bit-social
menu-icon
bit-social
Bit Social Favicon
Estimated reading: 5 minutes 392 views

Schedule WordPress posts on social media Platform with Bit Social

With the WP Post Schedules feature in Bit Social, you can automatically schedule your all WordPress posts to be shared on your social media platforms. This feature allows you to filter your posts, ensuring that only the content you want gets shared at the optimal times.

note-icon-bit-apps  Note

To use this feature, you must connect your social accounts with Bit Social. Follow this documentation to connect your accounts.

Setup WP Post Schedules

To set up the WP Post Schedules feature in Bit Social, go to Bit Social and click on “WP Post Schedules” from the top menu then “Create Schedule“.

Schedules - Bit Social
Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule

Settings

Name: Give a name for your schedule.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Name

Start date & time: Set your start date and time for sharing. Your post will automatically be shared to your connected platforms at the specified date and time. You can also view the local time.

note-icon-bit-apps  Note

To use this feature properly, you need to set WordPress to your local time zone. To do this, go to Settings, then General. Scroll down to the Timezone and set it to your local time.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Start date & time

Post interval: The post interval feature lets you set the amount of time between each automatically shared post. This helps you maintain a consistent and well-spaced sharing schedule on your connected platforms.

note-icon-bit-apps  Note

What if you update your post interval

Let’s break down how your next post time works, especially when you change the interval:

  • Let’s say You have a post scheduled to go live at 5:00 PM. You have set the interval for posts to every 1 hour.
  • So start time is 5:00 PM and the first post time will publish at 5:00 PM. Next post will publish at 6:00 PM.
  • If you decide to change this interval before 5:00 PM, nothing will change for the first post. Your post will still publish at 5:00 PM.
  • Now, let’s say the current time is 5:30 PM and one of your post already published at 5:00 PM, and you realize you want to change the interval.
  • So, if you change the interval at 5:30 PM from 1 hour to 2 hours, the new post time will be 7:30 PM (current time of 5:30 PM + updated 2-hour interval).

Key Takeaways:

  • Before the Start Time: Changing the interval does not affect the next post time.
  • After the Start Time: The new interval is added to the current time to determine the next post time.

This way, you can ensure your posts are always scheduled as you prefer, even if you decide to adjust the intervals after the start time has passed.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Post interval

Order posts by: The “Order Posts By” feature in Bit Social lets you decide the sequence of your shared posts. You can choose to share posts in different ways: randomly without repeats to ensure uniqueness, simply randomly for variety, from oldest to newest for a chronological order, or from newest to oldest to highlight the latest updates first. This helps you customize your content sharing to match your strategy.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Order posts by

Set a sleep timer: This feature allows you to schedule a specific time duration for the plugin to pause its activity. It’s like setting a timer for the plugin to take a break from its tasks for a while.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Set a sleep timer

Set sleep days: This feature allows you to choose certain days when the plugin will not be active. It’s like giving the plugin scheduled days off, ensuring it takes a break on those selected days

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Set sleep days

Post Filter

By the published time of the posts: With this feature, you can sort through your older posts. Once you’ve set up a schedule, the selected posts will be shared to your platforms according to that schedule. You can also use custom date range.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - By the published time of the posts

By post type: With this feature, you can categorize your content into different types such as Posts, Pages, and Media. It simplifies how you manage and share your content, ensuring that each type is handled according to your preferences.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - By post type

By the post category and tag: With this feature, you can group your posts based on the categories and tags you’ve assigned to them. It helps you manage your content more efficiently, ensuring that posts with similar topics or themes are grouped together for easier sharing across your platforms.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - By the post category and tag

Select Specific Post: With this feature, you can select particular posts from your collection. It lets you choose specific content for sharing or other purposes, giving you control over your social media activities.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Select Specific Post

Accounts & Template

Choose Accounts: Select the accounts from the menu on the left where you’d like to schedule your WordPress posts to be shared. You can search for your accounts and filter them based on the platform. Click here to learn how to connect your accounts.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Choose accounts

Customize post message: You can customize your post message too. Click “Show Smart Tags” to uncover extra tags. There’s a range of smart tags available, like “Full Post Content”, “Post Link”, “All Images”, and “Videos”. You can also choose to add the featured image or link card to your posts.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Customize - facebook

note-icon-bit-apps  Note

To customize post messages, you’ll need to customize them separately for each platform. In this case, let’s customize the messages for Facebook and LinkedIn individually.

Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Facebook
Schedules - Bit Social - Create Schedule - Linkedin

info-icon-bit-apps  INFO

If your scheduled posts aren’t being shared to your social media platforms, please refer to this documentation: Why Your Post Publishing Might Fail Using Bit Social?

Share this Doc

WP Post Schedules

Or copy link

CONTENTS