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.