How to Autopost from Joomla! to VK

In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can autopost from Joomla! to VK.

Prerequisites:

  • AutoTweetNG Free, Pro or Joocial 8.24 or superior
  • A VK account
  • System requirements: Joomla 3.4 or superior, PHP 5.5 or superior, MySQL 5.5 or superior (recommended)

Once you have checked the prerequisites, proceed with step 1.

STEP 1: Download and install AutoTweetNG/Joocial

Download the extension from Extly's Download Area, unzip and install AutoTweetNG/Joocial in Joomla! backend with the standard procedure.

About AutoTweetNG/Joocial updates: Install the update with the same procedure.

Once you have proceeded with the installation:

-AutoTweetNG component has been installed -System plugin-AutotweetAutomator has been installed and enabled, to process new content and posts every 3 minutes -System plugin - AutotweetContent has been installed and enabled to publish Joomla! content.

Remember to assign your Download ID to enable all features.

STEP 2: Create an app

Login at https://vk.com/ with your VK username and password. Go to Managed Apps

Create App

Go to Create Application

Create App

Fill the application details and click on Connect Site. Save.

Create application

Go to Settings to find your Application ID.

Settings

STEP 3: Create and authorize a social channel

Go to AutoTweetNG/Joocial Control panel, there select Channels tab to create a new channel.

Channels

On Channel Tab, click on New, select the Channel Type and complete the Application ID. Save.

Channels

Click on "Step 1: Authorize"

Channels

Accept the permissions dialog.

Channels

Copy the Token URL from your browser and complete.

Channels

Click on "Validate". The Access Token and User ID will be filled and save.

Channels

Channels

AutoTweetNG/Joocial is ready to publish!

A new authorization Access Token has been granted.

A new VK Channel has been created.

By default, all new articles are going to be published on VK.

STEP 4: Create a test article

  1. Create an article
  2. Check the Request list
  3. Wait 3 minutes, visit the front page
  4. Check the Posts list
  5. Check VK.