Facebook is the #1 social network and the third most popular site in the world with around 2.6 billion potential customers. Total of 86.3% of marketers use Facebook and if you’re one of them then you are at the right platform to promote your brand/Website. An appealing Facebook post can drive vast traffic to your WordPress site, although sharing the posts manually is quite tiresome and time-consuming. We here are going to discuss various ways in which you can share the WordPress content automatically to Facebook
The first and foremost reason is the large audience. Facebook has more than 1 billion daily active users. It’s an effective source of traffic for your WordPress website. If you share the content on a daily basis then FaceBook is best to drive traffic and can help you get loyal followers who look forward to your posts. Another reason is your social profile remains active when you automatically share new posts on Facebook. You can attract a huge number of followers with fresh content from your website.
Let’s get started with how to post on Facebook from WordPress!
IFTTT acronym which stands for ‘If This Then That’. It is a free online tool with the help of it you can automate interactions amongst your favourite apps and devices. IFTTT allows you to create chains of simple conditional statements known as applets. An applet is triggered by changes that occur within the two web services and each applet connects your two social accounts.
The initial step is setting up or creating an IFTTT account. After signing up, you now need to click on your username in the upper right corner of the screen and then select ‘New Applet’ as shown in the figure below:
This selection results in starting the IFTTT wizard. To start this wizard you need to click on +This as shown in the image below:
After this step, you need to choose a service so enter WordPress in the search bar and select it.
The IFTTT will now ask for your permission to connect your WordPress site so to connect WordPress to IFTTT click on the connect button. Look at the figure below for reference:
Now a pop-up screen will appear which will ask for your Blog URL, Username, and Password. You need to enter these details to connect.
Now IFTTT will ask you to choose a trigger for your WordPress site. There are two choices available namely and you need to choose one of them either ‘Any New Post’ or ‘New Post With Tag or Category’.
Now you are in ‘that’ part of your IFTTT applet and to move further you need to click +that link as shown below:
At the next step, choose the action service Facebook.
Now you need to choose one of the three actions you need to take on Facebook either ‘create a status message’ or ‘Create a link post’ or ‘Upload a photo from URL’. So to post from WordPress to Facebook choose ‘Create a Link Post’ and continue.
Complete the description in ‘Complete action Feilds’ and click on the Create button.
Finally, WordPress and Facebook are linked so click on the Finish button to exit the IFTTT applet setup wizard as shown in the image below:
Hence we are done with IFTTT. Let’s see further what are the other ways to automatically post from WordPress to Facebook.
A buffer is a tool that allows you to connect your WordPress site and social media pages. So in order to connect your site to Facebook, you need to visit the buffer website and sign up.
The benefit of using a buffer is that you can schedule at which time you need your post to be published on the social platform.
You need to connect your WordPress site after signing in to buffer. In order to connect WordPress to buffer install and activate the plugin namely WordPress to Buffer. To configure plugin settings go to the ‘WP to Buffer’ page as shown below. Here, you need to access the token field and you will see a callback URL there which you will copy for further steps.
Now search for a new website called Buffer Developers and there’s a button ‘create an app’ which you need to select.
Now a form will appear, you need to fill that form to create the application. After filling details select ‘Create Application’ as shown below:
Your App is created, the buffer and you have access to the token page and it will also show API keys. You must copy and paste the access token to the plugin’s settings page on your WordPress site and then save these changes.
Hence, this plugin has connected your WordPress site to the Buffer account. It will show you new tabs on the settings page. In order to share your posts from WordPress to Facebook you need to click the ‘posts’ tab, therefore you are able to see your connected Facebook profile.
Using WordPress Plugins
IFTTT and Buffer aren’t the only way to connect your WordPress to Facebook. There are various plugins that can do this job like
It is a free plugin which can be used to share your WordPress posts on your Facebook profile as well as on Fan pages immediately after you publish the post on your WordPress site. Various features of using FAuto Poster are:
- Free Updates available
- Email Support system
- Can enable or disable posts etc.
It also comes with a premium upgrade which costs around $26.
WP2Social Auto Publish
This is one of the most popular plugins which will publish your WordPress posts to Facebook with just a single click. It comes with various options to share your posts like in a simple text, or text with a link, or with an image. Some features of using WP2Social Auto Publish are:
- Attach your blog post
- Post to specific pages on Facebook
- Enable or disable WordPress pages
We hope this article will help you give insights about how to auto-share posts from WordPress to Facebook. As we have mentioned various ways, we recommend you to try out these ways and check which one is best for you. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.