Using Social Media and eCommerce on WordPress

This week, a number of great segments were released.

We looked at a few tools to integrate social media on your website, a guide on how to sell your product online, and even the newest stories from the WordPress community.

Shareaholic vs Digg Digg

In our weekly series PressThis, where we look at two WordPress plugins or WordPress themes and review them, we looked at Social Media sharing plugins.

Shareaholic was the more graphic of the two interfaces, with plenty of options for those with tons of social media accounts. The list was gargantuan. The downside to Shareaholic was that there was no Facebook “Like” button to put inside of a post. The great news was that Shareaholic had analytics tracking from either Google or Shareaholic built-in to the plugin.

Digg Digg was the more technical plugin of the two, with more customization and the power of a floating toolbar for social media. There was also a Facebook “Like” button. We like those buttons.

Unfortunately, there was no form of analytics within this plugin, and the amount of social media networks, while still large, paled in comparison to that of Shareaholic.

Choosing the Right Website for eCommerce

how to sell online

In the continuation of our series on how to sell your product online, we looked at choosing the right website and plugins to get your eCommerce website running.

Among the things to think about were the types of items you were selling, to how the items were getting shipped, to the infrastructure of the store.  All of these elements are crucial to the support and creation of your website.

For a look at part one of the series, where we discuss the initial thought process of creating an eCommerce page, click here.

WordPress 3.5 Beta is coming

WordPress 3.5 Beta

In our newest segment of Week in WP, we talk about the arrival of the first beta for the new WordPress 3.5 update in December. This beta was available to members of the open-source WordPress core team.

We also looked at the new default theme for, Twenty Twelve, and the newest version of WordPress for Android, 2.2.

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