How to Show Facebook Comments on a WordPress Website
So you have a new WordPress site. Congrats! Now you can finally start publishing content and building your audience.
You’ve probably heard of WordPress. It’s one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in use today. And with good reason. It’s extremely easy to use and it has a vibrant community supporting it. If you’re new to WordPress or just upgraded your website, you may be wondering how you can incorporate Facebook comments into your content. Let’s have a look.
Before you start making any changes to your site, it’s important to review the basics. What is WordPress? How is it different than other popular CMS platforms? How do I set up Facebook comments on my website? These are all important questions and it won’t do any good to start making changes if you don’t know how things work.
WordPress is an open source CMS platform that can be used to create websites. It has a huge amount of functionality and it’s extremely customizable. One of the coolest things about WordPress is that it comes with a built-in commenting system that’s highly moderated. This means that while you have complete control over your blog, you don’t have to open your website to the general public (which is what happens when you use a free blog host).
This built-in comment system is what makes WordPress so versatile. You can use it for personal blogs or for business websites. And you can integrate Facebook comments into your posts without any extra work.
Let’s say you have a blog post about your newest jewelry purchase. When a reader leaves a comment on this article, their name and email address will be displayed alongside their comment. Your readers can then click the name of a designer you’re wearing to see their full profile. This gives the comment more weight because the person reading it has a connection to the topic of the article. Win-win.
How Do I Show Facebook Comments On My Website?
Now that you have a general understanding of what WordPress is and how it works, let’s have a look at how to show Facebook comments on your website. Keep in mind that you can use different methods to achieve the same goal, so don’t be afraid to try a few out.
To begin, visit the Appearance menu in your dashboard and then click on the Theme option. This will open up the Theme Selector window. Choose the option that says Blog and then click on the Activate button. Congratulations, you’ve now set up a basic blog on your website. Now you can start customizing it and adding functionality.
Adding A Facebook Comment Link To My Blog
As mentioned before, WordPress is extremely customizable. This means that you can add pretty much anything you want to your blog. One of the things you can do is add links pointing to other websites and Facebook profiles. Let’s say you want to add a Facebook comment link to one of your blogs. To do this, simply locate the WordPress default commenting system in the dashboard. To start, you can either copy and paste the HTML code for the link or use the text box provided and then click on the Insert Comment button.
This will bring up the comment form, where you can write a comment. But before you hit the Publish button, you need to make a few more changes. First, you want to add some text explaining what the link is for. This could be a short blurb about the person or business the link is pointing to. Second, you want to change the URL of the link. Third, you want to add your website to the comment (which is optional). Finally, you can set a time limit for the comments (which is also optional). This way, people will have to stay engaged enough to make their point but won’t overstay their welcome.
Now that you have a basic understanding of how to show Facebook comments on a WordPress site, you’re ready to take your knowledge to the next level and add more value to your blog.
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