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NextScripts Social Network Auto-Poster (SNAP) is a plugin that automates the process of publishing, and/or re-posting, WordPress posts to various social media platforms. The list is on-going, but social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flipboard, Pinterest and LinkedIn are already supported.
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The main function of SNAP is to act as an simple link between your WordPress website in social media. Sample uses include posting messages to inform your audience that new posts have been published and/or to link posts for them to click back to your site. Social media posts can be set to be automatic for new WordPress posts or can be triggered manually by using the feature added to the bottom of the post editor. For busy sites, the WordPress Cron scheduler can also be activated, but even according to the authors this feature is a bit buggy.
The SNAP plugin comes in two versions, the basic (free) version and the (pro) multi account version. The free version has more than 100 000 active installs and is available from the Add New Plugin section. Albeit less comprehensive than the pro version, it can publish “nicely formatted” messages to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger, LiveJournal, Delicious, Diigo, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Plurk, VKontakte (VK.com), WordPress and Tumblr accounts.
The pro version does just that plus adds the ability to create more than one account from the same social network. With this version NextScripts also added an extensive API set which makes it possible to post images and links and to link to more secure social media sites. Read more about Nexscript’s Social Networks Auto-Poster pro version here.
After its configuration, SNAP integrates directly with the WordPress Settings panel and post editor – one more thing making it a huge time saver. After the initial setup of the desired social media networks, newly written posts can be broadcasted immediately. The setup process can be a bit tedious at first, but NextScripts supplies comprehensive online instructions for each social media network.
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