With the release of the new beta version RSS Graffiti 2.0, some folks are finding it difficult to use. This post is not only being written for people facing problems to use it but also will help people who are looking for publicizing their post on social networking giant Facebook. To elaborate further the app on the official page describes RSS Graffiti as a Facebook tool that will keep your Facebook followers updated with your latest news from your RSS sources.
RSS sources are basically RSS feeds which you will get after making an account on feedburner. Feedburner is a program of Google Inc. , to burn your post into feeds , just use this link feedburner to create an account by logging in with your existing Gmail account. Once you are done with that, you need to add your websites or blog’s address in the field mentioned in your feedburner account. The field would look like this,
Add your website URL in the field marked red and in the next step you are directed to various steps to setup your account. Remember the field address which you will enter in one of the steps, you will need this address later. It will be something like http://feeds.feedburner.com/your website title . In your case it may be different.Now, whatever you post on your website, Feedburner will automatically grab that post and convert it into feeds.
Configuring RSS Graffiti
Now that you are done with the RSS feeds portion, you need to to first install and then configure RSS Graffiti app on facebook. Remember, you have the feed address (eg. http://feeds.feedburner.com/Technogiantz) ready with you.
Step 1) Click on the link RSS Graffiti to install the app in your facebook account. You will see something like this. Click on the “Go to App” option.
Step 2) Now you will be asked to allow permission to the app. Click on “Allow“. Next you will be directed RSS Graffiti 2.0 app where you have to Create a new publishing plan to configure.
Step 4) After creating the publishing plan you need to specify the source (from where the post will be taken) and target (your destination for posting) . Select Add new option on the Source section to make changes. First enter the source or the URL of your website.
Step 5) Now you will be directed to page like this. Enter the information along with the feeds address in the Feed URL section field. You can modify the other settings like Update freq. and No. of post per update.
Step 6) After saving the changes, you need to configure the target section too. Click on the option “Add new” and you will be prompted to specify the target where to post ( either it can be on your page or on your wall).
Step 7) In my case I have selected Standard as my post style, you can go for some other. Fill out the “Choose Target” and “Publish on behalf ” of fields and you have now successfully configured your RSS Graffiti app.
You can even set the time delay between posting and publicizing your post. Now, that you have configured it properly you will see all your post getting publicized on facebook.