Facebook for WordPress gives you several social publishing options. You can publish your post on your own individual timeline. I’ve been using only my WP 101 for Boomers for my wordpress tutorials, as many of my friends and family don’t use WordPress. Yet people can only subscribe to your own account and not your fan page. I get much more interaction on my personal timeline than my fan page. I’ll be posting to both, now that I’ve added the Facebook author subscription link to my site. What is very cool is how each author can have visitors subscribe to their timeline, and have just the posts they author post to their timeline. You can also mention other Facebook pages and Facebook friends as you publish your posts. And those mentions will show up on their timelines and above each post. Cool, is it not?
While setting up this plugin, when I hit submit in the facebook app I kept getting:
“Publish ActionsYou must publish at least one action to your Timeline using this action type. Review the documentation.“
I searched for some answers, other plugins using Facebook’s open graph are a possible issue. I know my theme Weaver II uses open graph tags if I upload an image for Facebook under advanced options, then site options. No image is currently being used there. Next I checked SEO by Yoast, and it also used open graph under Social, I cleared all the Facebook connections. I don’t know if this is the issue. I may simply need to upload a test post from my blog. For now I’m turning off the other open graph instances.
Just be careful in how in you use those mentions so you are being helpful, not annoying. If I write a post and talk about a couple of Facebook friends, or a Facebook group, or I’m answering a question that a member of that group had, yes, I’ll mention them. But I won’t mention all my friends and groups in hopes that I’ll get more exposure and spam all their pages.
Approval for the app takes just a few hours, and you’ll get an approval message from Facebook.
Facebook for WordPress plugin also lets you publish your posts to your Facebook fan page. Better yet, when you write your post, you can fill in what text you’d like to see on your Facebook fan page above your link. Unique text for each individual post. Now if I can just get into the habit of adding that text.
Click here for the Facebook for WordPress User Guide I highly recommend it.br>
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