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Automatic Event and News Updates to Facebook

I'd like to avoid doing things twice so it would be nice if there was a box to click if you would like the blog/news and events to automatically load to your facebook page.

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      • EvanEvan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        deeper social media integrations would definitely be useful!

      • Dave HallDave Hall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I should also add one additional note that we maintain a Facebook page for our organization although we used to maintain a Facebook group which I know some organizations similar to ours still prefer. I know Facebook handles events and posts a bit differently for the two modalities.

      • Dave HallDave Hall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would find this useful if when creating an event or other post in Wild Apricot there were and option to check to optionally generate a Facebook event and or post or a even a Tweet at the same time. Currently we cross post a lot of information to both our WA site and Facebook. A one-stop place to do that would save our PR person a lot of effort.

      • michellebwmichellebw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        we would also love to be able to push the calendar information automatically to our Facebook group and would like to vote up this feature request.

      • Kerrie-AnneKerrie-Anne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At the risk of repeating myself, although it won't publish it as an event on FB (I, too am trying to find a way to do this), you can auto-publish the RSS version of the Calendar to the newsfeed.I have found dlvr.it the best system to do this. It works well and I haven't needed to use any of the paid features to get it to work effectively. It posts the picture (if any) along with the event link. If your events don't have pictures, or are too small, you can specify a default thumbnail instead.Give it a try - its actually a pretty good workaround and you won't have to post it twice!Oh and for the record, I'm not associated with dlvr.it in any way, I just thinks its a good product and if it helps solve your problem at least a little bit, then thats a good thing! If I come across anything that can convert the feed int one suitable for FB events, I'll be sure to post it here.... Wordpress has a couple of plugins that do and eventbrite does as well, so I figure there must be a way!

      • Green TeaGreen Tea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        any chance wild apricot is working on a way to incorporate an easier way to get our wild apricot events over to our facebook page without paying for an outside rss reader?

        Right now I have to type in all of the information twice.

      • Green TeaGreen Tea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks Kerrie Anne. It looks like a good paid option. I guess I'm feeling like I'm paying for Wild Apricot and would hope that they would have an easy solution to get the Events and News (Blog) to our Facebook page.

      • Kerrie-AnneKerrie-Anne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can also go the other way and have your posts sent to Facebook using a 3rd party tool such as Dlvr.it (https://dlvr.it/)

        I use it to automatically post events to my Facebook page as I list them - its highly configurable and most features are free - I can highly recommend it!

        And no, I'm not affiliated with them in anyway, its just a good product that works...I tried so many others!! Oh ad you can also use it to post to other social networks, too :-) Check it out!

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