Blog Posts to Facebook: Jetpack Almost Does It

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

Continuing our conversation from yesterday with author Cheryl Campbell

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Cheryl Campbell <ccampbell.me@gmail.com> wrote:
I know you have your website/blog. Do you have your blog posts automatically go to your facebook page?I have a personal FB account but I was interested in having a separate account for the books where they are directly tied to each other.

Further, I was thinking of having the book website I created directly auto update the book FB page when I posted blogs from the website.

Part of me thinks having the website AND FB for the books is silly and redundant.

Part of me thinks I would rather keep my personal FB page out it entirely and limited to friends/family which was the reason for the book FB page.

Personally, I can’t stand FB and only just set up a personal account about a month ago. Part of the reason for the breakdown was I knew I was getting close to going to print with the first book. But I do appreciate that I am a minority in that opinion and understand that social media is ridiculously powerful in spreading news and marketing.

Where I’m on the decision see-saw and cannot figure out what I want to do with website only, website + pers FB, or website + book FB…I figured I could ask the man that loves questions. :)

Thanks!
Cheryl


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Joel Canfield <joel@somedaybox.com> wrote:
My wife, the social media expert, sets up an FB page for each of my books, plus for me as an author. All separate from my personal FB page.

My personal blog http://joeldcanfield.com/ auto posts to my personal FB page.

My business sites http://SomedayBox.com/ and http://spinhead.com/ auto post to their FB pages.

Some probably even auto tweet to Twitter.

Any social media you can automate, do it. Some folks use Twitter but never see Facebook, and other way ’round.

If you can add more outlets without adding more work (other than one-time setup) be everywhere you can be.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Cheryl Campbell <ccampbell.me@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok, cool.I would like the book website to auto post to book FB page.

I have been working on this all day… trying to get the two to cooperate.

I’m using WordPress on the website.

Apparently I have to build a FB app, but you can only build FB apps with a personal site and not a business site. And you have to build the app on a server, and, and, and… craziness! I will stab at this a bit longer, but I might need to hire your wife.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Joel Canfield <joel@somedaybox.com> wrote:

  1. Set up a WordPress.com account (account only, not a blog)
  2. Install JetPack plugin on your currrent site
  3. Set up sharing in JetPack, and connect it to FB

Skip all the “creating an app” stuff. Plugin does it.

I think.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM, Cheryl Campbell <ccampbell.me@gmail.com> wrote:
I have 1 and 2 all set. 3 is where it makes me crazy. I had it connected to my personal FB page at one point, no problem…except I don’t want this.And when I click the option to add a new FB connection, it just brings me back to saying it’s connected to my book FB page, which shows up as only numbers, not the name of the book page and nothing in the pop up window. I embedded a screenshot below…hopefully you can see it.

Clicking Ok in this window puts me in an endless loop. Only clicking the X takes me out.

I have repeatedly removed the existing FB account it says it’s linked to, and saved, and it will go away, until I click the Add New Facebook Connection link and it freaks right back out again.

I’ve tried all these steps including logging out of WordPress, and I’m still going in circles.

I was all excited at one point when I got it to completely remove the personal FB, but then the book FB page came in as all numbers….not even sure what those numbers are.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Cheryl Campbell <ccampbell.me@gmail.com> wrote:
After a little more digging….this is a defect in Jetpack.http://wordpress.org/support/topic/jetpack-publicize-no-facebook-page-1

So if you’re not having issues, don’t touch it! It’ll break if you do.
:)

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM, Joel Canfield <joel@somedaybox.com> wrote:
Well that’s sad. But the developer looks like they’re on it.

Sorry it didn’t work out. I owe you chocolate, huh?

On Jul 12, 2013, at 6:44 AM, Cheryl Campbell <ccampbell.me@gmail.com> wrote:
I’m sure they’ll get it fixed long before I ever figure out how to build an app!I have plenty of other things I can work on in the interim.

I’m pretty certain I am the one indebted to you for loads and loads of chocolate. :)

Continued tomorrow.

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