Usually on weekends I’m going through my email and trying to reach inbox zero before Monday morning but last night I decided SocialWayne.com needed a few updates. My primarily goals of updating SocialWayne.com was to make it faster, remove WordPress plugins I didn’t need and add social engagement. While adding a few social engagement features I may not have reached my goal of speeding up the load time but I’m hoping WP Super Cache will handle the rest. Either way, here’s what I done to SocialWayne.com to make it more social.
1. Wibiya toolbar
Wibiya enables blogs to integrate the most exciting services, applications and widgets of their choice into their blog through customized web-based toolbars.
2. Added Follow Me Plugin
A floating tab on the right that says Follow me that links to my Twitter profile.
3. Added/Changed Facebook Share Count Plugin
I had another Facebook Share Count plugin installed but I switched to the one created by Jess Stay
4. Updated: Easy ReTweet WordPress Plugin
I still have Topsy and Tweetmeme plugins installed and actived but I’m not displaying them.
5. Added Facebook Connect Comments
Sadly my blog theme doesn’t support Disqus therefore I’m using BackType and Facebook to for social comments.
6. Added ShareThis Plugin
I was using the Sexy Bookmarks Plugin but I can add google analytics to ShareThis therefore I’m making the switch.
7. Added Find Me On plugin
You know what to do.
8. Added Google Friend Connect Gadgets
If you look to your right on the sidebar you’ll see two new gadgets from Google Friend Connect. One always you to leave a comment about the blog or you could post topics that you would like for me to cover and the other is a poll widget. Speaking of the poll, if you have a moment, login and vote. I’m using the feedback for an upcoming blog post.
There are a few more things I’ve done to SocialWayne.com and I’ll blog more about the Facebook Share plugins in the next few days. Let me know what you think about the changes and have a great week.