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WP Scheduled Posts PRO gives you the opportunity to automatically share your scheduled WordPress posts on your Facebook account. By connecting Facebook with WP Scheduled Posts, your posts will automatically be shared on your Facebook account at the scheduled time. This feature would come very handy if you want to grow your social media presence and give you brand some much-needed exposure. Follow this below guideline to share your scheduled contents on Facebook:
Connect Facebook with WP Scheduled Posts #
Before you begin, make sure that you already have created a Facebook Page on your Account. Go to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to wp-admin -> Scheduled Posts. Then, simply open up the ‘Integrations' tab and you will find the ‘Facebook Form' section.
Use Your Own Facebook App
To use this method, you need to make sure that you have created your own App. If you don't have it, you can simply get started by logging into Facebook Developer Account.
Create an App #
From the ‘Menu', you will find a ‘Create App' option. Go ahead and click on it.
You can simply set your Display Name and Contact Email. Then click on ‘Create App ID'.
You will then redirected to the App Dashboard. This would look something like this:
Retrieve Facebook API Keys #
You will find the App ID & App Secret Keys from your Dashboard -> Settings -> Basic. Simply just copy the App ID & App Secret Key from here. Make sure to add a site URL in the ‘App Domains' field and then, click on the ‘Save Changes' button.
Afterward, simply go ahead and paste the respective API keys you have retrieved in the ‘Facebook Form' section.
Generate Access Token #
After you have done so, click on the ‘Generate Access Key' button to retrieve your Access token. You will be asked to continue as user.
Allow permission to the page you have created.
Afterward go ahead and allow the permissions for the App you have created and hit the ‘Done' button.
You will then see a ‘Sucessful' message after the connection after the App connection is established. Then, hit on the ‘OK' button.
Then, the ‘Access Token' will be generated. Thus, the connection between WP Scheduled Posts and your page will be successfully be established. To keep these changes, make sure to hit the ‘Save' button. You will be all set to go.
Configure Social Templates #
Switch to the ‘Social Templates' tab to make changes to your Facebook Status Template. You can enable ‘Facebook Meta Data' and show content as either Link or Status. Besides, you can configure the Facebook Status Template Settings and place around content parameters the way you want the status to appear. Moreover, you can show your tags and categories as ‘Hashtags' from here as well. Make sure to click on the ‘Save' button after you have made any changes.
Final Outcome #
After all of these previous steps are finished, your scheduled WordPress posts will be automatically shared on your Facebook account when they go live. This is how it will appear on your Facebook account: