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Starting from 24th October, 2020, you will need to use Facebook Developer app credentials to embed Facebook posts and Instagram images on WordPress. This is due to a major change in Facebook API. To help you fix this issue, you can connect Facebook and Instagram with EmbedPress to easily embed your Facebook and Instagram content on your website.
To embed your Facebook and Instagram posts on your website with EmbedPress, you have to collect your App ID and App Secret. Follow these steps below to do this.
First, you need to create an app on Facebook Developers to get your Facebook or Instagram access tokens. To do this, you have to login to your Facebook profile and go to Facebook Developers Account. Once you are logged in, you need to add a new app as shown below.
Next, you will see a popup window appear. Here, you have to select what you want your app to do. In this case, you have to choose the ‘Something Else’ option and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
After this step, you have to enter your ‘App Display Name’ and then click on the ‘Create App’ button. You may be asked to perform a security check.
You have now successfully created a new app on Facebook Developers.
After creating an app, you will be redirected to a new page. Scroll down until you see ‘oEmbed’ and click on the ‘Set Up’ button to get started. A popup will appear to confirm your acceptance of oEmbed. Make sure to check the box and click on the ‘Confirm’ button to continue.
Afterwards, toggle the ‘In Development’ option at the very top of the page to switch your app to live mode. Make sure to select ‘Business and Pages’ from the ‘Category’ dropdown menu and click on the ‘Switch Mode’ button.
Your app is now live. Copy your ‘App ID’ and your ‘App Secret’. You will need these to connect Facebook and Instagram with EmbedPress.
After retrieving your App ID and App Secret for Facebook and Instagram, head over to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to EmbedPress→ General Settings as shown below. Enter your App ID and App Secret in the respective fields. Click on the ‘Save Changes’ button when you are done.
With these easy steps, you can connect Facebook and Instagram with EmbedPress. You can now embed Facebook posts or Instagram images with just the URL of your social media posts.
If you face any difficulties, feel free to contact our support team for further assistance.
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