Embedded posts and other ways to integrate Facebook into your Website

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The popular social media network, Facebook, announced they will roll out Embedded Posts to make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web. Embedded Posts let people add public posts from Facebook to their blog or web site. When embedded, posts can include pictures, videos, hashtags and other content. People can also like and share the post directly from the embed. Only posts set to public can be embedded on other web sites. Embedded Posts display just like they do on Facebook, with the ability to show pictures, videos, hashtags, and other content. The process is identical to embedding YouTube videos on your blog.

To embed a post, first check if the post is public by hovering over the audience selector (you’ll see a globe icon). Only public posts from Pages and Facebook users can be embedded.

If the post is public, click the “Embed Post” option in the drop down menu:

In the dialog that pops up, simply copy and paste the code provided on your own web page:

There are also a few other ways to integrate Facebook onto your website. The easiest way to get started with Facebook Platform on your website is to use Social Plugins. The plugins are embeddable social features that can be integrated in your site with just a few lines of HTML. Because they are hosted by Facebook, the plugins are personalized for all people who are currently logged into Facebook, even if they are visiting your site for the first time. The most commonly used social plugin is the Like Button, which lets your users share your page with their friends with just a click.
The Comments Box lets users comment on any piece of content on your site. Features include moderation tools and distribution.
And if you want to give your users more control over how they share content back to Facebook, you can use the Feed Dialog. The Feed Dialog prompts a user to publish an individual story to their or a friend’s timeline, and lets them say something about the content they’re sharing.


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Bridget is President of The Get Smart Web Consulting Group, a web presence and digital strategy firm with offices in San Diego County California and Collier County Florida. But more importantly she is a web, tech, and Twitter addict!