AutoSocial is a WordPress plugin which enables you to automatically post your posts, pages and custom posts to Facebook (Pages only), Google My Business, LinkedIn (profile and company pages, including showcase pages), Twitter and Pinterest (coming soon) automatically as well as being able to schedule and manage updates.
AutoSocial combines the awesomeness of our free social media plugins: WP LinkedIn Auto Publish and Google My Business Auto Publish but extends this functionality to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (coming soon) so you can manage all the social media accounts that matter all in one place. But beyond this, AutoSocial provides a fantastic interface to post now and schedule posts using a Buffer-like interface so you can add edit and schedules posts for multiple social media profiles. We even have an integration with bit.ly so your post links can be automatically shortened if desired.
AutoSocial comes with responsive and friendly support and unlike the free plugins AutoSocial is actively worked on so we are keen to hear your feature requests.
13 Great Reasons to Pick AutoSocial
1. Connect to multiple social media profiles
Connect with multiple Facebook, Google My Business, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles and a single Pinterest profile (coming soon). Activate which profiles you want to use with the plugin and set what profiles you want to share with by default. Connecting to your social profiles couldn’t be easier with our one click connection process for Facebook, Google My Business, LinkedIn and Pinterest (coming soon). With Twitter you will need to create your own application – in the plugin FAQ we provide guidance on this.
2. Awesome post meta box
With the AutoSocial post meta box you can customise the messaging, profiles to share to and the image used for each post. We have spent great effort trying to make AutoSocial as easy and fast to use as possible.
3. Share all post types
Share on posts, pages and custom post types! With Google My Business we have also created special integrations with WooCommerce and The Events Calendar to create special event and product post types on Google My Business.
4. Share now capability
Click the Share now link/button to quickly send or re-share content to all your social media profiles.
5. Bit.ly integration
Optionally shorten your URLs to make them more social media friendly with services like Twitter.
6. Powerful share now and scheduling feature
With AutoSocial you can post now to multiple networks but also schedule a post. You can even edit or delete items in your schedule queue. This brings Buffer-like capabilities to WordPress!
7. Create dynamic posts with shortcodes
With our simple share message editor you can add dynamic content to your posts including the title, excerpt, content, author, title and link.
8. Manage Profiles
You can also manage posts across all your networks! This means you can view, edit and delete posts already shared on your profiles. With this feature you have a full social media management platform made available directly on your website to save you heaps of time switching tabs and logging in to all various your profiles.
Please note, whilst AutoSocial has fully-maximised the tools made available to us to achieve this, not all networks provide full capability. For example LinkedIn doesn’t provide access to personal feeds, only company feeds and posts can’t be edited on: LinkedIn and Twitter.
9. Use your own app
Don’t want to use our social applications to post to your social profile? No worries, you can create your own application for Facebook, LinkedIn, Google My Business and Pinterest (coming soon) by entering your Client ID and Secret in the plugin settings for each profile.
10. Connect Google My Business with popular plugins like WooCommerce and The Events Calendar
WooCommerce and The Events Calendar are WordPress plugin juggernauts and we want to play nicely with them! In the Google My Business settings you can choose to share WooCommerce products as special Google My Business product posts, so we will send pricing and currency info with the post. In the Google My Business settings you can choose to share The Events Calendar events as special event posts in Google My Business, so we will send the event start and end date from the post to Google My Business.
11. Frontend Review Slider/Grid with Multiple Social Network Feeds
Now in version 3 you can create shortcodes from the plugin settings page to create a frontend review slider or grid. You can even select multiple Facebook pages or Google My Business locations and display the review slider/grid in one seamless feed! You can create as many custom shortcodes as you wish and place them on any post or page throughout your site. Reviews can help boost your websites SEO, and our review shortcode also outputs review structured data via JSON-LD. There are loads of options to customise the look and feel of the slider, this includes:
- Whether to display as a grid of slider
- The minimum star rating to display (so if you only want to show 5 star reviews for example)
- Whether you want to sort the reviews by date, star rating or random
- Whether you want to sort the reviews in ascending or descending order
- The amount of reviews to display
- The amount of slides to display
- The amount of slides to scroll
- Whether you want the slider to autoplay
- The autoplay speed
- The slide transition, whether it be a slide or fade transition
- If you have many large reviews and some short reviews you can enable “Read More” so the large reviews are condensed and the user can optionally expand the review
- Whether you want to show: stars, the date of the review, quote symbols and the reviewers photo
- Change the text color of the display
- Enable the output of structured data to improve your websites SEO
- You can also manually block out specific reviews you may not wish to display
12. Support for Custom Fields (Post Meta)
Use custom fields? Then you will love the ability to use the postmeta shortcode in your posts and post template message! Input dynamic custom data into your posts with shortcodes like: [POSTMETA_your_postmeta_field]
13. Custom Share Messages for Different Post Types
Need to create different default share messages for different post types? Well now you can with AutoSocial. Maybe you need different templates for events, products, reviews, posts and pages? With the “Save message as post type template” button you can save your share message as a post type template and for any new posts of that post type that share message will be used by default instead of the global template! Create more tailored share messages that engage your audience with different templates for each post type.