Social Tools

Facebook Integration

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Publicize to Facebook
Facebook Share Button
Facebook Page Widget
Facebook Pixel
Facebook Embeds
Commenting with Facebook Accounts
Troubleshooting

Publicize to Facebook

Publicizing your blog posts to Facebook is an excellent way to get more traffic on your blog and to keep your friends and family involved in your site. You can connect a Facebook page to your site so that you can share your posts directly to a Facebook Page.

See this support document for steps on how to set up Publicize for Facebook.

facebook-integration

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Facebook Share Button

You can add a Facebook Share button (and other sharing options such as Twitter, Google or Pinterest) through Tools → Marketing → Sharing Buttons in your dashboard.

To add it to your blog, enable the sharing options you want and click on Edit Sharing Buttons and select Facebook. Check off the boxes next to the areas of your site you’d like to display the sharing buttons below under Options.

Read more about this on the Sharing support page.


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Facebook Page Widget

If you have a Facebook Page (not just a profile), you can add the Facebook Page Plugin to your sidebar or other widget area simply by adding the Facebook Page Plugin from Design →  Customize → Widgets in your blog’s Dashboard.

facebook-page-widget

The page needs to be public and shouldn’t have any age or geographic restrictions if you want it to be visible to everyone, like in this screenshot below:

facebook-page-restrictions

Here’s an example of how it will look on a site:

wordpress-facebook-page-plugin

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Facebook Pixel

Facebook Pixel provides some code to integrate on your site, the code will look like this:

Facebook page pixel code example

The <script> and <noscript> tag isn’t allowed at WordPress.com, so pasting the whole code won’t work, instead, copy only the part inside the <noscript> portion of the code:

This code will then need to be pasted in a Custom HTML widget, so that the pixel will be present throughout your site.

Note that once added, it can take up to 20 minutes for the Facebook Pixel status to get updated on the Facebook dashboard.


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Facebook Embeds

You can also add, into a post or page, any individual update from a public Facebook timeline. We have a full guide for embedding updates from Facebook.


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Commenting with Facebook Accounts

All WordPress.com blogs automatically allow Facebook users to login and comment using their Facebook accounts. Our system makes commenting super easy for your Facebook readers.


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Troubleshooting

Browser privacy extensions and add-ons, such as Facebook Disconnect, may interfere with some of these features and may need to be disabled.

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