Have you been seeking a way to deliver fast and interactive reading experience to your WordPress website users? Your website speed matters! Visitors leave your website if doesn’t load up in few seconds. Focusing on this, Google has launched AMP projects, but Facebook too is not behind in this race! Having said that, you should consider using the ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ feature.In this article, we will walk you through how you can set it up for your WordPress site.
What do you need to get started?
To set up Facebook Instant Articles, you need all the following below:
- A WordPress website or blog
- Access to your site’s HTML code
- Your brand logo
- A Facebook Page
- Instant Articles for WP plugin by Automattic
- 5 sample articles/ posts on your site or blog
You’re ready to go if you have all the things mentioned above.
How to set up Facebook Instant Articles on WordPress?
First of all, install and activate the Instant Articles for WP plugin for your website on your WordPress dashboard.
After installing and activating the plugin, you have to set the plugin up. You’ll have to fill in your Facebook Page ID in the plugin.
How do you get your Facebook Page ID?
First, sign up for Facebook Instant Article Here
Look for your Facebook Page ID by clicking Authorize Site to connect your site as you need to authorize your site to begin importing Instant Articles.
Next, add the meta tag below to the <head> tag in your website’s HTML and enter the URL of your site in the field below.
After that, add your logo in the Style section. There, you can have it customized it in the way you want for your article to display.
Make sure your articles are error-free before submitting.
Any errors will be indicated at the end of each article. Fix them accordingly to get your instant articles approved.
You are almost there! After completing these procedures, what’s left is to submit your articles for review. Lastly, click on submit for review when your article is ready. It may take 1-3 business days to get approval from Facebook team and start publishing instant articles.
Do you need any assistance? Feel free to leave a comment if you have any problem with implementing Facebook Instant Article on WordPress.