How to Auto-Post to Facebook from WordPress [A Complete Guide]
Although Facebook was initially designed and launched as a means of communication, it went beyond it, and its power was discovered by companies and businesses over the past years. Now, most people earn money on Facebook.
Facebook is the largest and most popular social networking website, with more than 1.6 billion users. Sharing your WordPress posts on Facebook can increase visitor traffic to your WordPress website. It is one of the SEO tips that most people get the benefit of it.
However, manually sharing every blog post to Facebook can become a time-consuming task. And it is also tedious to share your post to each of your Facebook profiles, pages or groups one by one when you have many Facebook profiles, pages and groups.
Luckily, FS Poster is dedicated to sharing WordPress auto post Facebook along with all custom post types on Social Networks like Facebook.
If you are asking, is it that simple? Yes. It is that simple to share your posts on Facebook using FS Poster.
In this article, we will show you how to automatically post and schedule Facebook posts from WordPress.
How To Add Accounts For Auto posting
First, we need to add our accounts to the plugin in order to share the posts on those accounts.
Adding accounts to the plugin once allows you to get rid of logging into your account each time to share a post.
While you are reading the article, you can also try the demo version of the plugin.
Please note that every hour, the plugin gets its initial state. So, your accounts might be deleted from the plugin at the end of each hour.
You can add your Facebook account to the plugin on the Facebook menu of the Accounts tab.
Luckily there is no limit for adding accounts. You can add as many accounts as you want.
Click the ADD AN ACCOUNT button.
Next, you will see two methods to add your account.
We recommend the App method for adding Facebook profiles. It is easier and more relevant. You need only three clicks to add your account.
Facebook allows users to share on their groups and pages using a Facebook API.
If you say that I want to share my posts using my account API, you can add your API to the plugin as well.
The second option is the Cookie method, which allows you to share your posts on your account timeline, your own pages, your own groups, and groups that you are a member of.
The Cookie method is not allowed by Facebook; therefore, Facebook sometimes might create troubles. For example, you might need to delete and add your account to the plugin after a while.
If you use the app method, you have a few accounts, and you share a few posts daily, it is acceptable by Facebook. However, if you or your business have a lot of accounts, and you need to share too many posts, you might need to use a proxy.
When someone shares a lot of posts from the same IP address in their home or office, they might get banned.
Therefore, it is advisable to use your own country-specific proxies. By doing this, you will reduce the likelihood of being blocked on social networks.
Luckily, the plugin allows you to add a proxy to the plugin so that you can enjoy having many accounts.
The proxy also allows you to use the Cookie method without having issues with Facebook.
When you add your accounts, your pages and groups will be added to the plugin automatically.
By activating your pages and groups, you will be able to share your posts on activated ones automatically. If you do not want to share posts on any of your Facebook profiles, pages or groups for a specific time, you can deactivate them.
Let's say you have a Barcelona fan club page and a Real Madrid fan club page. Therefore, you want to share the post of the Barcelona category on the Barcelona fan club page and the post of the Real Madrid category on the Real Madrid fan club page.
By activating your account using the condition feature, you get the benefit of it.
The plugin supports the multi-user platform. Each WordPress users can add and manage their own social accounts. One WordPress user cannot share any post on other's accounts. But you can make your accounts public for other WordPress users. For this, you should activate the Make Public option. As a result, other WordPress users can post on those accounts by activating these accounts for auto post.
If your users work independently, they can use the plugin for only their accounts.
If you have a company page and every user needs to share posts to this page, you can allow other users to share posts to this page by making the page public.
After adding your account, you need to add the FS Poster app to the group settings to share posts on your managed groups. Go to your group > click More button > Edit Group settings > Add apps. Search for FS Poster.
Do not confuse other apps with our standard app. This is the Standard FS Poster App.
You can also share your WordPress posts on Facebook groups on behalf of a Facebook page.
How To Enable WordPress Auto Post Facebook Using FS Poster
We have added accounts to the plugin. It is time to enjoy the plugin. I created a sample post, and here is a fantastic result.
If you want to see the shared post on Facebook, click the Post link.
I disabled the "Share in the background" option because I wanted to show you the result visually. You can enable the option and continue posting. The plugin will share the post on Social Networks in the background.
The plugin shared the post on a page and a group in 5 seconds. How long does it take when you log in and share all those accounts one by one? I am sure it takes at least 10 minutes. And that is not all; because you might have hundreds of groups, pages, etc.
I have seen a customer who has 400 Facebook groups, and that is not a joke.
If you want to make the custom post message different from the custom message in the settings, you can add the custom message for each Social Network.
The activated communities are on the list automatically. You can add or delete them, depending on your post.
You are also able to go to the post link, share the post again, or schedule Facebook posts again after sharing.
You can also share, schedule a post, or bulk schedule some posts from the post table.
How To Schedule Posts On Facebook From WordPress
You can schedule previously created WordPress posts, products, etc. to be shared on Facebook using the FS-Poster Schedule tool.
However, you need to note that posting rapidly might be accepted as spam by Facebook. Therefore, less than 20 minutes for post interval is not recommended.
You can set an interval time for each post in the "Post every" section.
The "Set a sleeper time" allows you to exclude a specific time period when you do not want to share.
You have four options to order post by:
- Randomly (without duplicates): shares each of your posts once;
- Randomly: shares all your posts. If you do not stop the schedule, it will share posts repeatedly;
- Old posts first: start sharing from the old one;
- New posts first: start sharing from the new one;
You can filter posts by time, type, category, tag as well as id.
The Accounts tab allows you to choose accounts. You can add or delete them, depending on your posts.
And the Custom messages tab allows you to add custom text for each Social Network.
Note that custom text in the settings is not applied to the schedule. So, if you want to add a custom text to the scheduled posts, you need to add the text to the Custom messages tab.
You are able to edit, re-schedule, pause, and delete schedules.
You can look at the logs of the schedules and auto posts.
And you can see all Scheduled posts in the Calendar view.
How To Share Or Schedule Posts To Facebook Without Creating A WordPress Post
There are times that you do not want to share a blog post, but you have something like images, quick announcements, etc. to share on Facebook.
If you do not want to share a post on your blog, but you would like to share or schedule custom contents, images, links on your account, you can use the Direct share to achieve your goal.
You can also save these FS Poster posts to share them later again and again.
The dashboard tab allows you to view shares count, clicks count, and comparison of social networks.
You can customize the text of the shared post as you like by using the current keywords. You can use text as well as tags to make your post more attractive.
The "Posting type" option allows you to choose a method to share your posts.
You can share a post with the link card view, which contains a link to your post. In this option, the plugin copies your post URL and share it on the Social Network. As a result, the Social Network fetches the image and title related to the post.
You can also set the plugin to upload and share featured images, or upload and share featured images and all attached images as an album.
In this article, we discussed ways of WordPress auto post Facebook using the best auto-poster plugin, schedule tool, FS Poster.
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