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Social Media Widgets Essentials

Build an impressive online presence by learning to utilize social media widgets across all your Internet channels.


Widgets connect social media sites with blogs and websites; add interactivity and advanced features to websites; and help you share your content across the Internet. And widgets are the first step toward a solid integration plan for your entire social media presence. If you want to build a robust online presence, then you need to learn more than the basics about social media widgets. Follow author and new media expert Deltina Hay as she discusses beginning and advanced topics on social media widgets, plugins, APIs, and more in an accessible way that anyone can follow.
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  • Introduction and Definitions
    Introduction to the Course
    This lesson provides an overview of the course.
    This lesson provides an overview of buttons, badges, widgets, plugins, embed code, applications, and APIs – including what they are and how they are used in relation to your social media presence.
  • All About Widgets
    Types of Social Media Widgets
    This lesson explores the different ways widgets are used in the social web and the types of widgets, including social networking widgets, RSS feed widgets, and sharing/subscribing widgets.
    How Widgets Work
    This lesson takes a closer look at what widgets are and the different ways they are implemented. The lesson also provides an introduction to plugins.
  • WordPress Widgets and Plugins
    WordPress.com Widgets
    In this lesson, we explore the widgets available on the WordPress.com blogging platform.
    WordPress Plugins
    In this lesson, we look at the different types of WordPress plugins, and how plugins are used and implemented on a WordPress powered (self-hosted) website.
    More WordPress Widgets
    In this lesson, we look at how widgets are used an implemented on a self-hosted WordPress website; as well as how to create custom widgets.
  • Social Networking Widgets, Plugins, and Applications
    Twitter Buttons and Widgets
    In this lesson, we have an overview of Twitter widgets and buttons, and demonstrate implementation methods.
    Facebook Applications and Plugins
    In this lesson, we have an overview and demonstration of Facebook social plugins and Facebook Page applications.
    LinkedIn and Google Plus Widgets
    In this lesson, we have an overview and demonstration of LinkedIn buttons, badges, and Company Page plugins; and explore Google Plus API tools and plugins.


  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Twitter
  • WordPress

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