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How to Embed Facebook Events on WordPress

How to Embed Facebook Events on WordPress 

Written By: author image Stacey Corrin
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Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.
     Reviewed By: John Turner
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John Turner is the co-founder of SeedProd. He has over 20+ years of business and development experience and his plugins have been downloaded over 25 million times.

Are you looking for an easy way to embed Facebook events on WordPress?

Facebook is an excellent way to organize business events with built-in social media features. Yet, website visitors can easily miss your events if you don’t add them to your website.

So, in this article, we’ll show you how to add events from Facebook to your WordPress site to create an events feed that improves your reach and engagement.

In This Guide

Why Embed Facebook Events on WordPress?

Embedding events from social media in WordPress can be beneficial for several reasons:

  • Promoting upcoming events: If you’re hosting events on Facebook, embedding them on your website can help promote them to a wider audience. When you display them on-site, you’re making it easy for visitors to see what events you’re hosting, when they’re happening, and how they can participate.
  • Increased engagement: By embedding an events widget, you’re providing visitors with a more interactive experience. Visitors can RSVP to events directly from the events calendar on your website, which can increase engagement and participation.
  • Save event management time: Embedding events from Facebook can save time by eliminating the need to create separate event pages on your site. Instead, you can simply embed the event all in one on your site, automatically updating it as you make changes to it on your Facebook account.
  • Social proof: By displaying events on your website, you’re providing proof that your events are popular and well-attended. This can build trust with visitors, increase conversions, and encourage them to attend your events.
  • Customizable display: Events can be embedded in a variety of ways, allowing you to customize them to fit your brand and WordPress theme. You can display the event in a calendar view or a list view and customize the colors and fonts to match your website.

How to Embed Facebook Events on WordPress

In this tutorial, we’ll share 3 ways to add events from Facebook to WordPress.

The first method shows you how to add events to a dedicated WordPress landing page. This is an excellent way to remove distractions and encourage visitors to register for your event.

We’ll use a Facebook Feed plugin to display events anywhere on your site in the second method. And because it has tons of customization options, you have complete control over how events look.

Lastly, the third method involves adding some code to your website. While it’s easy enough for users who don’t want to use an events plugin, it lacks customization options to make your events calendar look good.

With that in mind, let’s jump right into method 1.

Method 1. Embed Facebook Events on WordPress with SeedProd

SeedProd best WordPress landing page plugin

SeedProd is the best drag-and-drop WordPress page builder, with coming soon and maintenance mode functionality. You can use this plugin to create high-converting landing pages without writing CSS and PHP code or hiring a developer.

Not only can you use hundreds of templates right out of the box, but it also includes tons of content blocks designed to generate leads for your business.

Most notable are the Facebook blocks, which allow you to embed social media content, including:

We’ll use the Facebook Page block to add events right on your landing page for this method. And the best part, there are no access tokens or IDs to copy and paste.

1. Install and Activate SeedProd

To get started, install and activate the SeedProd plugin. For this guide, we’ll use SeedProd Pro because it has the advanced Facebook blocks we need.

2. Create a WordPress Landing Page

After installing SeedProd on your WordPress website, you’ll need to create a new landing page.

Luckily, you can follow this step-by-step guide on creating a landing page in WordPress to get started quickly.

Or, if you’re most interested in a page dedicated to Facebook, follow this tutorial on how to create a Facebook landing page.

Once your landing page design is in place, navigate to SeedProd » Pages and click Edit on the landing page you made by following our tutorial.

Edit your seedprod landing page

This will open the SeedProd visual editor, where you can add your events.

3. Add the Facebook Page Block

Next, find a space on your page where you’d like to display your Facebook Events calendar. Then, go to the Advanced blocks section on the right and find the Facebook Page block.

Add SeedProd's Facebook page block

To add this block to your page, simply drag it from the left and drop it onto your preview.

Then in Facebook Page block content settings, you can add your Facebook Page URL.

Enter your facebook page URL

By default, SeedProd displays your Facebook page timeline automatically. To show your events instead, click the Events option under the Tabs heading.

