Recently Facebook launched instant articles for WordPress.This feature will allow you to load your page content 10 times faster on mobile devices.A boost in speed is good for slow mobile connection users as well as provides better user experience.To know more about it check out my previous post of comparison between an instant article and google amp.
Instant articles are created with HTML5 Which allows the publisher to reuse the code from their website and provides the support for third party content, including social media embeds ads and analytics.
According to Facebook, it has been said that people on slower connections read 20-40% more Instant Articles than mobile web articles on average.So do you Want to add Facebook IA on your WordPress site?
In this article, I’ll be explaining how to easily setup Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress.
How to Setup Instant Articles
1.Join the Program
First You Need To join the Instant article Program.You Can do this here http://instantarticles.fb.com/
2.Select Your Facebook Page
After signing up you’ll have the chance to choose which Page you’d like to activate articles for.
3.Claim Your Url
To claim your URL you need to add a given meta tag to your HTML’s <head> tag
Then add the website URL to your settings. All the information you ‘ll get in the Instant Articles Settings.
To make it easier to post articles, Facebook has teamed up with Automattic, to build a plugin for Instant Articles.With this plugin, anyone with WordPress blog can share their content easily.
In Styling option you need to add your Website logo.
Here, We have completed the Facebook Page Configuration.Now We Need to Setup Our Website to sync the article automatically through RSS Using the plugin Instant Articles for WP.
7.First Install this Plugin
We Need to install the Instant Articles for WP Plugin.If you Problem installing Plugins check out the guide below.
8.Go to plugin setting
Enter Your page Id Here.
9. Ad Codes
If You Want To Run ads in instant articles, Add your audience network or any other direct ads Codes in the Box.
Save the setting.Go back to your Facebook Page>Publishing Tools > Configuration > Production RSS Feed
Enter Your instant Article Feed Url.Add /instant-article After Your Website Url.
Save Setting.Your Articles will start Sync Automatically.You Can Check Your Article In Production Articles.
6.Submit For Review
After you’ve completed the above steps you can submit your articles to be reviewed by Facebook.
You Can Also contact me here to setup your instant articles.
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