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How to connect Facebook Page to Nixie Social?

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to connect your Facebook Page to Nixie Social.

Enable publishing/scheduling and analytics posts by connecting your Facebook page to Nixie Social!

This is a step-by-step tutorial that guides you through the process of connecting a Facebook Page to the Nixie Social platform. You might already have done some of these steps, like creating a Page, so skip the section and pickup from the next one.

Table of Contents

  1. Create Facebook Page
  2. Connect the Page to Nixie Social

1. Create Facebook Page

You can skip this section completly if you already have a Facebook page for your business.

Step 0: Login

The first step is to log in to your personal Facebook account. If you don't have one, you must create a personal account before creating a Facebook page.

Step 1: Navigate to Pages

Once you're logged in, navigate to your homepage by clicking on the home icon at the top of the page. (1) Now, you can click on the Pages link in the sidebar. (2)

The screenshot with the home icon as the first link in the top navbar and the page link as the third link on the sidebar.
Figure 1. The screenshot of Facebook homepage. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 2: Create Page

Click on the "Create new Page" button located in the sidebar.

A create a new page will appear on the sidebar as the second item. There are other items, like if you have previous pages.
Figure 2. The pages section in the Facebook platform. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 3: General Info

On this page you will be asked to enter a name for your Facebook Page. It is a required field, and try to choose a name that accurately reflects your business or brand. (1 or left image) You'll also need to select a category that best describes your Facebook Page. It is also required, and be careful to start typing in the field and select a category from the list. (2 or middle image) Lastly, writing a simple bio for your business and clicking on the "Create Page" button is optional. (3 or right image)

If the button is grayed-out like the first two images, you either not wrote a page name or did not select the category from the list.

The first step is to create the page. Sidebar asks for the information. The right part of the screen shows a Facebook page scheme and how your information will look once the page is created.
Figure 3. The first page is to enter business general information: name, category, and bio. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 4: Contact Info

The next step is to enter your contact information. The only required field here is your business's phone number. You can fill out the rest of the fields for better recognition. Click on next (2) when you are done.

There are a number of fields in the sidebar. The second field is the phone number and the required one. The rest, like contact, Email, Adress, etc., are not required.
Figure 4. The form to enter your business information. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 5: Business Logo and Cover

Now it is time to add a profile picture and cover photo to your Page. (1) Choose images (or drag and drop in the area) that represent your brand or business and ensure they meet Facebook's image size and resolution guidelines. Then, click next. (2)

There are two options in the sidebar. The first is the profile picture, and the second field accepts the cover photo. It is possible to click on them to find the image or drag and drop a photo inside the area.
Figure 5. The screen to add your business profile picture and cover photo. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 6: Add WhatsApp (optional)

You can add WhatsApp contact to your Page to make it more accessible for the user to contact you. In this tutorial, we will skip this step by clicking the "Skip" button at the bottom of the sidebar.

There are two fields here; the first one is to write down your number, followed by a 'GetCode' button that will be used to verify the number.
Figure 6. Connect WhatsApp number to business page. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 7: Build Audience

It is possible to invite your contacts to follow your new page. We use a test account, so there are no contacts to invite. If you have interested friends, feel free to select them here and click the next button.

The sidebar will show a list of contacts to select from. However, there are no contacts in this image since it is a test account.
Figure 7. Inviting contacts to follow the business page. (click on the image to enlarge)

Step 8: Finish Up

Select if you like to receive notifications or emails from Facebook. Then, Click on the "Done" button and congratulations! Your Facebook Page is now created.

The first item in the sidebar asks if you want to receive notifications on your page. The second item asks if you like to receive promotional emails from Facebook. The first item is selected, while the second one is not.
Figure 8. The last screen to set the notification prefences. (click on the image to enlarge)

2. Connect the Page to Nixie Social

Step 0: Login to Nixie Social

The first step is to navigate to the login page and enter your credentials. (Username and Password)

Step 1: Navigate to Connect Page

Click on the "Connect" link from the sidebar once you are logged in, and click on the Add button associated with the Facebook Page channel.

The sidebar has multiple options like Home, For You, Publish, etc. The fifth option is highlighted, which is the connect page. Also, the first channel on the main page is highlighted to connect an Facebook page.
Figure 1. The screenshot of Nixie Social connect page.

Step 2: Facebook Login

In this step, you might see a different screen than Figure 2. The pop-up might ask you to enter your Facebook credentials. Or, you will see the following pop-up if you have already been signed in to your Facebook account. Click on the "Continue as ..." button to give appropriate privileges to Nixie Social.

The page shows two buttons, and the 'Continue' button is highlighted.
Figure 2. The Facebook login popup screen.

Step 3: Select Facebook Page

The popup asks you to select the Facebook page you want to connect. You might see different options depending on how many Facebook pages you have set up in your account. You could choose to "opt in to all current and future Pages" if you think you might want to connect more pages to Nixie Social in future, or follow the highlighted sections to connect a particular page. (1) and (2) Then, click "Continue." (3)

There is a list of all the Facebook pages associated with the account to select the ones you want.
Figure 3. The popup asks for the Facebook Page you like to connect to Nixie Social.

Step 4: Review the Permissions

The Nixie Social platform needs to have several permissions to work. There are permissions like access to write a post on your behalf or read the posts statistics. Select the "Save" button, as shown in Figure 4, and then click on "Got it" as indicated in Figure 5. This action will configure the necessary permissions for Nixie Social.

There is a list of permissions like accessing profile, uploading files, etc.
Figure 4. The list of permissions that Nixie Social needs to work.
A message from Facebook that the users can change the permission from their account settings.
Figure 5. The last pop-up to verify the permission configuration process.

Step 5: Select The Correct Page

A new modal will show up that displays the pages that Nixie Social has access. You must select the Facebook Page (1) that you want to link. Then, click on the "Grant Permission" (2) button. Otherwise, you will see an error.

A list of pages. It is possible to only choose one option.
Figure 8. Select the Facebook Page that you want to connect.

Step 7: Done!

You are done. At this point, you see the Facebook Page's title (as displayed in the following figure) and a success message on the bottom right of the screen.


The Facebook Page's title will appear under the 'connected channels' section.
Figure 9. The success page.

by Ala, 27-Aug-2023