Choose the facebook events tabs option

You can also change the header style in the same panel, show or hide your cover photo, adjust the alignment, and more.

And if you want to increase your Facebook page engagement, you can use the Facebook Embed block to embed a post, Facebook video, or comment right alongside your events schedule.

4. Publish Your Landing Page

All that’s left to do is click the dropdown arrow next to the Save button in the top-right corner and click Publish.

Publish your facebook events landing page

Then when you click Preview, you’ll see your events calendar live on your landing page.

embed facebook events on WordPress landing page example

That’s it. Website visitors can now see your Facebook events on your landing page.

But if you’d like to display an entire Facebook Event feed, we suggest trying the following method.

Method 2. Embed Facebook Feed in WordPress with Smash Balloon

smash balloon facebook feed pro

You’ll need to install and activate the Smash Balloon Custom Facebook Feed Pro plugin for this method. For help with this step, check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to install a WordPress plugin.

1. Create a New Facebook Feed

After installing and activating the plugin, go to the Facebook Feed » All Feeds menu from your WordPress dashboard. From there, click the Add New button to start creating your event feed.

Add a new facebook feed

On the following page, you’ll see 9 different types of Facebook feeds you can add to your website, including:

  • Timeline
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Albums
  • Events
  • Reviews
  • And more

Choose the Events option and click the Next button to continue.

Select the event feed type

2. Select a Facebook Page Source

After selecting a feed type, it’s time to choose a Facebook page source. This can be a Facebook group or a page where you post your business’s events.

To add a source, click the Add New button.

Add a new source for your event feed

This opens a popup asking for your Facebook Page ID and Event Access Token.

Follow these instructions to find the app ID and app secret token for your page if you’re unsure how to do this.

Enter you facebook page ID and access token

After entering your Facebook app details, click the Add Source button.

On the next screen, you’ll see your newly added Facebook page. Just select that page and click Next to continue.

Select your facebook page events source

3. Customize Your Facebook Events Calendar Layout

Now you can start customizing your events. The customization options are on the left-hand side, while a preview of your feed is on the right.

The customization options allow you to change the feed type, layout, color, header design, post design, and more.

First, choose the Feed Layout option on the left.

Choose a facebook events layout

This option offers 3 different settings, including List, Masonry, and Carousel layouts.

To show events one after the other, choose the List layout option.

List layout for facebook events calendar

Or, if you prefer to show your events in a multi-column layout, you can select the Masonry option.

Masonry feed layout for facebook events

And lastly, there’s the Carousel option that allows you to show your events in a stunning image slider.

Carousel layout for facebook events

Go ahead and select a layout that best suits your website. Then, click the Customize button once more to return to the previous settings.

4. Customize Your Facebook Events Feed Color Scheme

If you’d like to change the color of your feed, click the Color Scheme heading. In this panel, you can choose from 4 different color options, such as:

  • Inherit from Theme: Copy the color scheme of your website
  • Light: Have a light background with dark-colored text
  • Dark: Turn the background dark with light-colored text
  • Custom: Enter all the colors yourself
Select a color scheme for your Facebook events feed

After, you can customize other settings, including the header design, feed size, margins, and more.

When you’re happy with how everything looks, click the Save button.

5. Display Events from Facebook in WordPress Pages

Now you’re ready to start embedding Facebook Events on your WordPress website, and Smash Balloon allows you to do this in 2 ways.

First, click the Embed button in the top-right corner. This opens a popup with different publishing options.

Click on the embed facebook event feed button

Click the Add to a Page button to embed your Facebook Events in a regular WordPress page.

Click the add to a page button

From there, you can choose any page on your website from the list and click the Add button.

Choose a page for your events calendar

Clicking that option takes you to the editing screen for your chosen page. From there, click the plus icon (+) and select the Custom Facebook Feed widget.

Add the custom facebook feed block

When you update or publish the page, you can preview it to see how your events look.

Preview your facebook events calendar

6. Add Facebook Events to WordPress Sidebars

If you prefer to add your feed to a sidebar area, simply click the Add to a Widget button in the Embed window.

