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The Best Social Networking Extensions for Joomla

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When used correctly, social networking can help dramatically increase traffic to personal and professional websites, so I’ve chosen some of my favourite social networking extensions for Joomla.  These extensions will enable you to automatically tweet your newest content, allow your users to easily share your site with their friends, and much more!

Tweetme

This plugin adds a ‘TweetThis’ link to the articles on your Joomla site, so visitors can easily share your content with their followers.  Tweetme supports custom #hashtags and 10 URL shortening services, including bit.ly and TinyURL.com.  If you’re looking for a way to increase traffic to your site, then I definitely recommend installing Tweetme.

Trendy Social Share

If you want your website to get more exposure, then you should check out Trendy Social Share, a Joomla extension that enables you to add buttons for popular social networking sites to your site.  With this extension, your visitors will be able to share your content on Facebook, Yahoo Buzz, Google Buzz, Digg, and Twitter, which should help increase the amount of traffic to your website.

AutoTweet NG

Twitter is a great way to stay in touch with your website’s users, and this extension makes it super easy for you to tell your followers when you add new content to your site.  When you publish a new article, AutoTweet NG will automatically post the URL and title of the article as your status update on Twitter.  This extension supports multiple URL shortening services, including is.gd, a bit.ly, and tinyurl.com.

Facebook FanBox

With this extension, you can display the number of people who like your Facebook page, the names and profile images of some of your fans, and recent posts from your Facebook page on your Joomla website.  Facebook FanBox also enables your site’s visitors to becomes fans of your page with just one click, and they don’t even have to leave your site!  If you want to increase your Facebook fans, then this Joomla extension should definitely help.

Facebook Social Comments

This extension lets your Joomla site’s visitors comment on your content using their Facebook account, and visitors can choose whether or not they want to display their comment on their Facebook profile.  With Facebook Social Comments, you can choose the content you want visitors to be able to comment on, so you can show or hide the comment button on certain menu items, sections, categories, and articles.

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1 Comment

  1. On March 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

    guillotines said:

    thanks for the joomla bits and pieces 🙂