General Settings

For larger WordPress installations, WordPress to Buffer Pro provides some additional features for debugging and better performance.

In the WordPress Administration, click on the WP to Buffer Pro > Settings in the menu.
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Settings Menu

WordPress to Buffer Pro: General Settings

Disable URL Shortening

By default, WordPress to Buffer Pro will shorten any URLs in status messages, using the URL shortener specified on your Buffer account.

To disable this, and have the full URLs appear in status messages, tick the Disable URL Shortening? option.

Force Trailing Forwardslash

By default, WordPress to Buffer Pro will not include a trailing forwardslash at the end of the Post’s URL.  Whilst the link will be valid, some users prefer to force the trailing forwardslash to avoid 301 redirects in their analytics.

To enable a forwardslash, tick the Force Trailing Forwardslash? option.

Use WP Cron

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If enabled, status updates will be scheduled for sending to Buffer using the WordPress Cron, instead of being sent immediately when publishing or updating a Post.

Whilst this improves plugin performance on Post Admin screens, social media updates may take a few minutes to appear on Buffer. Also, if your site has low traffic volumes, the WordPress Cron may take several minutes, even hours, to trigger.

To monitor your WordPress Cron jobs, we recommend installing WP Crontrol. WordPress to Buffer Pro will display the status publication job with the Hook Name wp_to_buffer_pro_publish_cron

Post Level Default

When creating or editing Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types, you can choose the default Plugin setting to pre-select in the WP to Buffer Pro meta box:

  • Do NOT Post to Buffer
  • Use Plugin Settings
  • Post to Buffer using Manual Settings