SNAP (Photo credit: AngSocialMed)
I had been using Jetpack’s publicize auto-post function for a while. One big problem with it is that I like to schedule my curated posts using Editorial Calendar. Unfortunately when I schedule the post, and then do any updates, Publicize shuts off the auto-post function to my social media accounts. I guess its trying to protect me from re-posting to Twitter etc, but its fooled by the status or future date or something and just locks me out.
I’ve moved on to Social Networks Auto Poster from NextScripts. This plugin is free if you are going to use just one account per social media, which covers most users (they say 95%). To add more than 1 Twitter account, you’d have to get the Pro version. Similarly, it seems Google+ is only available in the Pro Version.
The plugin works well and doesn’t seem to have any problem with scheduled posts. The only drawback compared to Publicize is that you have to get an API key from each of your social media accounts. Once you’ve signed up for a key, you have to copy and paste the keys and the ‘secrets’ into the SNAP set up screen for the account.
Its not hard to do, and they have a nice documentation page for each type of social media. Its just a little time consuming compared to the easy set up of Publicize.
One nice feature is that after a post is published, you can re-post after you’ve made updates. Even better, on some of your older posts that are ‘timeless’ you can just re-post to your social networks periodically, reminding people of them. I think this plugin is going to work out well!
This plugin automatically publishes posts from your blog to your Social Network accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+(Google Plus), Blogger, Tumblr, LiveJournal, FriendFeed, DreamWidth, Delicious, Diigo, Instapaper, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Plurk, VKontakte(VK.com), YouTube, WordPress, etc. The whole process is completely automated. Just write a new post and either entire […]