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Connecting to Facebook

When you connect a Facebook Page to ContentCal, you will be required by Facebook to grant ContentCal permission to publish to your Pages. If done incorrectly, your Facebook posts will fail to publish.


How to connect to Facebook and grant publishing permission

Step 1

Head into 'Setup' from within your Calendar and choose to 'Connect' within the Connections area

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Step 2

A pop-up will ask you to confirm your identity. If your Facebook Pages or Groups are attached to this personal profile, select to 'Continue'. If you wish to connect to a different Facebook account, head to Facebook.com and login to the appropriate account before restarting this process.

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Step 3

If you have connected a Facebook account to ContentCal in the past, you may see the following.

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If so, to edit your settings please select the option to 'Choose what you allow'. If this pop-up doesn't appear, skip straight to step 4.

Step 4

At this stage, you will asked to grant ContentCal the necessary permissions we require in order to publish to your Facebook Pages and Groups. You must select the affirmative for every option in this area. Otherwise, your posts may not succesfully publish.

When asked which Pages / Groups you would like to use with ContentCal, we recommend that you select All Pages and ALL Groups regardless of which Page or Group you intend to connect to this specific Calendar. You will be able to choose which Page or Group you want to publish to from this Calendar at a later stage.

For whatever reason, if you choose not to select all Pages and Groups at this stage, be sure to select all of the Pages and Groups that you'll be publsihing to from any of your Calendars now and in the future.

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Warning: If some Pages or Groups are de-selected during this stage, ContentCal will not be able to publish to this Page or Group from any Calendar. If you want to connect any of your Facebook Pages or Groups to ContentCal (in your current Calendar, or in another), it is important that you keep this Page or Group selected. If you do not keep this Page or Group selected, your posts will fail to publish.

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Step 5

You have now successfully granted ContentCal permission to publish to your Facebook Pages and/or Groups. You will now be given the opportunity to select which Page or Group you would like to connect to this Calendar. Use the dropdown menu to choose your Page or Group.

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Congratulations - you have now connected a Facebook Page or Group to ContentCal

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Note: If you only manage one Facebook Page or one Group, the process of connecting may be slightly different. Ensure that you are carefully reading each pop-up to grant ContentCal the necessary permissions to publish to your Page or Group.

What if I want to connect another Facebook Page or Group to another Calendar?

If you have followed the above instructions correctly, you should simply be able to go through the pop-up modals and then select your chosen Page or Group for publishing. The correct permissions will have already been granted when you completed the steps above.

Why are all these steps necessary?

The majority of these pop-ups are Facebook-owned. Facebook requires you to grant ContentCal permission to access your Facebook Pages for security reasons.

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