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Version 6.9.5: Share multiple-image posts on Instagram and more

Share up to 10 images in one post on Instagram (Pro & Business)

You can now share your social media posts with multiple images on Instagram with Blog2Social. Sharing multiple images can make you content more attractive and you get more attention for your post. The possibilities are endless in terms of creating image series, showing sequences, and leveling up your storytelling.

>> Learn more about how to share multiple images in one post.

Note: You can also share multiple image-posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Check-it out.

Bug fixes/ usability improvements:

Blog2Social plugin code optimization/revision on behalf of WordPress for an improved usability.


More information: Version 6.9.5: Share multiple-image posts on Instagram and more
2022-04-19 13:51

Version 6.9.3: Multiple images on LinkedIn, Twitter thread support, and more

Share multiple images on LinkedIn (Pro & Business)

With Blog2Social you can now share your social media posts with multiple images on LinkedIn. Sharing more than one image improves the visibility of your content. You can create image series, show sequences, and level up your storytelling.

>> Learn more about how to share multiple images in one post on LinkedIn.

Twitter thread support (Smart, Pro & Business)

A thread is a series of related tweets that originate from the same person. This way you can provide additional context, an update or a more detailed argument. With the latest update of Blog2Social, you can share a tweet that has more than 280 characters. Above 280 characters, the tweet will be split into a separate text and posted as a reply to the previous tweet (i.e. as a thread).

Optimized social media management: All your social media posts in one place

Managing all your social media content has never been easier with Blog2Social. You can share your WordPress content (posts, pages, and products) as well as create social media posts consisting of links, images, text and videos from other sources (Premium). To make this even easier for you, we have assembled all sharing options in one single dashboard, that you will now find in the Blog2Social menu via “Social Media Posts”.

More improvements and tweaks:

  • Save your posts as drafts: When you create a social media post with Blog2Social, you can save it as a draft, including the images and text. With the latest update, the social media networks you select for the post are also saved with your post.
  • "Filter by Date" functionality for social media metrics (Business): With Blog2Social you can now try out the social media metrics and track the performance of your social media posts that you have shared with Blog2Social. Under "Social Media Metrics" you can sort the tracked posts by date. For a better selection of the time span, the calendar has been revised.
  • Legacy mode: The legacy mode is used to reduce the load on the website server. This way plugins are loaded one after the other. When the legacy mode is activated (under "Settings"), the Open Graph Tags are now automatically deactivated in order to further relieve the website server. The Open Graph tags can be reactivated manually under "Settings -> Social Meta Data".

Bug fixes/ usability improvements:

  • Networks -> Post Templates: When you change post templates settings and you click on "Save", the window now closes automatically.
  • Adjustment of hints for the Open Graph tags.
  • Free Version: Adjustment of the display how many network connections are available.
  • Xing: If the connection is interrupted, a note is displayed under "Networks" that the connection must be renewed.

More information:
2022-03-30 08:46

Version 6.9: Social Media Metrics BETA and more

Social Media Metrics (Business)

A frequently requested feature of many Blog2Social users is the option to track and analyze the performance of  the shared social media posts directly in Blog2Social. We have taken your request to heart and proudly pronounce to have just released a beta version of social media metrics.

With the social media metrics, you can analyze the performance of your social media posts and use these social signals to optimize your posting strategy to reach your audience and to get better results for your social media posts.

The beta version of social media metrics can be tested by users with a Business license. After the initial beta phase, the social media metrics module will be available for all users as an add-on to your current license (pricing plans will follow).

More improvements and tweaks:

  • Post Templates: For Instagram Business, you can select whether your image should be cropped for the network or whether the image should be shared with a white frame. If you like to share the image with a frame, you can now use a color picker and change the color of the frame.
  • Open Graph Tags: The specification of the Open Graph Tags has been extended by the tag "og:image:alt" in order to pass the alt text that was defined for the image. Among other things, this is intended to improve accessibility for the blind. This specification was also adapted for Twitter Cards.
  • Filteroptions for your site and blog content: Under the menu item "Site & Blog Content" you can filter your posts according to the network on which they were shared. For this filter, the networks "Instapaper" and "Ravelry" were added. 

More information: FAQ News
2022-02-08 14:15

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