FaceBook and Twitter Integration with DotNetNuke Now Possible with the Official Release of PackFlash Publish Version 2.7

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The latest version of PackFlash Publish makes it easy for web masters to synchronize publication across their website and the popular social networking tools. The administrators can send updates to Twitter and Facebook when the content is published, allowing for the updates to be delivered "on demand" or scheduled at a later time according to workflow rules.

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This release acts as a base for PackFlash and its users to use in the future. Not only do we want to add connections to more social platforms, such as YouTube, we also plan on going deeper and adding more points of content exchange in both directions.

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Organizations can longer afford to ignore the marketing channels provided by social media giants, FaceBook and Twitter. However, making sure that information is managed across these channels can be time consuming, and in a hectic schedule they are often neglected because there is not enough time in the day. For users of the popular open-source content management platform, DotNetNuke, there is an answer: the latest version of the PackFlash Publish module gives them the power to publish content to their website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed with the click of a single button.

The PackFlash Publish module is a software extension for the DotNetNuke content management system. The module provides the capability to publish articles and other media, and enables DotNetNuke to meet the needs of a magazine, newspaper, corporate newsroom, or any other publishing need including user blogs. The module was initially released in October or 2009, and the latest release, version 2.7, contains the Facebook and Twitter integration feature.

To use the new feature, web masters simply follow a process to “connect” their DotNetNuke websites to Facebook and Twitter. After this connection is set up, content creators can easily choose to update the social networks whenever a new article is published. The publisher has complete control over the message that is sent to their status or feed, and a “bit.ly” shortened link is automatically created so that followers can click to read the article. The updates to Facebook and Twitter can be timed according to a release schedule or posted “on demand.”

According to PackFlash CEO, Chris Risner, this is just the start of social media integration for PackFlash: “This release acts as a base for PackFlash and its users to use in the future. Not only do we want to add connections to more social platforms, such as YouTube, we also plan on going deeper and adding more points of content exchange in both directions." He adds, "Facebook and Twitter integration are a few of the steps that PackFlash is taking to make the DotNetNuke experience less cumbersome. This release makes it much easier to coordinate an update on the social networks with the delivery of content on a website by taking workflow and marketing schedules into mind. The person that creates and edits an article is not necessary the one that approves publication or dictates timing of the release on the website. In addition, there are good reasons to plan in the future for information to be pushed to the website and the social networks at the same time."

Social media integration is only the latest reason why PackFlash Publish is the best option for publishing articles on DotNetNuke. The module offers a very robust feature set, including flexible and customizable templates, image galleries, content relationship mapping, teaser views, reader commenting, an SEO friendly implementation, and administrators have complete control through a centralized dashboard. The module is also designed to work seamlessly with PackFlash’s other premium DotNetNuke products which include PF Video, PF Navigation, and several skins.

The PackFlash Publish module for DotNetNuke is available for sale at the Packflash.com website and on Snowcovered.com at PackFlash Publishing Module, the marketplace for DotNetNuke extensions.

To learn more about PackFlash products visit the following links:

About PackFlash:
PackFlash is a developer of modules for the DotNetNuke Content Management System. developed all of its DotNetNuke functional modules under the PackFlash name. The products include PackFlash Publishing, PackFlash Video, PackFlash Comments, PackFlash PackNav, and a number of PackFlash skins that have been marketed and sold to the DotNetNuke Community. For more information, please visit Packflash.

About DotNetNuke Corp.
DotNetNuke Corp. is the steward of the DotNetNuke open source project, the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET. Organizations use DotNetNuke to quickly develop and deploy interactive and dynamic web sites, intranets, extranets and web applications. The DotNetNuke platform is available in a free Community and subscription-based Professional, Elite and Elite Premier Editions. DotNetNuke Corp. also operates Snowcovered.com where users purchase third party DotNetNuke apps. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital, and Pelion Venture Partners, DotNetNuke Corp. is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For additional information, visit http://www.dotnetnuke.com.

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