Embed Facebook Posts in a Web Page or Blog Post

August 27, 2013

Embed Facebook PostsRecently Facebook added a new feature that allows you to embed public posts into a Web page and I’ll even embed a couple of Facebook posts in this blog post to show you how they work. The key is the Facebook posts must be public posts. If a post is on a Facebook Fan Page (a business page) then the posts are all considered public. Those on a personal page may be limited to only friends and therefore are not available for embedding. Yet if the person who posted has designated the post as public, it is embeddable.

Look at the upper right of the post you want to embed, click on the downward pointing arrow and you’ll get a menu similar to the one at right. If you have the ability to embed a post, you’ll see the menu item “Embed Post” as I’ve boxed in red. You’ll then see a preview of the embedded post and the HTML code to copy and paste into the Web page of your choice. To give you an example, I’ve embeddable a moon photo that appeared recently on the Graphics Unleashed Facebook page.

Those of you reading this via e-mail will probably say you can’t see the post, just some text. If you view this post on the Graphics Unleashed Blog page, you’ll see the embedded Facebook posts. The great thing about embedded posts is that they allow the person viewing the post to like it, comment on it, share it and even like the page where it was posted. This makes a great way to highlight posts that you want to reach a wider audience. Sometimes you want to share an incredibly cute animal picture like the one below. If you like cute animal pictures, go ahead and like or share the picture!

Now that you know how easy it is to embed Facebook posts, any public posts from any page, what posts do you want to share on your Web pages?

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  1. Fluid

    Was wondering how this worked. Thanks for the info

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  2. Foster D. Coburn III

    Fluid, happy to help. In this case I embedded posts from our own page, but this is also useful for embedding posts of interest from other pages. For example, embed a post that introduces a topic for discussion and then discuss it on the Web page where it is embedded.

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Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.

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