My readers are telling me to manually add my posts to my fan page, but I'm trying to reduce steps and keep from forgetting.

Anyone know how I can automate this?


The easy way to automate the publishing of your WordPress posts to your Facebook fan page is to use Facebook's built in Notes application.

You will need your sites feed link which is usually http://example.com/feed.

Go to your fan page and click the edit page link then go to applications and under "Notes" click "go to app" at the bottom left hand side of the page you will see a link for "edit import settings" click the link and enter your feed url.

Everytime you publish a post a new note will be created that contains the post. It will also publish an excerpt to your wall with a thumbnail image of the first image in the post.

  • I've been doing that, but people complain because when they click the post they're forced to read it in the Notes app, which strips mutlimedia, etc. Feb 8 '11 at 0:35

I believe you want to look into something like stream.publish on facebook's api documention reference.

This method publishes a post into the stream — on the Wall of the current or specified user, or on the Wall of a friend or a Facebook Page, group, or event connected to the current session or specified user (but not to an application profile page). By default, this call publishes to the current session user's Wall, but if you specify a user ID, Facebook Page ID, group ID, or event ID as the target_id, then the post appears on the Wall of the target, and not the user posting the item.

As for using it, I've not explored much in the way of Facebook's API beyond <fb:like> tags.

I hope this helps.

EDIT: You try this link/plugin for WordPress. There is a plugin ("WordBooker") that looks promising.

  • That sounds right. But I don't know how to use that. I wonder if there's a plugin that would do it for me or some other pre-made solution. Feb 8 '11 at 0:36
  • See my edits the answer. There's a plugin called "WordBooker" which does what I think you want to do. I couldn't quite figure it out because there are a LOT of settings.
    – Zack
    Feb 8 '11 at 1:18

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