Ultimate Guide to Setup Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress Website 2017

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Facebook Instant Articles Now Rollout in Social Media , This is New Feature Available in Facebook , Aim of FBIA(Facebook Instant Articles) is to provide fastest Mobile Optimized Browsing for Facebook Users, nowadays we are browsing the internet up to 60% by using Smartphones , So Every Webpage consume MB’s(MegaBytes) of data in day to day life . So Finally Facebook Understand Our Intention then they Introduce New Mobile-Optimized Platform for all facebook Mobile Users that is Known as “Facebook Instant Articles”.Facebook Instant Article is 10x times faster than Normal Web pages. Because data served from Facebook CDN.

At Present Many Popular WebSites are using this feature, and we(ShinyStartup) will implement on our website for better surfing . you can find any Instant Article in Facebook , Top Right Corner of Article lightning bolt icon is shown

Facebook Instant Articles
Facebook Instant Articles

 Advantages by Facebook Instant Articles :

  • Every Article Load Instantly , Which Means User Experience Significantly Improved
  • Facebook has Daily no. of Visitors so publisher gets lot of visitors
  • Facebook Page May Get number of impressions and likes
  • Publisher can also monetize the articles by using Facebook Audience Network or Direct Sold ads or Other
  • Visitors Easily Share Article because of Tiny Loading time and fast Performance
  • If facebook video embedded in articles that video automatically played when visitors scroll on the video
  • You can Publish Branded Content Also.

 Disadvantages by Facebook Instant Articles :

  • Mainly publisher will loose Earnings because sidebar and widgets are not allowed in facebook  .
  • The publisher may loose subscriber list. because FB IA doesn’t allow Subscriber Box
  • Not Possible to Send Push Notifications
  • Facebook has Some Limitation on Images and Videos in the articles
  • Most of Plugins and Shortcodes are not working in the facebook instant article . example : shortcode
  • Some Gallery plugins don’t support FBIA

Eligibility of Facebook Instant Articles :

FB Instant Articles
FB Instant Articles

There are some requirements for eligibility of facebook instant articles at present (based on FBIA ).

  1. You Must Have Facebook Page for Your WordPress Website  [adinserter block=”1″]
  2. Facebook APP(We will teach you how to create that)
  3. At Least Create 5 or More Articles
  4. Instant Articles for WP plugin

It’s Time to Signup Facebook Instant Articles:

  1. First, you need to Signup (ClickHere) Facebook Instant Articles.

    Facebook Instant Articles Signup
    Facebook Instant Articles Signup

2. Facebook Automatically Ask you Select Preferred FB Page and Select it,  Then Click I Agree on the check box and Click on ‘Access Instant Articles Tools’ button.

Access Instant Articles Tools’ button
Access Instant Articles Tools’ button

3. Facebook will automatically redirect your page to Publishing Tools tab of your Facebook Page . Then You Need to Authorize your website in Facebook Publisher tools Tab ==> Initial Setup Section

Facebook-Setup
Facebook-Setup

if you click that “Authorize your website” link , facebook will take you tools section , here you will get meta tag, just copy that meta tag and paste that in header.php file just before <head> tag.

Facebook-Setup-tools
Facebook-Setup-tools

otherwise Install  Header and Footer Scripts Plugin and Paste it in Header part .

Header-and-Footer
Header-and-Footer

 

4. Now you added Meta tag Successfully , Now go back to Facebook , just enter your website URL (http://yourwebsite.com/) and Click “Claim URL”

Facebook URL Claim
Facebook URL Claim

5. Now go to Your website install and activate the Instant Articles for WP plugin. then the plugin will automatically generate Instant articles feed for your website. [adinserter block=”2″]

You can find the feed by adding /feed/instant-articles after your website link, like this:

http://www.yourwebsite.com/feed/instant-articles 

FB IA Feed Setup
FB IA Feed Setup

Just copy the feed URL and Switch Back to facebook Paste it in Production RSS Feed Section , then click save.

6. Create New Facebook APP for Instant Articles.

Go to this Post Learn : How to Create Facebook App For Instant Articles

Then Copy APP ID and APP Secret code and Switch back to WordPress , paste it in Facebook Instant Articles Plugin Admin Page and click NEXT button.

Instant Articles Plugin Activation
Instant Articles Plugin Activation

7. Then” Login Facebook ” button Will appear automatically , then click and give permissions for facebook app

Facebook APP ID
Facebook APP ID

After giving permissions page will redirect to your WordPress Again the Click Drop Down list and select Preferred Facebook page where you publish Instant Articles. Then Click Next.

8. Now please switch to facebook , You need to give style to Instant Articles in Publishing Tools tab. so go to Configuration ==> Styles then click default style

FB Logo Upload
FB Logo Upload

Then You Need to Upload The Logo of Your Website With The Dimensions 690 by 132 pixel Minimum Transparent logo. Then Click save .

9. Submit Your Articles for Review

Now it’s Time to Submitting Articles for review .Make sure that you must have minimum 5 articles in your Feed . otherwise, when you reach more than 5 articles in your feed , SUBMIT button automatically appears .  [adinserter block=”3″]

So go to Your Facebook Page ==> Publishing Tools ==>Configuration ==> Step2 : Submit for Review

Then You May find an option for submitting your facebook articles for review to Facebook Instant Articles Team.

Just Click That Submit Button.

10. After Your Request Review by Facebook Instant Articles Team and if it’s ok you will getting approved. otherwise, you need to make some changes in your settings or Articles based on Facebook Instant Articles Team Suggestions .

Facebook IA Submission
Facebook IA Submission

Summary :

Facebook Instant Articles Still Doesn’t Support The Some of Plugin and Scripts , we are expecting that kind of futures  FB Team will  develop in future. of course Facebook Instant Articles team Providing Good Email Support at Present .

Dear ShinyStartup Readers , Somewhat it’s difficult , Don’t worry if you got errors please go through the article again and still if you have an issue with facebook instant articles just comment below.

And Don’t Forgot Share Your Experience on Facebook Instant Articles by Comment Form and Also If you place any advertisements on FB IA , Share Your Experience on it .

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