How To Publish WordPress Posts To Facebook tutorial shows you how to send your WordPress feed to Twitter and then forward to Facebook personal account.
Last Updated: September 5, 2018
Latest News: I have made changes to the tutorial and remove twitterfeed instructions.
Unfortunately Twitterfeed is no longer available as of October 31, 2016. In their site they recommend Dlvr.it. This is a great service. I decided to read more about divr.it and other services. After some reads, trial an error I decided to go with Zapier.
There are many online social services available. You have to spend some time testing them out and reading forums to learn more about others users experiences. Not all social services will work for you but you have to test as many as you can until you find the one that best suits your needs.
I decided to try out Zapier and so far this social service works well. I set up a free account. This account is providing the service that I currently need for my website. They also have a paid service for those who require more options.
If you are not sure which service to use then why not give Zapier a try. You have nothing to loose, sign up for a free account and if you don’t like what you get simply terminate the account and search for a different online social service.
What You Need:
- A Facebook account.
- A twitter account. (Optional but recommended for this tutorial)
- A Zapier account.
Publish WordPress Posts To Facebook Steps
In this tutorial I will be sending an RSS Feed to Twitter and then I will set up Twitter to forward that feed to Facebook personal account. That way I cover two very popular social services with one zap.
However if you want to send the feed to your Facebook Page then you will have to create another Zap using the same instructions below but this time it will be to Facebook and not Twitter. What that means is that you will end up with two Zap’s, a Twitter Zap and a Facebook Zap.
Note: There are many ways to achieve this method but I chose this one.
Step 1 ) The following image allows you to create Zaps. This is when you choose from one App to another App. Because this is a free account, only a zap between two apps is permitted. If you have a pro account you can create multiple zaps for exaample app1 to app2 to app3.
- Click on Make A Zap! button and choose your app. For this tutorial you will select RSS and Twitter.
Step 2 ) The following image Publish Your RSS Feed to Twitter shows you the zap chosen from the apps you selected. These are pre configured zaps already available. Click on Use this Zap button when you are ready.
RSS Zapier Item in Feed
Step 3 ) The following image allows you to set up the RSS Zapier Item in Feed. There are a few fields you can fill out, but for this tutorial only the default field needs to be set up.
- Feed URL = the RSS feed from WordPress is usally [www.yoursite.com/feed/] (Required)
- Username (Optional)
- Password (Optional)
Step 4 ) The following image shows you how to set up the Twitter account. This is done by following a few steps. You will need to log into your twitter account to allow permission between both services.
- Message (Required)
- Should Shorten URLS? (Optional and chosen for this tutorial)
- Click on Continue button once you have completed your settings.
Step 5 ) Once you have completed the steps above you should see the following displayed. Both apps will have a tick meaning they are active and working.
Twitter Account Set up
Step 6 ) Log into your Twitter account and then go to Settings -> Apps. Once you are viewing your Apps click on Login to Facebook button. Follow the onscreen steps, make sure you complete all the steps correctly. This will allow your twitter account to connect to Facebook and start sharing to facebook on your behalf. This is very simple and easy to set up. This is like the domino effect.
Step 7 ) Verify to make sure the posts feed is shared with both social services correctly. Carry out the following steps.
- Publish a post in your site.
- Then log into your twitter account to see if the post has been plublished.
- Then log into your facebook account to see if the feed has been published. The feed will have twitter and the shortening URL will have zpr which lets you know that it is coming from Zapier.
- If the above is not working correctly then go to the beginning and recheck the steps again.
Note: If you want to send your feed to a Facebook fan page then you need to create a Facebook Zap using the above instructions as a guide.
Thats how simple it is to share your WordPress posts to Twitter and Facebook using Zapier. I hope my tutorial helps you.
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If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so make sure you come back for the latest. .
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