Setting Up Automatic Tweets for WordPress

Twitter Updates for New Blog Post

If you possess an active Twitter following, then you know the power of frequently updating them as to when new blog post have been published on your WordPress Site. With Twitter being one of the best networks to blast news updates, you may notice that one well scripted tweet carries a significant amount of traffic to your website or blog.

This article will show you how to set up automatic tweets for your WordPress Site so that you don’t miss out on that potential traffic.

WP to Twitter Plug In

To start, you must install and active the WP to Twitter Plug In. Once installed and activated, head to Settings>WP to Twitter to construct settings as preferred.

Twitter App for WordPress Site

Twitter App photo

To incorporate Twitter API, Twitter now calls for verification by means of OAuth protocol. Creating a Twitter App is required to use this plugin for your WordPress Site. Locate the Twitter Apps Registration page and Log In with your existing Twitter account.

Next, create and register your WordPress Sites Twitter app by clicking Create New App Button. On the next page you will be directed to enter a name for your app, a brief description, your website URL and then use the same URL as callback URL for the app.

Now, Twitter will create your WordPress Sites app and direct you to your overview page. At this point you will need to grant this app read-write access to your Twitter account. In order to do so, click on Settings, locate Application Type section. Using Access Field, select Read and Write and modernize your Twitter app settings.

Head back to your Twitter App’s Detail Page. Near the bottom of the page, locate Create My Access Token button and Twitter will generate an Access Token. Below the Access Token Keys, it will show levels of access, ensure that it is Read and Write.

You Twitter site is now ready for implementation into your WordPress site. Copy these important snippets: your consumer key, consumer secret, access token, and access token secret keys. Then, paste them in WP to Twitter settings. Once Complete, click Connect to Twitter to validate your site.

Back to WP to Twitter ConfigurationDepositphotos_8768849_m-2015

Once your Site has been validated, you have to customize your WP to Twitter Plug In. Within your Plug In settings locate Basic Settings.

The first option will be to choose a URL shortening provider, if you have one. You can also decide between post types. If you have customized post settings, they will also appear here. WP to Twitter will show posts, pages, and links. By clicking the preferred check-boxes for post types can pre-select the types you want to tweet.

Once enable, WP to Twitter can automatically blast new updates whenever a new post is published. You even have the option to customize all out-going Tweets. When you are satisfied with your WP to Twitter configuration, be sure to save all changes.

Discovering Advanced Settings with Automated Tweets

Once you have finished installing and setting up your Twitter API and have incorporated it into your WordPress Blog or Website, you are set to begin publishing content and blasting related tweets to boost readers awareness. However, for those who want to go a little deeper and discover advanced settings within Automated Tweets for their WordPress Sites you will find more options that might require technical help.

For example, the Twitter App allows you to add multiple handles for instance if your website has multiple authors or contributors. You can allow these authors the ability to send their own customized tweets and even over-ride your Twitter App settings.

Another issue WordPress site owners encounter once incorporating automated tweets is the accidental publish of post… and the automatic update that accompanies them. Once you have sent publish or have pushed that content into the world, the automated tweet alerts followers of such, and whether or not you edit or remove the post it could already be too late.

For help with technical issues incorporating WP to Twitter and using automated Tweets, get in touch with professional at CMS Managers today; they have various WordPress Support and Maintenance services to help get you back on track.


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