Instant Articles for WP

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This plugin adds support for Instant Articles for Facebook, which is a new way for publishers to distribute fast, interactive stories on Facebook. Instant Articles are preloaded in the Facebook mobile app so they load instantly.

With the plugin active, a new menu will be available for you to connect to your Facebook Page and start publishing your Instant Articles. You'll also see the status of each Instant Articles submission on the edit page of your posts.

A best effort is made to generate valid Instant Article markup from your posts' content/metadata and publish it to Facebook. The plugin knows how to transform your posts' markup from a set of rules which forms a mapping between elements in you source markup and the valid Instant Article components. We refer to this glue between the two as the Transformer Rules.

Built-in to the plugin are many pre-defined transformer rules which aims to cover standard WordPress installations. If your WordPress content contains elements which are not covered by the built-in ruleset, you can define your own additional rules to extend or override the defaults in the Settings of this plugin, under: Plugin Configuration > Publishing Settings > Custom transformer rules.

Access to Instant Articles

The current criteria for access to Instant Articles are: * your Facebook Page must have an established presence of at least 90 days * your content adheres to the Instant Article Policies

Before your Instant Articles can be published on Facebook, your feed must undergo an initial review and approval. Facebook requires a minimum number of 10 articles in your feed before being eligible for review. The review process checks that your draft Instant Articles are properly formatted, have content consistency with their mobile web counterparts, and adhere to the community standards and content policies.

It's important to note that if you use meta fields to add extra text, images or videos to your Posts, Facebook will expect you to add these to your Instant Articles output too. This plugin includes hooks to help you do that.

See Facebook's documentation for full details of the submission process.

Once your feed has been approved, new posts will automatically be taken live on Instant Articles, and existing posts will be taken live once you update them. In order to stay in the Instant Articles program, you must remain active by creating new content and maintaining a minimal readership.


Releases (39 )

Version Release Date Change Log
4.2.0 2018-11-30
4.1.1 2018-07-18
4.1.0 2018-07-03
4.0.6 2017-12-04
4.0.5 2017-08-24
4.0.4 2017-07-27
4.0.3 2017-07-20
4.0.2 2017-06-30
4.0.1 2017-06-28
4.0.0 2017-06-27
3.3.5 2017-05-11
3.3.4 2017-05-10
3.2.3 2017-02-14
3.1.4 2017-02-14
3.0.2 2017-02-14
3.3.3 2017-02-14
3.3.2 2017-02-13
3.3.1 2017-01-31
3.3.0 2017-01-05
3.2.2 2016-11-29
3.2.1 2016-11-25
3.2 2016-10-11
  • Adds development mode support to post meta box (props simonengelhardt)
  • Adds rule configuration for Instagram blockquotes (props everton-rosario)
  • Adds rules for galleries (props everton-rosario)
  • Migrates some unit tests (props everton-rosario)
  • Switches to Facebook Graph SDK (props everton-rosario)
  • Improves token invalidation flow (props everton-rosario)
  • Fixes use of the_title filter (props srtfisher)
  • Improves encoding handling (props yssk22)
  • Adds post type filter to the post meta box (props technosailor)
  • Adds Playbuzz support (props everton-rosario)
  • Rename SDK getter to avert apocalypse (props diegoquinteiro)
  • Wizard copy improvements (props demoive)
  • Fixes issue with captions (props everton-rosario)
  • Adds publication block for articles with transformation warnings (props everton-rosario)
  • Fix https src attribute on some scripts (props goldenapples)
3.1.3 2016-09-19
  • Fix for expiring token issue
  • Fix missing icons
  • Fix for empty() array check
  • Fix for setup limbo
3.1.2 2016-09-01
3.1.1 2016-08-30
3.1 2016-08-30
  • New on-boarding flow wizard
  • Automattic URL claiming
  • Submit for review from wizard
  • Improved transformation rules
  • Option to submit only articles without warnings
  • Jetpack compatibility
  • Added Jetpack carousel rules
  • Compatibility layer for Get The Image plugin
  • Fix for relative URL checking
  • Fix for missing subtitles
  • Fix for double call of wpautop
  • Fix for loadHTML warnings
  • Fix for get_cover_media function
  • Fix to prevent publishing of password protected posts

props diegoquinteiro everton-rosario gemedet jacobarriola menzow rinatkhaziev srtfisher

3.0.1 2016-07-30
  • Fix overzealous escaping
3.0 2016-07-12
  • Fix versioning - use WP style
  • Ignore hyperlinks with a #
  • Allow filtering of post types used in the feed
  • Use v2.6 of the Facebook API
  • Coding standards & whitespace fixes
  • Load Facebook SDK over HTTPS
  • Avoid crawling of 404s
  • Replace social embeds with interactives
  • Use submission ID to check status in the admin
  • Fix over-zealous escaping

props markbarnes, paulschreiber, diegoquinteiro, gemedet

2.11 2016-05-17
2.10 2016-04-29
2.9 2016-04-19
2.8 2016-04-14
2.7 2016-04-13
2.5 2016-04-12
2.4 2016-04-12
2.3 2016-04-12
2.2 2016-04-12
2.1 2016-04-11
  • Fixes compatibility with PHP 5.4+
  • Bug fixes
0.2 2016-04-06
  • Fixes bug in formatting of YouTube videos
  • Fixes bug in formatting of Facebook embeds
  • Adds support for subtitles - see instant_articles_subtitle filter