Contributors and automatic social media updates

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  • #882695

    404magazine
    Member

    Hi there,
    For blog404.org, we have a set of editors who have social media (Facebook and Twitter) linked to our accounts so when we post, it gets automatically updated. We recently started accepting contributors, but we don’t know how to get their posts to be automatically updated to Facebook and Twitter without giving them sensitive access to our social media. I’m sure there is a way around this since there are countless WordPress based blogs with contributors, I can’t imagine they’d all have the password and admin access to social media.

    Help?

    The blog I need help with is blog404.org.

    #882810

    raincoaster
    Member

    The short answer is: you can’t.

    The long answer is: you shouldn’t be using it yourself. Facebook, for example, automatically downgrades all autoposted material such as everything posted using Publicize. It appears on the wall of the person’s account, but not in the news feeds of their friends, etc. And on Twitter, nothing says “amateur” like a post that is cut off halfway through and obviously roboposted. It takes only two seconds to post it to FB, Twitter, and G+ by hand, and it’s the ONLY way to get a decent return on investment of time. Autoposting isn’t worth doing.

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