Gaby Abela

Gaby Abela

Gaby is a talented content creator with a passion for design and an intuitive understanding of UI/UX. Guided by the principles of ethical content sharing, her articles aim to enlighten and engage, making the complexities of RSS feed plugins for WordPress accessible to all.

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Unlocking the RSS Feed of Any Facebook Page: A How-To Guide

Struggling to create an RSS feed for your Facebook page? We guide you step by step to overcome the technical limits and manage content effectively.

Whether you want to stay updated with the latest posts from your favorite page, or you want to integrate the feed into your website or blog – unlocking the RSS feed of a Facebook page is easier than you might think. 

In this how-to guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to unlock the RSS feed of any Facebook page.

Let’s get started!

Exploring RSS feeds for Facebook pages

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a form of content aggregation that enables the compilation of diverse content sources, including blogs, news articles, and, notably, Facebook pages. By creating an RSS feed from a Facebook page, you can consolidate all of its posts into one stream.

Unfortunately, Facebook’s ever-evolving API and privacy policies mean that obtaining RSS feeds is no longer straightforward.

Despite the challenges posed by Facebook’s default stance, don’t worry. We’ll show you exactly how to obtain RSS feeds for Facebook pages in this step-by-step guide through the process.

Step-by-step guide to creating a Facebook RSS feed

  1. Go to fetchrss.com/facebook, and enter the URL of the specific Facebook page from which you wish to generate an RSS feed.
Entering the URL of the specific Facebook page from which to generate an RSS feed on fetchrss.com/facebook.
  1. Once entered, click Get RSS. This step requires signing up, and once completed, you’ll receive the feed link in .xml format. The free version of FetchRSS accommodates up to five feeds, each comprising five posts, with updates occurring every 24 hours. For those that need more, explore the premium plans available that come with a no-cost trial, giving you access to a substantial 250 feeds and a rapid 15-minute feed update rate.
Selecting Get RSS on fetchrss.com/facebook to get the feed link in .xml format.
  1. Customize your newly created feed using FetchRSS’s options. Modify the title and description, and determine the number of articles displayed. 

With the setup complete, your RSS feed will automatically update and pull in content based on the settings you have chosen. You’re now ready to display your Facebook RSS feed on your website – let’s explore how! 

How to display a Facebook RSS feed on your website

If you want to show Facebook RSS feeds on your WordPress website, there’s no better option than WP RSS Aggregator. It’s specifically created for content curation and sharing within WordPress (though you can aggregate content from any type of website), allowing you to import multiple RSS feeds and offering advanced features like Feed to Post to enhance your website’s content, which we’ll talk about a bit more later. 

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Here’s how you can set up your Facebook RSS feed with WP RSS Aggregator:

  1. Download and install the plugin. 
  2. Configure the feed source: Go to RSS Aggregator → Feed Sources → Add New and paste the feed link obtained from FetchRSS in the previous section. 
Selecting “Add New” to add a new Feed Source with WP RSS Aggregator.

From here, you can set the number of posts to import using the Limit field.

Setting a limit on the maximum number of imported items in WP RSS Aggregator’s Feed Source settings.
  1. Display your feed: You can effortlessly display your Facebook RSS feed without the need for a shortcode when using the WP RSS Aggregator feeds block. Simply add the block to any page or post where you want to showcase your feed. For greater control over the display location, publish the feed source, and you’ll find a shortcode at the top of the page. Copy this shortcode, paste it within a Shortcode widget on the desired page or post, then position the widget as desired – this will then display your Facebook RSS feed in the desired location on your page or post.

Exploring advanced features: Feed to Post

Setting the Post type to Post in WP RSS Aggregator’s General settings.
  1. The Feed to Post feature, available with WP RSS Aggregator’s Plus subscription and above, elevates your content strategy by enabling you to automatically publish aggregated content as WordPress posts or any custom post type. This allows precise control over how aggregated content integrates into your site.
WP RSS Aggregator’s image settings panel in the WordPress backend.
  1. While Facebook post images can’t serve as WordPress post featured images, Feed to Post ensures they integrate into the post content. Try uploading a fallback image via RSS Aggregator → Feed Sources → Images to maintain consistent artwork across posts.
  2. Save Feed to Post settings: Once satisfied with your Feed to Post configurations, save the settings and proceed to the front end of your blog to check all is running smoothly. Pro tip: If you want to review imported posts before they go live on your site, you can set your Feed to Post settings to import posts as drafts. You can then make any required tweaks from your WordPress Posts area before publishing.

How to customize your Facebook RSS Feed display

Facebook RSS feed display goes beyond integration – it’s also about customization. WP RSS Aggregator offers an array of creative possibilities, allowing you to tailor the look and feel of your feeds to align with your website’s aesthetic by using different customizable templates.

  1. Accessing templates: Go to RSS Aggregator → Templates→ Add New. Here, WP RSS Aggregator opens up options, enabling you to choose from three distinctive template types: List, Grid, or Excerpt & Thumbnails
Click “Add New” to add a new template with WP RSS Aggregator.
Selecting a template type from the “Template type” dropdown menu in the WP RSS Aggregator settings panel.
  1. Tailoring information display: WP RSS Aggregator will give you options to curate the information showcased in your feeds. Whether it’s the publish date, source name, or author name, the platform gives you control. Modify formats and styling to ensure an effective integration with your website’s overall aesthetic.

Take control of your Facebook content with RSS today

The ability to integrate and manage Facebook content on your blog will set you apart from your competitors. Displaying an RSS feed for a Facebook page allows you to streamline content management and distribution, staying updated with the latest posts without constant platform visits.

WP RSS Aggregator is a great tool to use throughout this process. With its user-friendly interface, extensive customization options, and compatibility with third-party tools, it stands as the key to unlocking the full potential of Facebook RSS feeds on your website. By following these steps, you gain the tools to elevate your content curation game and truly take control of your Facebook content with RSS feeds. 

Implement these strategies and start using WP RSS Aggregator today!

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