Adding social media to WordPress is really, really easy with OptimizePress. It’s built-in to the fantastic WordPress theme that comes bundled, SmartTheme, so there’s no need for any plugins or code-hacking.

It’s week six of my internet marketing course, and this week’s subject is ‘Getting Started With Social Media’. Of course, before adding social media to WordPress, I had to sign-up to some social media platforms, including a couple that I’ve never met before. You don’t have to do this, of course. But when you have a hugely successful mentor, it would be daft not to follow what they’re teaching you to do. It’s like saying, ‘I know you’re successful and I’ve signed-up for your course, but I think I’ll do it my way instead’.

Before adding social media to my WordPress blog, I’d decided that I would start with totally fresh social media accounts. Why? So that I could prove to everyone who reads this that you don’t have to have zillions of friends on Facebook, or followers on Twitter, to get results.

facebook likesNo, I abandoned my previous Facebook account with about 150 friends. And I ditched my Twitter account with 500 followers. Instead, I created brand new accounts on Twitter and Facebook. Then I joined LinkedIn and Pinterest for the first time. I haven’t done it at the time of writing this post, but I will create an Instagram account at some point in the near future, too.

I’ve got to reinforce that the reason why I wanted to do this before adding social media to WordPress was so that you, the reader, would realise that I’m starting this from cold and putting my mouth where my money is. I’m putting myself on-the-line. Putting my back to the wall.

I’m saying that, ‘no matter who you are, you can do this course’! If you really want to. It doesn’t take a superhero!

So, I created my new social media accounts and very easily added them to to my website. Effortlessly, in fact. You can see my profiles for all of those social media accounts by clicking on the buttons in the sidebar, if you’re on a tablet or desktop. If you’re on a mobile, they’ll be underneath this post somewhere down the page.

Adding social media to WordPress isn’t difficult. It doesn’t take a plugin or any special knowledge, as long as you use the right theme. That theme is SmartPress, which comes bundled with OptimizePress. And OptimizePress is the only theme that I know of that’s built especially for internet marketers.

If you want to earn money on the internet, take a look at this brilliant course that I’m doing. The first thing to do is watch this webinar. Then take action!

Have you had problems, or success stories, adding social media to WordPress? Do you use OptimizePress?

Let me know in the comments, below!

    1 Response to "Adding Social Media To WordPress"

    • Debi Kirk

      Hi Graham, thanks for your honest post. I’m using OptimizePress too and I’ve got social sharing buttons on my blog posts but I’m struggling to see a way of activating my own social media links. If you have an insight I’d appreciate it.

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