Chris’ reference to a means of linking his site to Facebook touches on something I thinking about this morning.

Even though you can export your Facebook data into what seems like a nicely presented, local site of sorts, I’d like to be able to basically parse my Facebook timeline, and somehow migrate it to a WordPress blog.

This may be possible using an extension of the Keyring plugin for WordPress. I’d like to test this out, even though I’ve never really been able to get the Keyring plugin to work on my site.

I’d need to first configure a private WordPress site first though in case it works, and the site populates with private updates.

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Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

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  1. Paul, I think Jonathan LaCour documented some of how he exported his Facebook and Instagram data and imported it to his own website. While he is using Known (also a PHP based CMS), a lot of the code and method could probably be reused for WordPress.
    I haven’t been watching Keyring for a while, but keep in mind that Facebook has apparently dramatically increased the amount of data they allow for export post-GDPR in the last year. You might also appreciate the Data Transfer Project which has been doing some interesting work since last July.

    1. Thank you for the suggestions. I’ll look into these options too. For now, I’ve started manually posting Facebook updates to our private family blog. It’s not really a sustainable approach given how much I’ve probably shared on Facebook, but being deliberate about it is probably a good way to focus on quality.

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