Battle For Mobile Web Ramps Up as WordPress Creates Plugin to Automate Facebook Instant Articles

WordPress parent Automattic has built a plugin for Facebook Instant Articles that will soon allow everyone in its user base to easily post content on the social media platform's walled garden.Instant Articles delivers content on mobile devices at blazing fast speeds. Come April 12, Facebook will open up Instant Articles to everyone, from small-time bloggers to major publishers anywhere in the world. Rather than requiring publishers to manually format each article, the plugin for WordPress users will automatically optimize stories to appear as Instant Articles. Users will essentially have to check a box, but nothing more, for content to load to Facebook as an Instant Article.Facebook said it worked with Automattic to build the open source plugin for Instant Articles. WordPress powers many websites around the world, according to the company. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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