Would you like your WordPress site’s blog posts automatically post to Facebook from WordPress?
With over 2 billion active users, Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites on the planet. Sharing your blog posts there will help drive traffic to your site and increase pageviews.
We’ll show you how to post to Facebook automatically whenever you publish a new WordPress blog post in this article.
Why Should WordPress Posts Be Automatically Shared on Facebook?
Building an email list is the simplest way to gain a following and stay in touch with your customers. Nonetheless, the massive userbase of social media websites such as Facebook cannot be overlooked.
Facebook has over 2 billion active users, making it the most popular social media platform. This international audience has the potential to be a significant source of traffic for your WordPress website.
To build a strong following on Facebook, you’ll need to interact with users. This entails responding to comments, sharing content, and posting regular Facebook updates.
Because this can be overwhelming, we’ve put together a comprehensive social media cheat sheet for WordPress to assist you
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to easily post to Facebook from within WordPress when you publish a new post.
Using Uncanny Automator, automatically post to Facebook from WordPress
Uncanny Automator is the best WordPress automation plugin for creating automated workflows without having to write a single line of code.
It integrates with more than 50 plugins and tens of thousands of apps, including Facebook, Google Drive, Slack, Asana, Twitter, Instagram, and many others.
There is a free version that gives you 1,000 free credits to use on Facebook. After you’ve used those credits, you’ll need a Pro account or higher to keep posting to Facebook automatically.
Installing and activating the Uncanny Automator plugin is the first step. See our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more information.
You will be prompted to download and install the free version of Uncanny Automator after activation. This light version of the plugin has fewer features than the Pro version, but it serves as a foundation for the Pro version.
The next step is to enter your license key on the Automator » License Activation page. This information can be found in your account on the Uncanny Automator website.
Connecting Uncanny Automator to Your Facebook Page
You must first connect your Facebook page to Uncanny Automator before you can begin creating a Facebook automation.
To do so, go to Automator » Settings and select the Facebook tab from the drop-down menu. You’ll need to click the Connect Facebook Pages button once you’ve arrived.
A popup will appear after you click this button, allowing you to log in to your Facebook account.
When you log in, you’ll be asked if you want to keep going and give Uncanny Automator your name and profile picture. You must select the ‘Continue as’ option.
After that, you’ll be asked if you want to use Uncanny Automator with an Instagram business account. If you plan to automate Instagram workflows as well, you might want to do so.
We’ll just click the Next button for this tutorial.
After that, you’ll see a list of your Facebook pages. Select the one to which you want to send your message and then press the Next button.
After that, you’ll be prompted to grant Uncanny Automator permission to access your Instagram account and Facebook page.
You must select Yes for the options related to the Facebook page before clicking the Done button.
If you plan to use Uncanny Automator to create Instagram automation, you should also select Yes for the Instagram options.
Uncanny Automator is now connected to Facebook, and you should click OK to complete the process.
Automatically Posting to Facebook from Uncanny Automator
We’re now ready to set up an automated Facebook posting workflow. These are referred to as ‘Recipes’ by Uncanny Automator. To create your first recipe, simply go to Automator » Add new page.
You’ll be asked whether you want to make a recipe for logged-in users or everyone. Th
en click the Confirm button after selecting ‘Logged-in users.’
Now you can begin creating your first Uncanny Automator recipe.
You’ll need to start by adding a title. In the title field, type ‘Automatically Post to Facebook.’
The next step is to define the action’s trigger condition. When a WordPress post is published, we’d like to share it on Facebook. So, under ‘Select an integration,’ you’ll need to click the WordPress icon.
A list of WordPress triggers will now appear. You should look for the term ‘publish’ and select the ‘A user publishes a type of post with a taxonomy term in a taxonomy’ trigger.
We’re going to post to Facebook when we publish a blog post, not a page, for this tutorial. As a result, we’ll change the post type to Post while keeping the rest of the settings the same. Don’t forget to click the Save button to save your changes.
If you only want certain types of content to be shared on Facebook, use the Taxonomy and Taxonomy term drop downs to select a single category or tag.
After that, you’ll need to decide what should happen each time a post is published. Begin by selecting ‘Add action’ from the drop-down menu.
The list of integrated services that Uncanny Automator supports should now appear. Simply select Facebook from the drop-down menu.
A list of Facebook actions will now appear. You should choose the ‘Publish a post to a Facebook page’ option.
If you’ve connected to multiple Facebook pages, you’ll have to choose which one you want to post to.
After that, type the message you want to be published on your Facebook page with each post in the Message text box.
The post title and URL must be added to the message next. To begin a new line, press the Enter key, and then click the asterisk button to the right of the Message text box.
To access the fields that add information about the post that has been published, click the down arrow icon next to ‘A user publishes a Post.’
The post type and title, as well as the post URL and content, are among the available tokens. To add it to the message, go to ‘Post title’ and click it.
To add the post URL to its own line, repeat the steps above. You can now customize the message to fit your WordPress site and Facebook page, as shown in the screenshot below.
Remember to save your action by clicking the Save button.
You can add a delay before Uncanny Automator posts to Facebook if you want. You can then schedule the post for when your audience is most active on social media.
Hover your mouse over the right-hand Live switch until the Delay button appears. You can choose whether the action will be triggered after a time delay or on a specific date and time after you click it.
Trigger Your recipe is now complete but inactive after a time delay or on a specific date and time. Although the trigger and action have been set, they will not be used until you publish a new post. To make this change, change the toggle button from Draft to Live.
Now that your recipe is live, whenever you publish a new post on your WordPress website, a message will be sent to your Facebook page as well.
We published a new blog post on our test site to see how it would look on Facebook, and this is how it looked.
We hope you found this tutorial on how to automatically post to Facebook from WordPress useful.