WordPress is finally integrating its blogging platform more closely with social networking sites. A new publicize feature allows users to link various social media accounts to their WordPress blogs. Previously, users had plugins they could install that allowed them to cross-post their articles.
daniscalifornia wonders, however:
do you have a distinct use case for Tumblr/Wordpress, and would it make sense to post Wordpress blogs onto Tumblr?
I use my Tumblr to curate stuff written by others - mostly journo/tech news links and quotes, and my personal blog to write longer pieces (700+ words) sometimes about journalism but often personal or creative writing. So it’s important for me to have both, right now.
I think WordPress coudln’t sit idly by for much longer while Tumblr traffic is skyrocketing. Let’s face it: A lot of the conversation that used to happen through blogs is now happening on social media. Blogs are becoming more of a home base for longer articles, as Dani says. But those articles are spread through social media, and making that easier from WordPress is overdue.
Kind of curious as to what this kind of addition means. We use a kind of hacked-together WordPress plugin to do kind of the same thing, but I imagine what we use is far more customizable than WordPress’ own option. Appears to only be WP.com for now.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…
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