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Social Media for WordPress by Michael Kuhlmann

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The WordPress advantage

With WordPress now powering 14.7 million sites, or nearly 15 percent of the entire web, including CNN, The New York Times and Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG foundation (http://blog.livestrong.org), many site users and visitors have already become familiar with its native functions, even if they don't know what they're called. WordPress ships with three core functions, or capabilities that are native to the application, which allow your users and consumers to establish a dialog, based on the data that is provided. They include the following:

  • content syndication
  • content update services
  • a commenting system

It's easy to gloss over these basic features, as they have been part of the Content Management System (CMS) for a long time. ...

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