“Welcome to our brand newÂ WordPress plugin. WordPress Facebook Blog will enable you to post your latest or featured posts from your WordPress blog directly on your Facebook Fan Page.”
Facebook Fan PagesÂ are getting more popular by the day. Many companies and bloggers now post their latest news onÂ Facebook Pages to promote their products or services.
WordPress is currently poweringÂ almost 15% of all websitesÂ which makes it the most widely used CMS. Simplicity of use and powerful addons are the reasons why even companies now use WordPress.
Have you ever thought that it would be great to automaticly post your WordPress posts on your Facebook Fan page at the same moment you click the Publish button in WordPress? Our plugin does just that.
This plugin comes withÂ seven premade themes. We will add new ones on a frequent basis (at least once a month). All templates useÂ CSSÂ for design so they are easy to customize!
5 MINUTE SETUP
After you activate the plugin simply choose the theme, set a few parameters and paste the link in the Facebook Application profile and you are ready to go!
If you have any problems with installing theÂ Facebook Page ThemeÂ Plugin or need any other form of help please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available viaÂ contact formÂ on our web page and ourÂ support pageÂ on CodeCanyon.
LIVE PREVIEWS ON FACEBOOK
You can check ourÂ Facebook PageÂ and see how the plugin skins look like in live action:
We have added the ability to choose which category from your WordPress Blog you wish to display on your Facebook Page. Simply check all the desired categories (see the screenshot below) and they will be displayed promptly.
UPDATE – January 21, 2012
Below is an updated screen of you have to set up your Facebook Application. In case you do not have a SSL certificate replace theÂ Secure Page Tab URLÂ with the link from Social Server: “https://secure.social-server.com/v2/” and then followÂ instructionsÂ found on their site.
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE WORDPRESS BLOG DESCRIPTION
In the past few months we noticed an increasing demand forÂ Facebook Page Themes. We have gotten several requests about making it possible to automaticly post your WordPress blog on the Facebook Fan Page Application. Many website administrators now frequently post their news from WordPress blogs on Facebook also. This plugin simplifies the process since all your posts are automaticlly posted on your Facebook Fan Page at the same time.
We developed a fewÂ HTML/CSS themesÂ from ourÂ Facebook PSD themesÂ and let users set their skin and parameters via WordPress Administration. All themes are made with HMTL/CSS which means you can customize every theme with ease.
What if I want aÂ specific designÂ for myÂ Facebook Page Blog Theme? If you would like a design Â based on your own preferences do not hesitate to contact us. We can develop it for you.
MINI WEBSITES WITHIN YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE
If you would like to have a complete mini websites with home page, blog, portfolio and contact form within your Facebook Page please take a look at our Facebook Page Themes Plugin that will implement a complete mini website on your Facebook profile.
EARN MONEY BY REFERRING NEW USERS
You can earn affiliate commissions throughÂ Envato (CodeCanyon)Â just by referring new users toÂ Facebook Page Themes! Just sign up on the Envato Marketplaces (itâs free) and earn a 30% commission on the first deposit of every new member you refer!
If you arenât already an Envato user,Â sign up here. After you complete registration process you are ready to receive referral commission. Share referral link below to start earning money.
FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND NEW THEMES
We will add more Themes each month and we are open to suggestions. If you have a good idea and basic structure of how the Blog Page should look like and what functionalities are aÂ Â must haveÂ do not hestitate to contact us. All suggestions will be considered and we will pick the most wanted ones and include them in our future updates.
When you unzip the files you just bought look for the fileÂ wp-facebook-blog.zip. Go to your WordPress admin panel and selectÂ âPluginsâ. Click on buttonÂ âAdd newâÂ and on next page clickÂ upload. Now browse for the zip file mentioned above and clickÂ Install now. All you have to do now is toÂ activate the plugin. Settings for the plugin can be found under main settings of WordPress namedÂ FB Blog.
HOW TO INSTALL TEMPLATE ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE
After you install the plugin go to FB themes (one of the main settings tabs). Choose tag named Theme and select one of the premade themes. You will now notice several links above the settings.
Use the appropriate link and follow the procedure below to add the Theme to yourÂ Facebook page.
- Create aÂ normalÂ Facebook Account (skip to step two if you already have a Facebook account)
- Login with that Account
- Once logged, createÂ a Fan-Official PageÂ here.
- Verify yourÂ account for Developer AppÂ here. Can be done by sms orÂ credit card.
- Create aÂ new App.
- Set application name
- Now copy / paste the provided link to the following tags below:Â Website, App on Facebook, Page TabÂ like seenÂ here.
- If you wish that the theme will appear properly inÂ secure connection (https)Â you need to have a SSL certificate on your hosting (server). Check how to add secure connection link to your pageÂ here.
- Assign the app to a page, using âAdd to my Pageâ button on App. Profile Page. (left menu)
- If link to app. doesnât appear, inside the FB Page / Edit page, go to Apps. section, and try toÂ Add itÂ clicking on âEdit settingsâ in the app. entry in the list.
- Additional advice: avoid using _self links or giving users that possibility through the xml. Self links will be loaded inside the iframe.
UPDATE â December 9, 2011:
Facebook is in the process of removing theÂ App Profile PageÂ completely, and has added new ways to add your App to your Fan Page. ReadÂ my article on Facebookâs removal of the App Profile Page.
If your App is only to add a Page Tab to your Facebook Page, and not an App that you want to make available to multiple pages, you can simply navigate to this URL in your browser:
Replace âYOUR_APP_IDâ with your App ID and âYOUR_URLâ with your Appâs Canvas URL, both of which values are available in yourÂ app settings.
For a more detailed tutorial about installing apps on your Facebook Fan page read the tutorial onÂ Hyperarts.
CHANGES TO FACEBOOK PAGES (HTTPS PROTOCOL)
Since October 1st there are some big changes in howÂ FacebookÂ handles security. If a Facebook user hasÂ secure browsingÂ turned on then your Facebook Page needs aÂ secure connectionÂ to appear properly. That means that you would have to upgrade your hosting plan (add a SSL certificate). If you do not wish to buy a SSL certificate you have another option. A site calledÂ Social ServerÂ allows you to convert your existing URL into a secure one (https) for free. Sign up and enter the link that our plugin provides. You will get a secure link in return which you now have to add toÂ Secure Canvas URLÂ andÂ Secure Page Tab URLÂ like seenÂ hereÂ and you are all set.
SELECT A THEME
First thing you have to do is select a predesigned skin for your blog. We have prepared them in several color options (dark, light, blue, red, yellow,…) so everyone will find the one that fits. After you have selected the theme there are only a few more parameters to be set.
EDITING BLOG PAGE PARAMETERS
Blog pageÂ will present yourÂ latest wordpress postsÂ on your Facebook Page by default. However you can also set the ID of the posts if you wish to show only specific posts. You can see the ID of the post in the URL of the browser when you edit the post.
You can hide the date and category of the post if you do not wish to use it. Simply set the parameter Show date and user information to false.
If some of the titles on your blog are over 35 characters long you can shorten them by selecting Â Short TitleÂ parameter to true.
Some of the WordPress blogs don’t use or have featured images in their posts. To avoid having the ugly “missing image” icon displayed on your Facebook Blog set the parameterÂ Show only text to true.
Some of the skins use a read more button with the applied text. ParameterÂ Read more button translation will enable you to translate the button to any language.
SCREENSHOTS OF THE SKINS
Below are screenshots of all the Facebook Themes that are currently available. We will add more as the time progresses.