How to Share, Auto-Post and Schedule on Social Media

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Version 4.3.3 released - Bugfix & enhanced usability

We have released a new version of Blog2Social to ensure seamless functionality and enhanced usability.

Please, update to Blog2Social 4.3.3 to enjoy a smooth functioning of the new drag & drop scheduling calendar, the best time manager and an advanced customization of your social media posts with Facebook Open Graph (OG) and Twitter Card Meta Tags.

Furthermore, you can now display the authorship of your blog posts when sharing them to Facebook, by automatically setting the OG author tag when sharing your posts with Blog2Social.


More information:
2017-09-20 15:02

Version 4.3.1 & 4.3.2 released - Hotfix Update Error

Some Blog2Social users have reached out to us and brought an error to our attention which occurred during the updating process to Blog2Social version 4.3.
This issue is now fixed.

Please, update to Blog2Social 4.3.1 to enjoy the new drag & drop scheduling calendar, the blogger platform Bloglovin’ as well as the customization of your social media posts via OG tags and Twitter Cards.

2017-08-30 10:42

Version 4.3 released - New Drag & Drop Calendar for Easier Planning and Editing of scheduled Social Media Posts & Social Meta Tags for Facebook and Twitter

Update Blog2Social to benefit from a new drag & drop calendar which lets you change or edit your scheduled social media post. Connect your blog to the blogger platform Bloglovin’. Change your image, title and descriptions of your link post formats for Facebook and Twitter Cards.

New drag & drop calendar: Keep an overview of your scheduling and change or edit previously scheduled social media posts

With Blog2Social version 4.3 you can now check, change and edit all your scheduled social media posts in an easy drag & drop calendar.

  • Change your post's previous date of publication via drag & drop
  • Change your post’s previous time of publication
  • Change your previously selected image
  • Double check and edit your post’s comments, hashtags and handles

Re-publish your blog posts on Bloglovin’!

For many bloggers, Bloglovin' is one of the biggest sources for new and recurring visitors. With 8 million active users and 750,000 active bloggers, Bloglovin' is the leading destination for readers in North America and Europe to discover and consume fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home decor and food content by their favorite bloggers on web, mobile and via email.

With the new Blog2Social Release 3.4 you can easily re-publish your blog posts on Bloglovin’. Auto post and re-share your blog posts to Bloglovin, keep your subscribers up to date and put your content in front of a great community of bloggers and readers interested in your topics. On top, profit from the reach and features of Bloglovin’ and have an email or push notification send to each of your subscribers the minute you publish a new post. Posting on bloglovin’ will drive more traffic to your blog and get you yet another external link to your website, pushing your SEO ranking. Happy Sharing!

Control your Post’s Appearance on Facebook & Twitter by setting Open Graph (OG) and Twitter Card Tags with Blog2Social

Facebook and Twitter have changed their policy for posting link posts via plugins or web applications. The networks no longer display the featured or selected image for your blog post by default, but only images defined in the Open Graph (OG) or Twitter Card Meta Tags of your blog post. If you have not defined any OG or Twitter Card Meta Tags, Facebook and Twitter displays a random image from your blog post or blog site. If you have defined an image in your blog post’s OG or Twitter Card Meta Tags that does not meet the image size requirements of the networks, Facebook will display a random image instead while Twitter will display a white space. Please make sure that your image meets the image size requirements.

With Blog2Social you can select a featured image or any image you select to be displayed with your link post. Blog2Social will automatically write the required parameter in the OG Meta Tags of your blog post, so that your selected image will be displayed with your link post. If you have defined your own OG meta tags,you can easily deactivate this Blog2Social feature.

Learn more about setting up open graph tags for Facebook and Twitter Cards with Blog2Social:

2017-08-28 17:27

Changes to Facebook API - July 2017

In July Facebook made several changes to their API interface, affecting posts shared on profiles, pages and groups. One of these changes was, that Facebook supports individually selected images for images post format only. For link posts Facebook will display images set in the "og" (open graph) parameters of the given blog post. If you have set og parameters for your featured image in your blog post, Facebook will display this featured image. Otherwise Facebook will display a random image from your blog.

Learn more about "og" tags in our FAQ: What are open graph tags and what do I use them for?

This change does only affect link post formats, not image post formats. If you share your blog post as image posts, your selected image will be displayed in the shared post on Facebook.
You can select the post format for link posts or image posts as default settings for your networks in the Blog2Social settings.
We will provide a solution to fix this issue with the coming update in August. So with the next update your selected image in Blog2Social will be display on Facebook for link posts as well as image posts.

2017-08-09 12:26

Version 4.2.2 released - optimization Image upload & auto posting

Today we released a new update for Blog2Social!
What’s new?

  • Enhanced image upload and workflow to share individual images for premium customers
  • Adapted notifications for the auto-posting feature to improve your understanding

27.07.17

2017-08-09 12:07

Version 4.2.1 released - update system requirements & user notifications

We have released a new version of Blog2Social to ensure seamless functionality in some special environments.

  • Automatic check of current PHP version: You will receive a notification if your website does not meet the system requirements of Blog2Social (PHP 5.5.3)

24.07.17

2017-08-09 12:07

Version 4.2 released - improved networks overview, adapted rights for “Editor” role

The new update of the WordPress plugin Blog2Social is available with adapted posting rights for users with the assigned role of “editor” and with an improved display of your network overview to enhance your workflow. 

Keep a better overview when cross-promoting to social media

With version 4.2 we improved the display of your network overview. You can now see all of your connected social media accounts at once. If you have selected specific profiles, pages or groups to run targeted campaigns, you will find the respective network profile next to your accounts.

Users with “editor” role can now share all blog posts : Adapted rights for WP users with the role “Editor”

Previously, only users with admin rights could access and share blog posts of other users. In accordance to WordPress user roles we have adapted the rights for users with the role “Editor” for accessing and sharing posts and pages
Users with the assigned role of “editor” can now see, share and schedule all blog posts to all social channels. Happy Sharing!

Improved notifications and transparency

Some bloggers mentioned that it was sometimes confusing to reveal the features available in our FREE and PREMIUM plans. To help you understand which scope of features is included in YOUR Blog2Social license, we have now improved the labeling of free and premium features.
Additionally, we added some helpful tips and explanations to help you navigate through the plugin’s settings even better!  
 
17.07.2017

2017-08-09 12:07

Version 4.1.1 released - some processes optimized

We have released a new version of Blog2Social to ensure seamless functionality in some special environments.

  • Heartbeat control optimized
  • check of currently active php version
2017-08-09 12:06