The best way to easily send your posts to Facebook, add a signup box for blog posts by email and other great features is to connect to Jetpack on your WordPress blog. Jetpack is a free feature offered by WordPress.com and it is quick and easy to activate. This tutorial assumes that you already have the Jetpack plugin installed (it comes pre-installed with most themes, but if not, you can follow my tutorial on How to Add a Plugin here (just search Jetpack in the plugin search area).
You can also view my video here, or scroll down for step by step instructions:
In your blog dashboard, you will see a box with a green circle and a blue button to Connect Jetpack. Click the blue button.
This will bring you to a page that looks like this. All you need to do is to click on the blue “Need an Account?” link. Do not fill in the other boxes, just click the blue link.
Now, fill out the 3 boxes. Enter your email address. Choose a username and a password that you will remember (you might want to write these down). The most important thing here is that you WILL receive a confirmation email from Jetpack and you MUST click the link in the email to activate your Jetpack subscription. If you do not receive the email, please be SURE to check your spam folder as sometimes it shows up there dependent on your email client. Once you have clicked the link in the email, you can log into your blog and you will find that Jetpack has been activated.
Now, what can you do with Jetpack? Answer is a lot! In my opinion, Jetpack is a great way to view your site stats, it’s a lot more user-friendly than Google Analytics. So you can view site stats by going to Jetpack > Site Stats. One thing that many bloggers wish to do is to auto-post to Facebook (or other social media). This will automatically publish your blog posts to Facebook. To set this up (you must be logged into your Facebook account in the same browser), here are the steps:
In your blog dashboard, go to Jetpack > Settings.
Then click on the Sharing link, and click on Connect your social media accounts.
Now you can see the options for social media sharing. Simply click the social media channel you want your blog posts to be published to, and click the Connect button. A new window will open that asks to connect to your Facebook page. Simply choose the Facebook profile that you want your posts to be automatically shared to, and click the Connect button: