5 Free WordPress Tools That Automate Your Publishing
When you are looking for free WordPress Tools, plugins, or add-ons to make your life easier, it can be difficult to find good quality ones. Some popular requests for free WordPress tools are those that post links to your latest article to all of your social media venues. Instead of having to log on to each social media site and copy and paste links, there are free WordPress auto-publishing tools out there to help save you time and effort.
Dlvr.it (Free WP to Social Media Service)
Dlvr.it is a great service that can be free to start out with. Dlvr.it is a free WordPress or blog content automation tool. It shares the latest blog content across different social media accounts you have specified in Dlvr.it’s settings. It is excellent, it’s free, WordPress friendly, and has a lot of options to customize.
Social is a free WordPress plugin that promotes links to your blog articles on Facebook and Twitter. Another interesting thing that this plugin does is pull in your social media comments as comments on your blog. This is a great free WordPress plugin for sharing and integration.
Network Publisher is an excellent free WordPress plugin that automates publishing your content to over 20+ social media outlets, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Tumblr, TypePad, Posterous, and more. It even creates custom bit.ly shortlinks for your articles.
Seesmic is another free WordPress blog post auto posting service. It is completely free, and will post your blog posts to many different social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tumblr.
HootSuite is an absolutely incredible tool. Not only does it place all of your social media accounts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and more, you can set up distribution of your content across all of your networks as well. HootSuite enables you to analyze your content, clicks and more. There are so many features, I don’t know where to begin. You can look at all of your replies, mentions, posts and links, and every other social media interaction right inside of HootSuite’s dashboard.
You can manage multiple social profiles, so if you have multiple Twitter accounts, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn Groups, etc, you can connect with each one of them. You can also customize how you interact with each one of them. HootSuite is free for up to 5 accounts. After 5 accounts you have to pay. In all honestly though, if you are serious about managing your social media interactions for your WordPress site, HootSuite is well worth at least the $9.99 plan.
Conclusion to Free WordPress Services
If you are looking for free WordPress auto publishing tools or plugins, these 5 plugins will help you to promote your content without having to go to each site and post it. Keep in ind if you do it yourself, there will be a more personal feel to your promotions. It is important to remember to login and actually have personal interactions via your social media outlets frequently. Don’t just post content and let that be it. People want to interact and be engaged with other humans.
Do you use a free WordPress plugin or service to automate your publishing efforts? If so, what do you use and why do you like it better than other services? Post your answer in the comments section below.