In this video, Iâ€™m going to show you how to automatically post your latest blog content or the latest blog post to your Facebook account, and to do this of course, you need to have a Facebook account and also a WordPress blog. Now, the plugin that makes this possible is called
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Wordbook. Okay, so what this plugin does is automatically gets your latest updates and blog posts and post it into a box in your Facebook profile page.
So the easiest way to install this plugin is to click on Plugins and click on Add New. In the search box, make sure you type in Wordbook, and then click on Search Plugins.
And as you can see, there are several plugins for WordPress that does the same thing of posting your latest blog post and content to your Facebook profile page, and in fact, the two plugins with identical names called Wordbook, but the one that weâ€™re looking for is created by Robert Tsai. So Iâ€™m going to click on Installâ€¦and in the pop-up screen, I can have a look at some of the screenshots so you can see how your content will look like once it gets posted to your Facebook profile page. Now Iâ€™m going to click on Install Now, and of course, make sure that the plugin is compatible to your current version of WordPress.
Once the plugin has been installed automatically, just click on Activate Plugin. Now once youâ€™ve activated Wordbook, you should see the link to the plugins page under Settings, and I see Wordbook here, so Iâ€™m going to click on Wordbook.
So it says here, â€œWordbook needs to be set-up…you need to link it to your Facebook account. This link will be used to publish your WordPress blog updates,â€ etc., etc., â€œ…news feeds…â€ alright? So the first thing you need to do is click on the following button to login to your Facebook account, and generate a login code. So thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m going to do, Iâ€™m going to click on this button hereâ€¦and now Iâ€™m taken to my Facebook account where I have to allow access to Wordbook, alright? So Iâ€™m going to click on â€œGet login code.â€
Okay, and this is the page where it generates a one-time code, so Iâ€™m going to click on Generate, and this is the code that I get, so Iâ€™m going to copy this, and then Iâ€™m going to go back to the Wordbook settings page, paste in the code I got earlier, and click on Submit.
Okay, so now I am successfully connected to my test Facebook account, it says here, â€œHi, John!â€ and you can see my profile picture appears over here. Alright, so now, the second step is that you need to allow Wordbook to publish stories to your profile or your wall page on Facebook. So, again you need to click on the Facebook button belowâ€¦and then in the same Facebook window that opened up earlier, so that means that you havenâ€™t closed the window, you should see now a message that says, â€œAllow Wordbook to publish post or comments without prompting me.â€ Basically it means that all this happens automatically, so Iâ€™m going to click on Allow Publishing.
Okay, so now that thatâ€™s done, and it says here, once Iâ€™ve allowed publishing, I need to reload this page so Iâ€™m going to click on Reload, to reload the page. And finally it says, â€œWordbook appears to be configured and working just fine. If you like, you can start over from the beginning.â€ So, if for some reason you want to start over then you can just click on Reset Configuration, okay?
So, now whenever you add a new blog post to your WordPress blog, it will be automatically syndicated and published to your Facebook profile page.