Facebook released a bunch of NEW Group Features today. One of the really cool things that they offer is the ability to add a “SEND” button to your website. The Send Button allows your users to easily send your content to their friends. People will have the option to send your URL in an inbox message to their Facebook friends, to the group wall of any Facebook group they are a member of, and as an email to any email address. While the Like Button allows users to share your content with all of their friends, the Send Button allows them to send a private message to just a few friends. The message will include a link to the URL specified in the send button, along with a title, image, and short description of the link. You can specify what is shown for the title, image, and description by using Open Graph meta tags.

Here are the 3 steps needed to integrate this new plugin into your WordPress website or Blog.

Step 1.

If you already have a Facebook Application ID, you may move on to step 2, otherwise visit http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php to create a Facebook app and get an App ID. Follow the steps below and copy your App ID to be used later.

Step 2.

Go into your theme editor in WordPress by visiting http://YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE/wp-admin/theme-editor.php and copy the code below and paste it in your header.php file directly above the tag. Replace the area where it says “YOUR_APPLICATION_ID” with the App ID you created earlier. Hit Save after you make your changes.

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Step 3.

Go into your theme editor in WordPress by visiting http://YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE/wp-admin/theme-editor.php and copy the code below and paste it in your single.php file directly above or below the .  This will display the button on your Blog posts above or below the content.  You may also experiment placing this code in other location on your website.   Make sure to change the Application ID before you save it.
PASTE THE CODE BELOW:

Replace the area where it says “YOUR_APPLICATION_ID” with the App ID you created earlier. Hit Save after you make your changes.