AutoPublish Posts from WordPress to Facebook & More

Hey everyone, thanks for tuning into another WordPress Wednesday Today, wraps up our series that we've done on social media plugins How to use a hashtag 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, if you missed all those be sure to check those out I'll put some links in the description box below 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 But, I first want to start off by showing you a free option Because, if you've watched my channel you know that free is always in the budget So, we want to look at

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 blog post 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 timesaver for you Of course, if you're running on dot com version of WordPress You probably know about Jetpack Inside of Jetpack you have an option for something like this called "Publicize" So, take a look at that one That's available inside of Jetpack If you haven't wanted to use this; because, of just the heaviness, the weight of what of what JetPack 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, this is the option that comes up that 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 more nerd code style, okay Wrap your brain around this and don't be 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 gotta connect the two and give them, in a sense, permission to connect and that's what we're about to do here 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 into my 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 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'll be 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 quick tutorial video 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 we like to watch videos 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

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 timesaver 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 Instagram or just Twitter or just Facebook This allows you one free The second you want to do more than that, it's going to immediately ask that you buy the pro version and I think, right now, it's on sale for 50 U

S dollars per year So, it's a little bit more pricey 50 bucks But, check this out Let me see if I can show you

Oh my word, if I can show you what all Over here Watch this Look, you guys

Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Blogger Tumblr, Flickr I mean, there's Instagram in here There's Pinterest, there's Linkedin in 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 it immediately allows you to sync your website to 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 WordPress community

I hope you're having a great one I will see you next week for another WordPress Wednesday Bye, y'all!

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