Adding your Own Content

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The most unique source of content is YOU! Social Media Manager allows you to add your own articles, images and messages to be scheduled in the Content Library. Use this feature for office announcements, local news articles, videos you find interesting, or, really, anything at all!


Creating Original Content

Click the "Manage" tab at the top of the screen, then select "Social Media Manager."


Click “Add New Content”

Select a Category


Select the category that best describes the content you'll be creating. AutoPost uses the selected category to decide when to post the content based on your settings for that category.

Next, we'll describe each of the types of content you can create.


I WANT TO POST: An Article

Use the Article type to post virtually anything you find online with a link. Some examples include a news article, blog post or YouTube video link.

A good idea is to have the web page you want to copy info from open in a separate browser window so you can copy and paste the required info easily.

  1. Select An Article from the dropdown list.
  2. Title: Copy and paste the article's title into this field. You can optionally type in your own original title.
  3. Tags: Choose as many appropriate tags as you like for the content to be tagged with. This helps when searching for this article in the Content Library.
  4. Link: Copy and paste the article's URL into this field.
  5. Upload Image: Find a photo in the article that you'd like to use as the post's thumbnail image. Save the image to your computer, then upload it.
  6. Content: Copy and paste the article summary or sub heading into the Content field.
  7. Click Save to add and approve the post to the Content Library where AutoPost will schedule it based on your settings. Or click Save & Schedule to pick an exact date and time you'd like this post to go out.

The completed form looks like this:


 

I WANT TO POST: An Image

Use the Image type to post an image and a caption. It's great for showing off your recent renovations, staff or a prank reaction.

  1. Select An Image from the dropdown list.
  2. Tags: Choose as many appropriate tags as you like for the content to be tagged with. This helps when searching for this article in the Content Library.
  3. Caption: Compose a caption.
  4. Upload Image: Click to browse your computer and select the image to upload.
  5. Click Save to add the post to the Content Library where AutoPost will schedule it based on your settings. Or click Save & Schedule to pick an exact date and time you'd like this post to go out.

The completed form looks like this:


 

I WANT TO POST: A Message

Use the Message type to just say it! This is great for queuing up or scheduling your status updates all at once and then heading out for an early lunch.

  1. Select A Message from the dropdown list.
  2. Tags: Choose as many appropriate tags as you like for the content to be tagged with. This helps when searching for this article in the Content Library.
  3. Message: Compose your message.
  4. Click Save to add the post to the Content Library where AutoPost will post it based on your settings. Or click Save & Schedule to pick an exact date and time you'd like this post to go out.

The completed form looks like this:



Nice!

That was all you!

You've now approved, created and scheduled lots of content. This thing is humming along. Now, you'll learn a couple last things and be in full control of Social Media Manager.

Next: Taking Control with Social Calendar and the Content Library
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