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8.4. Linking to NewPanda eMessage Pages: Advanced Facebook Options

Updated 11.17.16

NewPanda lets you post web pages for eMessages you've already created (NewPanda Social Tools required). Here's how:

This page covers LINKING TO NEWPANDA eMESSAGE PAGES. To view instructions for using NON-NewPanda content, click here.

Note:
  You can either link to NewPanda content OR to non-NewPanda content.  Facebook does not allow posts to link to two different URLs.

1. Create a new message (click here for instructions on choosing a template - click here for instructions on creating your own message from scratch - click here for instructions on creating an eListing) - or you may edit a scheduled email message to incorporate social posting with it.

2. If you want your Facebook post to show one of the images within your message, RIGHT-CLICK on the image, choose Properties, then copy the Image URL (In FireFox, choose Copy Image Location). Once your eMessage contents are just the way you want them, click Save & Continue.

3. In the Email Details page, name your message, create an email subject line, and select email recipients (if you intend to email the message). Save & Continue.

4. The Create Social Message tab will open

5. Choose which accounts will receive the update.

6. Within the Compose Your Social Message section, add a personal comment in the text area.

7. Click Advanced Facebook Options

A. Click the Insert the short link of this message's Online Page icon (the arrow). The system will place your SHORT URL in the Personal Comments box automatically. This is because Twitter & LinkedIn do not have advanced posting options.  Simply Copy or CUT the short URL from the Personal Comments field, and Paste it into the Link URL field below (see illustration).

B. In the Image URL field, enter an optional link to an image you'd like to associate with your post.  If the original content includes an image, you can RIGHT-CLICK on the image, choose     Properties, then copy the Image URL (In FireFox, choose Copy Image Location).

C. In the Title field, enter an appropriate title for your post (i.e., the original article headline or a brief description of the content).

D. In the Caption field, enter an appropriate sub-title, or give credit to your source (i.e. "From FoodNetwork.com")

E. In the Description field, enter one or two sentences that will tempt viewers to click the link to view the content you've posted.  If using an online article, the first few sentences of the first paragraph are appropriate.

Here's how your post should look once you've entered your data:

 

F. Now click the Save & Continue button.

G. If you go back and EDIT the post before posting, you'll notice that our system has updated your provided Image URL with a short URL - this is perfectly fine and the link will work just like the original link.

H. When you're done editing your post and are sure it's just the way you want it, click the Save & Continue button.

I. In the Schedule and Send Your Messages page, click Send Now or Schedule Delivery in the Social Message section if you'd like NewPanda to automatically publish your post at a future date/time.  Then click Save & Continue.

Here's how your post will look on your Facebook Profile or Facebook Page:

Now, wasn't that easy?

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