Autoblogging Roadblock:

Facebook announced, starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the tool for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites that connects your site to major social media platforms (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook). The reason for the change is not exactly clear – “to improve the platform and prevent the misuse of personal profiles,” Whatever.

This new policy affects Facebook Profiles and not Facebook Pages. What’s the difference?

A profile is a personal Facebook account where you can share information like your interests, photos, videos, current city and hometown. Pages are public profiles that let artists, public figures, businesses, brands, organizations and nonprofits connect with their fans or customers. When someone likes a Page on Facebook, they can start seeing updates from that Page in their News Feed. You must have a profile to create a Page or help manage one.

What to do?

Well, you can create a page from your Profile easily. Simply login to your Facebook account and click the little down-arrow from the tool bar on your Facebook Profile (top of page, far right). Also, you can always go back to posting to your profile manually or post by using your site’s social sharing icon, should you have one. Or, you could convert your Facebook Profile to a Facebook Page. Here’s how: CLICK. This may not be the best solution for everyone, but it’s worth considering if your website promotes a product, business or brand.

Hope this helps!

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