Want to connect Facebook with Wix? We can help with that. Wix is one of the most popular website builders, with over 7 million sites to date. And Facebook, despite all the new kids on the block, still has the highest number of daily active users of any social media platform in the world.
All that to say that you probably have good reason to add your Facebook content to your Wix website. Maybe it's where your brand posts the most content. Maybe it's where you post memes or your creative work.
By adding your Facebook feed to your website, you can keep your website fresh and interesting.
Here's how to do it in 7 easy steps. And if you'd like to add your Instagram content to Wix, be sure to check out this tutorial.
Step 1. Sign up for a social media aggregator
A social media aggregator will allow you to automatically post content from your social media accounts onto your website. This will save you time by not having to individually post each update.
Once you have selected a social media aggregator tool, setting up the feed is a relatively straightforward process. Most tools will provide step-by-step instructions on how to generate the code necessary to embed the feed onto your website.
Social media aggregators are free to use for most small websites. There are affordable alternatives for larger businesses with more sophisticated requirements.
Once you sign up, you can create a new feed. You'll be able to choose from two curation options:
- Approved - new content will automatically synch to your website, you can delete anything you don't want at any time)
- Needs approval - new content will not get added to your Wix website until you login and approve it.
For this tutorial, I've selected "needs approval."
Step 2. Select Facebook as the content source
The next step is to choose Facebook as the content source. You can also aggregate content from Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Slack, Behance, Giphy, and other popular platforms. You can even add content from different social media accounts into one feed if you want to.
Step 3. Choose what type of Facebook content to aggregate
Next, you'll need to choose the type of Facebook content to pull in. With Facebook, there are two types of content you can add to your Wix website: Facebook page posts and page visitor posts. If you want to curate your own content, select Facebook page posts. If you want to showcase the reviews and testimonials that visitors post to your page, then select that option.
Most businesses will want to aggregate their own posts.
You'll need to then connect your Facebook profile. You'll be able to see all of the Facebook pages that profile manages. Select the correct page.
Step 4. Curate your Facebook feed (approve and deny posts)
When using a social media aggregator tool, you have the option to automatically approve all posts or to manually approve each post. If you choose to automatically approve all posts, any content from your social media accounts will be posted onto your website. However, if you prefer to manually approve each post, you will need to go through the feed and select which ones you want to show up on your website.
It is important to curate the content that is being posted on your website, as this will reflect upon your business. If there are any posts that you do not want associated with your business, it is best to remove them.
Go ahead and approve posts (if you selected "Needs approval") or delete some posts (if you selected "Approved" and you see something you don't want to show up on your Wix site).
Step 5. Customize the look and feel of the Facebook feed
Now it's time to choose the feed template that you like best for your Facebook content and make any other customizations. The feed templates include Waterfall, Grid, Grid Carousel, Carousel, Panel, List, Mosaic, and more. In this example, we've chosen Carousel, which will automatically turn to the next content at a reasonable speed (not too fast and not too slow).
You can also change the font color and Facebook logo color to match your website.
Step 6. Copy the embed code and paste it in your Wix website
The final step is to simply copy and paste the embed code. Hit "Publish feed" and a pop-up will appear showing the code you need to copy and paste. Paste the code wherever you want the Facebook posts to show up it. The most popular places are website footers and blog side-bars, but you can add the code wherever you see fit. You might even create a dedicated page for your Facebook content and add it to your website menu.
Step 7. Login to the social media aggregator to curate new posts on a weekly or monthly basis
It is important to check in on the social media aggregator tool regulary to ensure that only appropriate content is being posted onto the website. Unless you've selected automatic approval in your settings, new content must be approved before it is added to the website.
Approving content from other users (via mentions or hashtags) can be time-consuming, but it is necessary in order to maintain a professional image for your business. If you are unable to commit to regularly checking and approving new content, it might be best to stick with posting your own updates.
By following these steps, you can easily add fresh content to your Wix website using a social media aggregator tool.