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WP Scheduled Posts PRO allows you to automatically share your scheduled WordPress posts on your Twitter account. By connecting Twitter with WP Scheduled Posts, you can automatically tweet your blog posts in the scheduled time. This feature would come very handy if you want to grow your social media presence and give you brand some much needed exposure. Follow this below guideline to share your WordPress posts on your Twitter Account:
Step 1 – Retrieve Twitter API Keys #
Make sure to retrieve your API Keys from your Twitter Developer Account at first. If you don't have a Twitter App, follow this below guideline:
Create Twitter Developer Account #
First of all, simply login to your Twitter Account and go to Twitter Developer Account link. You will find the option to ‘Create an App'. Hit the button to apply for the ‘Twitter Developer Account'.
Afterward, choose the right category which fits your use-case. For the purpose of this documentation, we are going with the ‘Hobbyist' and ‘Exploring the API' options. Hit on the ‘Next' button afterward.
Afterward, from the ‘Twitter @username' section, you will have to fill up a few information about your Twitter account. After completing this step, you will have to fill-up the form and give the details of your use-case on Twitter App.
Once you have filled up the necessary information on ‘Intended Use', simply just review your information and accept the terms & policy. Your Twitter App will then be submitted for review. It might take 24-48 hours to get approval for API Access.
For more information, you can check out this documentation on how to get API Access from Twitter. After you have generated your API Keys, you can simply go ahead and copy the Consumer Keys & API tokens.
Step 2 – Connect Twitter with WP Scheduled Posts #
After retrieving API Keys from your Twitter Account, go to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to wp-admin -> Scheduled Posts. Then, simply open up the ‘Integrations' tab and insert the respective API keys under ‘Twitter Form' section. After you are done, make sure to click on the ‘Save' button.
Step 3 – Configure Social Templates #
Switch to the ‘Social Templates' tab to make changes to your Tweet Template. You can configure the Tweet Template Settings and place around content parameters the way you want the tweet to appear. You can show your tags and categories as ‘Hashtags' from here. Enable ‘Show Post Thumbnail' to display the featured image of your post as a thumbnail image in the Twitter share.
Step 4 – Schedule Your WordPress Post & Automatically Tweet It Right Away
If you don't have any content scheduled beforehand, let's schedule a WordPress post. Let's create a new post and schedule it.
Step 5 – Final Outcome #
After all of these previous steps are finished, your scheduled WordPress posts will be automatically shared on your Twitter account when they go live. This is how it will appear on your Twitter account: