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WordPress Locator Improves Social Media

Social Media Extender version 4.2.05 was released today adding support for direct CSV import and export along with standard location data.    Several bug fixes are included in this release to improve compatibility with WordPress 4.2.2 and Store Locator Plus.   The issues address various data and display issues on specific web server configurations.

Social Media Extender is a premium add-on pack for Store Locator Plus.    Social Media Extender makes it easy to add social media icons and links to location listing results.   The social media platforms are pre-configured with Twitter and Facebook as sample media sites, however any social media platform can be added to the list.    Icons are provided for Blogger, Delicious, DeviantArt, Digg, Dribble, email, Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed, Google +, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIn, Pinterest, rss feeds, Skype, SoundCloud, Spotify, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Twitter, TypePad, Vimeo, WordPress, and YouTube.    Once a social media platform has been configured, any location can be updated with links to that store’s social media pages.     When users search for locations the results will show the social icons and link directly to the location’s social media pages.

Store Locator Plus is a free plugin for WordPress that provides a simple interface to place an “enter your zip code” map of locations on your site.   A variety of premium add-on packs allow extensive modification of the interface and provided added functionality to the base product.   For more information visit

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Using JetPack + WordPress for Social Media Marketing

Here is a 5-minute video I put together for the people that have been asking me about WordPress and social media.   I use Jetpack to publish my blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Tumblr.   It is very easy to setup and takes about 5 minutes to get going, assuming you already have accounts with at least one of those services.

Jetpack allows you to publish to any or all of the media services on a per-post basis.   Thus you can keep your social media accounts connected and still control what people are seeing on which services.    You can also attach multiple accounts for those posts that might be in both the business and personal camps or are cross-category posts for those of you who maintain multiple social media accounts.

Since I was working on an update to the Charleston Beach Volleyball and Social Club site, I thought this was a great time to shoot a quick video.

I apologize in advance for the horrible audio.  This new bluetooth headset is horrible at noise reduction and the microphone pics up EVERYTHING.   Great for silent environments but not when it is 98-degrees out and you have the fan going in the background to counter the under-performing air conditioning!