If you are running a blog, you need to promote your content via social media platforms to get maximum reach. Facebook is an excellent medium by which your blog post will be noticed by users across the world. If you publish one or two posts daily, it is easy to promote them manually. However, if you are publishing a large number of posts, then you need to automate the process of blog post submission to Facebook. You can use the time you spend for manual posting for any other productive purpose. In this article, we will explore the various ways by which you can automatically post to Facebook from WordPress.
Why auto-post to Facebook?
There are several reasons why someone might want to post to Facebook from their WordPress websites. Some of the reasons are given below.
- Facebook is still one of the most popular social media platform out there, you don’t want to miss the possible leads to your website.
- Automatically posting to Facebook will engage your users on a regular basis without much manual effort from your side.
- It is extremely easy to set up auto posting features to social media with the help of plugins and in-built features.
- Your major audience is from Facebook rather than the traditional organic sources.
Methods to automatically post to Facebook from WordPress
There are several methods you could follow to automatically post your WordPress publications directly to Facebook as soon as they go live.
Method 1. IFTTT
IFTTT enables you to automatically posts your blog post URL to Facebook. Known by the phrase “If This Then That“, you will be able to define applets. It monitors for a trigger on one account and if found then it will perform a pre-defined action.
Firstly, you should create a new account and select New Applet option located in the upper right-hand corner. After that, you need to click on the +this link. You have to provide WordPress as the service name and connect your WordPress site.
You have to provide blog URL, username, and password. The next step is to choose a trigger. Select Any new post option and click on +that link option. Search for Facebook s the service name and continue.
You can either create a status message, link post or upload a photo from URL. You need to select ‘Create a Link Post‘ option and provide the link URL of your blog post. I8f you select Create action button, your blog post will be published on the Facebook.
You can also make use of the buffer to automatically post content to Facebook from WordPress. In both IFTTT and Buffer, the control is not in your hands. You really don’t know how secure your credentials are. Hence, you should make use of WordPress Plugins. If you have self-hosted the blog, then you can make use of the plugins to submit content not only to Facebook but also to Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Method 2. WordPress Plugin
WP2Social Auto Publish is an excellent plugin for submission of content to Facebook directly from WordPress after publishing the article. It is possible to publish the posts, pages, and other custom post types either to your profile or fan pages.
You just need to configure your Facebook account, define the content you would like to auto post. Your content will be automatically posted to Facebook as soon as your article is published. You need not have to perform any work. However, you should verify whether the content is properly getting submitted by visiting the relevant Facebook page.
If you visit the official WordPress plugins page, you will be able to fetch several plugins which enable you to automatically submit the content to Facebook. You just need to search using the relevant keyword such as Facebook, Twitter and trim down the relevant plugin based on the functions delivered by the relevant plugin.
Method 3. OnlyWire
OnlyWire helps you to submit content to more than 50+ sites including Facebook. You have to register for their service and provide the relevant username and password of each social account. You then have to download WordPress plugin and configure using your OnlyWire credentials. However, you have to download a desktop tool for submitting the content.
As you can see, there are several ways by which you can automatically submit content from your WordPress website to Facebook. If you use self-hosted services, you need to carefully verify the terms and conditions. If you are afraid to use any of the services, you can make use of WordPress plugins.