How to submit blog posts from WordPress to Facebook automatically

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submit from wordpress to facebookYou’ve probably known a lot of sites or plug-ins that auto submit blog posts to Twitter (auto tweet the recently published blog posts). How about Facebook? I was trying to find some good WordPress plug-ins to submit my blog posts from WordPress to Facebook automatically. I found and used one called Simplaris Blogcast and I thought that it was already good enough. Then I tried another WordPress to Facebook plug-in called Wordbook (I guess a combination between WordPress and Facebook?).

Wordbook is so much better than Simplaris Blogcast and I’ll tell you why.

How Wordbook works

  • Wordbook will post an excerpt of the post along with a few images detected on the post automatically.
  • Wordbook will post it on your Facebook Wall so your friends can see it easily on their news feed area.
  • Since it’s a wall post, your friends will be able to comment on it straight on your Wall.
  • Wordbook automatically submits the post to your Facebook wall every time a new blog post is published.
  • Wordbook works even if you use post scheduling (woohoo!)

How to install and use Wordbook

  • Go to your WordPress Administration Control Panel – Plugins – Add New
  • Search for “Wordbook” and you will actually see 2 results of the same plug-in name:
    wordbook wordpress to facebook plugins

    Add the one that says “This plugin allows you to cross-post your blog posts to your Facebook Wall. Your Facebook “Boxes” tab will show your most recent blog posts” by Robert Tsai on the description.

  • Activate the plug-in.
  • Now go to Settings-Wordbook to set-up your Facebook login and permissions for the Wordbook plug-in.
  • Follow the instructions (generate the one-time code) by clicking on the Facebook lock icon:
    setup facebook key code for wordbook
  • Continue with the instructions and allow the plug-in to post on your Facebook Wall.
  • Now even when it says it’s done and everything, you’ll notice that the Wordbook plug-in only posts the blog post’s title in one line and not what the author promised. I made this mistake and my Facebook wall showed this instead:
    wordbook post one line title on Facebook wall
    Now according to Wordbook official site, the plug-in supposed to post on the Facebook Wall, a brief excerpt of the post with images like this:
    Wordbook example to post on facebook wall
    So what you need to do, is actually to go back to the Settings-Wordbook options. You will still see that same Facebook padlock icon even though you’ve already done the step before. Click on it again (yes, again) to actually allow the Wordbook plug-in to fully post the excerpt with images on your Facebook wall!

    The option screen shouldn’t show the blue Facebook padlock icon anymore once you’ve fully completed the steps!

  • Now go publish a WordPress blog post and you will see that the plug-in automatically submits the blog post to your own Facebook wall, with excerpt of the post and images! It will also display a nice WordPress icon next to the Wall title!

Here is what it looks like on my own Facebook wall if you do the steps correctly:

Post WordPress to Facebook with images to the wall

Looks very nice and professional :)

Wordbook plug-in for WordPress is so much better than Simplaris Blogcast that I used earlier. Some people dislike the fact that commenting on the wall doesn’t reflect/sync with the comment on the blog post itself. However, I find it good that the author keeps it separate.

So if you want do some promotion of your WordPress blog on Facebook, take a look at Wordbook :)

PS: Also check out my other post on how to auto post from WordPress to Facebook Fan Page

PPS: And of course, please share this great plug-in to the other bloggers!

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  • http://letupdate.com LetUpdate

    Wow, it is a great plugin. So, i can try to bait some traffic from my facebook now. :D
    .-= LetUpdate´s last blog ..Mobile Blogging =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Good luck :D

    • http://npxp.com Kamal Hasa

      Well it does help you get a chunk of traffic from Facebook for sure ;)

      Wordbook plugin is really cool.

      • http://www.michaelaulia.com Michael Aulia

        Ever since I use a Facebook fan page, I don’t use Wordbook anymore (use the automated NetworkedBlogs. If I want to post on my personal Facebook account, I do it manually now :)

  • http://mytechquest.com SteveYu

    I’ve used this plugin for a while. It’s good to generate a few traffic from facebook. :-) Some of my friends even surprised that I have a blog and earns money from it. :-)
    .-= SteveYu´s last blog ..Reorder Taskbar Tabs in Windows XP and Vista with Taskix =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Same here, I don’t normally brag about having a blog to my friends but they notice it after seeing lots of new gadgets/items in my bedroom (free review units) lol

  • http://techpatio.com Klaus @ TechPatio

    That’s a pretty slick plugin – very useful for those who wants to promote their posts on Facebook.

