What is SNAP?

Social Networks Auto Poster (SNAP) is a WordPress plugin that give you an ability to automatically re-post your posts or announcements of your posts to your Facebook Fan Page.

Why SNAP?

You can save your time and reach all your friends and followers using SNAP. Just write the post and plugin will do the rest. Once you click “Publish” button your post or announcement of your post will go to your Facebook Fan Page.

Note : Please follow the steps on how to do it.

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Go to Plugins > Add New

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Search “NextScripts” in the search box > Click Search Plugins

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Click Install Now

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Click Activate Plugin

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Click Settings{SNAP} Social Networks Auto Poster

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Click Add new account

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Select Facebook

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Facebook Configuration

The Facebook Platform uses OAuth 2.0 for authentication and authorization. You need to setup Facebook Application and connect this application to your blog and authorize it.

1. Create an app and community page for your website.

  1. Login to your Facebook account.
  2. Go to the Developers page: https://developers.facebook.com/apps
  3. Click Create New App

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Fill “App Name”, leave “App Namespace” empty, select any category. agree to policies and click “Create App”, click “Submit”.

Important: Please use your own information, don’t literary re-type “NextScripts Blog”, “NextScripts.com” and other sample info.

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– Notice App ID and App Secret (Click “Show”, enter your password) on this page.

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Click “Settings” on the left, click “Add Platform”.

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Select “Website” in the list.

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Enter your website URL to the “Site URL” field. Enter your domain to the App Domains. Domain should be the same domain from URL that you have entered to the “Site URL”.
Important!: You must enter the URL and domain that you see in your WordPress Admin Panel. For example your visitors come to your blog at http://blog.nextscripts.com, but you manage your blog from http://www.nextscripts.com/blog/wp-admin/ – you must enter http://www.nextscripts.com/blog to the URL Field and www.nextscripts.com as the domain. Also please note that nextscripts.com and www.nextscripts.com are two different domains.

Important!!! Again, Please use your own information, don’t literary re-type “NextScripts Blog”, “NextScripts.com” and other sample info.

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All Facebook apps are “Sandboxed” by default. All posts will be visible only to to Admins, Developers and Testers. You need to take an app “Live” if/when you would like your posts to be seen by everybody.
Click “Status & Review” on the lest. Change “Do you want to make this app and all its live features available to the general public?” switch from “No” to “Yes”.

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Your App is ready to use.

2. Connect Facebook to your WordPress.

  1. Login to your WordPress Admin Panel, Go to the Settings->Social Networks AutoPoster Options.
  2. Click green “Add new account” button, select “Facebook” from the list.
  3. Fill “Your Facebook URL” with your Community page or from step 6 above or your personal Facebook URL or your Facebook Group URL or your Facebook Business Page URL.
  4. Fill “App ID” and “App Secret” from step 3 above.
  5. Authorize Facebook for your WordPress.
  6. Click “Update Settings”. Notice new link “Authorize Your Facebook Account”.

3. Authorize Facebook for your WordPress.

1. Click “Update Settings”. Notice new link “Authorize Your Facebook Account”.

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2. Click “Authorize Your Facebook Account” and follow the authorization wizard. Facebook will ask you series of questions. If you get any errors at this step, please make sure that domain for your WordPress site is entered to your App as “App Domain”.

Important: If Facebook tell you that you need to switch to your main account, you will need to close the wizard, go to facebook.com, switch account, and then start authorization from the beginning.
[Update – May 2014] Facebook changed some rules regarding the apps. This means that the Facebook App, Facebook profile or page and the user who authorizes the app MUST belong to the same Facebook account. So please make sure you are logged to Facebook as the same user who created the app.

Important: When Facebook Authorization Wizard asks you for the access privileges to your profile/pages, do not uncheck anything and don’t click “Skip”.
Facebook don’t have the ability to request permission to just one page. It’s either all of them or none. If you click “Skip” it means you forbid Facebook from posting to any of your pages, groups or profiles.
Our plugin will post only to the page that you specify on the “Your Facebook URL” field.

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Note: Please don’t pay attention to the red message on top of the screenshot above, you don’t need to submit your app for review if you will be posting to the profile and pages you admin.

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4. Your Facebook account is ready to use.

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