Want WordPress to update Facebook automatically? Try NextScripts SNAP

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Have a WordPress blog? Want your posts to automatically publish status updates to Facebook, Twitter and other major social networks? Even the scheduled ones?

Don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes setting it all up?

You’re in luck.

I just got the Next Scripts: Social Networks Auto Poster plugin working and I am pretty pee-pee jazzed.

WordPress Version: 3.5.1
SNAP Plugin Version: 2.7.9

Y’see, I got Rare Words comics stockpiled until June. But I’m about to do some serious, serious traveling and probably not get a chance to share them via Twitter and Facebook while I’m out.

Now I have NextScripts, and I can lead the life of laziness I’ve always dreamed of.

NextScripts SNAP has detailed and clear (with screenshots!) installation instructions, as well as a thorough FAQ.

Plus, when I couldn’t figure out how to get my scheduled Webcomic posts to trigger updates (erm, turns out I just needed to add its Custom Post Type under SNAP’s settings tab; I got prompt, thorough help by submitting a support ticket.

You could say I’m pretty stoked.

Oh man. Even as I’m writing this post I see the SNAP plugin providing me with a way to customize the messages that are sent to Facebook and Twitter — for maximum content amusement. My face when:
enchanted giselle joy gif

I’m really enjoying this wild future where people automate tasks so I don’t have to. Can we apply this phenomenon to grocery shopping ‘cos I am real tired of going three times a week for tomatoes pls kthx.

Tory

Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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2 Responses

  1. Tory says:

    NextScripts was the only option I found that would update from scheduled posts AND allow you to use your own custom Facebook app (and thus not inject a logo or third-party app in the process.)

    I am warming up to WordPress plugins and how they make me feel warm and fuzzy about updating WordPress instead of cold and heartburny..

    I will investigate this IFTTT you speak of. It is new to my mind grapes.

    The gif is gravy. Try not to make that face the next time you’re excited.

  2. Erik R. says:

    I was pretty happy with Wordbooker for a while (extremely customizable), but then I realized that it didn’t take me all that much effort (1 minute?) to just post it myself and I had more control that way. IFTTT recipes also work pretty well.

    I do auto-flickr posting through Feedburner.

    I don’t mean to diminish your recommendation, which I’m sure is awesome, but only to provide some alternatives for those who might arrive here not looking for cute animated gifs.

    Merry travels!

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