Embed Facebook Posts on Your WordPress.com Site

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Using your WordPress.com site as your digital hub on the web just got a bit easier. We’re delighted to let you know that you can embed Facebook posts directly into posts and pages on your blog. Here’s how.

First, click on the date stamp under any post to grab the post’s URL:

fbdatestamp

You’ll be taken to the page for that individual update. Copy the URL in the address bar:

fbURL

Paste the URL of the Facebook post directly into your post editor on its own line:

fbposteditor

Here’s what the embedded post looks like in all its glory:

Embedding works for photo posts, too:

For a bit more information, check out our Facebook Integration support document.

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