Use the Reminders Add-on to Get Authors to Share Content

One use for the Reminders add-on is to send important reminders to authors AFTER content is published.

One thing you can do to help publicize your content is send out pre-filled social media links. All the authors need to do is click the links and they can share the post on social media.

Here’s how the content of their PublishPress notification looks:

PublishPress notification with social links

Let’s see how to set up similar notifications on your site.

First, follow the setup guide I linked to above. That will show you how to create the notification. The only change to make is selecting “After the content is published”. This image below shows how your notification should look:

Creating a PublishPress social notification

Now we get to the main content of the notification.

There are sites that can help you generate social media sharing links. The one I used for this tutorial is sharelinkgenerator.com.

Here’s an example of a Twitter link you can use:

https://twitter.com/home?status=[psppno_post_title]%20[psppno_post permalink]%20via%20%40PublishPresscom

Remember that [psppno_post_title] represents the title of the post and [psppno_post permalink] represents the permalink. So if you clicked the Twitter link for this post, you’d see a box like this:

Tweeting a WordPress post

Isn’t that easy? All the author needs to do is click “Tweet” to complete the process.

You can do the same thing for Facebook also. Here’s an example of a Facebook link you can use:

https://facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=[psppno_post permalink]

The Facebook link is much simpler. You can’t include the title or a link to your own account. But if your author clicks the link, it will still be an easy process to share the post. This image shows what they will see:

Sharing a WordPress post on Facebook

Finally, let’s look at an example from Linkedin. Here’s a link you can use for sharing posts on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=[psppno_post permalink]&title=[psppno_post_title]&summary=&source=PublishPress

Here’s what users will see when they share on Linkedin:

Sharing a WordPress post on Linkedin

Hopefully this tip will save your authors a few clicks. Send your authors a PublishPress notification after their content goes live, and make it easy for them to share it far and wide!

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