Important informationStarting from 1st May 2018, Facebook is requiring app review to allow new apps to query public Facebook content using the API. This means that you have to submit your app for review (for the ‘Page Public Content Access’ permission) and get accepted, for the plugin to import content from Facebook, using your App key and secret.
However, the plugin will provide you a functional (preapproved) app id and secret that can be used to import public Facebook content. More info on plugin config + Facebook app approval, here.
Also, the plugin can import posts from Facebook groups you manage (are administrator of). Video tutorial here.
Posting publicly to FacebookIf you wish to publish content publicly on Facebook, you will need to submit your Facebook app for review.
FACEBOOK APP PERMISSIONS NEEDED for posting to Facebook:
if you want to publish to Facebook pages: publish_pages, manage_pages if you want to publish to Facebook groups: publish_to_groups, groups_access_member_info, Groups API
For detailed help on app submission, please check this link.
What Can You Do With This Plugin?FBomatic Automatic Post Generator and Facebook Auto Poster Plugin for WordPress is a breaking edge Facebook To WordPress and WordPress To Facebook post importer plugin that is ideal for auto blogging and automatic Facebook post publishing. It uses the Facebook Graph API to turn your website into a auto blogging or even a money making machine!
What is interesting to know is that content from Facebook groups and pages are not indexed by search engines. So, content generated in this way is automatically considered as unique in term of SEO.
It also can be used to automatically publish Facebook posts every time you publish a new post to your blog.
Using this plugin, you can automatically generate posts based on a set of predefined rules. These rules can generate posts from:
- Any public Facebook group
- Any closed or secret Facebook group or page – to which you have access to
- Any Facebook page
- v3.0.1 update: Ability to shorten outgoing (post source) links (and monetize them), using Shorte.st link shortener service – example of shortened link
- v2.6.0 update: Added Facebook image post upload support
- Manually publish posts to Facebook
- v2.4.0 update: Added Facebook video upload support (in post, linked local videos or YouTube or Vimeo videos) – Check out a quick video about this cool video posting update!
- Manually import comments for an already published post
- Ability to limit the number of posts posted to Facebook in a predefined period of time
- Geo-Location targeting for published posts on Facebook
- Automatic Facebook Post generator every time you publish a new post to WordPress
- Google Translate support – select the language in which you want to post your articles
- Text Spinner support – automatically modify generated text, changing words with their synonyms – SpinRewriter, WordAI, The Best Spinner, a built-in spinner, and others – great SEO value!
- customizable generated post status (published, draft, pending, private, trash)
- automatically generate post categories or tags from marketplace items
- manually add post categories or tags to items
- import comments for generated posts
- generate post or page
- [fb-video-echo] shortcode to include to your website videos from Facebook
- define publishing constrains: do not publish posts that do not have images, posts with short/long title/content
- automatically generate a featured image for the post
- enable/disable comments, pingbacks or trackbacks for the generated post
- customize post title and content (with the included wide variety of relevant post shortcodes)
- ‘Keyword Replacer Tool’ – It’s purpose is to define keywords that are substituted automatically with your affiliate links, anywhere they appear in the content of your site. For example, you can define a keyword ‘codecanyon’ and have it substituted by a link to http://www.codecanyon.net/?ref=user_name anywhere it appears in your site’s content.
- ‘Random Sentence Generator Tool’ (relevant sentences – as you define them)
- detailed plugin activity logging
- custom post meta support
- custom post taxonomies support
- scheduled rule runs
- Facebook Pixel inclusion
- Open Graph meta tags inclusion for the entire blog
- Maximum/minimum title length post limitation
- Maximum/minimum content length post limitation
- Add post only if predefined required keywords found in title/content
- Add post only if predefined banned keywords are not found in the title/content
Testing this plugin
- You can test the plugin’s functionality using the ‘Test Site Generator’. Here you can try the plugin’s full functionality. Note that the generated testing blog will be deleted automatically after 24 hours.
- PHP DOM -> how to install it (if you don’t have it, but probably you already have it): http://php.net/manual/en/dom.setup.php
- The Facebook SDK requires PHP version 5.4 or higher.
- The mbstring extension
Need support?Please check our knowledge base, it may have the answer to your question or a solution for your issue. If not, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond as soon as I can.
