Do you want your blog posts to be automatically posted to Facebook from your WordPress site?
Facebook is one of the largest social media sites in the world with more than 2 billion active users. It’s also one of the largest traffic sources for many sites.
In this article, we’ll show you how to automatically post to Facebook from WordPress. This will help you bring more traffic to your site from Facebook.
Why Automatically Share WordPress Posts on Facebook?
The easiest way to build a following and staying in touch with your users is by building an email list. However, you cannot ignore the huge user base of social media websites, particularly Facebook.
As the largest social media website, Facebook has more than 2 billion active users. This massive global audience can become a significant source of traffic for your website.
You will need to engage with users on Facebook to build a strong following. This means answering comments, sharing content, and posting regular updates on Facebook.
While you can’t automate engagement, you can automate sharing your blog content on your Facebook page.
We’ll show you two easy ways to do that, and you can choose the one that works best for you.
- Automatically Post to Facebook from WordPress Using IFTTT
- Automatically Post to Facebook Using Buffer
Automatically Post to Facebook from WordPress Using IFTTT
IFTTT is short for ‘If This Then That’. It is a popular online tool that allows you to automate your online accounts and make the internet work for you.
It allows you to define applets, which are small applications that perform a specific task.
Each applet connects your two online accounts. It looks for a trigger on one account, and if the trigger is found, then it performs your predefined action on the other account.
You can make IFTTT automatically post to your Facebook account when you publish a new post on your WordPress blog.
Here is how you would do that.
First you need to visit the IFTTT website and create a new account.
After you sign up, click on the search bar at the top:
Type in ‘WordPress blog to Facebook’ and hit search.
Scroll down until you see this:
Click on the ‘Share new WordPress Blog posts to your Facebook Page’ button and then you’ll see this page:
Now it’s time to connect your IFTTT account to your Facebook page. Click on the big connect button, and you’ll be taken to Facebook to make the connection.
Make sure that your Facebook account is connected and then click ‘ok.’ Next, you’ll see the following:
This is your agreement to let IFTTT post your new blog posts to your Facebook page. Click ‘continue as [your name]’.
Now you’ll see it’s time to connect your WordPress blog.
After entering this information, click on the connect button to continue. IFTTT will now save your information and connect to your WordPress site.
Next, you’ll get the notification that now your blog and Facebook are connected.
Make sure the ‘Get notifications when this connection is active’ button is toggled to the right and hit the big save button at the bottom:
Now you’ll see the following screen to show that your applet is active. This means any time you publish a blog post, it will automatically be shared on Facebook.
Automatically Post to Facebook Using Buffer
Buffer is a marketing automation tool that allows you to schedule status updates for your social media profiles including Facebook.
First, you need to visit the Buffer website and sign up for an account.
The advantage of using Buffer is that you can schedule the time you want your posts to be shared. And you can select an optimal time for sharing regardless of when you publish a post.
After signing up for a Buffer account, it’s time to connect it to your Facebook account.
Click the ‘Connect Your Social Accounts’ button and go through the prompts to connect your Facebook account.
When you’re finished here, it’s time to connect it to your WordPress site.
Upon activation, you need to visit WP to Buffer page to configure the plugin settings
Click on the ‘Authorize Plugin’ button and connect your WordPress site to your Buffer account.
After you’re finished, you’ll be redirected to the settings page, where you’ll see the following:
Now you see the social media accounts connected in your Buffer account on the left. Select the Facebook account you want to automatically post to.
Check the ‘account enabled’ section at the bottom and then click ‘Save.’
Next, you’ll want to open your Buffer account and designate the times of day you want to post.
This will determine when your WordPress post is published to your Facebook feed. The next step is to publish a blog post.
Once that’s done, you’ll see it scheduled in your Buffer account to be posted to your Facebook page. Here’s what it looks like in the Buffer dashboard:
This is scheduled to publish at 11:36 AM, and once that time passes, it’s immediately posted to your Facebook page. Here’s what it looks like:
We hope this article helped you learn how to automatically post to Facebook from WordPress.
You may also want to check out the best Facebook plugins for WordPress, and our guide on how to add web push notification in WordPress, so you can connect with your visitors after they leave your website.