Fall is the season for changes and we’re in the spirit on WordPress.com! We’ve been working hard on some changes to the Publicize feature that we are happy to share with you today.
Publicize has only allowed you to connect to one account from another social network at a time. That makes it difficult if you want to post to two Twitter accounts or multiple Tumblogs. Today, we’re changing that. You are now able to connect to as many accounts at each service as you like.
Publicize can now also share connections between users of a blog, rather than needing each user to make their own connection to each social media service. When you initially make the connection, you will be asked whether you want to share it or not. If you do, all users who publish on your blog will be able to use that Publicize connection.
We’ve also updated our image upload process when you Publicize to Facebook. Your images are now uploaded at a higher quality and are uploaded into an organized album in your Facebook account when you use Publicize.
We hope you enjoy these changes as much as we do!
- Oct 19, 2012 @ 5:23 pm
Oct 19th at 5:54 pm
Does this work for more than one blog under a single username? I had problems in the past where, say, Twitter would get updated for one blog, but never for the other 13 because the WP.com token was already being used by that one blog.
Oct 19th at 5:59 pm
Oct 19th at 6:03 pm
Very cool. Great update and extremely useful.
Oct 19th at 6:13 pm
this is a fantastic addition! I think it is great to be able to connect with other social media sites.
Oct 19th at 7:04 pm
Great job! Thank you for this wonderful update!
Oct 19th at 7:38 pm
I don’t understand the point of making an album of WordPress photos in Facebook. I would rather people come to my blog to see the photos. Is this something that can be turned off? Or is it totally built into the Facebook connection?
Oct 19th at 9:30 pm
This is a great update, I’m very happy to hear this!
Oct 19th at 9:48 pm
Wow. That’s a lot of change! Looking forward to giving it a whirl.
Oct 19th at 9:53 pm
I can finally Publicize to my business page on Facebook, rather than my personal wall! Thank you!
Oct 19th at 9:55 pm
Thank you for this information.
Oct 19th at 11:07 pm
Yay! This is why I blog with WordPress – improvements are always being made to enhance our blogging life.
Oct 19th at 11:59 pm
Great update. That will be very useful. Is there any chance of being able to connect and publicize to Google+ in the future?
Oct 20th at 1:16 am
Right on! Thanks for bringing us into the know
Oct 20th at 3:09 am
Great stuff, really helps to provide more options to increase traffic for my business. Thanks!
Oct 20th at 3:27 am
There’s any plans to bring it to Jetpack?
Oct 20th at 3:28 am
Sounds great! Is there a complementary wordpress.org plugin?
Oct 20th at 6:04 am
Reblogged this on e-biz newbie adventures and commented:
Change is constant. Just as Mother Nature sheds the withered leaves and renews herself so should we reinvent ourselves to adapt to the changes in our lives.
Oct 20th at 8:05 am
Great! Already using it! I have a question though: Is there any possibility you will add Google+ to the list?
Great job again!
Oct 20th at 10:47 am
Awesome! I was desperately waiting for this feature! Thanks guys!
Oct 20th at 1:06 pm
If we are already connected to publicize to Facebook and Linkedin, for example, do we have to disconnect then reconnect for this new option?
Oct 20th at 1:53 pm
Thanks for this new features, that will allow me to reach out to more audience and get more people to my website
Oct 20th at 2:03 pm
Yes, it’s about time!
Oct 20th at 3:01 pm
Thank you … I’ve been having a great many small glitches and weird little technical issues. Maybe some of them will be solved. That would be very nice indeed. Sometime a bunch of small things, rather like a cloud of gnats, come together and become a bigger thing.
Oct 20th at 4:16 pm
Very cool stuff.
Oct 20th at 5:16 pm
ah great stuff, really appreciate the work you put in to making the service better. all the best
Oct 20th at 6:20 pm
Oct 20th at 7:25 pm
Well done. this is so so sweet.
Oct 20th at 7:45 pm
Oct 21st at 8:00 am
I’m afraid I’m a little basic. WordPress is ALL I do. No tumblr, interest, FB etc. Just WordPress. I stopped at you, because I’m happy with you! So no uber publicising for me …. Noeleen
Oct 21st at 9:53 am
thank you for this great stuff, it’s nice and wonderful update
Oct 21st at 5:55 pm
Next should be updating to your Google+ account like you do Facebook and Twitter.
Oct 21st at 6:29 pm
Wonderful!! Thank you for all ya’lls hard work…many, many blessings to you…Robin
Oct 21st at 8:21 pm
Add Quora too…
Oct 22nd at 2:00 am
I have been waiting for this!!! YAY!!!
