Do you want to add instant articles on your WordPress site ? If yes you have found the best place to show how to do it 🙂
You may be using instant articles because you are having low performance with normal links? You should read this post how to get high reach on Facebook links.
But if you came here accidentally i will show you want are instant articles :
-Instant Articles is a feature from social networking company Facebook for use with collaborating news and content publishers, that the publisher can choose to use for articles they select.
But are one question that is important to ask , should i use instant articles ?
Yes you should because …
- Faster load time.
- Significant improvement in user experience.
- Users are more likely to share your content.
- Monetization options through FAN (Facebook Audience Network).
- Boosted Facebook Page Reach.
- Facebook can bring more traffic
No you shouldn’t use them because …
- There will be only FAN ads no other ads.
- Users will not see your Sidebar.
- It will hide you widgets , email subscription etc.
- You can use some images and videos on your article, but Facebook instant articles will limit them.
- Most of custom fields will not show in instant articles.
- Drop of Revenue.
- Limited number of ads show in one article.
Then now you can chose to use them or not , anyway i am going to show how to setup instant articles .
Be aware most of errors in instant articles came from bad configuration of you WordPress plugin , bad hosting , bad skills from your own.
To start Facebook Instant Articles you need:
- Facebook Page.
- WordPress website.
- Facebook Page APP.
- At least 5 articles in your website.
- Instant Articles WordPress plugin.
How To Setup Facebook Instant Articles With WordPress
First of all you have to sign up for Facebook Instant Articles Here.
Facebook will now ask you to select a page. Here you need to select the Facebook Page for your website.
First of all you have to connect your site
Instant Articles > Configuration > Connect Your Site
and you have to get a CODE Snipped like this
<meta property=“fb:pages” content=“17759220XXX25526” />
and put it in your WordPress header PS: i suggest to use Insert headers and footers plugin to don’t mes up with your code.
Put your URL and Click Claim. If you get any error claiming your url please leave a comment.
Next step is to install Instant Articles for WP Upon activation, the plugin will generate an instant articles feed for your WordPress site.
You can find the feed by adding
/feed/instant-articles after your site’s URL, like this:
Copy your instant articles feed URL and switch back to your Facebook page’s publishing tool section
Now go to Facebook for Developers and create a app for your page , then go back to your site and config instant articles plugin for your app . Put APP Is and APP Secret and click Next
The plugin’s settings page will now show you a login with Facebook button. This will take you to Facebook, and you will be asked to give the app permission to access your profile information. After giving permissions, you will be redirected back to your WordPress site. Click on the ‘Select Page’ drop down menu to select your Facebook page.
Your WordPress site is now ready for Instant Articles. There are still two more steps left.
Go to Instant Articles >Configuration > Styles and click default style customize ,and customize how ever you want.
Now the most important step.
Submit your instant articles for review, before you submit you have to be sure you have more than 5 articles in your Instant Articles feed. If you already have published them in you WordPress just find the articles you want to share click EDIT and then jus UPDATE them , and they automatically will show in your Facebook publishing tab.
If there are no errors with your Instant Articles feed, then you will see a ‘Submit for Review’ button. Go ahead and click on this button to send your feed for review.That’s all, Instant Articles will become available for your website once Facebook team has reviewed and approved your feed.
Be aware that a lot of errors will show in WordPress , best way to fix them is go to post and scroll down to Facebook Instant Articles meta box below the post editor and try to fix them .
Most of the errors are caused by plugins or theme adding content into your posts that is not supported by transformer rules used by Instant Articles for WP plugin.
If RSS don’t work try different RSS url ,example below.
These are two different URLs, and depending on your WordPress setup, entering the incorrect URL may result into a 404 error.
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