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Version 6.8.4 Instapaper, Ravelry and usability improvements

Update Blog2Social to version 6.8.4 to ensure you are using the latest version available with new Blog2Social features and improvments. 

New social media networks: 

Instapaper (all premium versions):

Instapaper is a social media network that allows you to save articles and links to read later in a web browser or on mobile devices. Connect your Instapaper account to Blog2Social and benefit from a connection that allows you to share your content automatically on one of the most popular bookmarking and reading networks.

>> Learn more about how to connect Blog2Social with Instapaper? 

Ravelry (all premium versions): 

Ravelry is a popular social media network that allows users to share their ideas, projects, and products around handcrafts, such as knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving. Connect your Ravelry account to  Blog2Social and automatically share your content on Ravelry. 

>> Learn more about how to connect and share content from my website on Ravelry?

New adaptations and improvements:

Additional parameters for the Open Graph meta tags set by Blog2Social. These include: Image Details, Object Type, WordPress Post, Location/Language 

>> Learn more about Open Graph tags and for what to use them for? 

Bug fixes / Usability:

  • Selected network display for re-sharing failed posts
  • Optimized display of social network assignments.
  • Optimized text transfer to the Pinterest post preview editor
  • Scheduling fixes: Improved application of changes when the publishing date of a scheduled WordPress post with automatically scheduled social media posts is changed. 
  • Post preview editor fixes: Suppress automatic scrolling to loaded networks

More information:
2021-10-18 15:33

Version 6.8.2 Quality and usability improvements

Update Blog2Social to version 6.8.2 to ensure you are using the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features and customizations.

 

New adaptations and improvements:

Autoposter for imported posts: You can share your imported posts on Facebook pages, Twitter, and Google My Business and now also on Telegram. 

Social Media Posts: You can now create and share posts consisting of links, video links, images and text on the networks Torial, Tumblr and Google My Business

 

Bug fixes / Usability:

  • Emojis for Google My Business posts
  • Open Graph Tags are considered for Telegram posts now
  • The theme name is displayed in the Troubleshooting-Tool
  • The post type link post and image post is displayed in the overview of shared/scheduled posts
  • Calendar: If a post didn’t get shared you can see it by an exclamation mark in the calendar. The notification, why your post didn’t get shared, is displayed by mouseover & mouse click on the exclamation mark now.
  • Time format: You can now choose if you like to set the time format to 24h or to 12h (am/pm) in the Blog2Social settings. 
  • Autoposter for imported posts: Select a specific post category of your imported posts to be shared automatically.
  • Wording adjustments of error messages and hints

More information:
2021-08-20 16:23

Version 6.8: Blogger.com, Post Templates

Update Blog2Social to version 6.8.0 to ensure you are using the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features and customizations.

New features, adjustments, and improvements:

- New social media network: Blogger.com (all premium versions)

>> Learn more about how to connect Blog2Social with Blogger.com.

- Module “Re-Share Posts”: 

  • scheduled posts are now visible in the calendar view
  • Improved filter option for shared posts

>> You will find a detailed overview about the new filter options in the “Re-Share posts automatically” guide.

- WooCommerce compatibility: prices from the WooCommerce shop can now be selected as a variable in the posting templates (requires an active WooCommerce installation)

>> You will find a detailed overview about the new price variable option in the “How to use post templates for social media posts?” guide.

- Flickr: improved transfer of keywords 

- Module “Social Media Post - Create post”:

- Generate the title field of your Pinterest post from the first paragraph of your content automatically

- Adjustment: Wysiwyg Editor

Bug fixes / Usability:

  • - Adjusted character limit for Xing 
  • - Adjustments for network assignments
  • - Adjusted counter for character count
  • - Wording adjustments of error messages and hints

More information:
2021-07-27 15:40

Important News for your Instagram Personal Account

Instagram no longer supports social media tools for Instagram Personal Profile accounts, just for Business accounts. As an accredited Instagram partner we are obliged to provide the current interface for Instagram Business accounts only. Current connections for Instagram Personal accounts will expire on 2021-06-30. Please note that also scheduled posts for Instagram Personal accounts will be posted only up to this date.

We are sorry for the very short notice and the inconvenience, but we only just received this information. However, we will do anything to help you continue using Blog2Social for Instagram.

To continue using Blog2Social for Instagram you can easily convert your Instagram Personal account into a Business account (see below) and reconnect your Instagram Business account with Blog2Social (all Premium versions). Even if you have a private blog or website, you can use the Instagram Business account to benefit from all new options for your Instagram marketing.

Instagram Business accounts offer a lot more options than Personal Profiles. For example, placing ads or creating an online shop on Instagram.

You can also simplify contact for your followers with a special contact button, add business and industry information, and many things more.

>> Get more information on why the Instagram Business account may be the best solution for you.

If you don’t have an Instagram Business Account yet, start converting your Personal Profile into a Business Account to benefit from all advantages.

The following guides show you exactly:

If you already have a Business Account that is linked to a Facebook page, you can now connect it under the tabs "Networks -> Instagram -> + Business". 

