Now Publicize to Facebook Pages

Since we launched Publicize for Facebook, which automatically shares a link to new posts to your Facebook account, one of the top requested features has been the ability to Publicize to Facebook Pages.  We’ve been listening and working hard, and are happy to announce support for this today.

If you already have Publicize active (which you should if you like traffic), you’ll now see a link to set options for Facebook, inside the Facebook block on the Sharing Settings page.

If you click on it, you’ll see a simple dialog box that lists all your available pages to pick from.

If you are new to Publicize, you’ll see a sequence of screens confirming permission to post to your Facebook account, before you see the screens above.

Also note, currently you can only Publicize to one target: either a page or your wall. This should be more than sufficient to get your great posts out to a wide audience of your choosing.

We hope you enjoy this added flexibility in how your blog posts get shared to Facebook.


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  1. Magnet for Foolishness

    Great, thanks for doing this! I hope this option works better than the prior publicize option because there were a lot of kinks with that…

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  2. Judy

    Oh, thank you! Have had to do the extra work myself adding the link to my page–thanks for the time saver! Now if you could work on getting an “undo” button on the expanded writing page we could really be friends. 🙂

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  3. mdotsays

    I’m having the same problem:

    “nolamusickitchen
    August 8th, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    Hey, every time I click the “set options” link…I don’t get a new box, it just disconnects Facebook. I think there may be a glitch”

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  4. animalartist

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for this!

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  5. adibahri

    oho nice publicized and news…

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  6. howmanydrinks

    This is great but I have not been able to get my images to come through on Facebook. I just get a thin line down the left side of the blog. Is there something I’m missing?

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  7. roniel

    this is a great idea! do you think we can have an update linked to tumblr? Is it possible in the future?

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  8. rameshnanda

    Publicizing blog on facebook will be really amazing.

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  9. noir

    this is a good option. i will reactivate facebook.

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  11. Jeremiah (@Pixelnated)

    will this be available for self-hosted wordpress installs at some point?

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    • Scott Berkun

      Jeremiah: We currently release WordPress.com features out to the general WordPress community through Jetpack, a free plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs. Publicize is not currently available in Jetpack, but may eventually be added.

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  14. lynnfromthegarden

    thanks, I needed that!

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  16. Yves Oiouth

    Wooohooo!!!! Thank you, folks!!!! Many thanks!

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  17. Jacqui Murray

    I’m looking forward to G+, too. Thanks for your work, guys.

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  19. jane1960

    I registered, logged in, wrote blog posted it, you send me emails and today when I tried to log in you said I wasn’t registered!! How come you are sending me emails, if you’ve never heard of me?

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    • Scott Berkun

      The emails go to the people who have subscribed to this blog based on their email address. It’s that simple. The fact you get an email from us means you’re on the list for this blog, and possibly nothing more. If you have trouble logging in, you should contact support.

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  20. jamieellis

    next up multiple Facebook publishings, also Google implementation

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  23. Mitch Wilson

    This is awesome! I used this for a blog this morning – the only downside is that the featured image which normally displays next to the link in Facebook doesn’t display when the link publicizes straight from WordPress – any chance of getting the image to display as well? It helps make the post a lot more eye-catching!

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  24. tenbrokenbullets

    My facebook publicize feature hasn’t been working for the past three weeks.
    Good to know you’re making more features available, Thanks!

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  26. Bosstiger

    im totally happy for using wordpress.com, i have a suggestion, it would be really great if we could pubish one post from our blog to even more social networks like: ning, stumble upon, digg, etc, just choose the best 20 websites and add them as a service, it isn’t that simple, needs a lot of code and functionality but this can make a serious blogger to be more exposed in other profiles/webistes too, that would be a really good service, keep up the good word, and make us happier 😀

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  27. Usui Masumi

    Nice!

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  28. Matthew Paladino

    This is a great addition to have! Don’t like sharing on your profile..share it on your page!

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  29. Subhash

    Finally! Saves all the “copy and paste the link to Facebook”

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  30. Betsy

    LOVE this! Thanks so much!

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  31. Matches Malone

    For those who tuned in late, it’s not clear to me how to turn on the Publicize feature in the first place. Thanks!!!

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  32. A/C Fume

    Thank you, but why on earth are you limiting this to one option?

    “This should be more than sufficient to get your great posts out to a wide audience of your choosing” – You clearly have little clue as to how people actually use pages VS profiles. The majority of people have far more profile friends than page fans. I have 900+ friends, but 300+ fans. Your enthusiastic update is actually more annoying than not being able to post at all.

    Sort it out, this is a half step forward labelled as a leap. Why stop half way when you know the road is longer?

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    • Scott Berkun

      Hi A/C. You asked:

      Thank you, but why on earth are you limiting this to one option?

      We like to release requested features as early as we can and make them better incrementally, and we’ve improved Publicize in many ways over the last few months. Any ability to post to Facebook pages has been a popular request for some time and we wanted to address it. We’re not limiting it to one choice due to whim or to see how we can annoy you – we like you! It just turns out its more complex architecturally than it might appear to support options that seem so simple from your end of things.

      It may have been daft on my part to suggest this is more than sufficient, but it certainly gives more flexibility than previously possible. As you and others point out, now the most requested feature for Publicize is no longer just publishing pages, but being able to publish to multiple targets – its on our list.

