How to Create and Submit Facebook Instant Articles Post Manually

Today, I will guide you to create and submit Facebook Instant articles manually. Till now Facebook had announced special features and facilities for Facebook instant articles compatible only with WordPress. So millions of blogger (blogspot) users were struggling to enable Facebook Instant articles on their respective blogs.

On the previous posts we had discussed the features of Facebook Instant articles and how it can enhance the user experiences.People create Facebook Instant articles manually for several purposes, Some people manually create Facebook instant article for proper advertisement placement and optimization, The other category people who are the blogger (blogspot) users and others those who can’t afford WordPress hosting.Before submitting your articles you should sign up and connect your blogger blog with the Facebook page. WordPress and Blogger users both can create posts manually, But this post is a guide for bloggers users.

Step 1 : Go to the Production articles section and select “Create Post” button.

Step 2 : If you need to submit a post quickly, Here below a skeletal format of the instant article. Copy & paste to the production articles post area and replace all the represented areas with your blog post details such as POST URL (website post URL), YOUR POST TITLE (post title of your article in website), AUTHOR, IMAGE URL Date and Time etc…

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en" prefix="op: http://media.facebook.com/op#">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<link rel="canonical" href="POST_URL">
</head>
<body>
<article>
<header>
<h1>POST_TITLE</h1>
<address>AUTHOR</address>
<time class="op-published" datetime="YYYY-MM-DD"></time>
</header>
<figure>
<img src="IMAGE_URL">
</figure>
<p>PARAGRAPH 1</p>
<p>PARAGRAPH 2</p>
<p>PARAGRAPH 3</p>
<p>PARAGRAPH 4</p>
</article>
</body>
</html>

Step 3 : Not ready yet, Don’t forget to add Facebook audience network code to monetize your instant article.So go to your Facebook developers account and choose your app and select Audience Network tab.

Copy & paste the Facebook Audience Network Ad Placement code in between the paragraphs (50 words minimum on the first paragraph to place an ad to Facebook Instant articles). The final format of the Instant article will be like this.

YOU CAN USE THIS FORMAT TO USE IN YOUR PAGE. (Note : Replace the following respective details with yours.)

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en" prefix="op: http://media.facebook.com/op#">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<link rel="canonical" href="YOUR-POST-URL">
</head>
<body>
<article>
<header>
<h1>YOUR POST_TITLE</h1>
<address>AUTHOR_NAME</address>
<time class="op-published" datetime="YYYY-MM-DD"></time>
</header>
<figure>
<img src="IMAGE_URL">
</figure>
<p>PARAGRAPH 1</p>
<p>PARAGRAPH 2</p>
<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><figure class="op-ad">
</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><iframe width="300" height="250" style="border:0; margin:0;" src="https://www.facebook.com/adnw_request?placement=XXXXXXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXX&adtype=banner300x250"></iframe></span></figure>
<p>PARAGRAPH 3</p>
<p>PARAGRAPH 4</p>
</article>
</body>
</html>

 

 

 

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