Getting WordPress updates onto Facebook?
Is there a way to automatically get a link to new blog posts onto your Facebook page? I found Wordbook, but it seems to only work on self-hosted blogs. Are there other options?
I would also very much like to know if a Facebook solution exists for those of us that use WordPress.com
You could use a tell a script widget to share blogs on facebook and other social networks (you can find websites tat offer it by doing a google search for a “tell a friend” widget, and will make it so that you can post blogs, websites, etc facebook and other participatng book marking and social networks
Facebook allows you to feed your blog into the NOTES section of your Facebook page. Click edit in the NOTES box of your Facebook page and find the option that allows your to import notes from an external blog.
How this helps
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I’ve tried this a couple times (most recently tonight) and the updates I get do not include my abstracts, only the name of the title of the entry and the author’s name. I’m using the Theme: Mistylook by Sadish if that makes any difference. Thanks!
There are two choices for “View” in FB Notes, full or compact. Try changing it.
I tried this last week, and it worked. It imported my blog from WordPress to my Notes section of Facebook. However, yesterday I updated my WordPress Blog with a new post, and it did not feed to my Notes section of Facebook. I looked at my Notes settings in Facebook and it shows that my WordPress blog is supposed to be imported into my Facebbok notes, but it’s not happenning when I write a new Blod post in WordPress.
I disabled the Blog import feature in Facebook, the re-enabled and it pulled my updated Blog post from WordPress. Anyone know why it isn’t importing my Blog updates from WordPress automatically?
I know about being able to “import” my blog as a “note” into facebook. But is there a way for wordpress.com users to simply send a “newsfeed” to facebook that simply provides a “link” to the blog site? I know a blogger.com user and I see a newsfeed from her whenever she posts something new – “So and so recently published the-title-of-the-blog”. And the the-title-of-the-blog is link to the blog post. I think this is actually much better way as it promotes and creates traffic back to your blog.
I’ve also heard somewhere this might be where something called “Facebook Connect” comes in. Is it true that WordPress.com is STILL NOT “Facebook Connect” enabled? Are there any plans for it to be?
I’m using Mirror Blog http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=19519711192 to display on my profile page and also Blog RSS Feeder http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5315590686 as a box.
Hope this help.
I’m on Twitter, and I use Twitterfeed to post the links to my posts both on Twitter, and into Facebook. You just get a link and a short intro, if that’s what you want.
Another issue that I have with WordPress blogs is the ability for a Facebook friend to comment on my blog’s articles using _their_ credentials and, preferably, the Facebook interface, then the comment appears on the actual blog associated with the article they commented on. They don’t have to be “approved” by me because of them being in my Web of trust.
The idea could be extended further with most other social-network setups.
You can use Networked Blogs on Facebook — here’s the link to my page so you can see what it looks like:
The positives: People who aren’t your Facebook friends can still follow your blog, the feed is automatic, people on Facebook may stumble on your blog and may decide to stick around.
The negatives: It won’t automatically post an update in your newsfeed (I used to use the Notes feature, which I didn’t like because it didn’t link back to the blog or increase traffic), I believe you can only post the headlines rather than an excerpt.
The inconvenient: When you create the page, you become your first “fan.” A certain number of people need to verify that you are the owner of the blog before it starts updating.
I used the notes feature on Facebook to feed my wordpress blog to auto post but it only updated once after I set up my feed on facebook. How do I get my wordpress blog to post automatically to facebook?
As long there’s a blog feed, it can be done. I don’t know to what extend you want to show your updated posts on FaceBook but I use the RSS-CONNECT application to automatically retrieve my WP.com feeds at user configurable intervals.
Check out my FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/JAN-SHIM-PHOTOGRAPHY/37787581389 and you’ll see what I mean. If this is what you’re after, then RSS-CONNECT is your best friend.
I added the “share on facebook” button to my bookmarks bar in my web browser. Now, after I post a new blog, I just go to my blog’s site and hit that button. All I really want is for WordPress to have some interaction with facebook, such that when I post a new blog, it simply states as a post on my Facebook main page (read: not on my “boxes” or my “notes” tabs): “name” has posted a new blog called “xyz”. Then show a few lines of the block and give the reader the ability to click it to be taken to the blog’s site to read the entire post. I’ve tried some of the options listed here, but I can’t get the functionality to work. I like how shimworld’s rss-connect is listing his blogs and the snippet of his most recent, as well as the “share” button, but that requires someone to check his “box” tab, I would like that same information to be posted to my main facebook page and to refresh when it reads a new blog post.
sorry if that was too long, ;p
I was wondering if that feature may become available
Still looking for a good way of displaying my blog updates on facebook. I have tried the methods suggested but I want it to link to the blog, not to simply repost my blog entry on facebook. I want them to remain separate. The Wordbook plugin is cool, but I can’t use it because it is only for self hosted wordpress blogs.
Any new ideas on this topic?
I just want to publish the fact that I posted a new blog into the newsfeed without using my status to do it. Is there a way to do that?
nationsfilm, I followed shimworld’s advice and used RSS-Connect – Worked perfectly.
“RSS-CONNECT application to automatically retrieve my WP.com feeds at user configurable intervals.
Check out my FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/JAN-SHIM-PHOTOGRAPHY/37787581389 and you’ll see what I mean.”
Click on the RSS-Connect icon and it will take you through the install. Make sure your blog address ends in /feed
What about Facebook Connect? Any chance of that being made available to wordpress.commers?
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