Do you want your WordPress posts to be automatically posted to your Facebook profile from your WordPress blog? If you want… Luckily, you can do it.
Facebook is one of the biggest social media websites worldwide, with active users of over 2 billion. It will help. If you share your WordPress blog posts to your Facebook profile, it will increase the WordPress blog views and drive traffic.
Today, in this topic, we will talk about how to automatically post to Facebook from a WordPress blog whenever you publish a new post.
Why Automatically Share WordPress Posts on Facebook?
One of the easiest ways to build the following and stay in touch with your users is to create an email list. Still, you can’t ignore a social media website like Facebook’s massive user base.
Facebook is used over 2 billion active users, and it is one of the largest social media websites. The global audience can be the biggest traffic source for your WordPress site.
You will have to engage with visitors on Facebook to build a strong following. It means sharing content, answering comments, and posting regular updates on your Facebook profile.
It can be overwhelming, so to help you get started, we have put together a complete social media layout for WordPress.
With that said, let’s have a look at how you can easily publish a new post in WordPress from Facebook.
Post to Facebook from WordPress Blog Automatically Using Uncanny Automator
It is a WordPress automation plugin which is creating automated workflows without typing any code.
It connects with thousands of apps and 50+ plugins, including Google Drive, Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Twitter, Asana, and many more.
The free version of Uncanny Automator is available, and it is giving you 1,000 free credits to use with Facebook. Once you use these credits, you will need a pro account or higher to post to Facebook automatically.
The first thing you will need to do is installing and activating the Uncanny Automatic Plugin. For further details, you need to see our step-by-step guide on how to install the WordPress plugin.
At the activation process, you would also be asked to install the Uncanny Automator’s free version. The plugin’s light version is limited in features but is used as the base for the Pro version.
Next, you will need to visit the Automator »License Activation page to get in your license key. You will find this information under the Uncanny Automator website under your account.
Here is the process on how to connect Your Facebook Business Page to Uncanny Automator
Firstly, you are able to start to create a Facebook automation, and you will need to connect/link your Facebook Business page to Uncanny Automator.
To do so, you will need to go to Automator »Settings and click on the Facebook tab. Once there, click the button Connect to Facebook Pages.
After clicking the “Connect Facebook Page” button, a popup would appear where you will have to log in to the Facebook account.
Upon log in, it will ask you if you wish to continue and let Uncanny Automator receive your name and profile picture. To do so, click the “Continue as” button.
Next, you’ll be asked if you want to use your Instagram Account with Uncanny Automator. If you would like to create an automated workflow with your Instagram business account, you might want to do the same.
For this article, we will just need to click the Next button.
Now, it will then show a list of your Facebook business pages. You need to choose the page you would like to post to, and after that, just click the Next button.
Once it is done, you will be asked to give Uncanny Automator permission after that to do certain things with your Facebook page and Instagram account.
You should answer “Yes” to the options about the Facebook business page and then click the “Done” button.
Now, answer “Yes” to the Instagram options if you want to create Instagram account automation using Uncanny Automator.
It is now linked to a Facebook account, so you need to click the “OK” button to finish the process.
Automatically Posting to Facebook from Uncanny Automator
Now you are ready to create an automated workflow to post to your Facebook business page. It is called ‘Recipes.’ go to the Automator » Add a new page where you can create your first recipe.
It will ask you to choose if you want to create an “Everyone” recipe or a “Logged-in”; recipe. You need to choose “Logged-in users” and then simply click the Confirm button.
Now you can start to build the first Uncanny Automator recipe.
First, you add a title. We will call the recipe “Automatically Post to Facebook,” You will need to type it in the title field.
Then you will need to define the situations that will trigger the action. Whenever a WordPress post is published, we would like to post it to Facebook. So you will have to click the WordPress icon located under ‘Select an integration.’
You will now see WordPress trigger’s list. You need to search for “Publish” and select the trigger.
We would like to post to a Facebook business page for this tutorial while publishing a WordPress blog post, not a page. So now we will change the post type to post and skip the other settings unchanged. Don’t forget to save your settings.
Suppose you just want certain types of content to be published on your Facebook business page. In that case, you can select one of the tags or categories by choosing the appropriate options from the Taxonomy term dropdowns and Taxonomy.
Next, you will have to choose the action that will happen every time a post is published. Click “Add action” to get started.
Now, you need to see the integrated services list that Uncanny Automator supports. Simply click the Facebook button.
You will now see of Facebook action list. You need to choose the option which is saying “Publish a post to a Facebook page.”
If your WordPress blog has connected to more than one Facebook business page, you will need to choose the one you want to post to.
Then you need to type the message in the Message text box which you would like to be published to your Facebook business page with each post that you share.
Next, you should add the post URL and title to the message. You have to press the Enter key on your keyboard to get started a new line, and after that, you need to click the asterisk at the right side button in the Message text box.
Here, click on the down arrow icon “A user publishes a Post” to contact the fields that add information about the post that has been published.
The available tokens contain the post title and type, the post content and URL, and many more. You need to click on “Post title” to insert to the message.
To add the post URL to a line of its own, you need to follow the same steps. You will see the message given below in the screenshot, and you will be able to customize it to suit your own Facebook page and WordPress site.
Do not ever forget to click the Save button to store the action.
If you want, you can set add a delay before Uncanny Automator posts to your Facebook business page. In this way, you can schedule your blog post when the social media audience is most active.
You will have to hover the mouse above the live switch on the right side till a Delay button appears. After you click it, you will choose if the action will be triggered after a time delay or on a specific date and time.
Now you have completed your recipe but are inactive. The action and trigger have been set but will not be activated while you publish a new post. Changing that, you will need to switch the toggle button from Draft to Live.
Now your recipe is live, and a message will also be posted to your Facebook business page. When next time you publish a post on your WordPress site
Testing this, we have published a new post on our test website, and it is how the blog post will be appearing on your Facebook business page.
If the right thumbnail image does not appear, you should our guide on fixing the incorrect Facebook thumbnail problem in WordPress.
We hope this article helped you a lot; if you have any more questions about this article, please comment below in the box.