Test For All To Benefit
In this post I am testing my automation with a “How To Automate Social Media With WordPress Publicize” Post. I will briefly share with you what I did, and then I will publish the post to see my results.
First and foremost. I am automating my website to shed some time (and hassle) with having to go to every single social media website individually. Now I know what you might be thinking “each social media platform serves its own purpose” and your right. However, I have to test this to see what happens. After I get the desired results, the tweaking to get this automated process can begin.
So, a little back history: I have been building websites with WordPress for about 2 years. With very little help (actually a huge amount of help thanks to google and the entire community who asks and answers questions in regards to wordpress). It isn’t hard although it takes time and effort, and a serious amount of hustle to solve problems. Anyway, recently I have been working to restructure my entire web presences to shed time and make my content easier to manage/find. Hence, I am working on optimizing for search engines, which entails restructuring my site map. I will get into some of that in later post. The purpose of this post is to show you how to automate social media with WordPress Publicize.
WordPress Publicize is located in the Jetpack plugin.
Step 1: To activate Publicize you have to first sign into WordPress and activate the Jetpack Plugin. (Mine is already activated, so it shows an option to deactivate)
Step 2: Once activated, there is a bunch of options to further activate. The only one for these purposes that has to be activated is Publicize.
Step 3: Click on the settings button right next to Publicize (see above)
Step 4: Connect your social media accounts with the ones you want. (see below) You do this by clicking on the connect buttons for each one and then signing in and approving them. I know it can be tedious, but automating this process will save time in the long run.
Step 5: This one is an extra step, if all of your accounts are set up disregard this. I had to actually set up my tumblr account as I am making that my blogging platform to keep the speed of my site up. You can click here to see how I updated mine. As well as, to see how this post looks as this is my first post to test How To Automate Social Media With WordPress Publicize.
Step 6: Test your automation by creating a post. As I am running my test, I noticed in the publish area of the post options, a section that has been dedicated to Publicize. So it must be ready to share with my social media accounts.
Step 7, Call To Action: If you managed to make it this far, comment below or on anyone of my social media handles, showing me your website that you have automated with WordPress publicize. Use me as a test 🙂
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