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Cross-posting between WordPress, Facebook fan pages, and Twitter

I tried several different desktop clients, Facebook apps, WordPress plug-ins, and status relay services.  This is system I ended up using:

  1. Sign up for a Ping.fm account. Add your Facebook account, fan pages, and Twitter account.
  2. From WordPress: Download, install, and activate the Shorten2ping plug-in. In Shorten2ping’s settings page, set “Send Notification to Ping.fm”.
  3. Go to the Ping.fm Dashboard, click “Application Keys”, copy your API key, go to and paste it into Shorten2ping’s settings page and paste it into “Ping.fm API Key”.

WordPress now cross-posts to Facebook and Twitter, but you’re also free to do smaller status updates that bypass WordPress by initiating it on the Ping.fm site or directly on a particular service.