Would you like to learn how to share your new WordPress posts automatically to Twitter and Pinterest using Zapier because this will give you even more exposure?
Share New WordPress Posts Automatically with Zapier: Continuing Workflow with Twitter and Pinterest
In this blog post we will be continuing the Zap workflow that we started in the previous post. After setting up our trigger in WordPress, which is a new post that is then sent to a Facebook page, we want now to send it to Twitter and Pinterest.
I will show you how to do the rest of this.
Click on “Back to set up” here and I will show you how to do the rest of this for Twitter and for Pinterest. What we’ll do next is we’ll continue this same Zap.
On Twitter, we find the Twitter app here. We go over to choose the Twitter app again. Then, we need to decide what we want to put in the tweet. You can also update a profile image, search users, but what we want to do is just click on “Create tweet.”
We’ll go pick the Twitter account, just sync and sign in with your Twitter and it will work great.
Now what we’ve got the chance to do is to put in a message on Twitter. I currently have been doing mine as pictures on Twitter. I’m interested to see what it looks like if I don’t use an image on Twitter and I just put the link.
What we’ve got here is the new post in WordPress. We’ve got each step in the Zap. Once you’ve done your first Zap, you will also be able to pull data from the next step in the Zap if you’d like to, which is helpful if you’re filtering. However, you’re not filtering in this step, you want to actually pull directly from the first part of the Zap, which is the WordPress part.
What I’ll do here is pull the title, and then I click on a space. Then, I’ll go pull the link over here. I’ve got the post title and the link to my website.
I don’t put an image video or a Gif in here and I turn off shortened URLs, I don’t want to shorten the URL. I will turn off shortened URLs because I want my actual website to be out there, not some Twitter shortened URL.
We click now on “Continue” and we will see exactly what this looks like. It’s just going to put this message. We’ll click on “Test & Review.”
The tweet was sent. Let’s tab over to Twitter, refresh my Twitter feed, and see how this looks.
We’ll go over and I like how this is coming out on Twitter also. This is coming out in a much better format with the card automatically being shared. You can even check your mobile device to make sure it’s coming out the way you think it should come out. I will check my phone here and see if the tweet is coming out in the exact same way on my mobile device.
I’ll click on my profile very quickly and the tweet looks beautiful. It looks much better than the image tweets I’ve been doing. Thus, what I will do is I will keep this in the exact same format as well instead of manually putting the image in myself.
There, I’ve got this second part done.
Next step, we’ll go over to Pinterest and do the exact same thing. The process is almost the same for other social media accounts. The next thing we want to do, we’ve got the Pinterest app and we want to create a pin. That’s the only thing you can do on this step.
Anyway, we’ll click on “Continue.”
Now, we need the Pinterest account. I’ve got my Pinterest account. Just sign in on your Pinterest account to get that added.
Now I want to put these on the right board. What I like to do is I have specific boards for my automatic pins. That way if somebody is following me on Pinterest, you follow the “JerryBanfield.com Blog Posts,” you know what you’re going to get every single time. It’s going to be a blog post on that Pinboard every time.
What I can do on this now, I need an image to post, a note and a link on this. You will need an actual image first.
I’ll put the link in, which is right here. Next for the note, I will put the new post in WordPress. We’ll just put the post title on this in the note.
For Pinterest, we do need an image because of how Pinterest works. I can go to “New posts in WordPress” and I can search “Thumbnail” just like I did before.
I scroll down and find the exact thumbnail link.
I grab that “Post Thumbnail Link,” and hit “Continue.”
Now I can test and review this on Pinterest. We’ll hit “Test & Review” on Pinterest and I have done this enough times. I can’t even be bothered to look for it, I’m sure it’ll work great.
We just hit “Done editing” on this and turn this on.
I can do the exact same process with LinkedIn, but I prefer to manually publish to LinkedIn to put the article directly on Linkedin.com then backlink my own website, LinkedIn seems to share those better.
The last step is to turn this into a named Zap. We’re going to call this “WordPress Posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.”
This way, instead of saying “social media,” I know exactly which posts are being shared where. I know that the new posts from WordPress are going out to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I know it’s not going out to LinkedIn or any other social media accounts.
This Zap is now finished. It will automatically, every time I post a new WordPress blog post, it will automatically share instantly over to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or within five minutes of the post going live on my website.
This gives me consistent engagement on social media, consistent for search engine optimization, consistent link sharing and sending people back to my website. Now it’s all fully automated. I don’t even have to think about it anymore, which makes things so super easy.
I appreciate you learning how to do this entire process with me. I hope this is extremely helpful for you to set up your own social media publishing Zap with a WordPress website. If you’re not using WordPress and you’ve watched all this, there are similar apps you can use for different blogging platforms that’ll give you the same functionality.
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Edits from video transcript by Michel Gerard.