8 of the Best Free Social Media Modules for DrupalPosted on June 25, 2012
If you’re looking for an easy way to integrate social networking into your Drupal site, then this post is for you! I’ve chosen 8 of my favourite (and free) social media modules for Drupal, so you can incorporate Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, and lots of other social networks into your website.
With these free Drupal modules, your sites users can login to your site using their existing profiles for various social networks and service providers, as well as easily share, like, subscribe to, or comment on your website’s content using social media.
I’ve also found some modules to help you add your Twitter and Facebook feeds to your site, automatically truncate URLs for easy sharing on social networks, post your latest content to all of your social media accounts with one click, and even create lifestreams for various members of your online community.
With this free Drupal module, users can login to your Drupal site using their existing profiles for 21 service providers and social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, PayPal, and Google, making your website’s registration process much simpler. Plus, this module has a social sharing feature designed to help, and even encourage, people to share your content with their friends. In addition to these great features, Janrain Engage also includes data mapping, profile picture importing, linked account management, and rules, views, and captcha integration, making it a great free module for Drupal.
If you’re looking for an easy way to add share buttons to your Drupal site, then you have to check out Easy Social, a free social media module. By default, Easy Social includes widgets for LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google, but you can easily create new widgets for other social networking sites. With this free social media module for Drupal, you can raise your organisation or company’s profile and increase your site traffic.
Want to increase the number of people who subscribe to your Facebook page? Then check out this free Drupal module which enables you to easily add a Facebook subscribe button to every page of your site! Plus, you can customise the button’s size, position, colour scheme, layout, and font via the module’s admin area. If you want to make it simple for people to subscribe to your Facebook page, then you should definitely install and configure this free module.
With this free Drupal module, you can display your latest tweets on your website, which helps encourage people to follow you Twitter. Plus, this module enables you to login to your Drupal site via Twitter, as well as announce your latest posts to all of your followers without leaving your website’s admin area. If you’re looking for a free Drupal module designed to help you integrate Twitter into your site, then this is definitely worth trying.
If you use shortened URLs on Twitter and Facebook, then you should check out this free Drupal module! Instead of having to visit a site like bit.ly or TinyURL, Shorten URLs automatically creates and displays a truncated URL for the current page which you can copy and paste into your posts or tweets. By default, this module works with over 15 URL shortening services, and it even tracks and displays shortened URLs to your site’s administrators, preventing users from creating more than one truncated URL for a single page.
This free module has tons of great features designed to help you integrate Facebook and Drupal. With Drupal for Facebook, you can add a Facebook feed and Like buttons to your Drupal site, allow users to connect with your site using their existing Facebook profiles, and enable people to publish your site’s content on their Facebook walls. Plus, you can use this module to easily create Facebook apps, making it a great tool for both experienced and inexperienced developers.
With this free Drupal module, you don’t have to waste time logging in an updating all of your social networking accounts every time you publish new content. Post It Everywhere enables you to post your content to FriendFeed, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with just one click, making this the ideal Drupal module for busy users who still want to stay involved in social media.
With Activity Stream, a free module for Drupal, you can create a lifestream using your activity on a number of different sites, including Facebook, StumbleUpon, IMDB, YouTube, Flickr, Netflix, and many more. Plus, you can integrate this module with any site that publishes an Atom or RSS feed, providing you with the ability to further customise your lifestream to fit your needs. Your activity stream will appear in your profile, on its own page, and on a page containing lifestreams for every user, making this a great tool for community sites.
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