Charities, artists, and entrepreneurs alike know that these days, having a social media strategy is a crucial component of a successful marketing campaign. That’s why our team is committed to creating better and easier ways for our customers to integrate their IgnitionDeck-powered sites with popular social media services.
Facebook has become the de-facto community-building tool for our generation. This is because practically everyone is on Facebook. From your Great Grandma to your tween nephew, and every demographic in-between, Facebook’s reach makes it hard to ignore as a platform for spreading awareness about your brand.
Our goal for the future of IgnitionDeck includes making it the e-commerce platform best suited for community-building and maintaining meaningful relationships with supporters, customers, and fans.
As a first step toward this goal we decided to integrate IgnitionDeck Commerce (IDC) with Facebook’s API so IgnitionDeck site owners can have the option to allow their members to register and sign in using their Facebook account. This saves members and/or customers the hassle of entering their name and email address when joining an IDC-powered site.
This new feature for IDC is the first of many we will be building into our new extension called ID Social. And the best part is, the new ID Social Extension is free! To get it, just log into your IgnitionDeck Customer Dashboard. It installs just like any other WordPress plugin. And once it’s installed, setting it up only takes about five minutes!
Facebook registration and login is just the beginning. Our Development team is hard at work turning ID Social into a full-featured social media engine for IDC sites. In future releases, we will consolidate social media features into one easy-to-use settings area, all controlled by the free ID Social Extension for IDC.
In the meantime, go get the new ID Social plugin, try it out, and let us know what you think! And as always, keep your IgnitonDeck plugins up to date, and stay tuned, because there’s a lot more social media goodness coming your way in future versions of ID Social!