Ever since Facebook was launched in 2004, it gave birth to a whole new kind of social media. Now, it’s the biggest social community around the world, with millions of people using it every day. And because it’s the most powerful social media platform out there, it’s imperative that you connect your WordPress website to Facebook so you can tap into an even bigger audience.
If you want your customers and prospects to know you better and to keep in touch with you any time, you need a few plugins to make things a lot easier. Below is a list of 10 awesome free and premium WordPress Facebook plugins that you can use for integrating Facebook into your website. See how they can help you out.
reEmbed provides websites with customized video players, realtime analytics, and content recommendations using a single line of code. This allows the websites to take control of all their videos including anything embedded from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Dailymotion.
Facebook Chat is an awesome free WordPress Facebook plugin that lets you integrate a Facebook chat system in your website or blog. It adds a bar that’s similar to Facebook chat, which will appear at the bottom right corner on your site. Users can log in with their Facebook account and start chatting. It’s that simple!
This WordPress plugin works by automatically adding links to posts or pages that are being published to your Facebook wall, pages, or groups. It’s easy to use and set up. You can even customize the way links appear on your Facebook account. The URL title will be the post title, while the link description will be the excerpt (or part of the post text if there’s none). You can also configure a link image or you can let Facebook choose one for you.
PlayPops for WordPress uses the power of Facebook and YouTube to grow your audience fast. The plugin shows a popup box in front of your YouTube video, asking your read to join your Facebook Page whenever they pause the video. It’s a cool way to ask them to like your Page!
This WordPress widget lets you display a customizable frame that gather Facebook social plugins together, with the option to display or not to display them in your sidebar or widget area. This plugin comes with shortcodes for just about anything you want to put in your post. It also comes with a Like and Share feature, as well as Twitter feed integration.
NextGEN Facebook is a free WordPress Facebook plugin that makes sure you present your content in the best way possible, no matter how your post is shared in various social media sites – be it from sharing buttons on the page, browser add-ons/extensions, or links shared directly in timeline posts and private messages. This plugin gives you complete control over the information social website crawlers needs, thus improving your site’s Google search ranking, as well as the social engagement and click-through rates on Facebook and other social media platforms. What’s more, it offers many of the popular social sharing buttons!
This premium WordPress Facebook plugin lets you display a list of the latest Facebook comments from your website, on your homepage or in your widget area.
The Facebook Like Button lets you add a Follow button the easiest way possible. So if your business or life is tightly connected with your Facebook account, then this plugin is the perfect choice for you. It comes with simple and easy-to-use features and options. With just a few clicks, you can add a Facebook Like button on your website or blog.
This is another premium WordPress plugin that allows you to display recent posts in Facebook Pages, in your website’s sidebar widget. You can add as many Facebook Pages as you like, and you can even customize the color of the widget, frame, text, and URL. It’s compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Operan, and Safari.
Custom Facebook Fan Gate is a premium WordPress plugin that lets you add an overlay popup over the homepage and on posts on your website or blog. This plugin helps you build your fan base. With a big fan base, you can increase traffic to your website.
Bonus: FB Viral Downloader
This free WordPress plugin is a powerful marketing tool that lets your end users download files from your website so your content can go viral on the Web. The download link will send users to a Facebook login page where they can download the file and share your content on Facebook. This way, you can make sure that every download will help make your content go viral. It’s a simple yet powerful method to gain widespread popularity through Facebook.