Changelog:Version 1.0 Release Date 2017-03-03
First version released!Version 1.1 Release Date 2017-03-07
Added the ability to delete Google Translation Popup for translated text Minor fixes and enhancementsVersion 1.2 Release Date 2017-03-12
Added the ability to directly select if you want to post the groups the App owner is administrator of Added a built in text spinning method Minor fixes and enhancementsVersion 1.3 Release Date 2017-03-19
Fixed featured image detection when manually creating posts Minor fixes and enhancementsVersion 1.4 Release Date 2017-03-25
Added the ability to resize the featured image to desired size Minor fixes and enhancementsVersion 1.5 Release Date 2017-03-30
Made the plugin compatible with the latest Facebook infrastructure and API changedVersion 1.6 Release Date 2017-03-31
Custom post type generation support addedVersion 1.7 Release Date 2017-04-03
Decreased plugin memory consumption Improved plugin overall performanceVersion 1.8 Release Date 2017-04-13
Some minor fixesVersion 1.9 Release Date 2017-04-29
Fixed a visual bug with rule automatic runningVersion 2.0 Release Date 2017-05-09
Major performance improvement Added an option to disable duplicate post checking (improves performance for very large blogs) Rewritten some plugin modulesVersion 2.1 Release Date 2017-05-26
Fixed html tags related issue when publishing to FacebookVersion 2.1.1 Release Date 2017-05-31
Added a shortcode to include post date in articlesVersion 2.1.2 Release Date 2017-05-31
Added an option to set generated WordPress post date as original post date on FacebookVersion 2.1.3 Release Date 2017-06-13
Fixed a rare incompatibilityVersion 2.2.0 Release Date 2017-06-18
Added the ability to strip title text from content (remove duplicate text) Remove WordPress default category from posts Added the 'Facebook Post Types to Skip' feature to each ruleVersion 2.2.1 Release Date 2017-06-22
Memory usage improvements Added an option to add a rule description for each rule Added an option to disable excerpt generation for each ruleVersion 2.3.0 Release Date 2017-06-24
Fixed some issuesVersion 2.3.1 Release Date 2017-06-29
Fixed Google TranslateVersion 2.3.2 Release Date 2017-07-12
Added support for Goo.gl link shortenerVersion 2.3.3 Release Date 2017-07-13
Fixed plugin not saving Google URL shortener API keyVersion 2.4.0 Release Date 2017-07-22
Major update: added Facebook video upload support Updated Facebook SDK to latest version Using latest Facebook Graph v2.10Version 2.4.1 Release Date 2017-07-22
Fixed small issue with video postingVersion 2.4.2 Release Date 2017-07-26
Fixed an issue with translationVersion 2.4.3 Release Date 2017-07-27
Added rate limiting for post uploadsVersion 2.4.4 Release Date 2017-07-28
Fixed image display when content is translatedVersion 2.4.5 Release Date 2017-07-28
Fixed some small issuesVersion 2.4.6 Release Date 2017-08-02
Added some more shortcodes to use in the title Added the ability to strip post image from video postsVersion 2.4.7 Release Date 2017-08-03
Added to the title a shortcode with the content's short descriptionVersion 2.4.8 Release Date 2017-08-04
Added multiple category selection for resulting postsVersion 2.4.9 Release Date 2017-08-05
Fixed/improved OG meta tags generationVersion 2.5.0 Release Date 2017-08-06
Added a way to display og:image tag even before the feature image is assigned to the postVersion 2.5.1 Release Date 2017-08-07
Added the ability to delay posting to Facebook by predefined amount of seconds (using cron) Added the ability to not post custom post types to FacebookVersion 2.5.2 Release Date 2017-08-22
Added shortcodes to list posts generated by this pluginVersion 2.5.3 Release Date 2017-08-23
Added a shortcode in publish to Facebook content that will be filled in or not, by percentageVersion 2.5.4 Release Date 2017-08-24
Fixed link shortening when posting to FacebookVersion 2.5.5 Release Date 2017-08-25
Added an option to replace wp_cron with cron Reorganized plugin main menuVersion 2.5.6 Release Date 2017-08-26
Small fix for Google URL shortenerVersion 2.5.7 Release Date 2017-08-28
Fixed og:image tagsVersion 2.5.8 Release Date 2017-09-05
Minor fixesVersion 2.5.9 Release Date 2017-09-06
Fixed duplicate posting issueVersion 2.6.0 Release Date 2017-09-07
Added support for Facebook image posts uploadingVersion 2.6.1 Release Date 2017-09-08
Fixed uploaded image captionVersion 2.6.2 Release Date 2017-09-10
Extended YouTube video to Facebook video functionalityVersion 2.6.3 Release Date 2017-09-11
