Social Media (Embedding & Curating)

    1. Embedding single social media posts
    2. Updating the Facebook Cache
    3. Creating a social story

Embedding single social media posts

Facebook:

Get the unique URL for any publicly available post by clicking the timestamp. Click the grey arrow at the top-right of the post. Paste the embed code into the Text (not Visual) editor of a WordPress post. If you don’t see the phrase Embed Post, it’s not a public post (and therefore not embeddable).

Twitter:

Click the timestamp of a post to get the unique URL of the post. Paste the URL into the Visual Editor of a WordPress post.

Instagram:

Click the timestamp of a post to get the unique URL of the post. Paste the URL into the Visual Editor of a WordPress post.

Artist Axe Lalime @axelalime works on a mural in Dartmouth as part of @HopscotchHFX #halifax #streetart #picoftheday #latergram #mural #publicart #art

A post shared by Jeff Harper (@banjomanjeff) on

Updating the Facebook Cache

Facebook caches the Featured Image and the Post Title (SEO headline) the first time a story is shared. So if you change either one in WordPress, you should force Facebook to serve the most recent version.

Curating social media posts to tell a social story

Sometimes we tell stories that are rooted in social media. It may be reaction to a viral video, for example. See:

Some advice for creating effective social stories:

Last Updated: January 2, 2018, 3:59 pm ADT