WordPress Launches Support Plugin for Facebook Instant Articles

WordPress Launches Support Plugin for Facebook Instant Articles

WordPress Launches Support Plugin for Facebook Instant Articles

Instant Articles are a quick and interactive experience for reading articles in News Feed. Powered by the same technology that loads photos and videos quickly in mobile apps. Instant Articles show as much as ten times faster than standard mobile web articles and feature tilt-to-pan photos, auto-play video, interactive maps, and embedded audio captions that let you explore stories in beautiful new ways.

On Monday, company said that it’s partnering with WordPress.com’s parent Automatic to release an Instant Article WordPress plugin that will make it simple for anybody using the publishing platform to post speed-optimized Instant Articles onto the social network. The plugin is open-source and customizable. Its documentation is available on Github and generates a special RSS feed that automatically improves posts to appear as Instant Articles.

The plugin “also supports native autoplay video as well as social and interactive graphic embeds,”  said by Facebook

Beginning from April 12, Instant Articles will be available to anybody, when Facebook holds its annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco. Many publishers are already publishing on Instant Articles.

“It has always been our vision to create something that works for publishers all over the world,” Facebook product manager Josh Roberts told the Lab’s Laura Hazard Owen last month.

Facebook is allowing editors push content directly to their site without ever leaving WordPress, that is the easiest way to distribute Instant Articles to Facebook through a secure RSS feed that automatically transfers content from your content management system. Updates and modifications are also automatically captured via the RSS feed so that breaking news remains up to date.

Instant Articles are created with HTML5. It gives an expressive format for determining all the necessary information to lay out an Instant Article, and it permits publishers to reuse the code from their websites. third-party content also gets support from this format including social media, ads and analytics — all of which can be embedded in Instant Articles just like they are on the web.

Source: Wordpress
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