    It’s not a plugin for me though, I doubt how effective it will be to promote my tech posts to those 100+ friends I have on Facebook as mosth of them are non-tech people. Besides, there’s always the “worlds collide” thing to consider, if one really wants to bring your “blogging life” into your “friend/family life on facebook”.

    PS: You have a new RSS subscriber :)
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Danish Company Ready With 3D Revolution For Flatscreens =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      I know, that’s what I thought at first. But I guess I still receive a few hits from my friends through the Facebook link :)

  • http://techpatio.com Klaus @ TechPatio

    Oops, did my comment go into the spam queue?
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..iPhone Commodore 64 Emulator Just Approved By Apple =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Nah, it went to the moderation, you know the drill :D I also install SuperCache so it might take a while for the comment to show up

  • http://www.lemback.com Marlene

    This plugin is good! But incidentally, I joined networkedblogs on facebook and it almost has the same functionality – pull the rss feed of my blog and automatically post the recent one to my wall.

    Though I would have used this plugin if I hadn’t joined networkedblogs.
    .-= Marlene´s last blog ..Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival 2009 =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Hm never heard of networkedblogs before. There are just too many of these social stuffs, it’s mad O_o

  • http://techgenuine.com Ricky

    Hey nice find, but instead of using individual plugin to publish to facebook, twitter why cant we use single plugin. Try SPNBabble plugin which plugin.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Hi Ricky, I haven’t heard of the plug-in before. Might worth taking a look. Does it post to the Facebook wall as nicely as Wordbook?

  • http://ninetynineways.net Gerri – Ninety Niney Ways

    Thanks a lot for that. I am thinking of starting up a facebook profile for marketing purposes and this post will come in very handy.
    .-= Gerri – Ninety Niney Ways´s last blog ..Your Children and The Concept of Money =-.

  • http://www.blogtechnika.com Himanshu

    I use Networkedblog and Facebook fan pages for this application and they are working fine.
    .-= Himanshu´s last blog ..10 bad blogging habits you must avoid =-.

  • http://www.india365.org India 365

    Hello Michale, thanks for the plugin!! However, it does not seem to work for me. I think I made a mistake though!! I’ll try Networkedblog and Facebook fan pages as himashu told, hope this works.
    .-= India 365´s last blog ..ICC Champions Trophy 2009 – Review =-.

  • http://www.techzoomin.com TechZoomIn

    Hmmm This is something new and never known till now. Great finding dude… I saw so many twitter auto post plugins.But this is simply awesome dude..

    Thanks a lot for this and subscribed to you to get more :)
    .-= TechZoomIn´s last blog ..Get Your Favorite Icons from Icons Land..! =-.

  • http://techpp.com/ Raju

    Very nice plugin, but for someone like me who doesn’t wish to publish all my posts on Facebook, it doesn’t provide that flexibility. Or is there an option to turn it off while publishing the post on WordPress?
    .-= Raju´s last blog ..22 Most Popular Google Chrome Extensions =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Hm not that I know of. I did this once when I didn’t want to publish a certain post to Facebook: deactivated the plug-in, published the post, then re-activated the plug-in again lol

  • http://www.onetrickaday.com Sourish Nath

    Hey ,

    I just found you out while googling , and this a really nice blog. :)
    Expect me to be a frequent visitor here. Will read all your posts
    Thanks ,

    Regards ,
    Sourish
    (Admin)
    OneTrickADay
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  • http://expressiveworld.com Ana

    Hello Michael,

    This is a plugin I have been using for a few weeks now, and I must say it is very good. I have noticed an interest of new people coming from Facebook over to my blog, and saying how pleased they are of finding it. I think it does have it’s uses, and the same time I have noticed that if i make a change inside the blog entry itself, or add a new page on my site for instances it will get automatically posted on Facebook. Is this something that can be changed in the settings, do you know?