Add your facebook events calendar as a widget

Clicking that option sends you to the widgets page, where you can choose a sidebar to display your events.

After choosing a sidebar, click the plus icon (+) to add a new widget and choose the Custom Facebook Feed widget.

Choose the custom facebook feed pro widget

Once you’ve done that, you can preview your website and see your Facebook Events in your website’s sidebar area.

Embed facebook events on WordPress sidebar

Method 3: Adding Facebook Events to WordPress Without a Plugin

If you’re not a fan of using too many WordPress plugins on your website, you can show Facebook events on WordPress without a plugin.

Yet this method requires you to add some code to your site, so it’s not something we recommend for beginners. It also doesn’t offer much control over how your events look.

1. Visit the Facebook Page Plugin website.

To get started with this method, you’ll need the Facebook Page Plugin. This isn’t a WordPress plugin but a standalone tool by Facebook for developers.

So head to the Facebook Plugin tool and paste your Facebook page URL.

Visit the facebook page plugin tool

After entering your Facebook page URL, the tool will show a preview of your timeline. Since we want to show your Facebook events, delete the word “timeline” in the Tabs field and enter “events.”

enter "events" tab field

2. Generate Your Facebook Event Embed Code

Now you will see a list of your page’s events in the preview panel, so click the Get Code button below the preview.

Click the Get Code button

Clicking the Get Code button opens a lightbox popup with 2 tabs: JavaScript SDK and IFrame. Click the IFrame tab, then copy the embed code to your clipboard.

Copy the Facebook events IFrame embed code

3. Embed the Facebook Events Code in WordPress

Next, head to your WordPress website and edit the post or page where you want to show your Facebook Events.

On the post or page edit screen, click the plus (+) icon and find the Custom HTML WordPress block.

Add the custom HTML WordPress block

Now, click inside the HTML block and paste the embed code from the Facebook Page Plugin tool.

Paste the Facebook Page Events embed code

You can then save or publish the post, and when you preview it, you’ll see your Facebook Events live on your website.

Example of embed Facebook events on WordPress without a plugin

If you want to change how this feed displays, you’ll need to return to the Facebook Page Plugin and generate the wp embed Facebook code again. That said, there are limited Facebook settings you can change.

Utilizing iCal URL for Event Synchronization

If you want to integrate your Facebook events into your website’s calendar, using an iCal URL is an efficient method.

Here’s how you can get and use the iCal URL:

Log into your Facebook account, go to your events section, and select the event you want to share.

In the top right you will see a button labeled Add to Calendar.

Add facebook event to calendar

Click this button, and in the popup, right-click the Export button and select “Copy Link Address.”

Copy facebook event ical link address

Add this URL to your WordPress calendar settings or any calendar plugin that accepts iCal feeds. This will automatically sync your Facebook events with your website’s calendar.

    Frequently Asked Questions on Embedding Facebook Events

    How else can I customize the appearance of Facebook events in WordPress?

    Customizing beyond the options in this guide may require custom CSS or JavaScript. Users with coding knowledge can directly modify the styles or scripts in their WordPress theme or use a child theme to apply more personalized styles to the Facebook events feed.

    How can I Troubleshoot issues when Facebook events won’t display?

    If Facebook events won’t display on your WordPress site, check for common issues like outdated plugins, conflicts with other plugins, or incorrect Facebook API setup. Ensuring all plugins are up-to-date and reviewing the plugin documentation for setup accuracy can often resolve these issues.

    Can embedding Facebook events affect my site’s performance?

    Embedding Facebook events can impact site performance, particularly if it increases page load times. To minimize this, ensure you’re using optimized plugins like SeedProd or Smash Balloon, which are designed to load external content efficiently. Also, use caching plugins to improve overall site performance.

    There you have it!

    With the help of this post, you now know 3 different ways to embed Facebook Events on WordPress.

    You might also like this post on how to Optimize your landing page to improve your website results.

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    Stacey Corrin Writer
    Stacey has been writing about WordPress and digital marketing for over 10 years and on other topics for much longer. Alongside this, she's fascinated with web design, user experience, and SEO.

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