Here is how you can share your blog posts automatically on Facebook. As most of the blogs are on WordPress platform these days, we will have a look at the process to share WordPress posts on Facebook automatically.
We all know how the giant social media platform, Facebook, have taken over the world by storm. It is considered to be the most influential social platforms that engage people of almost all age groups from across the world.
In that case, there is obviously no doubt that it is also one of the best places to market your business too. Facebook is a great source of traffic for thousands of websites. So posting your blog posts on FB can be a brilliant way to gain more traffic to your site.
In today’s post, I will tell you how to share your website or blog posts on Facebook directly from your WordPress site.
How To Automatically Share On Facebook
To start with, you must know that there are a number of ways to share your posts on Facebook. But I will tell you the easiest way to do it. And that is simply by using a WordPress Plugin on your site.
Even though the process might be a bit lengthy one, I can guarantee you that this process will give you more control over what you want to share and what not.
So let us see how you can make your newly published posts get automatically shared on social platforms like Facebook, without you having to do much about it.
Step 1: Installing and Activating The WordPress Plugin
Installing and Activating a plugin is the simplest thing to do for all those who have been using WordPress for a while. So let me tell the newbies what exactly you need to do to install a plugin.
For that, you will first need to download the plugin to your computer. You can look up for the plugin on WordPress product markets like ThemeForest for paid products and WordPress.org for free products.
If you are downloading your product from WordPress.org for example, you will first have to visit www.wordpress.org and then go to plugins. A search box will appear on your screen.
Type the plugin name you want to download and click on the download button on your screen.
Once the plugin is downloaded you need to login to your WP admin area and go to Plugins > Add New. Browse through the plugin archive and select the plugin you just downloaded. In this case, you will have to download the plugin AccessPress Facebook Auto Post and then click on the Install Now option.
The plugin will be installed shortly.
Once the plugin is activated, you will see a new menu item calledAccessPress Facebook Auto Post in your admin bar. If you click on this option you will see the settings page of the plugin.
In the settings page, you will have to enter the Facebook App details, your email address, and choose a category.
Tha first option called the Auto Publish needs to be checked. Doing this will help you publish your posts automatically on your Facebook page, everytime you publish a new post.
Step 2: Create Facebook App
Following this, you will be asked to filling your Facebook application ID and your secret keys. Keep this information handy. You can create a new app in the FB developers website.
To create a new app, click on the Add a New Appbutton. First, you need to select WordPress as your platform as you are creating this app to work with the WordPress plugin.
You will now be asked to enter your app display name, your email address, and choose a category. Select any category and proceed by clicking on the ‘Create App ID’ button. After doing so an app will be created for you by facebook.
In the next step, you need to choose the platform for your app. As you are creating it for your website, you can choose WWW
In the next step, you need to add the UR Lof your site
Now click on the Next button to save your settings. In the next step get set to go live by reviewing the app and clicking on the yes button to make it visible to the public.
Step 3: Add App Details in The Plugin Settings
Now visit the plugin setting page where you entered the app ID in the beginning. Now check the Authorize button so it can connect to your FB account.
You will now be directed to your FB account seeking your permission to post publicly on your FB account. Allow it to do so by clicking on the OK button.
Once that is done, you will once again be redirected to your plugin setting page. Here you will have to add your FB account ID. You can find your Id here.
You can also select the post types that you want the plugin to share on your behalf. All of it can be found in the plugin settings only. Scroll down and see which options you want to check. Hit the Save button to save your settings.
Other WordPress Plugins to Share on Facebook Automatically
Revive Old Post
As the name suggests, this plugin will help you to share your old posts and make sure that you get regular traffic to your posts. This plugin comes in free as well as pro version that you can select according to your need.
The pro version of the plugin will offer you the option to share your posts on social sites automatically. You can share your posts more than once and it offers you the option to even share custom post types.
Social Auto Poster
This is another auto social posting plugin for WordPress sites. With this plugin, you can customize the posting on your social sites.
You have the option to choose social networks where you wish to post, you have URL shortener option and unique URL option each time you post so that there is no duplicate posting error.
Dlvr.it is a web service to help you auto-post your content on the social sites. This is not a WordPress plugin. However, it is very simple and quick to get started with this tool, you can create an account, link your social network where you wish to post and you are good to go.
If you want to look at even more options for WordPress, we have listed some of the best social media WordPress plugins here in this post.