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Twitter and Facebook integration into CMS Sitefinity 4.0 – Part 2

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In my previous post I have described how Twitter and Facebook can be integrated into Sitefinity CMS with Twitter and Facebook plugins. Today I will tell you what third party plugins can be used to implement the same task.

Third parties’ solutions

There are some ready to use  modules and widgets which help to integrate Sitefinity with Twitter and Facebook.

Sitefinity Connector for Facebook

(http://basememara.com/cms/blogs/view/10-09-21/Sitefinity_Connector_for_Facebook_is_here.aspx)

Features:

  • Post news, events, and blogs from Sitefinity to Facebook simply by checking off a box!
  • Uses the latest, next generation Facebook Graph API
  • Uses the highly secured OAuth 2.0 for authenication (recommended by Facebook)
  • Post to multiple Facebook accounts simultaneously
  • Works with all types of Facebook account types: user, group, and page
  • Adds picture, summary, link, and publication/event start date
  • Uses the FacebookSharp library

License cost: $29.00 (as on Feb 2011)

Source code: No

Sitefinity Connector for Twitter

(http://basememara.com/cms/blogs/view/10-09-20/Sitefinity_Connector_for_Twitter.aspx)

Features:

  • Post news, events, and blogs from Sitefinity to Twitter simply by checking off a box!
  • Uses the latest, next generation Twitter API
  • Uses the highly secured OAuth for authenication
  • Post to multiple Twitter accounts simultaneously
  • Add prefix or hash tags to your posts
  • URL is automatically shorten via Bit.ly service
  • Uses the Twitterizer library

License cost: $29.00 (as on Feb 2011)

Source code: No

Twitter Profile Widget

(http://www.sitefinity.com/marketplace/modules/twitter-profile-widget-control.aspx)

This control encapsulates the Twitter Profile Widget.

License cost: Free

Source code: Yes

Twitter Status Timelines Widget

(http://www.sitefinity.com/marketplace/modules/twitter-status-timelines.aspx)

This is a basic user control that uses the TweetSharp library to get different status Timelines from Twitter.

License cost: Free

Source code: Yes

Conclusion:

Sitefinity Connector for Facebook and Twitter

They are pretty good, but they do not provide trial mode for the tools and it is impossible to declare that both tools will work with new Sitefinity 4.0 because they were developed for Sitefinity 3.7. I have sent corresponding request to vendor.

Freeware widgets

Simple widgets which can be used as they are or as samples for our custom widgets.

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