PacktLib: Social Media for Wordpress: Build Communities, Engage Members and Promote Your Site

Social Media for WordPress

Credits

Foreword

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Share it the Easy Way

Before you read this book

A brief overview of social media

The WordPress advantage

The karma of pingbacks and comments

Food for thought: RSS feed basics

Time for action—building an automated newsletter with a keyword-based RSS feed

Summary

Building the Social Network: BuddyPress and WP Symposium

Before you enable the social layer

Activating BuddyPress plugins

Easing your users into BuddyPress

Time for action—how to convert site visitors to site members

Gamification: The art of user-generated content

Time for action—how to get your users to create original content for you

Time for action—how to enable users to share your content

BuddyPress versus WP Symposium

Summary

Community Forums for the Masses

Comments versus forums

Time for action—how to automatically display selective forum posts in Twitter

WP Symposium Forums and Simple:Press

Summary

VIP Memberships

Three important facets of membership sites

Time for action—how to open limited membership registrations and reward users

Summary

Keeping Up with the Stats

Understanding key terminology

Creating a Google Analytics account and tracking your site

Time for action—the quick guide to implementing analytics for your site

Time for action—tracking a tweet to your site through Google Analytics

Reviewing and reporting analytics

Time for action—the quick guide to reading analytics

Summary

Managing your Site

Damage control—key aspects of maintenance

Time for action—how to create automated daily backups for your site

Getting organized and managing time

Lowering the barrier of writing

Time for action—how to write and automatically publish posts through e-mail

Summary

Beyond the Plugins Towards True Engagement

Engaging site visitors

Time for action—how to automatically tweet custom content

Design speaks

Time for action—how to create a vector-based QR code for print production

QR codes and online promotions

Summary

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