How can I copy and paste comment threads (and sometimes the original post) from Facebook into WordPress (or elsewhere) and preserve exact formatting?
Screenshot? ok, but text etc is better. Both + link would be ideal.
When I paste now, the thread/paragraph structure is intact, but the "likes" etc and profile pic thumbnails don't display.
I don't need my whole page/site to look like Facebook, just the content of some pasted posts.
Ideally a screenshot would be displayed as a thumbnail. I want to include the screenshot so people don’t think I made up or edited the posts.
I don’t want to only include the screenshot because I want people to be able to select and quote parts of the text.
If I copy and paste into Evernote, a link to the source is automatically included.
Can all 3 - screenshot, text etc, link - be pasted - with the text-etc preserving exact formatting? If not, how close is possible?
I was not using a browser sharing extension. Just now, however, I tried the "Press This" WP Plugin (bookmarklet??), but it only posted the core image of the facebook post, not the intro text, and not the comments.
I copy selected text from the comment thread (multiple comments, sometimes all the comments, and sometimes the original post too).
I did not try to paste a screenshot. I download screenshots - that's the only way I know to get full "screenshots" (including whatever is too long to appear on my screen). I could upload screenshots into my WP post, but as I wrote above, I want people to be able to select excerpts of the text, so I don't want to only include screenshots.
Ideally "Press This" or a similar brower-sharing extension would enter all 3 - the screenshot, the link, and the text plus-images-if-applicable. Preserving the exact formatting.
Next best: I paste the URL into my New-Post editor, click "fetch" or some such button, and the complete post and comments would appear, along with a screenshot and the link. I could then cut out irrelevant text.
3rd best: copy and paste
I'm pasting into WordPress' new post editor - I think it's the default settings. I'm willing to use a different editor if that would help. If this can't be done within WordPress, and if it's already possible elsewhere, I might switch from WordPress. I'm using the Gutenberg block editor; latest WP version. I'm not using Divi or Elementor or anything. The site I'm creating will be functionally a duplicate of DanceOrangeville.com but with different images.
(From Facebook posts, not Messenger.)