Embed Facebook Status or Feed in WordPress
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Looking for a way to display your Facebook status in WordPress?
Facebook statuses are great for sharing important updates and build excitement with your audience. By embedding them on your website, you can increase engagement, let people know what’s happening on your Facebook page or group, and grow your followers.
In this article, I will show you how to embed Facebook status or feed posts in WordPress.
Why Embed Facebook Status in WordPress?
Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the world and has billions of active users. If you are a business owner, then it’s important to engage with your audience on Facebook so people that are visiting your website won’t be able to see your Facebook statuses.
Embedding them on your site helps bridge this gap between your website audience and Facebook followers. You can display status in your WordPress blog, so users can see what’s happening on your Facebook page or group.
This way, you get to increase engagement on your website and get more likes, comments, shares, and followers for your Facebook page or group.
Well, there are many methods but the most easiest method you’re going to learn here.
For this method, we will be using the free Smash Balloon Social Post Feed plugin.
First, you need to install and activate the Smash Balloon Social Post Feed plugin on your WordPress website.
After activating the plugin, go to Facebook Feed » Settings from your WordPress admin area. Then click the ‘Connect a Facebook account’ button under the ‘Configuration’ tab.
Next, select whether you would like to connect to a Facebook page or group and click the ‘Continue’ button.
After that, log in to your Facebook account to connect it with the Smash Balloon Social Post Feed plugin.
On the next screen, you will see a list of Facebook pages to use with the plugin. Just select the pages and click the ‘Next’ button.
Now, Facebook will ask you to allow Smash Balloon to manage pages, read content posted on the page, and more. After giving permission to the plugin, click the ‘Done button.
You will see a message that you’ve linked Smash Balloon to Facebook. To go back to your WordPress site, click the ‘Ok’ button.
Once you are back to your WordPress website, a popup will appear with all the authorized pages. Next, select your page and click the ‘Connect this page’ button.
Your Facebook page will now appear in the Smash Balloon settings under the ‘Connected Accounts’ section.
Don’t forget to click the ‘Save Settings’ button to store your changes.
After that, you can embed a Facebook status to your WordPress website. First, copy the link to any status you want to embed on your blog post or page.
You can do that by clicking the timestamp of any Facebook status and then copy the URL from your browser.
Next, edit or add a new post/page on your WordPress website. In the content editor, click the plus (+) button in the top left corner and add an ‘Embed’ block.
After that, enter the URL of your Facebook status and click the ‘Embed’ button.
WordPress will embed the status to your blog post. You can preview and publish your article to display the Facebook status in WordPress.
I hope this article helped you learn how to embed Facebook status posts in WordPress.
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