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Twitter Settings

To create a new twitter account in the plugin, click on the “Create New Account” button.

You have to create a Twitter application before filling the twitter settings fields.
To create a new Twitter application please follow the link

Specify your website for the application. This is given in the settings page.
In the twitter application, navigate to Settings > Application Type > Access. Here select Read and Write option.
After updating access, navigate to Details > Your access token in the application and click Create my access token button.

Twitter Add new account

 

 

  • Application Name – You can enter the name of your application here.
  • API Key – Here enter the API key from twitter application.
  • API Secret – Enter the API secret here.
  • Twitter username – Enter your twitter username here.
  • Access token – Here you can enter the twitter application access token.
  • Access token secret – Enter the access token secret here.
  • Publish wordpress `pages` to social media – You can use the default setting for publishing wordpress pages or override the default settings.
  • Publish wordpress `posts` to social media – You can use the default setting for publishing wordpress posts to categories or override the default settings and change the category.

Note: If you are selecting specific category, we can select the ‘category selection mode’.

  • Select wordpress custom post types for auto publish – You can use the default setting for the wordpress custom post types or select a particular custom post type for the twitter account.
  • Message format for posting – This is the message format for posting in the twitter. You can add your message with post title, blog title etc. here. The codes are given below.
    • {BLOG_TITLE} – This is the title of the blog (wordpress site name)
    • {POST_TITLE} – Title of your post
    • {PERMALINK} – This is the URL of the post.
    • {POST_EXCERPT} – This is the summary of your post.
    • {POST_CONTENT} – This is the description of the post.
    • {USER_NICENAME} – This is the nice name of the author.
    • {POST_ID} – This is the ID of the post
    • {POST_TAGS} – This is the tags of the post
    • {POST_CATEGORY} – This is the category of the post.
    • {SHORTLINK} – This is the shortlink of the site.
    • {POST_PUBLISH_DATE} – This is the post publish date.

If you want to display the post title, the link to the post and the summary of the post, please use the codes  {POST_TITLE} – {PERMALINK}-{POST_EXCERPT} . You can select the code from the drop down list.

Note: You may limit the content of {POST_TITLE}, {POST_EXCERPT} and {POST_CONTENT} using below format.

{POST_CONTENT:L-2} – use 2 lines from the content

{POST_CONTENT:W-5} – use 5 words from the content

  • Attach image to twitter post – If you want to attach images with the twitter post, use this option. A sample image is given below.

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  • Minimum time delay for auto publishing in case of scheduled publishing  – We can setup a minimum delay for each social media account in case of scheduled publishing and so it will publish after the delay to that social media.
  • Default selection of auto publish while creating posts/pages in metabox – This is the selection of autopublish in the metabox when creating a post/page.
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