Settings tab

How to make auto-posts?

You can set how to publish your posts.

Publish Immediately – Once you click “Publish” button plugin will start pushing your update to all configured social networks. You need to wait and look at the turning circle. Some APIs are pretty slow, so you have to wait and wait and wait until all updates are posted and control released back to you.

Use WP Cron to Schedule autoposts – Will release the control immediately back to you, so you can proceed with something else and will schedules all auto-posting jobs to your WP-Cron. This is much faster and much more efficient, but it could not work if your WP-Cron is disabled or broken.

If you are using WP Cron, you can limit autoposting speed. You can define that your posts won’t be auto-posted to the same social network more often then some defined time interval. You can also set what to do if you have more posts then can be posted during the day. You can discard additional posts or schedule them for tomorrow.

How to make autoposts

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User Privileges/Security

You can set what users can see the SNAP options for each post and what users can actually autopost.

Also there is an option to disable the security verification completely.

User Privileges/Security

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Include/Exclude WordPress Pages and Custom Post Types

You can turn on/off autoposting for WordPress pages and Custom Post Types.

Include/Exclude WordPress Pages and Custom Post Types

Categories to Include/Exclude

Each blogpost will be autoposted to all categories selected below. All categories are selected by default. Uncheck categories that you would like NOT to auto-post by default. Assigning the uncheked category to the new blogpost will turn off auto-posting to all configured networks.

Include/Exclude WordPress Pages and Custom Post Types

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URL Shortener

Choose and configure the URL Shortener. Then you will be able to use %SURL% tag in “Message Format” to get shortened urls.

URL Shortener

Auto-Import comments from Social Networks

Plugin will automatically grab the comments posted on Social Networks and insert them as “Comments to your post”. Plugin will check for the new comments every hour. You can set how many posts should be tracked. Setting two many will degrade your website’s performance. 10-20 posts are recommended.

Auto-Import comments from Social Networks

Additional URL Parameters

You can set additional URL parameters that will be added to autoposted backlinks.

You can use %NTNAME% for social network name, %NTCODE% for social network two-letter code, %ACCNAME% for account name, %POSTID% for post ID, %POSTTITLE% for post title, %SITENAME% for website name. Any text must be URL Encoded.
Example: utm_source=%NTCODE%&utm_medium=%ACCNAME%&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2B%SITENAME%

Include/Exclude WordPress Pages and Custom Post Types

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Auto-HashTags Settings

Set how to generate hashtags if tag is longer then one word. What should be used instead of the space.
Hashtags

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%ANNOUNCE% tag settings

By default, plugin will take text until the tag. Please specify how many characters should it get if tag is not found.
ANNOUNCE tag settings

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“Open Graph” Tags

“Open Graph” tags are used for generating title, description and preview image for your Facebook and Google+ posts. This is quite simple implementation of “Open Graph” Tags. This option will only add tags needed for “Auto Posting”. If you need something more serious uncheck this and use other specialized plugins.

Open Graph Tags

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Advanced “Featured” Image Settings

>Advanced Featured Image Settings

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Alternative “Featured Image” location

Plugin uses standard WordPress “Featured Image” by default. If your theme stores “Featured Image” in the custom field, please enter the name of it. Use prefix if your custom field has only partial location.

Alternative Featured Image location

Explanation:

1. What are custom fields: http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields

If your custom field contains something like “http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/h1000000.png” just enter it’s name this “Custom field name” and you are done.

2. If you custom field has something like:

Array
(
[images] => Array
(
[featured] => http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/h1000000.png
[backup] => http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/b200.png
[alt] => http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/a30.png
)
[thumbs] => Array
(
[featured] => http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/thumb-h1000000.png
[backup] => http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/thumb-b200.png
[alt] => http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/thumb-a30.png
)
)

Then in addition to the “Custom field name” you need to enter “[images][featured]” to the “Custom field Array Path”

3. If you custom field has something like:

Array
(
[images] => Array
(
[featured] => /2014/05/h1000000.png
[backup] => /2014/05/b200.png
[alt] => /2014/05/a30.png
)
[thumbs] => Array
(
[featured] => /2013/04/thumb-waterfall-4.jpg
[backup] => /2014/05/thumb-b200.png
[alt] => /2014/05/thumb-a30.png
)
)

Then in addition to the “Custom field name” and “Custom field Array Path” you need to enter “http://www.nextscripts.com/wp-content/uploads” to the “Custom field Image Prefix”

Examples:

1. Your featured image is stored in the custom field “MyCustImage” and this field contains the full path: http://mySuperCDN.com/a/b/c/image123.jpg

Enter MyCustImage to the “Custom field name” field.

2. Your featured image is stored in the custom field “MyCustImage” and this field contains only partial path or just image name: image123.jpg

Enter MyCustImage to the “Custom field name” field. Enter http://mySuperCDN.com/a/b/c/ to the “Custom field Image Prefix” field.

3. Your featured image is stored in the custom field “MyCustImage” and this field contains some array: [‘images’][‘imageBig’] => ‘image123.jpg’, [‘images’][‘imageMed’] => ‘image123.jpg’, …

Enter MyCustImage to the “Custom field name” field. Enter http://mySuperCDN.com/a/b/c/ to the “Custom field Image Prefix” field. Enter [‘images’][‘imageBig’] to the “Custom field Array Path” field.

** Added in version 1.0.1
** Updated in version 3.0.1


See more SNAP Features:

General and Settings
Accounts Tab
Settings Tab
Free and Pro Plugin Features
How SNAP sets images
Message Formatting Tags
Assign categories to each Social Network
Autopost of Custom Post Types
Tags/Categories posted as Hashtags
Auto-import comments from Facebook as WordPress Comments
Auto-import replies and mentions from and Twitter as WordPress Comments
URL Shorteners: bit.ly, goo.gl, YOURLS and built in WordPress URL Shortener
Additional URL Parameters
Custom URLs for AutoPosts
Export/Import Plugin settings
See direct links to the published posts from the "Edit" page
"Image" posts for Facebook, Google+, Vkontakte and Twitter
Ability to "Spin" message post templates
Choosing what image to use
Auto re-posting of the old posts
Pro Only Features
Scheduled and Delayed posting

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