Launching your own website involves a lot of different work, including not only the creation of the platform itself, but also its further maintenance. At the same time, even modest projects need constant support, which takes up a significant part of time and resources.
The easiest way to make your WordPress site easier is to automate article posting using plugins. We have collected the most useful and convenient post automation tools that will help you increase traffic, turning even a small project into a large and profitable one.
The plugin allows you to connect and configure auto-posting of articles for most of the largest and most popular social networks, including such giants as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, ok.ru, Instagram, Telegram, Pinterest, VKontakte, YouTube and others. At the same time, the program is distributed free of charge and has a Russified interface.
NextScripts is extremely easy to use: you just need to configure the publication parameters once, and then just track the statistics of finished posts.
The main advantage of the service is the absence of a watermark indicating an automatically prepared publication. In addition, it works well with the popular commercial plugin WooCommerce, which makes it much easier to share product cards to all connected social networks.
In addition, NextScripts allows you to:
- customize categories and post formats that will be uploaded to social networks;
- repost old publications;
- upload comments from social networks to the WordPress platform;
- uniqueize posts in accordance with the characteristics and formats of the selected social network.
By subscription, you can purchase the premium version of the SNAP Pro plugin. It increases the number of accounts for each of the social networks and significantly expands the available functionality.
Another convenient plugin Blog2Social is considered the most popular solution for auto-posting to social networks from sites on WordPress. It supports a large number of well-known social platforms and has a Russified version. At the same time, the plugin can not only use the posting time scheduled by the user, but also independently calculate the most suitable period for publications, which is especially appreciated among webmasters.
In addition, Blog2Social allows you to:
- edit HTML markup of publications;
- upload posts in 14 social networks at the same time;
- change the format of records in accordance with the resource where the publication is planned;
- create drafts;
- repost records from third-party resources;
- save interesting notes while surfing the Internet in order to republish them later;
- forget about inventing hashtags – the program automatically generates suitable tags;
- repost your old publications.
The main features of the plugin are available for free, but you can purchase the premium version. It expands the possibilities of scheduling, cross-posting, provides access to a calendar with a visual list of scheduled publications, helps to track user activity by URL parameters, including UTM tags.
WP RSS Aggregator
One of the best plugins for news site autofill, allowing you to import and save RSS feeds for your resource.
The main feature of WP RSS Aggregator is that it is able to independently organize a news feed on the site. So, the plugin analyzes all kinds of news sources, then selects the most relevant messages from them, compiles a new list of news and displays them on the connected site.
In addition, the plugin provides the user with many options and settings for the news feed:
- unlimited number of sources for data import;
- managing the period and volume of imported posts;
- formation of short codes so that the news feed can be embedded anywhere on the site;
- recognizing an RSS feed without its specific URL;
- import and export of various elements of news feeds, including links to the source, date and time of publication;
- direct import and playback of news videos from YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion platforms;
- work with PHP library SimplePie.
The basic functions of the plugin are available free of charge, but those who wish can purchase the premium version with advanced functionality.
The plugin is suitable for those who are guided by the automatic filling of a blog or information portal. WP Robot is able to generate and fill a resource with materials with a given uniqueness and regularity.
At the same time, the service creates posts for any keywords, topics and categories, which helps in SEO-promotion of the site. Additionally, the plugin allows you to publish ad units from commercial resources on the site, including Amazon, YouTube, eBay and others.
What other features does it provide:
- automatic rewriting and translation from third-party sites;
- creation of entire networks of blogs with automated content;
- the ability to connect an affiliate program and receive a commission from referral links;
- connecting blogs to existing commercial and information resources;
- placement of automatically generated material in ready-made and published posts.
At the same time, it should be borne in mind that the plugin will be useful, rather, for those who plan to focus on the number of articles, traffic and profit that can be extracted, because the quality of automatically generated content often leaves much to be desired. The program is distributed on a paid basis.
Autoposting plugin Text.ru
The developers of the Russian exchange for copywriters, rewriters and translators Text.ru have released their plugin for automatic posting of articles on WordPress. With its help, site owners who regularly use the services of freelancers on the exchange can publish approved materials directly on their resources, without the need to manually add and issue a new post.
The program greatly facilitates the work with orders received on the exchange, and reduces the time between checking the material and its publication on the site. At the same time, the principle of operation of the extension is extremely simple:
- Through the open API, the plugin interacts with the Text.ru exchange by sending certain data.
- Further, the extension receives a response data packet containing information about the orders placed by the user, the documents attached to them and the sites where these materials are planned to be published in the future.
- Approved and selected articles are duplicated in drafts on the WordPress platform, where the resource owner can easily edit them and then send them for publication.
The plugin is distributed free of charge, but with one condition: to get access to the code, you must be registered on the exchange, and also act as a customer. However, these conditions are easy to fulfill.
Simple Content Templates
Another tool to help automate your work with WordPress is the Simple Content Templates plugin, which is responsible for creating templates. So, for posts from one category or one format, it is better to set up a template in advance in order to minimize the time for preparing a publication by filling in only specific differing blocks or elements.
The customized template can be applied to an unlimited number of future publications, as well as share it with other content authors. At the same time, the plugin is extremely easy to use: just create a new template, save, and then select it when preparing the next post. Simple Content Templates is distributed free of charge.
As you can see, a large number of useful and convenient plugins have been developed for posting automation (this list is just a small part of them!). At the same time, many of them are distributed free of charge and are accompanied by detailed instructions for installation and use, which greatly facilitates the work of webmasters.