WordPress Plugin: Blog2SocialSep112018

Categories: Plugins

Worth looking at is the Blog2Social Wordpress plugin that allows you to customize, auto-post, schedule and share social media posts within the Admin panel. Available in both Free and Premium options.

Features Include:

  • Automatically turns your Blog post into the right format for each social media channel.

  • Auto-posts at the best times for each social media channel.

  • Streamlines the manual task of sharing Blog content on each individual social media channel.

Refresher Tips for Social Media Posting

Best Time to Post Social Media

Social Media Posting Plan

Recommended Social Media Daily Posts:

Facebook:
Two posts per day.

Twitter:
Three posts per day.

Instagram:
One post per day.

Google+:
Three posts per day.

Pinterest:
Five pins per day.

LinkedIn:
One post per day.

note: With all posts include images, photos and videos as often as possible.

The Plugin:

Blog2Social
https://wordpress.org/plugins/blog2social/

Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin

Requires: WP 4.2.2 or higher
Downloads: 20,000+
Cost: Free and Premium versions

Features Include:

  • Connect all your social media profiles.

  • Share Blog posts across all selected networks.

  • Customize posts and add comments, tags, #Hashtags, handles, or emojis for each social network.

  • Manage all Blog posts and share the Blog posts of all users of your Blog (administrator rights required).

  • Select and share images with your posts.

  • Keep track of your social media posts within the posting dashboard.

  • Re-share old posts.

  • Automatically generate #Hashtags from your Wordpress tags.

  • Use the integrated Bitly shortener to track performance of your links.

Free Version Posts to:

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • Medium
  • Tumbler
  • XING
  • Torial
  • Diigo
  • Bloglovin
  • Reddit

Compare Free and Paid features of the Blog2Social plugin, https://www.blog2social.com/en/pricing/

How to Use Blog2Social in WordPress

Sign into the Admin area of Wordpress.

In the Left column locate the “Plugins” area, Click “Add New”:

How to Use Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin

In the Search box, upper Right, type in “Blog2Social.

Install the plugin, and activate.

In the Left column under the Blog2Social heading, Click on “Settings” and:

  • Configure your Time Zone.
  • Connect or register for a Bitly account, if you want to use the URL shortner.
  • Decide if you want to use Shortcodes.
  • Decide if you want to include Wordpress Tags as #Hashtags.
  • Activate Legacy mode so contents are loaded one at a time to reduce server load.

Using Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin

To begin sharing posts, locate Blog2Social in the lower area of the Left column. Click “Posts & Sharing”:

Wordpress Plugin for Social Media Posting

On the screen you’ll see a list of all your past Posts/Pages, and on the Right you’ll see green buttons labeled “Share on Social Media”:

How do I post Social Media to Blog?

Decide which post you want to share to social media, and then Click the corresponding green button labeled “Share on Social Media”.

You’ll be taken to a screen asking you to connect or select network before posting.
Click on the blue “Connect” button:

Social Media Posting to my Blog

A screen will display the social media Profiles you can connect to:

How Wordpress Plugin Blog2Social Works

Click on the blue “Profile” button to connect your social media channels.

With each network, a window will display asking you to Authorize Blog2Social to access your account:

Plugin Blog2Social Wordpress

Upon connection to your social media network, the Post/Page you selected to share will appear on screen.

You have the option to change information before sharing. Change options include message content, add or change #Hashtags, image, title and description. You can also opt to turn re-tweets on or off:

Connecting to Social Media with Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin

If you Click on the “Show Calendar” blue button, a calendar will display for scheduling purposes:

Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin for Your Website

Sharing Social Media Posts with Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin

When you’re ready to share, Click on the green “Share” button:

Once shared, the message will display telling you The authorization was successful, and the Post/Page was Published:

Sharing Posts with Social Media with Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin

Blog2Social Learning and FAQ Resources:

General information and features:
https://blog2social.com/en/

How-To info, and free 30 day activation for Premium option:
https://blog2social.com/en/howto/

Guide with step-by-step tutorial:
https://www.blog2social.com/en/blog/smart-social-media-automation-step-by-step-guide-blog2social/

You can also look in the lower Left column and Click on “How to & FAQ”:

Blog2Social Wordpress Plugin Frequently Asked Questions

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