Social: WordPress’s new commenting plugin

Just a quick note to say that I’ve added a new commenting & social media plugin, Social, to my blog.

It combines standard WordPress comments with mentions of a specific post on Twitter and Facebook. Other plugins can do the same thing, but Social also broadcasts notifications of new posts to the same social media site, and tracks replies & retweets of that original broadcast message.

It would be nice if the broadcast facility used my bit.ly Pro settings, so that it used my shortening domain, mtthw.mn – something that my previous auto-tweeting plugin was able to do. However, that plugin insisted on garbling apostrophes, quotation marks and other common punctuation, so if Social can cope with this I’m gaining as well as losing.

But this is a very new plugin which has backing from a commercial organisation, MailChimp, so there’s every possibility it will improve in future.