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Get connected: the best free Facebook plugins for WordPress

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Facebook has become an increasingly important tool for small business marketing. The best WordPress developers know Facebook isn’t just a way of annoying your nearest and dearest with status updates and funny cat pictures, it’s also an effective way to reach out to your audience and make it easier for them to get hold of, and share, your content. If you want to get in on the act, read on as we take a look at some top Facebook plugins for WordPress.

WP Facebook FanBox https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-facebook-fanbox-widget/

Want your Facebook update feed to appear directly on your WordPress page? Then WP Facebook Fanbox is just the widget for you. Getting it up and running is as simple as configuring it to your settings, pasting the shortcode where you want it to appear, and voila! It even comes with a handful of preloaded themes, so it won’t clash with your existing WordPress layout.

Easy Facebook Like Box https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-facebook-likebox/

This handy plugin lets you display your Facebook fans’ smiling faces right on your WordPress page. It’s a great way of showing off how many friends you’ve got without being intrusive, and makes it easy for people to pump even more likes into your page. Plus, it’s responsive, so it looks good whether someone’s browsing on their laptop, phone or tablet.

Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-page-promoter-lightbox/

Lightboxes are becoming increasingly popular among more style-savvy WordPress users and web designers. Not only does Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox looks great, it also adds pop-up functionality to your page, allowing you to spotlight new content, events and promotions easily. It’s also a great way to gently nudge visitors into liking your page, making it ideal for WordPress developers who want to gain likes quickly.

Feed Them Social https://wordpress.org/plugins/feed-them-social/

Our final plugin is a one-stop solution for all your sharing needs. Feed Them Social is an incredibly versatile bit of kit, allowing you to share text, videos, galleries, events direct from Facebook and display them as a box or entire website page. With more customisation options than you can shake a proverbial stick at, it also allows users to share their Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest feeds.

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