How do I use post templates for my social media posts?

Blog2Social
2019-08-01 13:41

Take your social media posts to the next level by using post templates. Blog2Social turns your social media posts automatically into an adapted format for selected social platform and community. Optionally, you can tailor your posts with individual customizations. The new post templates now allow you to automatically customize your social media posts with a unique structure by defining the sequence of variables for the title, excerpt, content, and keywords.

Post templates help you automatically customize your social media posts. Customizing your default post layouts will turn your social media posts automatically into a unique structure for each network and community.

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.

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.

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 meta data 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.

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.

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.

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 at 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.

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

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

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