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Connect Your Website & Social Media 2Posted by Jenn on Monday, July 5th, 2010
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I set out this morning to connect the blog portion of our WordPress website to both our Facebook Page and our Twitter account – all by myself, which is well outside my comfort zone since I handle the design/marketing/web content/operations parts of Interface Media.

My previous post Connect Your Website & Social Media, was the big test and I’m happy to report it worked perfectly: I logged in to WordPress, wrote the post, published to our website and one short hour later the post appeared on both our Facebook Page and our Twitter Page.  (the 1 hr delay has to do with set-up and happens in minutes afterward)

So how did I make it happen? I signed-up for TwitterFeed, which I chose specifically because it allowed me to connect a Facebook Page for a business, not just my personal Facebook Profile like the dozens of previous applications I researched, and a Twitter account.

Here’s the step-by-step How-To:

  • Find the url for your blog feed (if you’re on WordPress it’s going to be ‘http://www.yourdomain.com/feed’.  Ours for example is: http://www.interfacemedia.ca/feed)
  • Sign-in to your Twitter account
  • Sign-in to your Facebook account
  • Go to TwitterFeed.com and click ‘register now’ to sign-up for an account

Registration Page for TwitterFeed

  • Enter your email address and make up a password then click ‘create account’

Create TwitterFeed Account

  • Set-up your Feed:
  • Give it a name, something you’ll recognize easily perhaps ‘YourDomain Blog Feed’

Name Your TwitterFeed

  • Enter the url of your blog feed – the address you found in step 1
  • Click ‘test RSS feed’ and you’ll see a green check mark beside ‘Feed parsed OK’, and if not check the help page
  • Click ‘Continue to Step 2’ at the bottom of the page
  • Connect to your Social Networking Accounts:

Choose Which of Your Social Media Networks to Connect your Blog to

  • Click Twitter and then on the big blue ‘authenticate twitter’ button

Connect your Blog to Twitter

  • It will forward to Twitter and ask you to ‘Allow’ or ‘Deny’ access to your Twitter account – click ‘Allow’
  • When you are returned to TwitterFeed click ‘Create Feed’
  • You’ll see a drop-down box below a message like this: “You are currently logged into your “Jenn Faccin” Facebook account. If you’d like to connect to another Facebook account, please Logout first.  Facebook Pages Choose a Facebook Page (you must be the page administrator) to publish your feed to it’s wall, or leave blank to publish to your Facebook account wall.”

  • In the drop-down box choose the facebook page you want to connect to – I chose Interface Media Group
  • Click ‘Create Feed’
  • Click Facebook and then on the blue ‘connect with facebook’ button

  • (It will pop up a window asking for permission to publish – click ‘Allow Publishing’ and you’ll be returned to TwitterFeed)
  • Click ‘All Done!’ and you’ll see a Congratulations message that shows the details of the feed you’ve just set-up.
  • Click ‘Go To Dashboard’ where you can monitor & manage your feed.

  • The Dashboard shows 3 important things:
    1. Where your feed is publishing to (in our case Facebook & Twitter)
    2. A list of posts that have been published
    3. How many clicks each post has received on each platform

Congratulations!  You too are now a technological wizard and have connected your WordPress blog to your Facebook Page and Twitter account.  Happy Blogging!

P.S. If this is all too much for you just give us a call or contact us and we’ll set it up for you 604.415.0494.

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