“FBomatic Automatic Post Generator for WordPress” Help by CodeRevolution

FBomatic Automatic Post Generator for WordPress Help

Created: 29/01/2017
By: CodeRevolution
Email: [email protected]

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Table of Contents

  1. About the plugin
  2. Wordpress installation
  3. Plugin Settings
  4. Summary
  5. Sources and Credits

About this plugin - top

This plugin will allow you to build from scratch an autoblogging system, based on Facebook feeds you define (pages or public groups). This plugin provides one solution to the ongoing search for new blog content. It not only provides a steady stream of rich, searchable content, it also helps to keep your website up to date with the latest news. You can build rules that will generate posts that are near to unique in website crawlers's eyes. They require none to very little customization.
The goal is to achieve the following:
FBomatic Automatic Post Generator will import items from any content from public Facebook groups or Facebook pages, you define to your blog. Resulting blog posts are fully customizable and rich in content. List of customizable stuff for each post:

Other plugin features:

This plugin requires a Facebook API Aceess Token. How do I get one?

How To Create A Simple Facebook App to Receive an App ID and Secret Key

In order to get an App ID and Secret Key from Facebook, you'll need to register a new application. Don't worry ' its very easy, and your application doesn't need to do anything. We only need the keys.
There are 4 simple steps to creating a Facebook App, which we've outlined below.

Step One: Visit The Facebook Developers Page

To start with, navigate your browser to the Facebook Developers page. You'll need to login to your Facebook account.
Once logged in, you'll see a screen similar to this:
Screenshot of developers.facebook.com
Click the 'Add a New App' link to get started.
To begin, click the green 'Add a New App' link in the top right menu.

Step Two: Input Your New App's Information

Once you've clicked 'Add a New App', a box will appear asking you for your new App's Display Name, Contact E-Mail Address, and Category. Since this App won't be published, just pick a name that is easy for you to remember.
Screenshot of Add a New App modal.
These are the fields you will see after clicking Add a New App. They are the Display name, Contact E-Mail, and Category.
You will be asked to choose a Category for your App ' choose Apps for Pages.
Screenshot of Add a New App Category drop down.
Once you've filled out the required fields, be sure you've selected Apps for Pages in the category drop down.

Step Three: Locate and Copy your App ID and Secret Key

After you've filled out the required fields and clicked Create a New App ID, you'll be taken to your new App's dashboard. From here, you'll need to click on the Settings link to view your App ID and Secret Key.
Screenshot of new App's Dashboard.
This is the new App's Dashboard. Click the Settings link on the left to proceed to your App ID and Secret Key.
Your Secret Key will be hidden from view until you click the Show button.
Screenshot of new App's Settings
Your Secret Key is hidden from view until you click the Show button.
Once you've done this, we recommend copying both fields to a text file for easy access later.
Screenshot of new App's Settings with Secret Key revealed.
After clicking Show, your Secret Key will be visible to copy.
You're finished! That's all there is to generating an App ID and Secret Key from Facebook. You can ignore the other settings.

Step Four: Paste these values into the App ID and Secret Key fields inside the plugin, click 'Save' and you are ready to go!

Plugin requirements:

PHP DOM -> how to install it (if you don't have it, but probably you already have it): http://php.net/manual/en/dom.setup.php

Wordpress installation - top

Youtube video tutorial:

I also provided a Quick Install Guide to feature an easy plugin installation for everyone.

To make this plugin work, first, you'll need to install the plugin. The easiest method is to take the .zip file you've downloaded and upload it via Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin in the WordPress Dashboard. Once the plugin is installed, be sure to Activate it.

Now that you've installed and activated the plugin, you'll see a new menu item created inside WordPress called 'FBomatic Automatic Post Generator'. First thing first, let's head over to Settings > FBomatic Automatic Post Generator and take a look at what options are available.

Plugin Settings - top

Refreshingly, FBomatic Automatic Post Generator has a super-simple settings screen. Let's look at first at the settings panel:

Here you can find the steps needed in configuring your plugin even if you have no HTML knowledge at all. You can find options for:

HINT! Don't forget to click the Save button every time you modified your settings, otherwise the modifications will be lost!

Main Settings:

Rules List Settings Screen:

Advanced Plugin Settings Dropdown Screen:

Activity and Loggind Screen:

How to customize resulting posts with built in shortcodes?

You can use the following shortcodes in post title and content editing:

How to work with 'Random Sentence Generator'?

You can use the Random Sentence Generator by inserting list of sentences to the 'First List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence%%)' text field. Here, you can add full sentences, or sentences with variables. Variables are structured as: %something. A possible list of sentences can be:

You can define variables in the 'List of Possible Variables:' textfield. Here you can define values to variables, values which will be used in the random sentence forming. Variables can be defined as follows:
variable_name1 => variable_value1;variable_value2;variable_value3

variable_name2 => variable2_value1;variable2_value2;variable2_value3
You can also use variables in variable definition. Example:
noun_with_adjective => %noun;%adjective %noun
An example of variable definition:
adjective_very => %adjective;very %adjective;

adjective => clever;interesting;smart;huge;astonishing;unbelievable;nice;adorable;beautiful;elegant;fancy;glamorous;magnificent;helpful;awesome

noun_with_adjective => %noun;%adjective %noun

noun => plugin;WordPress plugin;item;ingredient;component;constituent;module;add-on;plug-in;addon;extension

nouns => plugins;WordPress plugins;items;ingredients;components;constituents;modules;add-ons;plug-ins;addons;extensions

love_it => love;adore;like;be mad for;be wild about;be nuts about;be crazy about

family => %adjective %family_members;%family_members

family_members => grandpa;brother;sister;mom;dad;grandma

sentence_ending => .;!;!!
These random sentences can be used in post titles or post content, by adding the %%random_sentence%% or %%random_sentence2%% shortcode.

Available shortcode

Available shortcode: [fb-video-echo] to include a facebook video. Usage: [fb-video-echo v="video ID or URL" width="width of the video(optional)"]

Some more info about Facebook post types

There are six types of posts you can make to your Facebook page: Video, Photo, Link, Question, Event, and Text. This article outlines reasons why you would use them and best practices for each post type.

1. Video

Videos are among the most compelling and popular formats for Facebook posts. YouTube reportedthat over 500 years of YouTube videos are watched every day on Facebook. Merchants can use video for product promotion, to drive awareness, and for branding.

2. Photo

According to Facebook, posts that include a photo generate up to 180 percent more engagement than the average post. Hence, use images whenever possible.

3. Links

Links are one of the best ways to drive traffic to your ecommerce site.

4. Questions

Use Questions to gather opinions about something related to your brand or products, and to drive engagement among fans.

5. Events

'Events' are for mainly for those that take place at physical locations. But they are not restricted to that. Ecommerce merchants can use events for special product promotions, webinars, or seasonally related sales.

6. Text-only Page Posts

Text-only posts can be used for many reasons, such as announcements, questions that do not require polling options, or well-known quotes.

Summary - top

FBomatic Automatic Post Generator is a simple, yet powerful tool you can use to create an autoblog with ease. The setup and settings of the plugin couldn't have been easier. Now, let's go and enjoy the results of this great plugin! Have fun using it!

Sources and Credits - top

This component was made by Szabi CodeRevolution, for more information and support contact us at [email protected]

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this item. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions regarding this plugin and I'll do my best to assist.