If you already have a Facebook and/or a Twitter account (or plan on making one), you can integrate it into your WordPress website. This will allow you to allow visitors to "like" your posts, automatically tweet your updates, and much more. Here are the most popular plugins to use Social Media on your website:
Facebook Like Button - This is a very simple plugin, but very effective. It will create a button by each post that your visitors can "like." When they "like" your post, it will appear on their Facebook page as well. This is an easy way to promote your website.
Social Media Widget - This plugin will place on your Widget list the option to have a link to all of your social media pages. You can place it anywhere on your side menu and it allows you to automatically point your visitors to a number of different social media sites, including facebook, twitter, myspace, LinkedIn, Skype, and much more!
WP to Twitter - With this plugin, when you make a post it will automatically display on your twitter as well. This is a great way to let your visitors know when you have updated your website, so that they will visit the site to see what you have added.
Each one of the links above goes directly to the plugin's official page on the WordPress.org website so you can see screen shots of the galleries as well as other information. To install one of the plugins, you can automatically add them to your WordPress site by searching for the plugin in your Dashboard. Please read our article on installing a WordPress plugin if you need any additional information. For more information on photogallery or slideshow plugins, go to Wordpress Photo Gallery and Slideshow Plugins. You can also find information on Advertising Plugins.
To see a course list for this class, please go to 201: Recommended Plugins.