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FT FACEPRESS II PLUGIN: PUBLISH WORDPRESS POST INFORMATION TO FACEBOOK PROFILES AND PAGES

By Alan Knox  |  February 11th, 2010

There are several WordPress plugins that allow users to publish their post information to a Facebook status or to a Facebook page. However, these plugins either require the user to log in to Facebook after publishing each post, or all WordPress authors post to the same Facebook profile or page.

However, many WordPress sites have multiple authors, and each author has their own Facebook profile.

The improved FT FacePress II plugin allows each WordPress author to update their own Facebook profile and/or a Facebook page. Furthermore, WordPress admins can setup FT FacePress II to publish post information from all WordPress authors to another Facebook profile and/or page. When the author publishes a post (or when a scheduled post is published), the plugin publishes the post information (title, url, and/or excerpt) to the author’s Facebook profile status. Also, each author can direct the plugin to publish the post information to a Facebook page. These settings are updated in the FacePress II User Options.

Admins can use the FacePress II Admin Options to direct the plugin to publish post information for all WordPress to the Facebook page and/or profile designated in the FacePress II Admin Options screen.

Furthermore, if the admin checks the “Update All Facebook Profiles” checkbox (only in the FacePress II Admin Options screen), then when any author publishes a post, the information goes to all author’s profiles and/or pages as well as the admin profile/page.

Finally, FacePress allows each author and the admin user to set the format of the post information published to Facebook, and to set the categories to include/exclude from publishing.

Screen Shots and Option Settings

The FacePress II plugin adds a submenu to the Settings menu (”FacePress II Admin Options”). Admins can use this submenu to set FacePress to publish their posts, and to direct FacePress to publish their post information to the profile/pages of all authors.

Admins should fill in the “Profile” and/or “Page” unique email fields. NOTE: Do not fill in these fields with the email address that  you use to log in to Facebook. Instead, fill in these fields with the unique email address that Facebook creates for each profile and page. Follow the directions on the options page to find the Facebook created unique email addresses.

When any user publishes a post, the post information will be published to the Facebook profile and/or page that is entered in the FacePress II Admin Options page (if either the Facebook profile or the Facebook page unique email address is entered).

If the “Update All Facebook Profiles” option is checked, then when any user publishes a WordPress post, then the post information will be published to all user and admin Facebook profiles and pages.

The plugin also adds a submenu to the User Profile menu (”FacePress II User Options”). This menu allows each author to set FacePress to publish their own posts.

Each user should fill in their own “Profile” and/or “Page” unique email fields. NOTE: Do not fill in these fields with the email address that  you use to log in to Facebook. Instead, fill in these fields with the unique email address that Facebook creates for each profile and page. Follow the directions on the options page to find the Facebook created unique email addresses.

When any user publishes a post, the post information will be published to the Facebook profile and/or page that is entered in the FacePress II Users Options page for that user (if either the Facebook profile or the Facebook page unique email address is entered), as well as to the Admin’s Facebook profile and/or page as indicated above.

Finally, the plugin also adds a section to the edit post window. These options may be used to override the general settings on a per post basis. If “Exclude this Post” is checked, then this post information will not be published to Facebook. Similarly, if the “Format” field is entered, this post format will override the Format fields on either the Admin or User Options pages.