You can access this feature by clicking on Channels in the toolbar links area of AutoTweetNG or Joocial. The following is the main required configuration to publish into social networks.
New: operation to create a new channel.
Edit: a channel can be edited to modify its attributes.
Publish / Unpublish: operations to either publish or unpublish channels. Unpublished channels are not used.
Copy: a channel can be copied, to be duplicated. For example, to create several ways to publish into the same social network.
Delete: a channel can be deleted to avoid any further processing. If a channel is delete, related Requests, Posts, and Rules are not delete.
Social Networks are kind with testing messages, duplicated or spamming messages or repetitive deletions. Please, DO NOT test with a live channel, test with the Mail Channel or with a different account than your main account. Particularly, Facebook allows to enabled a Test App, associated with the real App.
Facebook Channels are the most commonly implemented channels. There are three Facebook channel types:
Facebook (default): posts are published into the target. A post has a text message and an image.
Facebook Link: Links are published into the target. A Link has an Url. Facebook shows the Link with information loaded from the page. Open Graph metadata is recommended to be added into pages to enhance the displayed information.
Photo: Photos are published into the target. A photo is add into a target album.
Each channel has a defined target. According to the current available Facebook Objects, they are:
Alternatively, an advanced configuration allows to define a Facebook App with its own Canvas Pages (Yes, with Canvas Page). Unless, you have specific requirements for a Canvas Page, it is not recommended for the general usage.
Firstly, to create a Twitter Channel, a Twitter App must be created, please visit Twitter Developers, and remember to enable the read-write permissions (Keys and Access Tokens / Access Level, Read and write).
Finally, assign the following fields associated with the Twitter App:
API/ Consumer key *
API/ Consumer secret *
Access token *
Access token secret *
The channel is ready to publish. To complete the channel creation, save it and create a new article in Joomla! to publish a first Tweet.
Profile: a message is published into the user account
Company: a message is published into the company page
Group: a message is published into the group
Firstly, to create a LinkedIn Channel, a LinkedIn App must be created, please visit LinkedIn Developer Network and remember to enable the read-write permissions (Access Token, scope rw_nus/rw_groups/rw_company_admin).
Finally, assign the following fields associated with the LinkedIn App:
API Key *
Secret Key *
OAuth User Token *
OAuth User Secret *
The channel is ready to publish. To complete the channel creation, save it and create a new article in Joomla! to publish a first Post.
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