I recently had a client ask me the easiest way to automatically send his WordPress blog entries to his various Facebook pages. I have found a solution that I think might be of benefit to others as well.
Problem: Automatically post to WordPress blog and to several Facebook pages at the same time.
Install WP Email-to-Facebook plugin
This method no longer works. I now recommend using IFTTT.
WP Email-to-Facebook is a simple plugin that works with post categories and the Facebook “secret” mobile email. Here are the instructions for setting it up. Install the plugin to your self hosted wordpress website via the ‘add new’ plugin page. Once it’s activated, go to the settings page and you will see this:
Now you have to find your “secret” email address. This is a bit tricky; you get it for your personal account by using a mobile device, connecting to the internet via a browser and navigating to m.facebook.com and log in. Facebook has instructions for doing this , but here it is: From your mobile browser, log in on m.facebook.com Click Photo under the space to type a status update Underneath “Upload via Email” you’ll see a unique email address Edit: You can also get your secret email address by logging onto your Facebook account and following these instructions: Click at the top right of any Facebook page Click Account Settings Click the Mobile tab on the left side of the screen If you don’t see your secret address, you will need to add a phone and/or activate text messaging on your mobile phone If you have already added a phone, click “Activate Text Messaging” In the pop-up, enter your country and your mobile carrier In the next screen it will ask you to “Text the letter F to 32665 (FBOOK)
When you receive a confirmation code, enter it here:” Once you do that your secret email address will be visible. Note: Do not give this email address to anyone unless you are willing to allow them to have total access to your Facebook account. To get the email for your Pages, you must go to the page you created and click “edit page” then “update info”, then click on “mobile” in the sidebar. You should see a screen like this:
Now all you have to do is assign each email you have collected to a post category. Note: and email can only be assigned to one category. You can now choose an URL shortening service and then click “Update Options” and you are ready to get your message out there! I hope you find this tutorial useful. Please use the comment section bellow to ask questions or offer feedback. Text the letter F to 32665 (FBOOK)
When you receive a confirmation code, enter it here: