How to use post templates for social media posts?

Blog2Social
2020-08-12 16:24

Post templates allow you to create automatically customized social media posts with a unique structure by defining the sequence of variables for the title, excerpt, content, and keywords as hashtags.

The post templates help you to turn your social media posts automatically into tailored posts for each network and community by customizing your default post layouts with a unique structure. The post templates can also contain static words and hashtags.  

To check your settings, a dynamic preview will show you how your posts will look when shared with the new customized template. The preview of your posting template changes in real-time, when you change the settings of your post template.

Blog2Social will also display the content of your latest post in the preview as an example to show how your post will look with your customized settings inside the network-specific post-template configuration overlay.

How to edit a default post template for each social media

Click on the Blog2Social Networks panel, on the “Networks” section that you find on the upper or the left-hand navigation bar: Blog2Social>Networks.

 

Social Media Networks

 

Facebook

To edit the post templates for your Facebook accounts, click on the “Edit Post Format” button

Select the account type for which you want to define your settings: Profile, Page, or Group.

Select the post format you want to customize for your content: Link post or image post.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.

Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

By clicking the check-box a URL link to your website can be added to your post.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

If you use varnish caching or another kind of caching on your website, make sure to activate Instant caching. This will make sure that Facebook processes the current metadata of your blog post defined for the link-post format. To ensure this, Blog2Social will add a "no-cache=1" parameter to the post URL when instant caching is activated.

 

Twitter

To edit the post templates for your Twitter accounts click on the “Edit Post Format” button.

Select the post format you want to customize for your content: Link post or image post.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.

Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post. 

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network. 

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

If you want to reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. This way all settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

LinkedIn

To edit the post templates for your LinkedIn accounts click on the “Edit Post Format” button.

Select the account type for which you want to define your settings: your LinkedIn Profile or Page.

Select the post format you want to customize for your content: Link post or image post.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.

Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post. 

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network. 

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

If you want to reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. This way all settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

If you use varnish caching or another kind of caching on your website, make sure to activate Instant caching. This will make sure that LinkedIn processes the current metadata of your blog post defined for the link-post format. To ensure this, Blog2Social will add a "no-cache=1" parameter to the post URL when instant caching is activated.

 

Instagram

To edit the post templates for your Instagram accounts, click on the “Edit Post Format” button.

Select the post format you want to customize for your content: link post or image post: “Image with frame” or “Image cut out”. The format affects the display of your image in your feed.

If you select „Image with frame“ yous images will be scaled or cropped proportionally. Vertical images will default to white borders on the sides of the picture.

If you choose „Image cut out“  Blog2Social displays your image in your feed as a square.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

By clicking the check-box a URL link to your website can be added to your post.

Please note: Instagram does not activate URL links in comments as clickable links.

 

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.

Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post. 

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network. 

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

 

If you want to reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. This way all settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

 

Pinterest

To edit the post templates for your Pinterest accounts click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.

Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

If you want to reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. This way all settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

 

Google My Business

To edit the post templates for your Google My Business accounts click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

If you want to reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. This way all settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Xing

To edit the post templates for your XING accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

Select the account type for which you want to define your settings: Profile, Page, or Group.

Select the post format you want to customize for your content: Link post or image post.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.
You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

If you use varnish caching or another kind of caching on your website, make sure to activate Instant caching. This will make sure that Facebook processes the current metadata of your blog post defined for the link-post format. To ensure this, Blog2Social will add a "no-cache=1" parameter to the post URL when instant caching is activated.

 

 

VKontakte

To edit the post templates for your VKontakte accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

Select the account type for which you want to define your settings: Profile, Page, or Group.

Select the post format you want to customize for your content: Link post or image post.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".


To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

 

Bloglovin

To edit the post templates for your Bloglovin accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

 

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

 

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

 

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

 

Tumblr

To edit the post templates for your Bloglovin accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

 

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.


“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Medium

To edit the post templates for your Medium accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.
You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Torial

To edit the post templates for your Torial accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.
Title: The title of your post.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.


You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

 

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Flickr

To edit the post templates for your Flickr accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Diigo

To edit the post templates for your Diigo accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.


If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".

To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Reddit

To edit the post templates for your Reddit accounts, click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can then edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete elements in the comment field, click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.
Define the character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

You can see your selection in the preview below.

If you are happy with your settings, click on "save".


To reset your changes, click “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

Telegram

To edit the post templates for your Telegram groups or Telegram Channels, you can click on the “Edit Post Template” button.

You can select the post format you want to customize for your content first: Link post or image post.

Then you can edit the content of your post by simply moving the variables (Title, excerpt, content, keywords) via drag and drop into the comment field.

  • Title: The title of your post.
  • Content: The content of your post.
  • Excerpt: The summary of your post (you define it in the side menu of your post).
  • Keywords: The tags you have set in your post.
  • Author: The author of the post.

To delete all elements in the comment field, you can click on “clear”.

You can adapt your preferred character limit by clicking on the up/down arrows.

The character limit for the variables “Excerpt” and “Content” can be defined individually. Your text will be shortened after the last comma, period, or space character within your character limit.

An “Excerpt” will only be added to your social media post if you have added a manual excerpt in the excerpt editing box of the Gutenberg side menu (document settings) of your post.

“Titles” and “Hashtags” are not shortened. If you select the “Title” and “Hashtags” variables for your social media posts, the character limit you define for the “Excerpt” and/or “Content” variables will be applied within the remaining available character limit of the social network.

If you are happy with your settings, you can click on "save".

To reset your changes, you can click on “Load default settings”. All settings will be reset to the default settings of Blog2Social.

 

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