Oct 22nd at 4:27 am
Great! I wish it was for Google plus pages too!
Oct 22nd at 5:51 am
It sounds really good – now I just have to read it ten more times before I understand it (I’m not very technical and it takes me AGES to work these things out )
Oct 22nd at 9:58 am
I think it’s great you added that, and the ability for multiple Twitter accounts. I’ve not been able to add multiple Facebook accounts. Which would be an AWESOME next Feature add. ( I know, no matter what you do, someone’s always gotta be the party pooper eh? ) I’m sorry.. But all the rest you Folks added are truly Super!
Oct 22nd at 12:22 pm
What about Google+ on Publicize? I’d love to be able to use it.
Oct 22nd at 12:28 pm
Nice job, thanks!!! BTW, when will Publicize be available for the WordPress.org platform?
Oct 22nd at 1:03 pm
any news on when you’ll be able to connect Google+ to Publicize – that would be great
Oct 22nd at 8:34 pm
This is fantastic news! Thanks, for making this much needed change.
Oct 23rd at 10:00 am
Thanks so much for the great news!
Oct 23rd at 1:42 pm
awesome, this is exactly the thing I want for soooooo long, thank you so much ^^
Oct 23rd at 3:43 pm
For the next iteration, specifically for the Twitter link, is it possible to build-in an input box on the WordPress end for optional hashtags? I have “fans” that look for the hashtags and then retweet or file as desired. Or, how do I put in hashtags on the blog that are seen by Twitter? Thanks in advance – new Blogger!
Oct 24th at 1:36 am
Yay – thank you WordPress!!
Oct 24th at 3:08 am
Excellent. Thank you!
Oct 24th at 4:59 am
Thanks for information. it’s great
Oct 24th at 5:01 am
Awesome, thanks for the update. God bless.
Oct 24th at 5:23 am
Yes, yes, and yes!
Oct 24th at 6:24 am
I love this feature, it really saves time. The you WordPress!
Oct 24th at 11:56 am
Nice! Makes blogging-life easier! ^^
Oct 24th at 4:50 pm
I have had some issues previously with the publicize function, I hope that these improvements will solve all of that… : )
Oct 25th at 12:23 am
loving that last feature! go team WordPress
Oct 25th at 4:54 am
Is it possible to integrate Facebook or Twitter in the opposite direction, so our posts on FB/Twitter will automatically appear as blog posts on WordPress?
Oct 25th at 5:12 pm
Now, this is fantastic news. I have double twitter accounts for an organization I’m associated with and for my personal use. Sometimes my blog posts fit both. Thank you for this incredibly helpful upgrade! As for Google+, I think their narrow ways will catch up with them. Which is sad, because the hangouts and such were a great idea. Thanks for all you do!
Oct 26th at 3:04 am
It would be nice if we could publicize on Pinterest.
Thank you, WordPress.
Oct 26th at 2:06 pm
Hi can you tell me how I can reset my Blog cyprusscene.com so my other writers can be posted into my Facebook page i.e. “If you do, all users who publish on your blog will be able to use that Publicize connection.”
At the moment we all have our own Facebook pages and publish into our own FB accounrts and then have to start sharing before it appears on each others Timeline. I hope my question and explanation makes sense.
Oct 26th at 9:18 pm
This is great! This is def what I’ve been looking for! Cheers Tim!
Oct 27th at 3:10 pm
Greate update, thanks!
Oct 28th at 5:24 am
Hi Tim – I do not see a “sharing” option in my settings. How do I setup my Publicize account? Does this mean my site is self-hosted or by a third party and I need to have a plug-in to turn this functionality on?
Oct 29th at 5:54 pm
Love it. Nice work!
Oct 29th at 8:31 pm
This is a great update.. But would like if there was a pinterest feature
Oct 31st at 12:52 pm
Hi. Question: Why doesn’t Publicize post a photo with my posts (even when I choose a featured photo) when it posts on Facebook? It kind of defeats the purpose of the feature because I end up deleting it and reposting the link. Is there a way to change that? Thanks!
Nov 1st at 2:46 pm
This is a great new feature. The only item I would add to a future wish-list is to opt out of the publishing to the connections on an edit of an existing post without having to go back into the connections and turn everything off then remember to turn them back on before you publish your next post. I discovered this when I had to make a minor edit to an older post and then found it had published the old post to Twitter and FB again. Great job on this though!
Nov 2nd at 4:47 pm
I’ve been waiting for this “shared” option! Thank you!