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Automatically sharing WordPress posts to Facebook

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Today I finally had some time to invest in this site and I decided I needed to get my social-network sharing working.  My aim was to begin automatically sharing WordPress posts to Facebook (both my application page and my personal page), Google+ and Twitter.

After some previous attempts at getting this working I’d discounted the use of JetPack‘s Publicize option and the Facebook Auto Publish plugin.  This time I decided to try Social Network Auto Poster (SNAP) by NextScripts.  As I am running WordPress as a Multi-site Network I was unable to use the free version, so I decided to pay for the script.  As I write this I do not regret this decision at all.

After a bit of configuration I was able to share posts to my Facebook application page.  A few more clicks and my personal Facebook page was working as well.  The Twitter set-up was also super simple, but the Google+ set-up triggered a security alert and meant I had to change my password.

The most complex part of the whole process was the configuration required for the Facebook App and for the Twitter App.  Admittedly, if I had read the instructions I could have avoided the Google+ problem too.

Assuming when I publish this post it is automatically posted to all my accounts, then it has been money well spent.  If it doesn’t, then I’ll be promptly asking for support or a refund!


Update: 25 minutes after post publication

I am happy to report that all configured networks are posting correctly.

Social Networks Auto Poster PRO for WordPress Multisite

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Social Networks Auto Poster PRO for WordPress Multisite
6.5

Delivery

2/10

    Installation

    8/10

      Configuration

      7/10

        Features

        9/10

          Pros

          • Easy installation
          • Highly configurable
          • Support multiple accounts per social network

          Cons

          • Delivery took a significant amount of time
          • Configuration would be beyond the basic user

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