    Other than that it is indeed very useful, and saves me the trouble of sharing it manually.
    .-= Ana´s last blog ..Misguided Love; AW Blog Chain, September 2009 =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Same here. I’ve got 8-10 visits from Facebook a day because of this. It’s not much but every bit of traffic counts :)

      Unfortunately I don’t think there are such settings unless you manually deactivate and reactivate the plug-in again :( Hopefully the developers put more options in the future

  • http://eyespi20.com Margaret

    Hi Michael – It thought facebook had the option of pulling in your blog posts set in your profile. Maybe I am crazy, but I thought I linked to my blog there….
    .-= Margaret´s last blog ..Server Migrations =-.

  • http://www.niharsworld.com/ Nihar

    Thanks for sharing this….

    I haven’t tried posting the post in facebook
    .-= Nihar´s last blog ..Download / Watch Gossip Girl Season 1, 2, 3 Episodes via Torrents or Online! =-.

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  • http://kenwooi.com kenwooi

    this is cool…
    but im using the rss feature provided by Facebook to update my blog entry as a “note” on Facebook.. =)

    Facebook > Own Profile > “Options” below “Share” > Settings > Blog/RSS > Enter Blog Feed

    That’s all! =)
    .-= kenwooi´s last blog ..Kellie’s Castle =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      But it doesn’t have pretty thumbnails & short paragraph/excerpt like this one, I assume? :)

  • http://www.moistdesigns.com Garry

    Thanks for letting know dude,I did not know this existed.Would try it now.

  • R

    Is there any way to get this to post to a FanPage instead of your personal page? Or does anyone know of such a tool?

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Hm I’ve never heard a plug-in that can do that. Hopefully others can shed some light

  • http://www.oestsetnocs.com Hellas

    I searched for something like this for a long time. Thank you very much.

    Hope this will not be big security issue for my facebook password?
    .-= Hellas´s last blog ..Oes Tsetnoc down to number two =-.

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      It shouldn’t be because most of Facebook applications actually don’t have access to your password, just some function calls

  • kevin

    I got nothing. I go to my plug ins and it says
    Status

    Hi, Kevin!

    Wordbook appears to be configured and working just fine.

    If you like, you can start over from the beginning:

    I posted on my blog and it did not show up on my facebook personal page or business page. Did I miss something?

    • http://www.cravingtech.com/blog Michael Aulia

      Hmm.. I’m not sure, you might want to try going to the official page to see if there are recent replies on the comments of the same problem

    • kevin

      what exactly is the official page?

  • http://jolinarodriguez-todomba.blogspot.com/ jolinarodriguez

    nice information

    thanks
    .-= jolinarodriguez´s last blog ..Master Degree soaring unto Excellency =-.

  • Mike

    Thanks for this article.
    After a few hours trying to get this to work, going back to the settings-wordbook page did the trick for me.

  • http://www.worthytips.com/ Arafat Hossain Piyada

    I just hunting for this. It save some of my useful time. I now have two option 1. Networkedblogs and 2. Wordbook.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Fresh Install Windows Movie Maker 6.0 in Windows 7 with Windows Movie Maker Installer =-.

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  • http://slackermommy.com mamyaw

    Thanks so much for this tip. XD I have been looking for effective ways to connect my blog to my facebook account and this the job for me. XD More power to you, sir.

    ~Mamyaw

    • http://www.michaelaulia.com Michael Aulia

      I actually ended up doing it again manually lol but it’s good if you want to do it automatically. Thanks for coming by

  • http://allthearticles.com Marlin

    Thanks for this great info
    I was looking for this kind of plugin

  • http://www.icttrends.com Suresh Khanal

    Great plugin to save life. I was using networked blog but it does not display the recently posted article on the wall automatically. Hope this pluggin will automate this.

  • Tim

    It looks like it only posts to personal Facebook pages. It would be great if it would auto-post to the blog’s fan page.

  • http://www.digitalbd.info/ digitalbd

    thanks a lot mate.this is awesome.i am using this

  • http://www.echoenergies.com Blake Orr

    Need a way to post to Facebook Fan Page.

    Our blog is actually a working business website with a blog attached to it. Don’t want to hit up all my friends with blog posts, just people on the fan page.

    • http://www.echoenergies.com Blake Orr

      Just setup NetworkedBlogs. Took about 5 minutes and it does it all.

      Highly recommended.

