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WordPress.com Users can Publicize their Blog Posts To Twitter

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WordPress is no doubt one of the best platform for blogging, and Twitter is probably one of the fastest moving real-time news engines. What happens when both of these come together? You get “Publicize”.

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To several users joy today, the WordPress team announced the introduction of Publicize, a tool that will allow users to send their posts as updates to twitter.

You can either, choose to use the automatically generated tweet, or customize the tweet’s that are send out to twitter. In addition to that, you can also control whether or not a post should be tweeted or not, by changing the settings at post level.

Overall a pretty good introduction, that will surely be widely popular. Visit the Publicize support page, to learn more and get started with Publicize.

By the way, don’t forget to follow us @weblogtooltips.

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  1. manga (24 comments.) says:

    That sounds sweet. Any chance of it appearing in the next wordpress version so that not only wordpress.com will have this available but even us own hosted people that get our copy from wordpress.org?

    Cause this would make my life so much simpler.

    • Keith Dsouza (82 comments.) says:

      @manga am not sure about that. But WordPress.org users already have several plugins that allow you to do the same thing with twitter.

    • Channa Connolly (1 comments.) says:

      My favorite plugin for “publicizing” WordPress blogposts to twitter is WP to Twitter. The way WP to Twitter integrates is straightforward and intuitive.

      Another one that a LOT of people use is called Twitter Tools. Twitter Tools has more features but i find them to be more than I need/want most of the time.

    • Viper007Bond (91 comments.) says:

      No, it will not be in the next version of WordPress. However as Keith said, there are TONS of plugins that already exist to do this. Twitter Tools for example is one of the more popular ones.

      • manga (24 comments.) says:

        @ Keith Dsouza and Viper007Bond: Thank you for your answer. I´ll go and have a look.

  2. Viper007Bond (91 comments.) says:

    I’d recommend tweaking your post to make it a bit more clear (com vs org), specifically changing it to “the WordPress.com team announced”. ;)

  3. Nile (18 comments.) says:

    Sounds great for the WordPress.com users. Probably something like they put HookPress into it or same concepts. Anyway, that is great news for them and will help with not having to manually tweet new entries.

  4. Gareth says:

    It is not automatic when posting via Email. This needs to be fixed.

  5. Jim Hutchinson (1 comments.) says:

    For self-hosted WordPress blogs, announce your posts automatically.

    1) Register for http://ping.fm and choose all the sites you want posted to.
    2) Get a http://hootsuite.com account and add your Ping.fm application (API) key in the Settings.
    3) Install the WordTwit (or your favorite Twitter announce) plugin on your WordPress blog

    Now when you write a post, it gets sent to Twitter, which is picked up by HootSuite, passed on to Ping.fm, then sent to all the sites you have enabled there (Facebook, Yahoo!, MyBlogLog, plus many other sites). Sounds complicated, but takes less than 30 minutes to set up and works great!

  6. Gareth says:

    I logged a case with wp support straight after my above comment.fed back already that they have replicated and will fix asap.



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