
mons. Virginio Fogliazza
I love this feature and have used it forever; I believe since WordPress first offered it… It totally Rocks!
Silly me, I had assumed everyone used the feature. Must add this to my post on PostADay lessons and update.
Have a great weekend all! :-)
Mirth and Motivation
Thank you! Now I have one less thing to do to get my Blog “out there”!
This feature is awesome. Looking forward to using it on my next post. Will save a lot of time.
Very cool. Saves a little time. And makes me write sexier headlines. I’ll be tracking my success with this, which can only be a plus. Thank you!
A lot more accessible and easier to manage. Thanks!
Thank you! Sharing posts to my friends made easy with this feature!
What about the WordPress.org blogs ?
Thanks, thats awesome!!
thankyou should make it easier to gain awareness and spread word about my gaming review blog. Thankyou.
Super Dooper! When will this be available on Self-hosted WP sites? I need it yesterday. ; )
This is great.
I’m a control freak so It may be a bit before I use the service. Glad to know its there for that day when I decide to lighten up. Keep up the good work.
really it is very nice
You never cease to amaze me! This will definitely make things easier going forward. Thank you very much!
In my new wordpress i”m not find this feature, is this plugins? where I can get it? please help me. thanks.
Maybe I’m missing something, but haven’t I been able to do this for quite a while now? I set all my posts to automatically connect to facebook and twitter several months ago. How is this different than what I’ve already been doing?
This is awesome – thank you sooo much!!
You guys are doing great!!
ever since i have Windows Live Writer, i always use it to compose/publish new posts.. it’s much more convenient than go to WP.. few months ago i activate Facebook and Twitter connect on WP, and since then, every time i publish a post via WLW, it’s automatically posted to my Facebook and Twitter account. Not that I have many readers or wish to have more.. I just love it! ha ha ha..
I love it
What is different from how it use to work? I’ve been using “publicize” for both Facebook and Twitter for quite some time now, and this looks exactly the same as it did before. What exactly is new?
cool. wordpress is growing younger.
thank you thank you thank you thank you!
I’ve been waiting for a feature like this.
Great addition, going to try to use it RIGHT NOW~!
I’ve been using this feature for some months. Previously I had a different way of uploading to Facebook from WordPress. Since I activated Publicize all my posts appear twice on my Facebook page which is annoying. Has anyone else had this experience? Has anyone managed to overcome it?
Thanks for making my life a little bit easier!
is this cheating?
This will save me time…which, I never seem to have enough of. I can’t wait to try this out.
Great idea, especially the customize message message part. Thanks WordPress!
wow ive been waiting for this one! thanks!
Love it :0 Thanks
I echo Judith’s request a few comments above mine…
Please, please, please give us the option of choosing between our personal FB profile and our own FB pages. This would be RAD! :-)
Thanks a lot! This is very helpful, funny I was just here brainstorming how to link my blog to my other pages and attract more viewers.
I’d like to know how it works. New to the scene, but it’s very important. I’ll get there….
Great! This will make things so much easier.
i use this too on my blog..
but, is seem didn’t work for facebook..