Publishing content directly to a Facebook page

The Social Media Publisher is used to post status updates about your content to Facebook profiles and pages. You can also post content items directly to a Facebook page.

Procedure

  1. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/apps
  2. Click Create new App.
  3. A form opens. Enter values for the following parameters:
    App Name:
    This is the name of your application that is displayed at the end of each post. For example, your company name.
    App Namespace:
    This is name that is used to access Facebook Insights information. It is recommended that a unique name is used for each application.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. A configuration screen for your application is displayed. Select Page Tab under Select how your app integrates with Facebook and complete the following parameters:
    Page tab name:
    Enter the name for the page tab.
    Page tab URL:
    This is the URL to the content item you want to add to the Facebook page.
    Secured Page tab URL:
    This is an https version of the Page tab URL.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. Click Authorize to bind the credentials to a specific social network account.

What to do next

  • To post your content to the Facebook page, use the following URL where APP_ID is the Application-Id of Facebook Page Tab application:
    http://www.facebook.com/dialog/pagetab?app_id=APP_ID&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Flogin_success.html
  • Publishing content directly to a Facebook page requires a Secured Page tab URL to be provided. This means that your server must be SSL enabled.