WordPress Automatic Facebook Page Update

WordPress Automatic Facebook Page Update

This entry is the continuation to the entry I’ve posted last night. Here I’m going to share with you the 2nd suggestion on how to automatically update the Facebook Page every time you update your blog. However this second suggestion is ONLY suitable for those using WordPress self-hosted blogs. This method is also recommended for those who have not yet created any Facebook Page for their blogs.

2. Using the Simple Facebook Connect (SFC) WordPress plugin by Otto.

The first step is to go to your “Plugins” admin page in WordPress and click on the “Add New“ button.

Automatic Facebook update from WordPress

Then search for “simple facebook connect” and press the “Search Plugins“ button. Click the “Install Now” link. You can also do manual installation via ftp. The plugin can also be downloaded from the WordPress plugins directory.

Update Facebook automatically from WordPress

After installation there will be a lot of new “SFC blah blah blah” plugins in your plugins list. Look for “Simple Facebook Connect - Base” and activate it.

Wordpress auto-update Facebook Page

Then go to your WordPress admin “Settings > Simple Facebook Connect” to customize the plugin. This is where you will need to put your Facebook page’s information. SFC also offers various Facebook functions such as WordPress login using Facebook profile and page’s activity feeds. Most of this functions including the automatic Facebook Page update will require custom Facebook application which you have to create by yourself.

Connect WordPress to Facebook

To create a Facebook application you need to go to this link: http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php. After creating the App you will be displayed with your Apps information that will be needed by the plugin.

Creating Facebook application for WordPress

After you done setting up the base. Go to your “Plugins” page and activate the “SFC – Publish“.

Facebook Publish plugin for WordPress

Then go back to “Settings > Simple Facebook Connect“. Now you need to give permission for the newly created Apps to automatically access your Facebook data.

Setting up automatic Facebook update from WordPress

There are major differences between all 3 methods I’ve posted in this blog. I prefer this method because once somebody clicked on the Wall Post of the Facebook Page they will be redirected to your blog without any other medium in between. Give your opinion about this entry and share it with your friends.

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  1. Nick Walton Says:

    Hello, thanks so much for this info! Going to be super helpful. One problem I’m having, the link to the Facebook app creator hasn’t worked for me so far. Tried a couple of computers, four different browsers & two separate internet connections. It says an erroroccured with the developer & to try again later. “Later” as in a few days now hasn’t helped. Any thoughts on this?

    THANKS so much!

  2. Ridhuan Says:

    Hi Nick, I’ve tried the link and it worked fine. I can create new Facebook app without any problem.

  3. Judy Says:

    I think this this 2nd example is great for WordPress.org bloggers but for WordPress.com users, it does not work the same. The sharing option only posts to profile pages and not fan pages.

    I’m currently using the networked blogs from your first example which works just fine. I would preferably not have to use a 3rd party because 1) Things just started getting complicated then and 2) even though networked blogs works fine, it doesn’t post to your Facebook wall instantly like it would just using the direct WordPress sharing option (for profile pages).

    If you know of something that does this, please post it to your blog. I’ve been looking and looking and networked blogs is the best I can find so far but I’m just not satisfied with their speed.

  4. I must try this so that whenever I update our blog in WordPress, we also make it as a status in our Facebook page.

  5. Jose Says:

    I’ve tried using networked blogs from the facebook page as well but I dislike the fact they want you to place their widget on your blog, that’s their form of “authentication” and it looks terrible! So I’m trying this solution, the one solution I AM having though is creating the fb app, I’ve never done it before. Any suggestions?

  6. Again, thanks for posting this information – FB really threw me under the bus when they stopped the auto-import of blogs via notes… although honestly that function never worked very well anyway.


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