    • http://www.michaelaulia.com Michael Aulia

      Yup, NetworkBlogs is your answer. I’m using that to automatically post my blog post to the Craving Tech’ fan page (http://www.facebook.com/cravingtech)

      Will write a post about it hopefully next week :)

  • http://www.charitywoosley.com Charity Woosley

    I am SO GLAD I found this article. I have been searching and searching for a plug in like this, which I’d been using on another site, but couldn’t quite find what I was looking for! Not only that, your step by step installation instructions helped this non technical gal a LOT!

    Thanks!

  • Rohan

    Hello I have tried to activate this plugin 2 times but both time I m getting the same error “An error occurred. Please try again later.” what to do please revert me back

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  • http://www.arohatech.com Ashish Kumar

    Informative article, thanks for sharing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.gute-information.de/ Rene

    when i activate the plugin i get a white page when i click on plugins???
    anybody other here with the same problem?

  • http://www.cardeologist.com Steve Patterson

    wordbook no longer works, I am not sure why, but it has stopped working. I have tried WPBook. But, its hard to try to set up. Is there any other similar plugins?

  • http://indobisnis.org TS-21

    Wow, it is a great plugin. thx for sharing

  • http://www.ratechnologies.in rakesh kumar

    a little bit off beat question. But how did you customized google ads.

  • http://danangsetya.com Healthyweb

    after using this plugin. when I click the button leads to facebook.com facebook and why there is an error and told to try again. what anyone ever experienced this problem?

  • Ben Bunch

    Does anybody know if wordbook works with Facebook Pages ? I have a page I want to push WP posts to but not to a personal profile that admins the page.

  • http://ibloggr.com Muthukumar @ Dofollow blogs

    I have confused to how to post my blog to FB, now you have told WP plugin iam going to use it, Thanks a lot

  • http://ww.glamglitz.com Renu

    thanku so much for this detailed tutorial…:)

  • http://www.socialtechnow.com/autopost-to-iframe-fanpage/ talwinder

    nice tutorial ,check this new tutorial on how to autopost to wordpress iframe fanpage

  • http://musicunderfire.com MusicUnderFire

    I really like the image feature this plugin has, but find it hard to pull away from RSS Graffiti, which pulls my RSS into FB. Plus I would much rather prefer my posts going to my Page as opposed to my individual site (which is what this does, right?).

    Thanks for the post… if it posts to my page, then I could see a great us for this, but this seems to be one area facebook is really lagging on! Should see some headway in this area this year from devs and FB alike.

    Cheers!

  • http://www.wordpressithemes.com Suren

    Great!

    It works for me. Thanks :-)

  • http://www.thepvavault.com Emma | craigslist pvas

    Hi Michael thanks for the info i was just looking for this aswell :)

  • liand7

    Way..
    How effective automatically paste the text?
    Set do not understand

  • http://wimaxmaps.com/ grace

    thanks… this info very usefull to increase traffic my site…

  • http://www.downloading4fun.com GoldeN

    This is exactly what I been trying to put on my newly uploaded site, now gonna get some traffic from FB. Thanks Michael for sharing :)

  • http://www.e-tech-world.com mohammad

    very nice and interesting post you are done!
    really thanks to you.

  • http://www.jazirahislam.com/ Jazirah

    I wanted to use this great plugin. so my post could appear on facebook automatically. thanks the information is very useful for me.

  • http://www.edwardodaniel.com/ Edward O’Daniel

    I installed this plugin in my site, but when i try to connect with facebook it says an error. What should i do now?

  • http://bloggingtalks.com samrat kafle

    When i click on Facebook lock icon then a new tab opens and displays the following error “something went wrong please try back later” what do i do please help.

  • Craig

    when I clicked on the facebook lock icon it sends me to facebook but I get an error which says ..
    Error.An error occurred. Please try again later.????

  • http://www.ipawnz.com iPawnz

    Cool Bro, many thanks. These will save me alot of time posting.

  • http://luvcompetitions.co.nz iwan

    Im looking plugin like this but dont want bombardier fans wall, any plugin can publish in fbwall just mention how many new posts + title daily. (my post around 15 a day)

  • http://www.thereisappforthat.com Applicazioni Iphone

    Wow.. Thank you so much!! :) I have resolved with your article! ;)

  • http://technologynewsupdate24.com tnu24

    yah, i used this plug-ins in my wordpress blog.
    and thanks for share this