Social homepage tool RebelMouse has just released a WordPress plug-in to let publishers make their blogs look more like Pinterest. It can either work as your homepage or as a widget on your WordPress sidebar. Either way, including your tweets and Facebook posts on your blog has never looked like this before.
On the left, you can see how to embed the widget on your site. On the right is an example of what this will look like on your sidebar. Notice the size of the image on the tweet at the bottom. Because of the expanded format, it’s possible to star, share, or reply to the tweet straight from the WordPress homepage.
Compare that to our social plug-ins for Facebook and Twitter, which appear on the right column of our homepage. Like these plug-ins, RebelMouse pulls all of your public wall posts and tweets in real time and automatically displays them on your page.
RebelMouse itself has a fully aggregated homepage, with quotes from publications that have reviewed the site. Another feature of this tool is that you can choose which posts you want to keep on the page.
Explained the team in an email to subscribers, “It’s a quick and easy way to keep your social identiy consistent across your entire Web presence, and a simple solution for creating an active, more social blog without any additional effort.”
That said, if tweets are living alongside traditional blog posts, that’ll put the pressure on to do more with them than just broadcast the latest headlines.