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ifttt automationFacebook Page administrators realise that it takes time and effort to create a vibrant, useful page for fans to enjoy. While some administrators are paid for their efforts, many more are merely volunteering their time for a cause they believe in – their band, a local club or a cause. For these page admins especially, it’s incredibly useful to be able to automate as many of their tasks as possible.

Now, when it comes to automating social media tasks, the best place to turn is IFTTT. This is because you can take material from a huge number of sources and send it to somewhere else online, while sticking to some pre-determined rules and custom formatting. This can be invaluable when ensuring your Facebook page always contains relevant, regular information.

So, check out some of these great IFTTT automation ideas for Facebook Pages!

Facebook Pages & Twitter

Now, before you rush off to use IFTTT for this one, please note that Twitter/Facebook integration works very well directly. You can easily set up a Twitter account to post to your Facebook page Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick In the world of social networks, there are two really big players: Facebook and Twitter. These are not the only players, not by a long shot, but with almost 150 million users on Twitter, and... Read More or vice-versa. However, you may well know this and still need another way to customise these posts or post to another account.

There are dozens of options ready-made for Facebook Pages and Twitter, plus it’s possible to create your own recipe. Here’s a few you might like:

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Facebook Pages & LinkedIn

Being business-oriented is normal for a Facebook Page, which is why integration with LinkedIn makes sense. Here’s some recipes which will make that link easier:

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Facebook Pages & Blogs

Any Facebook Page owner with a blog knows that it’s irritating to have to post things in multiple places. Here’s some quick automation for RSS and WordPress:

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Facebook Pages & Tumblr

Many people use Tumblr in order to share quick, colourful blog posts with the world. So, it’s great to see that there’s an easy way to get that Tumblr content to post directly into your Facebook page.

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Facebook Pages & Instagram

Instagram is a very popular way to share photos, so it’s no surprise that Facebook Page administrators might want to bring in content from Instagram. Here’s a few neat ways to do so:

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Facebook Pages & Flickr

Very few people have the patience to upload photos multiple times. It’s fantastic to be able to simply upload once and see the photo automatically copied to another service for you. Here’s some useful Flickr and Facebook Page recipes:

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Facebook Pages & Other Services

There are several other services which are easy to import into Facebook Pages. Here’s a few you might like:

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More Reading For Page Admins

There’s a lot of great advice available for administrators of Facebook Pages. Here are a few articles you might learn a trick or two from:

What’s your favourite hack for automating your Facebook Page?

  1. amy
    May 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Angela, do you know how to use ifttt to post wordpress posts direct to a facebook GROUP? I understand there's a way of doing it using gmail but I can't work it out. You basically send it to the group's email.

    • Tina Sieber
      May 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm


      In case you are still looking for a solution to this, I recommend asking your question on MakeUseOf Answers.

    • Angela Alcorn
      May 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

      You can use a WordPress to Gmail recipe (or an RSS to Gmail recipe) to automatically get the post emailed.

      And yes, then all you need is the Facebook group's email address to email the message to. It should work just fine.

  2. Keith Swartz
    February 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

    This is an awesome, awesome, ditto, ARTICLE! It would take the weekend Geek awhile to just do the research you have here! Thank you MS Alcorn for this Awesome article. Thank you for assigning, encouraging & giving her the oportunity to write this encyclopedic volume of work and then to post on your website for the world too see! Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about!

  3. Mac Witty
    December 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Tanks will take a closer look for our new page

  4. shaurya gupta
    December 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Already knew this...An amazing service IFTTT is!!!

  5. Haval Abdulkarim
    December 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    It's awesome. I'm using it a long time ago.

  6. Luca Vignando
    December 19, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Great article.
    Maybe you could post something like this about Yahoo pipes? IFTT is quick and simple, pipes is not that simple but way more powerful.

    • Angela Alcorn
      December 24, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Pipes is indeed quite powerful, but it's entirely RSS based. I could write an article on how to use Pipes to make the ideal feed for importing into Facebook, but then you'd still need to use something like IFTTT in order to import it.

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