1. If you plan on using Facebook Instant Articles, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to have this feature turned on before proceeding. Once it is turned on, you will see a menu item for “Native Articles”.
There are a few requirements for setting up Facebook Instant articles on your WordPress site.
You need a:
- Facebook page for your WordPress website
- Facebook page app (we will show you how to create it later in this article)
- At least 10 or more articles on your website
Visit Facebook Instant Articles website and click on the sign-up button to get started.
Facebook will now ask you to select a page. Here you need to select the Facebook Page for your website.
After that check the box to agree with Instant Articles terms and then click on ‘Access Instant Articles Tools’ button.
This will take you to the publisher tools on your Facebook page, which will now have an instant articles section.
First, you need to prove the ownership of your website by claiming your URL.
Scroll down a little to the Tools section on the page and click on the ‘Claim your URL’ to expand it. Facebook will show you a code snippet.
You need to copy the code and insert it into the
<head> section of your WordPress site – please send to email@example.com and we will place for you.
Once the code has been added to your website, you need to switch back to the publisher tools section of your Facebook page.
Add your website URL below the code you copied earlier and then click on the claim URL button.
Copy your instant articles feed URL and switch back to your Facebook page’s publishing tool section. Scroll down to the Tools section and click on ‘Production RSS Feed’ to expand it.
Paste your Instant Articles feed URL and click on the save button. Facebook will show you a success message that your feed is added.
Before you can submit your Instant Articles feed for review, you need to make sure that you have at least 10 articles in your Instant Articles feed.
If you have already published more than 10 articles on your website, but the feed is not showing all of them, then you need to edit your last 10 articles and simply click on the update button.
Once you are sure that you have 10 articles in your Instant Articles feed, you are now ready to submit it to Facebook for review.
Go to your Facebook page and click on Publishing Tools from the admin bar. After that click on the ‘Configuration’ link under Instant Articles on your left hand menu.
Look for ‘Step 2: Submit For Review’ on the configuration settings page.
If there are no errors with your Instant Articles feed, then you will see a ‘Submit for Review’ button. Go ahead and click on this button to send your feed for review.
That’s all, Instant Articles will become available for your website once Facebook team has reviewed and approved your feed.
Additional RSS feed information via Facebook