Facebook can be a great motivational tool, if we take time to read the positive and take it to heart. You can also use Facebook embeds to include Facebook posts, images and videos in websites and blogs.
This is the time of year for reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the future. I had plans to create some motivational messages until I read those posted on Facebook today. Instead I’m embedding some that inspired me the most. After that I’ll explain ways you too can bring Facebook posts into a blog post using the Facebook embeds feature.
If you’ve worked towards a goal, or are about to embark on a new one, remember to look how far you’ve come. Think of all you’ve learned to get you to this stage, and not how far you have to go. Deborah A Ten Brink sums it up:
Randy Pausch, Steve Jobs, Will Smith, Stuart Scott
Congratulations, Deborah, on surprising your muscles and reaching 4 miles a day. I’m impressed.
Although giving up on something without giving it the best you’ve got isn’t wise, sometimes we do need to let go.
Joan Harrington talks about fresh starts and not letting past experience and negative thinking get in your way.
Bob Proctor reminds us that now can be the start of something wonderful.
I like the idea from Monna Ellithorpe of considering the New Year as the first chapter of a new book. It’s very appropriate too in that Monna can help you get a book published. See more on her guest post An Affordable Solution To Your Dream.
Thanks Monna. It’s all very well having ideas and plans but without commitment and action, nothing will change.
How to Add Facebook Embeds
You can embed Facebook text, photo or video posts into your website. This is only possible for public posts on profiles and from pages, not groups: This is the simplest method:
- Find the embed code:
- Click the down arrow to the right of a message’s author/post time on your timeline or newsfeed. The embed option is in the drop down menu that appears. For uploaded videos you can choose to embed the post message with the video or the video on its own.
- If you are in a post’s individual window (find this by clicking on the post date on Newsfeeds and Pages) again click on the arrow to the right. The “Embed Post” option is under “More Options”.
- In an individual image window, hover over the image and a menu appears below. Click on the Options button and choose “Embed Post”. You can see examples of this by clicking on the images I embedded above.
- If you’re in the individual window of an uploaded video, the embed post of video options are in a side menu under the video.
- Copy the embed code given and paste it into the text editor area of your post or page.
Facebook Embeds using WordPress Plugins
- The WordPress Jetpack plugin “Shortcut Embeds” feature supports Facebook embeds. You can find details of how to use it on WordPress.com Facebook Integration »Facebook Embeds Support Page.
- If like me you turn off all but essential Jetpack features. there are other plugins such as Facebook Post Embed
It’s explained on the WP Time site.
Here’s an example an an embedded video that was uploaded to Facebook. I this inspiration video of relevance at this time of year when we often plan our future. To see an example of where to find the embed code on uploaded video pages click on the date below:
- 6 Creative Ways to Use Embedded Facebook Posts by Social Media Examiner gives some good ideas on the type of posts to embed and the advantages.
- If you’re interested in other forms of Facebook WordPress embedding “25 Best WordPress Facebook Plugins” by Designs Crazed is for you.
If you want a supply of free images for posting to Facebook please check out the albums on my Free Web Image Resources Facebook Page. I’m in the midst of creating sets of images of the right size for Facebook. More info to come soon.
Have you embedded Facebook Posts into your site?
I wish you the very best for a happy, successful and prosperous New Year.