A big thanks to our friends at Acquia, and Joshua Brauer in particular, for putting on such a quality webinar earlier this week. The webinar was very well attended and folks asked some great questions, the answers to which are being posted together with the webinar. If you missed the live event, it is available for anyone to view right now.
For those who may be unfamiliar, Gigya Socialize makes it easy to integrate your site with social sites and OpenID providers like Facebook Connect, Twitter, MySpace and more. Gigya provides single, simplified API access to all authentication and social APIs from these providers to streamline implementation and management.
The Drupal module for Gigya Socialize delivers all the features and functionality of the core Socialize product, from authentication, to customization & personalization, to promotion, but also provides some very powerful features specific to the Drupal CMS.
Gigya’s new Socialize Module for Drupal makes it easy for Drupal site owners to:
- Enable users to link existing accounts with social network and OpenID identities, and personalize the user experience by making it easy for sites to integrate user profile and social graph data.
- Increase user acquisition by enabling users to invite friends to the site, or to share site content or a specific event. For example, using the Socialize module users can choose to invite their Facebook friends to comment on a new post they created.
- Increase site traffic through viral promotion, enabling users to send status updates, tweets and newsfeed events to their social networks. The Gigya Socialize module has been fully integrated with Drupal’s user action and trigger core modules so Drupal site owners can configure the viral promotion channels to work dynamically.
- Easily configure the user experience, design, and module functionality using the Drupal administration panel.
“Content and community are the critical components of many Drupal websites and the Gigya Socialize Drupal module connects Drupal-based communities with the leading social networks on the web,” said Dries Buytaert, Drupal project founder and Acquia CTO. “Simplifying site authentication processes and integration with various networks and platforms can improve the user experience and extend the reach of every website.”
The new Gigya Socialize Drupal module is fully configurable and installs in minutes with no programming. The module is available, free of charge, on Drupal.org at http://drupal.org/project/gigya.
Please check it out and let us know what you think or if you have questions. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Tobias Meyer-Grunow