Blog2Social helps you to schedule your social media communication, especially for your Business Account. Reach your audience and inform your customers about the latest news, your products and offers automatically.


More information: Important News for your Instagram Personal Account
2021-06-25 15:48

Version 6.7.1 bug-fixes and usability improvements

Update Blog2Social to version 6.7.1 to ensure you are using the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features and customizations.

New adaptations and improvements:
- Telegram: a link attachment in a Telegram post can be configured in the post templates.
- XING: Old employer pages were removed.
- XING pages: Increased character limit
- Google My Business can be selected in social media posts.
- Twitter: The link attachment option for image posts is now enabled by default and can be configured in the post templates.
- New "Today" button in the social media calendar
- Flickr: Rebrandly is now disabled when posting.
- Text limit counter optimizations.
- Wording adjustments and customization of network error messages.

Bug fixes / Usability:
- Business Instagram account image post
- Functions
- Twitter image posts
- Personal Instagram Connection
- Character counter
- Network group selection


More information:
2021-04-19 12:02

Version 6.7: Instagram Business Account, Post Templates

Instagram Business Account (Premium)

Update Blog2Social to the latest version 6.7 and connect your Instagram Business Account with Blog2Social. The Instagram Business Account offers a lot more options than a Personal Profile, for example placing ads or creating an online shop on Instagram. You can also simplify contact for your followers with a special contact button, add business and industry information, and many things more. If you don’t have an Instagram Business Account yet, consider converting your Personal Profile into a Business Account to benefit from all advantages. If you already have a Business Account that is linked to a Facebook page, you can now connect it under the tabs "Networks -> Instagram -> + Business". Blog2Social helps you to schedule your social media communication, especially for your Business Account. Reach your audience and inform your customers about the latest news, your products and offers automatically.

Connect Instagram Business

>> Learn more about the benefits of an Instagram Business Account and how to connect it with Blog2Social.

Post Templates: More options for your Twitter posts (Premium)

With Blog2Social you can share link posts as well as image posts on your Twitter account. The image posts were previously shared with a link on the end of the text. From now, the post template settings also provide you with the option to exclude your links automatically in your Twitter image posts by clicking the check-box.

Post Template Twitter

>> Learn more about how to exclude the link in your Twitter image posts.

More improvements and tweaks:

  • Notifications: When you share a post on your Facebook profile, the post appears in the tab “Site & Blog Content -> Instant Sharing”. With the new update of Blog2Social, a number will be displayed next to the tab "Instant Sharing" as soon as a new post is ready to be shared. To ensure that communication on Facebook profiles remains at a personal level, Facebook has restricted automatic publication on personal Facebook profiles. So if you want your post to be published now, simply click on "Details -> Share" in the "Instant Sharing" tab. More information in the Instant Sharing guide.
  • You can now share full articles in the social networks Medium, Torial, Tumblr, and Bloglovin. The character limit has been increased from 1500 to 20,000.
  • Medium: Please note that this social network displays the predefined hashtags as clickable tags at the end of your post.
  • Social Networks: Each license has a specified number of accounts you can connect per social network. You can also purchase additional Facebook and LinkedIn sites as well as Facebook groups as add-on to your active Blog2Social Premium Pro or Premium Business license. If you purchased more groups and sites, you will now see an overview of the maximum number of available account connections in the tab “Networks” next to the social network.
  • URL shortener: Some social networks do not allow shortlinks, so we deactivated the URL shortener for the affected social networks for your protection. Blog2Social will apply the regular URL for these social platforms. You will find a detailed overview in the URL shortener guide.

More information:
2021-03-23 09:22

Version 6.6.4 bug-fixes and usability improvements

Update Blog2Social to version 6.6.4 to ensure you are using the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features and customizations.

New adaptations and improvements:

  • Optimization of keyword trimming in case the post exceeds the maximum character length
  • Updating of the pre-defined best times for publishing posts
  • Optimization of the display of the dropdown list of “Site & Blog Content” for filtered categories and subcategories
  • Adjustments and improvements of the post preview editor
  • Optimization of the notification for a WordPress "session timeout"

More information:
2021-02-03 16:41

Version 6.6.3 bug-fixes and usability improvements

Update Blog2Social to version 6.6.3 to ensure you are using the latest version available with the latest Blog2Social features and customizations.

New customizations and changes:

  • Improved Pinterest login via the Blog2Social browser extension.
  • Optimization of image and text transmission to the Reddit network. An empty content field is now supported, so you can share your post with just an image and a title.
  • Available number of characters extended for Reddit posts.
  • Optimization of image posts for the Telegram network.
  • Usability improvements of the "Customize & Schedule" screen.
  • A mbstring extension check was added to the troubleshooting tool.
  • When you go to "Blog2Social -> Networks" and click on the settings icon to assign the "best times" settings to another user, the assigned "best times" will now be considered for the "Re-share posts" function.

More information:
2021-01-25 13:50