Saturday, February 25, 2012

Connecting a blog to Facebook

After a little bit of research, I finally figured out how to create a facebook page that automatically populates articles from a blog.  Hence I'm happy to announce the Warpstone Flux Facebook Page.  Please like! :)

For those of you with blogs of your own, here's the run down of how to connect your blog to facebook in a similar manner.  It all revolves around an RSS application call Graffiti.

(1) On facebook, you will need to set up a facebook page -- use the create fan page link.
For page categories, I selected "brand or product" since there didn't seem to be anything else appropriate.  Once the page is set up, edit the user pictures (and so forth).

(2) Visit http://apps.facebook.com/rssgraffiti/ and authorize RSS Graffiti.  You will need to select your page to complete the authorization.

(3) Add the feed -- this will be of the format http://warpstoneflux.blogspot.com/rss.xml

(4) You can then head to the filter tab and say how many back posts you want there, and how frequently you want to update.  I just went from the start of this year, and twice a day (as I rarely post more frequently than that).

Finally, I will add that you don't have to use your real identity. You can have a screen name in order to manage your blog should you choose.  Enjoy!

5 comments:

me said...

Great! this is handy, thanks for sharing man!

Old School Terminator said...

Great article. I just made my page. How did you get to select the date it would start from, I only have the option to pick posts or choode "from now on".

When I selected a post, it didn't post it on the fan page either. Does it take time?

jabberjabber said...

Hi Old School Terminator,

You can get up to the past 25 posts, or just "from now on". Since I had <25 posts at the time I set it up since New Year, I went for that.

It does indeed take a little time to update. I waited at least a couple of hrs for everything to sync correctly.

Cheers

jabberjabber said...

Addendum:
Just found this really good site that says all of what I do in the article, but also gives some neat pictures:
http://www.bloggerplugins.org/2009/10/facebook-fan-page-for-blogger-blogs.html

Old School Terminator said...

It worked itself out, it just needed a little time to kick start. Thanks again Jabber!

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