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WP Native Articles

Easy Facebook Instant Articles for your WordPress site with better content parsing and advanced features.

A better implementation of Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress.

Only available in the Facebook mobile app, Instant Articles are a pre-loaded, super fast, and optimized version of your regular articles. Boasting some impressive stats (10x faster, 20% more reads, 70% less abandonment) they have quickly become a must for every publisher.

How it works

After installation and setup this plugin auto generates an instant article version for each of your WordPress articles. The article's regular HTML is parsed and converted to correct Facebook Instant Article markup which is then submitted to Facebook via a RSS feed. When your article is viewed using the Facebook mobile app it will now load the fast, optimized instant article version directly in the app. When the article is shared or posted its instant status will also be denoted by the lightening symbol in the corner.

Read more about Instant Articles from the official documentation

Content Parsing

A large part of the complexity of integrating Facebook Instant Articles is the rigorous content structure imposed. Due to the WYSIWYG editor and the plethora of plugins and themes available, WordPress content tends to be rather unstructured. Most of the current Facebook Instant Article plugins don't really take account of this and either produce invalid content or strip parts out. This plugin is a concentrated effort to correctly format any WordPress content it could possibly come across. You can read more about the challenges and solutions in this blog post.

PRO Version

WP Native Articles Pro comes with full Facebook Instant Articles API integration and has advanced features such as:

  • Full API integration
  • Manage Articles Publish, unpublish and manage Instant Articles directly from the WordPress post page.
  • Live Sync Instant Articles synced instantly from WordPress, no waiting for FaceBook to scrape the RSS feed.
  • Article Status Errors & import status for your Instant Articles displayed live in every article.
  • Instant Articles Analytics Individual and aggregated site overview.
  • Premium support

Check out the Pro version at https://wp-native-articles.com/.

Future

Features planned for the near future.

  • Image options manager
  • Embed manager (ads, related articles, anything)
  • WP Comments
  • Advanced stats & weekly roundup
  • CLI & API integration

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 1 week ago
Active Installs: 10+

Ratings

5 out of 5 stars

Support

4 of 4 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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