Facebook is the biggest social media platform in the world with more than a billion users and many of users want to automatically post on Facebook from their WordPress site. It is also one of the largest sources of traffic for many websites and In this blog, we will show you how to automatically post to Facebook from WordPress to increase your social media following and traffic.
Facebook has a large user base, and it is an important source of traffic for the website. However, you will need to engage with users on Facebook to build a strong following.
While you can’t automate engagement, one thing you can automate is sharing your blog content on your Facebook page or profile.
We will discuss some of the methods on this blog.
IFTTT stands for ‘If This Then That’. IFTTT is a free and popular online platform that allows you to attach your online accounts and make the internet work for you.
It allows you to define applets. Each applet connects your two online accounts. It looks for a trigger on one account, and if the trigger is found, then it performs your already defined action on the other account.
You can make IFTTT automatically post to your Facebook account when you publish a new post on WordPress.
Here is how it works.
First, you need to visit the IFTTT website and create a new account.
After sign up, you need to click on your username in the upper right corner of the screen and then select ‘New Applet’
it will start the IFTTT.
First, you need to click on the +this link to start the wizard.
Next, IFTTT will ask you to choose a service. Type WordPress in the search box and click on WordPress logo.
IFTTT will now ask you to connect your WordPress site. Click on the connect button to continue.
This will open a popup where you will be asked to enter your WordPress site’s address, your login email or username, and your WordPress password.
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After entering this information, click on the connect button to continue.
IFTTT will now save your information and connect to your WordPress site.
Next, it will show you the triggers you can select for your WordPress site. You can choose when any new post is published, or when a post is published in specific category or tag.
Click on any new post box to continue.
This will take you to the given part of your IFTTT applet as defined in below screen-shot. Click on the +that link to continue.
IFTTT will now again ask you to select a service. This will be the service where you want an action to be performed by IFTTT automatically.
In this case, you will search and select Facebook.
If you want to post to your personal profile, then you can select Facebook. If you want to post to a Facebook Page, then click on Facebook Pages. </
Again a popup will display where Facebook will ask for your permission. Go ahead and connect your Facebook account to IFTTT.
You need to click on ‘Create a Link Post’ box to continue.
IFTTT will show you action settings. Here you can change how you want the post to appear on Facebook. Adding only your post link will allow Facebook to automatically fetch post title, description, and thumbnail.
That’s all, you have successfully setup automatic posting to Facebook from WordPress using IFTTT. You can now click on the Finish button to exit the applet setup wizard.
Buffer is an online tool that allows you to schedule status updates for your social media profiles including Facebook.
First, you need to visit the Buffer website and sign up for an account.
The advantage of using Buffer is that you can schedule the time when you want your posts to be shared.
go to Buffer Developers website and click on Sign up button
click on the create an app button.
This will bring you to a form where you need to provide a name and description of your app, your website url.
Click on ‘Create Application’ button to continue.
after to do that, you need to install and activate the WordPress to Buffer plugin.
click on Authorize Plugin button
it will brings to another page
click on allow access button it will authorize to you and take back to the site. Now you need to click on the Posts tab to configure how you want your posts to be shared.
You will see your connected social media profiles. If you haven’t connected any social media profiles to your Buffer account, then you can just head over to your Buffer account and add them.
For this example, let’s click on your Facebook Account and then check the box next to ‘Enable Account’ option. Repeat it for all your social media accounts that you want to automate the process for.
You can compose a custom message and add tags. Adding your post URL will allow Facebook to automatically fetch post title, description, and featured image from your open graph metadata settings.
Don’t forget to click on the save button to store your settings.
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