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How To Embed Facebook Posts
Add Facebook images and interesting posts - easily and free
Maybe you have seen a wonderful photograph on Facebook that would be just ideal for one of your blog posts. Or perhaps the post is an inspirational or comedy quote that your readers would enjoy.
It could be that you've posted an important update on your own page and would like an easy way to add it to your website or blog.
Whatever the reason, it's very easy and very quick to add it to your site, provided you have access to the HTML. In fact, it's done in four simple steps.
As you know, it would be a copyright infringement to save that image and upload it onto your blog or site but by embedding it, you can legally use any public post from Facebook.
Did you know that you can also embed tweets and Instagram images? Use the links here to find out how.
See how to embed a Facebook post in four easy steps
1. The first thing you need to do is to ensure that the post is public. This takes only a second or two. Enlarge the image you see in the screenshot below and you'll notice that alongside the date, to the right, there's tiny circle. Hover your mouse over that and if a small box pops up which says 'public' you're good to proceed.
On the right of the posts, opposite the poster's name, you'll see a small down arrow. Click this and you'll see that one of the options is 'embed'. Click that option.
2. A new box will pop up which shows you how the post will look when you've embedded it on your site. As you can see from the screenshot below, it's identical to the post as seen on Facebook. It includes the options for your viewers to share, comment or like the post so you are providing them with extra functionality.
As you can see, I have highlighted the code then all you need to do is copy it by using CTRL (or Command on a Mac) plus C. Notice that you can also adjust the size in the box on the right.
Note too that ANY post that is public can be embedded including those from celebrities, the White House and the Royal Family of Britain! This can really add to the authority of your page.
It's important to realise that the post is generated by the script so it doesn't add keywords or alter your keyword density, other than the words you see in the code.
3. In the screenshot below you'll see the code. If you're not accustomed to working with code it will look like nonsense - never mind, it's this code that will generate the post.
You have this copied so all you have to do now is paste it into the HTML of your site. If you make sites the 'old-fashioned way' paste it straight in where you need the message to be.
If you're adding the code to your blog, access your HTML. If you use self-hosted Wordpress, for example, go to the code via the text tab.
4. And here is the post, seen in the screenshot below, on my website. As you can see, this interactive and viewers will be able to like, comment and click through - without any extra work on your part.
Isn't code fascinating? That seemingly incomprehensible gobbledegook has created this beautiful image on my site, complete with interactive features. It's a great way to enhance your blog or website - quickly, easily and (best of all) completely free.
(Note that in the unlikely event that the Facebook post is deleted, it will be gone from your page too).
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