What to do if your Facebook posts are disappearing all of a sudden?

Imagine you spend time and effort to post things to your personal timeline or business page on Facebook but they are removed without any trace or notification. If you boosted these posts, you will see the errors below in your Ads Manager:

Missing Required Parameter: To generate a creative preview, ‘creative_id’, ‘ad_id’ OR ‘creative’ must be provided. (fbtrace_id: Dbl50XhjKhT)

Permission Error: Either the object you are trying to access is not visible to you or the action you are trying to take is restricted to certain account types. (fbtrace_id: BMPRBL4yuie)

Solution

Check your Activity Log. Do you see the post there? If yes, you can make it visible in your timeline by clicking the button next to it.

If the post is not displayed in your Activity Log, it means it’s gone (sorry). Try to add it again. If it disappears again, try these before giving up using Facebook:

  • Find the pattern: If there are both text and photo, try posting only text or only photo. Does it disappear?
    • If it disappears when there is only text, it means there is a link or something else that makes Facebook behave oddly. Make changes to your text and try again
    • If it disappears when there is only photo, it means the content or format of the photo breaks a logic somewhere. Try uploading another photo. Try changing to extension of the photo (PNG to JPG or JPG to PNG)
  • Use another account: If this is a page or group, try posting from another Facebook account
  • Change configuration: Go through the settings of your timeline or page. Play with privacy, location, and other settings to find a way to get around this issue

In my case, the issue was the format of the photo (I know, it sounds weird). I changed it from PNG to JPG and my posts stayed in my page!

How to merge, split, convert, and edit PDF files online for free?

There are several desktop applications that help you to merge, split, convert, and edit PDF files such as Nitro or PhantomPDF. What if you don’t want to download any software and pay anything just for a simple task like merging 2 PDF files?

For quick and simple PDF tools, there are many online and free services. One of them is Smallpdf. In order to merge, split, edit, unlock, rotate, eSign, compress or convert your PDF files, simply select the task in their homepage and upload your file.

The file formats that you convert your PDF files to or from are PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Image (JPG, JPEG), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and Word (DOC, DOX).

Other good options are I love PDF and Combine PDF. If you just want to merge two PDF files, you may also want to check out PDF Merge.

 

4 Websites to Create Beautifully Designed Infographics and Charts

Web tools increase the productivity in our daily lives, especially at work. Whether you need to visualize your data or present your ideas with a good design, the websites below will make your life easier.

Infogram

One of the most advanced and user-friendly tools to use for your creations. Infogram comes with templates for creating infographics, reports, dashboards, Facebook posts, charts, and maps. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to visualize your ideas in seconds.

Free version allows you to create up to 10 projects and 3 pages per project. Paid options start from $25/month.

Piktochart

If you are looking for a more affordable option for your infographics, give it a try to Piktochart. It focuses on infographics and presentations. Piktochart also offers features to create printables such as posters and flyers.

Free version provides a limited number of templates. Paid options start from $15/month. If you are a student/teacher, you can receive a huge discount which takes the price down to $40/year.

Canva

Canva gets attention by its wide selection of templates from social media materials to blogging and marketing designs. I especially enjoy Canva’s beautiful font types and designs.

Free version offers limited features and templates. Paid options start from $13/month.

Visme

When it comes to charts, Visme is one of the web tools that leads the way. Its extensive charting options and designs make every project faster and more beautiful. The site also offers advanced tools for creating presentations and infographics.

Free version allows you to create up to 3 projects. Paid options start from $19/month. Students/teachers can use the tool for $25/semester.