Hi everyone, and welcome to Tubetorial. I’m Lorraine Nepomuceno.
This is the second episode in our series of fun Twitter Plug-Ins for WordPress. If, like me, you like to use Twitter to keep in touch with your blog readers as well as your friends and family, you’ll appreciate the plug-in we’re looking at today.
The plug-in is called Tweet Old Post, and what it does is allow you to automatically tweet older posts on your blog. This will help you get more traffic, and if you have some good content that’s been buried in a lot of new posts, this is a great way to highlight them.
So let’s get started.
I’ve uploaded and activated Tweet Old Post on the blog of my baking business. Now let’s go into the Settings area.
As you can see, there are a lot of options here- which is why I really like this plug-in. Put in your Twitter username and password, and you can set a prefix here for your tweets, choose whether you want to add specific data, and which shortener you want to use. You can also set a minimum interval between tweets, randomize it… all important things to consider when you’re doing ANYTHING automated. Finally, just click the Update Options button- and now… let’s send a tweet.
Now let me load my Twitter in a separate tab, to see whether a tweet was posted, how it looks, and which post it tweeted.
And there it is: I’ve tweeted a link to an old post titled “Birthday Cupcake”.
I love the possibilities of this plug-in, so give it a try.
In our next episode, we’ll be looking at one last plug-in to integrate Twitter and WordPress in a fun way.