Social 2.9.1

We’ve released version 2.9.1 of Social; a WordPress plugin from MailChimp that gives you these great features:

  1. broadcasting your posts to Facebook and Twitter
  2. allows commenters on your site to log in with Facebook or Twitter
  3. allows comments on your site to be broadcast to Facebook or Twitter
  4. pulls in reactions from Facebook and Twitter as comments on your blog posts

The thing I love most about Social is the way it allows me to post on my site (and own my data), but still interact with my friends on Facebook and Twitter.

All of these features are optional and can be enabled/disabled as necessary. Set-up is nice and easy – there is no need to log in as a developer and create a Facebook or Twitter app; you just log in and go.

Version 2.9.1 brings the following changes:

  • Support for threaded comments on Facebook pages
  • New setting for which post types Social’s broadcasting should be enabled for
  • Likes and RTs are no longer auto-approved (can be re-enabled if desired, see the FAQ)
  • Load avatars from Facebook and Twitter via https
  • Address issues with high byte characters
  • Work around a bug in the Local Avatars plugin
  • Add a few language localizations

It’s a great update, give it a try. Enjoy!

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