Saturday, 14 October 2017

How To Automatically Share Blog Posts To Multiple Social Networks - IFTTT

As a blogger, one difficult task we don't like to do is sharing of posts to our social channels. It is a very tedious task to accomplish when doing it manually because most bloggers belong to multiple social networks, you'll agree with me that going to share posts to all these networks is not very fun and easy. But common, that's the price we have to pay if we truly want visitors in our blogs. However, there is a way in which we could avoid all these manual sharing of posts and just automate them to posts each time your blog publishes an article.

how to use ifttt

This is done using an online tool known as IFTTT. Although, I currently use dlvr to automatically share latest posts from Ndblogger unfortunately the Dlvr platform is currently not accepting new users as at now but if you are looking for another tool that would allow you to automatically share your latest posts on social media, you can use IFTTT.


IFTTT is short for " if this then that " (If I post to my blog, Then Share on Facebook automatically). It is a free web-based service which allows and helps you to do more with the services you love. Some of those services are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Google, Pinterest, Tumblr, Skype, and hundreds more interesting services!

How Does IFTTT Works?

Depending on the services you want, IFTTT works in an amazing and different way. But for the purpose of this post, I'll be talking about that of the blogger and WordPress platform and how you can share posts from your blog to your social networks.

How To Use IFTTT To Automatically Share Posts To Multiple Social Networks

BLOGGER PLATFORM
ifttt on a blogger blog
1. Sign up for an account on IFTTT.com

2. After successful login, you'll be taken to the dashboard

3. Now click on the Blogger Applets or Visit ifttt.com/blogger >> Click on connect to connect with your blogger blog

4. Then, a list of the services you can use with your blogger blog would now be displayed

5. Choose the social networks you would like to share your post on so that whenever you publish a new blog post, it will as a matter of fact share to that network.

6. Turn on the applet, then edit as bests suits you. That is, customizing the message that is added to the link and lots more.


WORDPRESS PLATFORM
WordPress website/blog already have this feature by default, which allows you to share automatically share posts to your social media networks. However, most bloggers like myself have multiple social accounts from the same network and we also want to post on them, which is why you need an external automation tool to help you posts to those networks. If you want to use ifttt on your WordPress blog, then follow these instructions
ifttt with wordpress
1. Login to your Ifttt account or sign up for a new now

2. On your account dashboard, select WordPress applet or visit ifttt.com/wordpress.

3. Turn on WordPress applet, then connect with your WordPress blog

4.. A list of applets will appear on the screen, navigate and select the one you wish to use.

5. Turn the applet on, then customize the post setting as best suits you.

NOTE IFTTT also has an android app to ease your access to their service, it is available on Playstore. Just search for it on Google Play and Download.


Blogging the say is very difficult, but when you make use of the right tools made available for bloggers, then your workload might be reduced a great deal. Some of these tools are post-automation, it saves you the time of having to visit multiple accounts just to post to your social networks. The saved time, in turn, can be used to work on your blog's SEO. Meanwhile, If you experience any trouble setting it up, feel free to leave a comment here.


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