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How to Set WordPress to Display Facebook Events

Social media platforms are rapidly growing and can expose your business to millions of potential customers. This is one of the reasons why you need to boost your social media engagement. Among the many social media platforms, Facebook is the largest and most popular and can be used to share events with millions. Using Facebook events on WordPress has potential to improve business interactions on the website.

Of course, to take advantage of this great WordPress feature, your business must have a Facebook account and have their WordPress Facebook events calendar all set up. The Facebook calendar allows for users to set up events by entering the title, date, and time.

The great thing about using Facebook through your WordPress website is it will get viewed by a larger audience and potentially get your Facebook page more traffic.

How WP Embed Facebook Can Help

Today I am going to demonstrate to you how to install and use WP Embed Facebook to embed your Facebook events on your WordPress website. Wp Embed Facebook is a WordPress Facebook events plugin that allows for you to directly embed Facebook videos, albums, photos, fan pages, profiles, posts, comments, and what we’re after, Events. It is very simple and straightforward to use and can cover all of your Facebook needs. It is very easy to use and can be used to change your website quickly and effectively. I highly recommend it if you want Facebook events embedded on your WordPress website.

How to Install and Use WP Embed Facebook

Let’s start by going to the plugins area of WordPress and click on the “Add New’ button.

Next, type “WP Embed Facebook” in the available text box. This will make multiple plugins appear on the page.

Find WP Embed Facebook, click “Install Now” and activate the plugin for use.

Once installed and activated go to “Settings” on the left-hand admin panel and select “WP Embed Facebook” to enter the settings of the plugin.

You will now be on the WP Embed Facebook settings page, where you can fill in the appropriate information.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will find “Facebook Settings” and will be able to enter your App ID and App Secret. If you have already set up Events app through Facebook Developers great. If not, be aware you will need this information for almost all of your Facebook embedding needs. This can range from showing off Events to adding Like boxes on your website.

The process is very simple to use for Facebook Developers. Start by logging in or create a new Facebook account on Facebook Developers and click on “Register Now” and you will be prompted to verify your account. Once verified click on “Create App” and fill out all of the information on the new popup window. Once everything is filled out click “Create App ID” to continue. You will now be on your app’s dashboard. Click on the “Settings” on the left-hand panel and you will see your App ID and App Secret. Write down this information or copy it to use.

Fill in the App ID and App Secret into WP Embed Facebook to link your app to your WordPress website.

With all of your information filled in click on the “Save all settings” button to save all of your information.

You are now ready to insert your Facebook events on your WordPress website. You can now enter the following Shortcode to display your Facebook Events.

[fb_plugin page href=”https://www.facebook.com/YourFBPage”tabs=”events”]

When placing the shortcode make sure you replace “https://www.facebook.com/YourFBPage” with your actual Facebook URL. With this done you have successfully embedded your Facebook Events on your WordPress website.

Other Useful Plugins to Embed Facebook Events

Like all WordPress plugins, there are plenty of alternatives to choose from. This is especially true for social media platforms. There are hundreds of plugins that can display Facebook events on WordPress. Here are a few plugins I can recommend using to embed Facebook events on your website.

Simple Facebook Pugin

The Simple Facebook Plugin allows for users to enable Facebook embedding on their WordPress websites. Its main features include viewing the number of likes a page received from visitors, seeing how many of their friends have also liked the page, read recent posts from the Page, like the page without actually visiting the page, send messages to your page, and see Page Events. This plugin has a lot of versatility and is widely used. It is easy to use and can solve all of your Facebook embedding needs.

Custom Facebook Feed

Custom Facebook Feed is a very popular and customizable WordPress plugin that will let you Embed Facebook events on your website. It boasts a large number of features with the main ones being completely customizable, multiple different Facebook feeds, caching, SEO options, and embed Facebook events. This is a great plugin to really stand out from your competition. The customization options allow for you to make feeds appear in a unique way to complement the design of your website.

Facebook Plugin: WP Social

One last great plugin that can embed Facebook events to your WordPress website is Facebook Plugin: WP Social. It has similar features to the others including Unlimited Facebook feeds, Facebook events, photo and video support, and customizable options like fonts, color, and style to complement your website. Give it a try and see if it fits your needs.

Always Keep Your Social Media Connected

Social media has one of largest audiences in the world and for this reason, it is imperative that you keep your website connected. Facebook is the largest social media platform currently so it is important to always try to connect with visitors on this platform. Every time someone likes your page their friends will all see it. This could potentially have a domino effect and result in a lot of likes and views for your business.This is a great form of advertisement for any business.

It’s also important to keep your website looking good. Many of the plugins offer customizable options that can be utilized to really complement the design of your website. Remember Facebook may be the largest, but other social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest have their own set of plugins to embed on your website. Using multiple platforms may enhance your marketing efforts.

Which plugin are you using to embed Facebook events? What kind of customization options are you utilizing to display Facebook events on WordPress? Have you noticed more likes on your Facebook page?

Author: Ron Helms

I currently work for GreenGeeks as a Support Technician. My primary roles are supporting our VPS and Dedicated server clients, as well as performing site migrations. With experience in the web hosting industry since 2009, there is rarely a question I can’t help answer. In my spare time, I enjoy gaming and working on cars as an automotive enthusiast.

Updated on July 29, 2017

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  1. Is there anything like this for square space?

    1. Hello Sergio,

      I am not sure if it is. Have you considered switching to WordPress to power your website/blog?

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