Have you been manually posting blog updates to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest?
Staying on top of your social networks and making sure your content gets out there is a full time job. If you’re like me, you maybe rock at it for a few weeks, then gets busy, forget and are likely missing the huge traffic boost that comes with consistently getting your stuff into the social web.
WordPress now has a plugin that allows you to post to all your social networks automatically. No more one plugin for Facebook, one plugin for Twitter and then manually doing all the others (or getting lazy and not doing them.)
The WordPress plugin is called NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster or SNAP for short and is available from the WordPress Repository or through your admin panel in your WordPress blog.
Currently the supported social networks for autoposting are:
- Google + (paid upgrade required)
- Pinterest (paid upgrade required)
Not only does the WordPress plugin autopost to your social networks, it also allows you to format the way the post is displayed for each network. More specifically, you can also opt out of posting on a particular network on a post by post basis. For example, if a post just doesn’t make sense for your LinkedIn crowd, then remove the check box in the post edit screen and you’re all set.
All the social network must be configured individually, and some are more complicated than others, mainly LinkedIn and Facebook which require setting up an app in the developer site.
In the set up area for each network there are detailed instructions available in the upper right corner of the screen if you get stuck. The plugin’s website does a great job of showing and explaining how to set everything up, even for non-tech savvy folks.
If you’re really hankering for a plugin that can autopost to Pinterest without spending money on the SNAP upgrade, you can sign up for a private beta of WPPinner.
And if you’re a Google Plus user and want to autopost from your WordPress blog, you can try WPGplus which claims to do just that.