Hey everyone, thanks for tuning into another WordPress Today, wraps up our series that we’ve done on social media plugins.
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All things social media having to do with WordPress, specifically.
We’ve looked at a lot of different options for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube Pinterest All sorts of different networks. So you can check those out.
Get some ideas for how to be using those social networks to improve your branding reach. And to improve the experience that your users have on those networks. So, today, I want to talk about how to get your posts in WordPress automatically published at least to Facebook.
I’ve got a couple other options. That you’ll be able to get posts published across the board to a ton of different networks all at once. First want to start off by showing you a free option Because. If you’ve read my post you know that free is always in the budget. We want to look.
I’m just gonna show you on here for a second
This again is how to get your blog posts As soon as you click publish on a blogpost. We want it to automatically connect over to your Facebook page. And kind of do an excerpt blurp over there Maybe also include your featured image over there and then. Of course, put a link to get people to come back to your website. Now, if you’re only interested in using this for one network Facebook is probably the obvious choice there.
It’s not too much of a time saver. But, if you’re really trying to connect across multiple networks. This could really be a time saver for you of course. If you’re running on dot conversion of WordPress You probably know about Jet pack Inside.
Jet pack you have an option for something like this called “Publicize” So. Take a look at that one That’s available inside of Jet pack. If you haven’t wanted to use this; because, of just the heaviness, the weight of what of what Jet Pack is on your website There’s another option.
So, let’s do this. Of course, in our dashboard we are in the “Add New” area. And I want to do a search for “Accesspress Facebook” is what we’re gonna do a search for So. You can see that, right here.
“AccessPress Facebook” and the option that comes up that we are looking for This is.
“AccessPress” is the developers name of this particular plugin I’m not making money off of advertising this. I’m just showing you a solution that I’ve found in the “free” range It only has 9,000 installs. It’s relatively new. It has been updated a day ago. So, that’s great. We know that this author cares to keep this plugin secure for us. And, of course, it says here that it’s compatible with our version of WordPress So.
You always want to check that. If this is later on down the road that you’re viewing this video Please be sure. Before you click “Install” on this That it is up to date.
It’s at least been updated within the last six months. That’s it’s still compatible with your version and that it still has great reviews. And a lot of active installs. So, you just go ahead and click “Install” Because I’m on WP Engine with my hosting. They, of course, give you a quick alert and say. “Hey, are you sure that you want to do this before you do a backup?”
And, I normally just go for it Living on the edge, people. Living on the edge. Once you activate it You’ve installed it and you’ve activated it Down here on the left side of your dashboard. You will have an access point to get in here and run through the settings Now. All of that was pretty simple and straight forward. It’s installing any plugin Here’s. where it get a little morenerd code style. Okay Wrap your brain around this and don’tbe intimidated by this. Because, all it is simple instruction. We follow the instructions, click through And we’re able to, basically, build. What we call an API A bridge between your social media network, Facebook, and your website. So, we’ve got to connect the two and give them, in a sense. Permission to connect and that’s what we’re about to do here. Auto Publish Post WordPress
So, step-by-step instructions. Of course, it sends and alert, right now. It says we haven’t done it, yet. You need to go ahead and authorize your account to connect with each other. And you’re gonna be looking to copy and paste in some things here. Now this gives us clear instruction “Please visit here” and create a new Facebook application to get application ID. And application secret.” So, we’re gonna click here and I’ve already got a few created.
All you do is click this green button that says “Add New” And, of course. I’m already logged intomy Facebook account. And, we want to connect it with a website. So, you click “Website” And then, here you go “Quick Start for Website”. You just go ahead and type in what it is and as you walk through this. At the end of this process It is going to give you the simple code that you copy. and paste into these areas “1” and “2”. And they will tell you that it’s the application ID. and application secret. Auto Publish Post WordPress
You’ll be able to copy and paste it in Then. It says “Click Here to Get Your Facebook ID”. You’ll click there and it will tell you what to paste in there. And that’s kind of how you do it. You’re just gonna walk down through all these options Down here towards the bottom. It’s saying “Do you want to allow us to auto-publish your posts and your pages?” Maybe all the other things that you have going on or simply just your posts for your blog. It’s really up to you, you can make that choice, right here.
And then, once you’ve got all those settings in place you’ll click “Save Settings“. And you’llbe able to start broadcasting these as soon as you click “Publish” So, if that’s kind of too fast The other cool thing that’s in this plugin is Check this out. You’ve got an option, right here.
“How to Use” and they’ve got a post that’s probably a little more advanced. Than mine and they’re gonna really help you understand.
How to set all this up Take a moment and ready through this. I know we don’t always like to read But, take a moment and read through these instructions. This developer really wants to hold your hand and get you successfully publishing Here’s. The other thing this really cool author will do is. If you’re looking to publish across a bunch of networks all at once. They do have a pro version of this and I’ll put the link to this in the description box below. This particular pro version allows you to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Tumblr all at one time. It’s a $20 one time fee for you. To purchase this pro version and install it and run it And again. It has pretty good reviews. Auto Publish Post WordPress
It’s still kind of new. It’s just again been updated this year. So that’s great, If you’re looking to go just big You say. “You know what Kori, I’m using ten different networks”. I really need a time saver. And I don’t always like having to go over to Hootsuite and still set everything up.
I really want that one magic button that as soon as I click it. It blasts across the board”. I’ll give you one more This is a premium plugin. I’ll give you one more option here called Next Scripts For free. They allow you to use one network So. If you’re looking to do just Instagramor just Twitter or just Facebook This allows you one free. If I can show you what all Over here. Look, you guys. Auto Publish Post WordPress
Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Blogger Tumblr, Flickr I mean, there’s Instagram in here There’s Pinterest, there’s Linkedin here. There’s all sorts of ones that you can just check out. And see what all is available Look at all these just down the row here. All these different networks that itimmediately allows you to sync your website. And with that magic click of “Publish”, it will broadcast out.
Of course, each one of these, as you install it. You’ll have to make that connection per network at least one time. You’ll have to set that up and give permissions for your website to speak to that network. And then you’re off and running. I hope this has helped you. If you’ve used any of these tools or if you have another one in mind that. You’ve used Would you put it in the comments below? We can all kind of share our knowledge and grow our community. I hope you’re having a great one. I will see you next post.