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Connect wordpress to Yahoo, Facebook, Windows Live

10 Jan

WordPress.com sends your published blog posts to several places to automatically promote them for you. For example, your posts end up in WordPress.com’s global tag pages, are sent out to many search engines via Ping-o-Matic!, and sitemaps pings notify search engines of new updates.

In addition to these built in features, you can also choose to send your posts to several third party services. Currently, WordPress.com Publicize supports Messenger Connect, Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo!.


Publicize Posts

Once you’ve approved a connection to any of the below services, you’ll see a Publicize section in the Publish box on your post writing screen each time you write a new post.

Publicize - Publish Box

Just publish the post as usual, and you’ll see it show up in the Publicize services you enabled.

post published to Facebook

post published to Twitter

post published to Yahoo

If you want to opt out from any of the Publicize services for a specific post, just click the Publicize Edit link. You can then uncheck whichever services you want.

editing the Publicize - Publish Box

You can also customize the message that gets sent by typing it in to the Custom Message box after you click the Publicize Edit link.

 

Facebook

If you don’t already have a Facebook account, sign up for one.

To connect your blog to your Facebook account, go to My Blogs in your Dashboard.

If you have multiple blogs, find the row that corresponds to the blog you want to connect to your Facebook account.

In the Publicize column of that row, click on the Facebook checkbox.

A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Facebook account.

Publicize: Facebook authorization message

Click the authorization button and you’ll be taken to Facebook where you’ll be asked to approve several different pieces that are necessary for the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Facebook account. Approve them all.

Publicize: Facebook grant authorization dialog

Publicize: Facebook grant publish permission dialog

Publicize: Facebook grant offline permission dialog

 

Twitter

If you don’t already have a Twitter account, sign up for one.

To connect your blog to your Twitter account, go to My Blogs in your Dashboard.

If you have multiple blogs, find the row that corresponds to the blog you want to connect to your Twitter account.

In the Publicize column of that row, click on the Twitter checkbox.

A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Twitter account.

Publicize: Twitter authorization message

Click the authorization button and you’ll be taken to Twitter where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Twitter account. Click Allow.

Publicize: Twitter grant authorization dialog

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Yahoo!

If you don’t already have a Yahoo account, sign up for one.

To connect your blog to your Yahoo account, go to My Blogs in your Dashboard.

If you have multiple blogs, find the row that corresponds to the blog you want to connect to your Yahoo account.

In the Publicize column of that row, click on the Yahoo! Updates checkbox.

A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Yahoo account.

Publicize: Yahoo authorization message

Click the authorization button and you’ll be taken to Yahoo where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Yahoo account. Sign in with your Yahoo account and clickContinue on the following screen.

Publicize - Yahoo Authentication

 

Messenger Connect

If you don’t already have a Windows Live Messenger account, sign up for one.

To connect your blog to your Windows Live Messenger account, go to My Blogs in your Dashboard.

If you have multiple blogs, find the row that corresponds to the blog you want to connect to your Windows Live Messenger account.

In the Publicize column of that row, click on the Messenger Connect checkbox.

A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between WordPress.com and your Messenger Connect account.

Click the Authorize button and you will be redirected to a log in form for Messenger Connect. Fill in your Windows Live Messenger account information and click the Connect button.

 

Per Blog and Per User

For maximum flexibility, these connections between WordPress.com and our Publicize services are per blog and per user. If you have several blogs you want to connect, you’ll need to connect each one separately. For multi-author blogs, each user that wants to connect to a Publicize service will need to do so separately as well.

 

Reconnecting Facebook

Sometimes, the connection between Facebook and WordPress.com might get disconnected. Not to worry, the following steps should get you up and running again quickly.

  1. Log into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> My Blogs and uncheckFacebook under Publicize.
    (On the My Blogs page, make sure you’re looking at the correct row for the blog in question.)
  2. Reload the page and confirm that the Facebook checkbox is unchecked.
  3. Log into your Facebook account. Go to Account (upper right corner) -> Application Settings. Remove WordPress.com by clicking the X in its row. (If there is no WordPress.com row, don’t worry, just skip this step).
  4. Log back into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> My Blogs and recheckFacebook under Publicize.
  5. Wait for the pop-up to appear that says, Authorize connection with Facebook. Click that button.
  6. You’ll be taken to Facebook and asked to allow several pieces. Allow them all.

 

Reconnecting Twitter

If the connection between Twitter and WordPress.com gets disconnected for some reason, don’t worry, just follow these steps and you’ll be back on track again in no time.

  1. Log into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> My Blogs and uncheck Twitterunder Publicize.
    (On the My Blogs page, make sure you’re looking at the correct row for the blog in question.)
  2. Reload the page and confirm that the Twitter checkbox is unchecked.
  3. Clear your browser’s cookies (this clears some cookies that Twitter sets which are likely part of the problem).
  4. Log back into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> My Blogs and recheckTwitter under Publicize.
  5. Wait for the pop-up to appear that says, Authorize connection with Twitter. Click that button.
  6. Sign in to Twitter and click Allow.

Reference :

http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

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