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Facebook Settings

In the facebook settings page we can add new account and can manage the existing accounts

 

Manage Accounts

In the facebook tab, we can see and create facebook accounts. Click on the “Add New Account” tab to create a new account.

The facebook settings are given below.

You have to create a Facebook application before filling the facebook settings details.

To create a new Facebook application follow the link

In the application page in facebook, navigate to Apps > Settings > Add Platform > Website > Site URL.

Set the url of your site as the Site URL.

From the facebook application, you will get the application id and application secret. Enter these values in the space provided.

facebook add new account

 

 

  • Application Name – You can enter a name for your application here.
  • Application id – Enter the application id from facebook application here.
  • Application Secret – Enter the facebook application secret here.
  • Publish wordpress `pages` to social media – You can use the default setting for publishing wordpress pages or override the default settings.
  • Publish wordpress `posts` to social media – You can use the default setting for publishing wordpress posts to categories or override the default settings and change the category.

Note: If you are selecting specific category, we can select the ‘category selection mode’.

  • Select wordpress custom post types for auto publish – You can use the default setting for the wordpress custom post types or select a particular custom post type for the facebook account.
  • Message Format for posting – This is the message format for posting in the facebook. You can add your message with post title, blog title etc. here. The codes are given below.
    • {BLOG_TITLE} – This is the title of the blog (wordpress site name)
    • {POST_TITLE} – Title of your post.
    • {PERMALINK} – This is the URL of the post.
    • {POST_EXCERPT} – This is the summary of your post.
    • {POST_CONTENT} – This is the description of the post.
    • {USER_NICENAME} – This is the nice name of the author.
    • {POST_ID} – This is the ID of the post
    • {POST_TAGS} – This is the tags of the post
    • {POST_CATEGORY} – This is the category of the post.
    • {SHORTLINK} – This is the shortlink of the site.
    • {POST_PUBLISH_DATE} – This is the post publish date.
    • {POSTMETA:META_KEY_NAME} – Using this feature we can use the post meta value corresponding to the meta key name. Please note that you need to replace the META_KEY_NAME with original meta key name. For example, if the meta key name is meta_image, please use it as {POSTMETA:meta_image}

If you want to display the post title, the link to the post and the summary of the post, please use the codes  {POST_TITLE} – {PERMALINK}-{POST_EXCERPT} . You can select the code from the dropdown menu.

Note: You may limit the content of {POST_TITLE}, {POST_EXCERPT} and {POST_CONTENT} using below format.

{POST_CONTENT:L-2} – use 2 lines from the content

{POST_CONTENT:W-5} – use 5 words from the content

  • Posting Method – We have 6 posting methods
    • Simple Text Message – We can add simple text messages to our facebook account with this option. A sample image is given below.simple text message
      • Text Message with Image – Here we can add text and image in facebook. We have 2 options in this method.
      • Upload image to app album – Here we have an album for the app and all the uploaded images are present in this album. All our post images are available in this album. For the first 2 images, we donot have an album option. From the third images, all our images are in the app album. A sample image is given below.
                    fb-post-app-album
      • Upload image to timeline album – We can upload the image to timeline using this method. Here we can see the text and related images in the timeline. This option is available if your profile has a timeline album.

      time line album

      • Text Message with Attached Link – Here we can add text with attached link in facebook. We have 2 options here.
      • Attach your blog post – Using this option we can attach the blog  post with facebook post. A sample image of attaching the blog post in facebook is given below.

      attach your blog

      • Share a link to your blog post – Using this option we can have the option of “Share” with the facebook post. A sample image of sharing a link to the blog post in facebook is given below.

      share a link 2

    • Text Message with Video – If you want to publish your video to facebook, please use this option.
  • Preferred link to be attached (Applicable only with the posting method attach your blog or share a link) – We can select the permalink or the link from the content as the attached link.
  • Minimum time delay for auto publishing in case of scheduled publishing  – We can setup a minimum delay for each social media account in case of scheduled publishing and so it will publish after the delay to that social media.
  • Default selection of auto publish while creating posts/pages in metabox – This is the selection of autopublish in the metabox when creating a post/page.

After creating the new account, please click on the “Save and Authenticate” button.

It will ask for some permissions. Click ‘Okay’ to continue.

Authorization step 1:

authorization 1

 

Authorization step 2:

authorization 2

Authorization step 1:

authorization 3

 

Now the facebook app is authorized.

Now you can select the profile or page where you want to display the post  and also the facebook groups that you manage and click ‘Save’.

fb pages and groups

 

  • Select facebook pages for auto publish – You can select your facebook pages where you want to publish the blog posts. If you have different facebook pages and profile page, you can select where you want to publish the blog post.
  • Select groups for auto publish –  You can select your facebook groups that you own where you want to publish the blog posts.

Note 1 : You can see this option (Select facebook pages for auto publish and Select groups for auto publish) only after authorizing the facebook account. In the first time when you entering the values, this field is not available. After entering the values, you need to authorize the FB account and then you can see the facebook pages and groups for auto publish.

Note 2 : While authorizing, please make sure that you have entered the correct facebook keys and details. If any of the value is incorrect, it won’t authorize the account.

You can multi select the groups by selecting the pages with pressing on the control ‘CTRL’ key.

You can see all your fb accounts in the manage section.

fb account manage 

You can do the actions by clicking on the respective button.

Also we can see the API usage of the FB app in the manage accounts section and also the previous history.

Manage Accounts

Here we can see the API usage of the current Hour. To see the history, please click the History link.

FB API History

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