Frankly speaking, sharing content on social networks manually can take too much time and be quite boring, especially when you’re posting at regular times.

So, why not to take advantage of some modern tools and plugins that can handle this for you on autopilot?

Here are the best WordPress plugins for social media auto posting:

What Is Social Media Marketing?

In general, social media marketing is the process of marketing through social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. By utilizing the social aspect of the web, social media marketing is able to connect and interact on a much more personalized and dynamic level than through traditional marketing.

A social media marketing strategy can be as simple as having a company blog, a Twitter account, or including social share buttons at the end of articles. It can also be as complicated as having a full campaign that encompasses producing viral videos through YouTube, using paid Facebook advertising and launching contests on Instagram.

Social Media Marketing and Social News

The simplest form of social media marketing is to tag articles and blog entries for easy submission and voting on social news sites like Reddit. If you’ve ever come across a Share This widget at the end of an article, you’ve seen this form of social media marketing in action.

This type of marketing can often be automated, so it is simple to implement. It can also be very effective for media companies and can be a great way to promote a company blog.

Social Media Marketing and Blogs

In many respects, blogs can serve as an extension of traditional media. Just like review copies of products might be sent to traditional media outlets like newspapers and magazines, they can also be sent to popular blogs on the subject.

Blogs also offer the opportunity to put together “virtual tours.” For example, many authors have gravitated towards having virtual book tours, which allows them to reach their fans without the travel expenses. These virtual book tours can include author interviews and Q&A sessions as well as book reviews and book giveaways.

Social Media Marketing and Social Networks

It has become increasingly important to have a presence on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and even MySpace. In addition to these popular social networks, there are also many specialized social networks that might be the perfect place to set up camp for specific products.

For example, a musician might set up a profile on Spotify as well as Last.fm, while a movie might be best promoted through Flixster in addition to Facebook.

Social networks not only give the marketer a place to get the word out, but they also provide a place to interact with customers and allow customers to interact with each other. This can be a great starting point for marketing to go viral and pick up a grassroots effort.

The plugin that shares your new and old articles on social media automatically. You need to set it up when you first install the plugin, but from there it handles things for you on its own.

Revive Old Post has lots of great features that allow you to carefully share certain articles at certain time intervals.

Some of the things that you can customize:

  • the intervals between shares,
  • the age of the posts,
  • the number of posts shared daily,
  • the number of times the same post can be shared,
  • the format of the posts, and more.

You can also create a custom scheduling and track the traffic generated via this plugin in Google Analytics. Revive Old Post is a true hands-off solution, which means that you only need to set it once, and you’ve all this social sharing stuff covered. It works for Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, and Tumblr.

Apart from sharing your own work, you can now share valuable content from other sources too. Revive Network helps you do that automatically. Add your social media accounts, copy the RSS feeds of the blogs you want to share articles from, and set the times/intervals for auto posting.

The Revive Network plugin was built for Facebook and Twitter and lets you add as many blog feeds as you want. You can also customize the text that comes with each shared article and permit tracking through UTM links so the sites you’re sharing content from see you as the referrer in Google Analytics.

In short, Revive Network automatically posts content from other blogs/sites onto your social media profiles, with customized text, mentions/tags, and UTM tracking links, as often and at any hour you want – everything according to your preferences.

This plugin helps you synchronize your blog posts with social media messages. It provides a calendar where you can pick the optimum days and hours to schedule your posts and shares. The calendar can be easily customized through color coding and drag-and-drop options.

CoSchedule offers lots of social media networks where you can share your posts: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Buffer, Tumblr, and Pinterest. They also give you access to detailed analytics reports of all your social media profiles.

A free plugin that comes with lots of social media network integrations. It lets you share both new and old posts by automatically re-publishing them on your channels. It also auto-imports comments and mentions from social media as WordPress comments.

You can choose what stuff to publish, what not to publish, and when to publish. Set these options in a few clicks, and NextScripts will do the rest for you. If you want specific hours and days, you can also schedule or delay your posts.

A premium plugin that auto-shares your website content on social media. With this plugin everything is very simple: (1) set your social media profiles where you want your content to be shared, and (2) choose the content that needs to be auto-posted.

The plugin allows you to configure unlimited accounts, so if you have three Facebook accounts, you can use them all. It is, however, limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tumblr.

You can set the format of the posts, enable/disable auto-posting for specific articles/pages/categories, set auto-posting for new articles, and do many other cool things with this app.

Blog2Social is a premium plugin that can connect with several social networks including Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and even some more unusual platforms like Medium. There is a free version of Blog2Social, but you must sign up for a paid plan to access full scheduling capability.

That said, Blog2Social can do almost anything you need. You can use it to easily create posts that match each social media network’s specifications, schedule those posts, automate repetition of those posts, and track the success of your automated posts to each network.

Nelio Content features a full editorial calendar as well as scheduling and auto-posting features, allowing you to see all of your scheduled content at a glance. It also comes with a virtual “content assistant”, which automatically suggests content marketing strategies like properly tagging posts and linking between articles on your blog.

Nelio Content is compatible with Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, and more.

Another premium WordPress plugin for auto-sharing, which comes with completely automated posting processes. You can customize everything about this plugin because every detail related to your traffic matters.

The plugin is flexible, it lets you auto-publish new posts and also the older ones. It works for any format: post, page, custom post type, and even e-commerce products. It also provides custom scheduling, if you have favorable posting days and hours. The plugin can be used on multiple social media accounts, and is compatible with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest.

This plugin lets you auto-publish your new posts on social media and re-share your old ones. Plus, if you have many accounts on the same social network, you can use them all. Also, you can filter the posts by categories and follow the logs to monitor the auto-posting process.

Additionally, Microblog Poster works on WordPress multisite if you activate it for each sub-blog.

Fans of the regular Buffer scheduling services will be pleased to discover their premium auto-posting app. It offers custom scheduling for both new and existing content. It also features an automatic image resizing service, transforming all featured images to each social network’s ideal size, and a global time calculator that lets you post at optimal times for international audiences.

Buffer HYPESocial works with LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

So that’s it for our set of the top WordPress plugins for social media auto posting. Did we miss anything?

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Jonathan Terreo

Jonathan is a Software/Web Developer that loves blogging in the free time. He loves to upload quality content to his websites. He is a WordPress/SEO expert due to his experience.