OnPublish - Facebook
Posted by Krystal O. on 01 June 2012 04:25 PM
OnPublish is a Libsyn app that will publish your posts out to your Facebook Pages and Timelines the same as any other destintation (such as your feed, blog page, and so on). The post can even automatically link out to the Libsyn Podcast Directory app so your listeners can easily access your media directly from your posts, no searching needed.
Lets get started!
Log into your Libsyn Dashboard and hit Destinations, then Social Destinations.
Click on Connect Facebook Profiles and Brand Pages
You will be asked to approve app permissions in Facebook. Using the option to the bottom left you can choose who sees the app on your Timeline, then click the Go to App button found on the upper right hand side.
You will be asked to approve permission for the app to manage your pages and post on your behalf. If you agree, hit the Allow button.
You will be redirected back to Libsyn where you can edit your Facebook OnPublish settings. You can pick which pages and/or profiles your posts will appear under, and also set the app to NOT post to Facebook if there is a problem with any of the Facebook destinations. Hit Save Facebook Connections and Options.
This is what the page will look like once you save it. Note, you can go back and edit your settings at any time, or even remove it completely.
Publishing with OnPublish is the same as publishing any other time. Go to your Publish option to publish a new episode, and under Basic editing you will see the following. Note the only change, a new field for a Custom Facebook Message. This will appear as the heading for your Facebook post.
If you typically use Advanced publishing, the Facebook message option will appear under Description (2) in the process.
Below, you can see an example (using Advanced publishing) of the form being filled out.
Again in Advanced publishing, you will see Facebook OnPublish as a new Destination option. You can choose not to publish to Facebook, or set release dates for it just like any other destination.
Once published, the system will show that the episode has been released to Facebook OnPublish. Note, it may take a few minutes before OnPublish gets released, it may say Pending instead, this is normal.
Once the episode is released, it can be seen on the newsfeed...
And on the Timeline...
When a listener sees your post on Facebook, they can click on the post and be directed to the Libsyn Podcast Directory app to play the episode.
You can also choose to edit the settings to Facebook OnPublish so that the post does not link to the Libsyn Podcast Directory app, in which the listener will be directed directly to the media file.
But What Happens When...
In order for OnPublish to work, it has to have a connection to your Facebook account. If you change your Facebook password, use multiple Facebook accounts, or for other reasons based on the internal workings of Facebook, that connection (authorization and verification) can break. When that happens, the post will not release to Facebook and you will get an e-mail letting you know.
To fix it, log into your Libsyn Dashboard, go to Destinations --> Social Destinations, and hit edit for the Facebook connector. Libsyn will take you back to Facebook for you to verify permissions. Once done, save your Libsyn changes.
Next, you need to republish your episode. To to Publish --> Previous Posts. Edit the post and hit the Publish button (you don't need to make any changes). Within a few minutes, the episode should publish out.