Do you want to automatically share your old WordPress posts?
Sharing your old posts is a great way to get more traffic and engagement without any extra effort. It can also keep your social media profiles active and interesting, even if you’re not publishing new content every single day.
In this article, we will show you how to share your old WordPress posts automatically.
Why is it Important to Share Your Old WordPress Blog Posts?
By sharing old blog posts with your followers, you can get more visitors to your WordPress website without any additional work.
You are also giving followers more chances to see each post, even if they live in a different timezone or have only just started following you on social media. This can increase your pageviews, which can lead to more email list subscribers, sales in your online store, and more.
It’s also an easy way to keep your social media profiles interesting. If you only share your brand-new blog posts, then you may struggle to create enough social content.
With that said, let’s see how you can automatically share your old WordPress blog posts.
Sharing Old WordPress Blog Posts on Social Media Automatically
The easiest way to share your old blog posts is by using the Revive Old Posts plugin. It lets you simply share your old WordPress blog posts on social media to help get more traffic and keep your accounts active.
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin. For more details, see our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, go to Revive Old Posts » Dashboard and select the ‘Accounts’ tab.
Then, just click on the social media button for the account you want to connect.
The free plugin supports Facebook and Twitter, but you can unlock extra social media profiles by upgrading to the pro version.
In this guide, we will show you how to automatically post old blogs to Twitter. However, the steps will be similar no matter what social media account you use.
This opens a popup for the network you selected.
Simply click ‘Sign in to Twitter’ or a similar button.
Next, you’ll be asked to enter your Twitter username and password.
Once you’ve done that, click the ‘Authorize app’ button to connect to your account.
With that done, click on the ‘General Settings’ tab.
First, you can change the ‘Minimum Interval Between Shares’. This is how many hours the plugin will wait in between sharing each post.
You can also set the ‘Minimum Post Age’. This is the number of days that need to pass before the post is considered ‘old.’
Below that, you can choose whether you’d like to share old posts again after all your old content has been shared. In this way, the plugin can constantly cycle through all your previously-published posts.
To do this, simply check the box next to ‘Share More Than Once.’
After that, you can choose to include or exclude taxonomies.
Next to ‘Taxonomies,’ simply type in the category or tag you want to use. Then, decide whether to check or uncheck the ‘Exclude’ box.
If you are tracking visitors to your WordPress website, then you can automatically add query tags to your old posts. This will help you better track how these old posts are performing.
To do this, simply check the box next to ‘Enable Google Analytics Tracking.’
If you don’t have Google Analytics set up yet, then see our beginner’s guide on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress
Revive Social can save you even more time by automatically sharing new posts and custom post types. If you want to share posts as soon as they are published, then check the box next to ‘Enable Instant Sharing Feature.’
Alternative: You can also use Uncanny Automator to instantly share new blog posts on social media. It’s the best WordPress automation plugin that helps you create automated workflows without having to code. For more details, see our guides on how to tweet new WordPress posts and how to post to Facebook from WordPress.
Once you are happy with the sharing settings, click on the ‘Save’ button.
Next, click on the ‘Post Format’ menu option at the top of the page.
This brings you to a screen where you can customize how your posts will look when they are shared. You’ll see different options based on the social network you connected.
First, select what content you want to share in the ‘Share Content’ dropdown. Then you can change the length of the social media post in the ‘Maximum Characters’ box.
To get more traffic, make sure you check the box next to ‘Include Link.’
After that, you can type in any extra text you want to add, include any custom fields, use the URL shortener, and more.
With that done, you can add hashtags to your post.
To start, open the ‘Hashtags’ dropdown and then choose how you want to generate hashtags.
For example, you can create hashtags from the post’s categories or tags or type in hashtags that Revive Social will use for all posts.
After that, click the ‘Save post format’ button to save your settings.
Once you have finished customizing the plugin settings, simply select the ‘Click to start sharing’ button.
Now, if you select the ‘Sharing Queue’ tab, you’ll be able to preview your posts before they’re shared on social media.
Here, you can skip posts, edit them, and even stop certain posts from being shared.
That’s it! Now your old WordPress posts will automatically share on social media.
If you want more control over which old posts will get shared on social media, then you can use a tool like Buffer. It’s a social media scheduling app that lets you choose the posts that will get shared at a specific time.
For more details, see our guide on how to schedule WordPress posts for social media.
We hope this article helped you learn how to automatically share your old WordPress posts. You may also want to see our guide on how to add web push notifications to your WordPress site or see our expert picks for the best social media plugins for WordPress.