Setting up autoposting with Twitter
By enabling auto posting for Twitter, it allows blog post to be posted on Twitter without any manual intervention. In short, everything is automated the minute you save or store your blog post. By default, EasyBlog comes with a step by step guide that helps enable you to setup your Twitter auto posting. In this guide, we'll give you a walk through of each steps.
Accessing the auto posting screen.
On your main screen of the back end, you should be able to see an icon that says "Auto Posting". You will need to click on that item.
Choose your setup method.
There's 2 types of configuration that you may choose from here.
- Step by step guide (Advisable for new users)
- Standard settings (Faster configuration for advanced users)
Step 1 - Creating your first Twitter Application.
First, you will need to setup your Twitter application from http://dev.twitter.com. Once you have created the application, copy the App ID and App Secret respectively. Once you are done, click on the Next Step button.
If you require help setting up your Twitter application, follow the guide here.
Step 2 - The real deal.
Now that you've completed the first step, you will need to sign in with your Twitter account by clicking on the Sign in with Twitter button. On this screen, you'll also be able to configure the behavior of the auto posting. The configurations are broken down into the following:
- Do you want to enable centralized account for all auto updates - If this option is enabled, blog posts created by anyone on the site will be automatically posted to the account that you have just signed on with.
- Do you want to automatically post a new update into Twitter when a new blog post is created and published - By enabling this, every time a new blog post is created, it get's shared on your Twitter account or page.
- Would you also like to automatically post updates into Twitter when an existing blog post is updated - By enabling this, every time a blog post is updated, it would also get shared on your Twitter account or page.
Final Step - You are almost there.
This is the final screen of the setting up of your Twitter autoposting. You can ignore and move on or continue customizing the options here to suit your site's behavior. On this screen, you'll be able to specify the following options:
- What should the default Tweet look like - You may customize the tweet that will be posted on Twitter.
- I would like to use bit.ly as the URL shortening service - If you want to enable bit.ly URL shortening service, you need to enter your bit.ly login and API key here. This is optional and is not required.
- Do you want to allow your users to setup their own Twitter autoposting as well - By enabling this, your user's can setup their own auto posting to their own Twitter account as well when they access their profile section.
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