How to Setup Facebook Instant Articles in WordPress (Step by Step Guide)

Do you need more engaging users from Facebook ? Facebook Instant Articles can help you to deliver an incredibly fast user experience for your blog readers than the normal web posts.In this article we will walk you through the detailed steps to set up Facebook Instant Articles on your WordPress website.

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What is Facebook Instant Articles?

Facebook Instant articles is a project by Facebook that allows publishers and webmasters to share articles on Facebook. That the users can access the web articles in instantly as at lightning speed than normal web post the you share on Facebook. The Facebook Instant articles can increase the user engagement on your page that results in the increase of post reach in your Facebook page. Currently Instant articles will function only through the Facebook mobile app.

The important features of Facebook Instant Articles are:

  • Incredibly lightning speed reading experience: You can share your content to readers almost instantly in the Facebook app.
  • Low bounce rate: Because the articles are delivered super fast, readers are 70% less likely to abandon your articles.
  • Attract more users and visitors: On an average, people on slower internet connections read 20% more Facebook Instant Articles than normal web posts.

How to Set Up Facebook Instant Articles in WordPress

Step 1: Sign Up for Instant Articles, Log in to your Facebook account and go to here.

Step 2: Select the Facebook Page that you’d like to use to manage your Instant Articles.

Step 3: Agree to the Instant Articles Terms, which contain our content and advertising policies and click Access Instant Article Tools.

Step 4: To access the Facebook Instant articles tools, click on Publishing Tools on your Facebook Page, and go to Instant Articles in the left navigation bar.

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Step 5: Now, Scroll down your Facebook page until you find Tools. Now click the Connect Your Site section to expand it and copy the page id.

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Step 5: Install and Activate the official WordPress plugin for Instant articles by Facebook on your blog.

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Step 6: Paste down the Facebook page id we copied from Connect your site section from the Facebook page.

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Step 7: Now you can go to the “Connect Your Site” section and enter the URL of your website and click “Claim URL”.

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Step 8: Scroll down your Facebook page until you find “Styles” and expand it. Then click on the default on tab and you can upload your logo and create customized styles to reflect your publication’s look and feel, And click “SAVE”.

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Step 9: Now you can start publishing posts on your website and Submit for Review in your Facebook page.

Note: Your website should have minimum of 10 articles to be submitted for review for the approval.

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Step 10: You will receive a notification after the review which shows below within 3 business days.

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Step 11: Now you can add the advertisement placement code from your respective app to the Instant article plugin in website.Copy the placement code and…

 

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Paste in here on the plugin in Facebook.

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The initial setup has been completed.Now you can start writing awesome articles on your website and share to Facebook as Instant articles and start earning more.If you have any doubts regarding the setup. Feel free to contact us on our Facebook page here

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