July 01, 2011

Sharing Posts to Facebook Profile

If you have a Facebook account, you can automatically share new public Typepad posts to your Facebook Profile or Page. Typepad allows you to select individual posts to share on Facebook or you can set all new posts to be shared by default.

Please note this article describes how to share posts to your Facebook Profile only. If you want to share posts on a Facebook Page, please see the share posts to a Facebook Fan or Business Page article.

Adding your Facebook Account

At Account > Other Accounts, select Facebook from the Add an account menu and click Add. If you are not logged into Facebook, you will be prompted to sign in to Facebook.

After logging in, Typepad will detect your user ID and present a menu where you can choose to enable Sharing and Display on Profile. To enable sharing to Facebook, select Sharing and click Add Account. Choosing Display on Profile will add a link to your Facebook profile to your Typepad Profile.

After adding your Facebook account to the Other Accounts page, you will see options to Edit or Delete the account. You can access these controls at any time to update your login details or enable/disable Sharing and the option to Display your Facebook link on your Typepad Profile. You can also Delete it completely.

Setting Blog Preferences

After adding Facebook to your Other Accounts, go to Settings > Sharing. If you would like to turn on Facebook sharing by default, select the Always share my posts option and Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Enabling the "always share" option will allow Typepad to send all of your new posts to Facebook, including posts sent via the the secret email address, posts published by Guest Authors, and posts published on a mobile device.

If you'd like to turn Facebook sharing on an individual basis for posts created inside of your Typepad account, there is an option to do so on the Compose page.

Sharing from the Compose screen

From the Compose screen, you can customize the message sent to your Facebook Wall.

Share This Post When you check the box to share your post to Facebook, a text field will open that will allow you to add a custom message that is posted to your Facebook newsfeed, along with a thumbnail and excerpt from your post.

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Updated 15 June 2015


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