Setup/Installation: Line - Social Networks Auto-Poster

How to setup Line in SNAP WordPress plugin and API

Telegram uses bot to make posts.

Please see the instructions below:

1. Create a Bot, get a token.

1. Please go to the https://developers.line.me and click “Login”

2. Login with your email and password. If you don’t have email/password added to your line account yet, please open line on your phone and add email/password in the settings.

3. First time it will ask you for your Name and Email.

4. Once you in, click “Create Provider”.

5. Please enter provider’s name and click Login. Please use your own name, do not use “NextScripts”.

6. Please click “Messaging API”.

7. Please enter the Bot/App/Chanel Name, description, select categories. Please choose “Free” plan.
i>Please use your own name, do not use “NextScripts”. You want your customers to talk to you, not to us.

8. Click “Confirm”, agree with terms of use and click “Create”

9. Your new channel/app/bot is ready for setup.

10. Click “->” button

11. Scroll down to “Messaging settings”. Click “Issue” to the “Channel access token (long-lived)”.

12. Important! Please make sure you have “0” in the “Time until token becomes invalid” field. “0” gives a non-expiring token. If you select anything else it will stop working in several hours.

13. Click “Issue”. Notice your token.

14. Scroll down to the “Other” section. Notice “Your user ID”.

15. Open Line on your phone, scan QR Code to add your new channel/app/bot to your account.

3. Connect Line to your WordPress.

1. Login to your WordPress Admin Panel, Go to the Settings->Social Networks AutoPoster Options.
2. Click the green “Add new account” button, select “Line” from the list.
3. Enter your token from “Step 10”.
4. Enter “Your user ID” to the “Where to Post” field.

5. Your Line account is ready to use.

How to Post to Groups.

Your new channel/app/bot can also post to Groups. However Line does not provide an easy way to configure this.

1. Go back to your channel/app/bot settings and scroll to “Messaging settings”.

2. Change “Allow bot to join group chats” from “Disabled” to “Enabled”.

3. Change “Webhooks” from “Disabled” to “Enabled”.

4. Here comes the complicated part.
– Yes, this is the only way.
– No, we have no idea why Line made it this complicated.
Important Line allows only ONE bot per group. There is no way to tell if another bot is already in the group until the last step of this very complicated process. You have been warned.

You must create a PHP file on any server with https (SSL) support. If your site is already using https (SSL) just create a new PHP file anywhere on it. This file must have rights to create files and write to them. If not, you need to find any website where you can do that.

5. Put the following code to this file:

<?php
$txt = "\n\n".file_get_contents( 'php://input' )."\n\n"; 
$myfile = file_put_contents('lnlogs.txt', $txt.PHP_EOL , FILE_APPEND | LOCK_EX);
?>

6. Save the file. Enter its URL to the “Webhook URL”. (Do not enter https:// part of the URL).

7. Click Verify to make sure your Webhook URL is working.

8. Open Line on your phone. Open the group where you would like to post and tap “Invite”. Select your channel/app/bot from the list and tap “Invite(1)”.

Important Line allows only ONE bot per group. If you see your bot group membership as “pending”, it means another bot is already in that group and you can’t autopost there.

9. Go to the site where you have PHP file and open a lnlogs.txt file that was created when you invited your “channel/app/bot”.

10. Notice the line that says “”events”:[{“type”:”join””. You can get the group ID from this line.

11. Enter that group ID to the “Where to Post” field in the plugin Line configuration. SNAP will be posting to that group.

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