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  33. semsaD

    Is it possible to transfer the comments people make on the blog post when it is published on Facebook?

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    • Scott Berkun

      Sorry, but no. Facebook comments can be private, so we can’t automatically pull them from Facebook and return them to your blog.

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  34. Joe DeGiorgio

    Great! Looking forward to using this!

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  35. K8

    FABULOUS! Exactly what I wanted. Thank you very much.

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  36. rkvin

    Mmmm… sounds great!

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  37. mandy101pro

    Love the feature which almost makes ping.fm obsolete EXCEPT you can only publicize to one facebook page. No this is NOT helpful. create a great feature and then be so stingy with it. It is our FB pages and our blog! Why do you get to be the one that chooses how we run our business.

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  38. hideaheart

    I’m there with ya!
    MCatherine

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  39. Sopheak.P

    I’m really happy to hear this, you know before I used Networkedblog to do this. And I want to publish to many facebook pages (and profiles too). Can it work for me. And I also hope to hear when this will work on Google+ too? Thank you so much for your hard work! 🙂

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  40. lazorg

    very useful, thanks!)

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  41. Artless Inspiration

    This is cool! I wonder if you guys are going to implement a similar feature to publicize to Google+ ?

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  42. ismailimail

    Hi, your above answer is not very clear or helpful to me without seeing a live example (reference: https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/now-publicize-to-facebook-pages/#comment-136061).

    Facebook allows you to setup your Page with a pseudonym (Page Admin who’s name could be similar to the Page’s name but it isn’t necessarily the Facebook’s profile name under which the Page is registered). The question I was asking is, does WordPress post to Pages show up under Page’s name or do they show up under Profile name? It would be helpful to see a video example. Thanks.

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    • Scott Berkun

      It will show up using the name of whatever account you use to authorize Publicize to use Facebook.

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  44. jm.maksiu

    Thank you for your hard work to bring us this comfortable option.

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  45. Lindsay

    Great addition!
    I use WordPress to run the website for a group of mine, and was wondering if there were any plans for this to work for Facebook Groups as well. (It’s more collaborative-focused for us, so a Facebook Page is not as useful.)

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  46. Balancing Sylvia

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this because I didn’t like spamming my friends or family that don’t read the blog. Thanks so much!

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  47. Mihir Nayak

    Im sorry to say but this is absolutely useless for me, until you allow posting to both the FB Wall and the FB Page. I don’t want to sacrifice my FB Wall for my FB Page.

    And I may not know too much about technology, but if one can publish to either, then how difficult is it to allow publishing to both ??

    Mihir

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  48. GJONETO

    thanks for this. it helps – GJONETO

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  49. nelshanebasong

    wow..it’s so nice

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  50. Samuel Bruce Campbell

    This was most helpful. I’m now trying to improve SEO and other means of driving traffic.

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  51. Amanda Hutchinson Blue Badge Guide

    When I click on the Set options button it disconnects from Facebook – what am I doing wrong???

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  52. pastorvivian

    This is good stuff, many many thanks!!!

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  53. Anjeza Duro

    Just noticed that the “like” button and the number of likes are not showing on my posts today. Anyone else experiencing the same?

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  54. zmzmzm

    صباح الخير

    اخوكم جعفر الخابوري

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  55. iepk

    NICE

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  56. pratnala

    my comment is still awaiting moderation. please moderate

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  59. marcuswennberg

    This does not really work. Text works but it seem to have serious problems posting pictures on Facebook pages.

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  60. KING-slave of ALLAH !

    hello brother Scott Berkun,

    Peace be upon you.

    thank you for creating this option ,publishing to page….

    but dear friend,

    What i think that,the selection of pages must be “multi-select” , so that we can select more than 1 page.

    im sure,All the users will the idea of publicize in multiple page….InshahAllah…

    do let me know,if this sujjestion is going to be implemented.:)

    thank you!

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  61. KING-slave of ALLAH !

    Brother Scott. I would like to know “How can we sujjest for new option ideas” ?

    Where i can do this… that development team leader receive my sujjestion ?

    pls let me know…as I need it that option badly,and i’m sure,that option will GIVE BIG ADVANTAGE TO wordpress.com bloggers….

    thank you!

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  62. C.Bernat... Design

    I have seen the replies saying that publicizing to both page and wall is on your list and just wanted to add that I am on that wagon. In fact, I stumbled on this because I am kind of a newbie and was trying to find out how to do it. Thanks for the update!

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  63. allaboutbaroue

    This is great news to new bloggers… truly appreciat the efforts and continued endeavor in making your subscribers happy!

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  64. VeraVenus

    Hooray, no more copy/paste to my FB page!! Great addition, thanks.

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  66. Rivki

    THANK YOU! This is exactly what I need.

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  67. tauruszodiacworldwidefc

    A very important step…
    Thanks you all the way.

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  68. nelson RN

    excellent! thanks!

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  69. broadsofthebeltway

    thank you! we’ve been waiting for this feature, since our blog has multiple authors but only one fan page. in use and love it!

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  70. Alexandre Biondo (@alexandrebiondo)

    Amazing update WordPress team! We love these new technologies and connections.
    I am so happy to use WordPress every days! ;D

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  71. Vilisi

    Thank you. This is quite handy. Much appreciated.

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