I tried several different desktop clients, Facebook apps, WordPress plug-ins, and status relay services.Â This is system I ended up using:
- Sign up for a Ping.fm account. Add your Facebook account, fan pages, and Twitter account.
- From WordPress: Download, install, and activate the Shorten2ping plug-in. In Shorten2ping’s settings page, set “Send Notification to Ping.fm”.
- 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.