Added the ability to import older posts for rulesVersion 2.6.4 Release Date 2017-09-22
Added custom post meta support Added custom post taxonomy supportVersion 2.6.5 Release Date 2017-09-25
Some issues fixedVersion 2.6.6 Release Date 2017-09-27
BugfixesVersion 2.6.7 Release Date 2017-09-28
Added support for spinning/translating imported commentsVersion 2.6.8 Release Date 2017-10-12
Fixed some featured image issuesVersion 2.6.9 Release Date 2017-10-16
Improved featured image/og image detectionVersion 2.7.0 Release Date 2017-10-29
Fixed sometimes duplicate content importing Fixed comment importing Reenabled to import more than 25 comments Fixed video embedding Other minor fixes and enhancementsVersion 2.7.1 Release Date 2017-11-02
Made the plugin timezone awareVersion 2.7.2 Release Date 2017-11-07
BugfixesVersion 2.7.3 Release Date 2017-11-16
Added the ability to specify the fb:pages meta tag, to cope with 'Link Ownership Verification' feature, introduced by Facebook for automatic posting regulationVersion 2.7.4 Release Date 2017-11-22
Added the ability to limit number of posts posted to Facebook in a period of timeVersion 2.7.5 Release Date 2017-11-28
Fixed some rare issuesVersion 2.7.6 Release Date 2017-11-29
Attempting to fix some more issuesVersion 2.7.7 Release Date 2018-01-16
Added Wordai and SpinRewriter text spinning methodsVersion 2.7.8 Release Date 2018-01-18
Added the ability to manually publish posts to FacebookVersion 2.7.9 Release Date 2018-01-31
Added the ability to manually import comments for a published postVersion 2.8.0 Release Date 2018-02-03
BugfixesVersion 2.8.1 Release Date 2018-02-06
Added the ability to append imported comments to post contentVersion 2.8.2 Release Date 2018-02-09
Added the ability to not link images or hashtags in generated posts, back to FacebookVersion 2.8.3 Release Date 2018-02-10
Feature improvement updateVersion 2.8.4 Release Date 2018-02-18
Added the ability to shorten links submitted to FacebookVersion 2.8.5 Release Date 2018-03-26
Fixed 'Required Words List' issue Added the ability to define 'Required Words List' and 'Banned Words List' per ruleVersion 2.8.6 Release Date 2018-03-27
Hide custom taxonomy created by the pluginVersion 2.8.7 Release Date 2018-04-07
Added the ability to link generated post titles directly to original Facebook post URLVersion 2.8.8 Release Date 2018-04-18
Fixed Facebook video uploading in some casesVersion 2.8.9 Release Date 2018-05-03
Updated plugin to cope with latest Facebook changesVersion 2.9.0 Release Date 2018-05-10
Update to make the plugin compatible with the latest Facebook API changes: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds6PBBsIxeQ">video</a>Version 2.9.1 Release Date 2018-05-13
Added the ability to add multiple app ids for importing/exporting to/from FacebookVersion 2.9.2 Release Date 2018-05-20
Added the ability to not copy featured images locally Added the ability to remove featured image from generated post's content (avoid duplicates)Version 2.9.3 Release Date 2018-05-21
Added the ability to select the Facebook API version that the plugin will useVersion 2.9.4 Release Date 2018-05-23
Added the ability to add multiple default featured images Fixed external default featured imageVersion 2.9.5 Release Date 2018-07-10
Fixed image importing with video posts from FacebookVersion 2.9.6 Release Date 2018-07-16
Added a feature to change imported time formatVersion 2.9.7 Release Date 2018-07-17
Fixed imported featured images for video postsVersion 2.9.8 Release Date 2018-09-15
Updated Facebook SDK Added Geo-Location targeting for published posts on FacebookVersion 2.9.9 Release Date 2018-10-15
BugfixesVersion 3.0.0 Release Date 2018-10-20
Major performace update Fixed featured image related issuesVersion 3.0.1 Release Date 2018-10-25
Added the ability to shorten links using Shorte.stVersion 3.0.2 Release Date 2018-11-07
Fixed video upload feature - videos can be uploaded to Facebook once againVersion 3.0.3 Release Date 2018-11-13
Fixed rare issue with WooCommerce products
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WordPress 5.0 Tested!
Through this plugin you are able to grab content from Facebook that does not necessary belong to you or which are not under your control. If you grab copyrighted material without the author’s permission, the plugin’s developer does not assume any responsibility for your actions. Also, the plugin’s developer has no control over the nature, content and availability of grabbed material.
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