Repost Settings

WordPress to Buffer Pro will send status(es) to Buffer where:

  1. A Reposting Schedule is defined in the Plugin, and
  2. Post(s) meet the criteria for reposting (for example, Posts were published between 30 and 90 days ago), and
  3. Post(s) have one or more status(es) defined under the Repost action.

Repost statuses are best for automatically reviving (reposting) old Posts that you’re not likely to update the content of very often, yet you still want to periodically share the Posts automatically on social media.

Want to automatically and immediately schedule status messages to Buffer when you Publish and/or Update a Post?  Use the Publish and/or Update Actions in the Status Settings options instead, or as well as the Repost Action.

Reposting Schedule

By default, WordPress to Buffer Pro will repost to Buffer every day at midnight.

You can change the day(s) and time(s) to repost – for example, you can define a repost schedule that runs 4 times every weekday.

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

Click on the Repost Settings tab, where a schedule of Repost Days and Times will be displayed:
WordPress to Social: Repost Settings: Repost Schedule

To add a Repost Time Slot:

  • Click the Add Repost Time Slot button
    WordPress to Social: Repost Settings: Add Time Slot
  • Define the time for each day to Repost.
    • Use the Don’t Repost option if you do not want to repost on a specific day and time slot.
      WordPress to Social: Repost Settings: Don't Repost

To edit an existing Repost Time Slot:

  • Edit the time for the given day

To delete an existing Repost Time Slot:

  • Click the Delete option in the Actions column for the given Repost Time Slot.
    WordPress to Social: Repost Settings: Delete Time Slot

Click Save to update your settings.


Define Criteria for Reposting

Prior to version 3.8.2 these criteria were available at status level.

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

Click on the Repost Settings tab, and then the Post Type tab you want to Repost for:
WordPress to Social: Repost Settings: Post Type

  • Max Posts: The maximum number of Posts that will be sent to Buffer.  This is for each day and time specified in the Repost Schedule.
  • Minimum Interval between Reposting: The minimum number of days that must pass before a previously reposted Post is eligible to be reposted again.  The higher the number, the less likely the same Post will appear on Buffer and social media.
  • Minimum Posts Age: The minimum age a Post must be from today to be eligible for Reposting.  Zero means no minimum.
  • Maximum Posts Age: The maximum age a Post must be from today to be eligible for Reposting.  Zero means no maximum.
  • Repost Order: When Posts are selected based on the above criteria, determines the order in which to go through each Post.
It is not enough to just define the Repost Schedule on the General tab.  You must ALSO click on each Post Type, choosing whether to enable it for Reposting.  If you do not, no statuses will be sent to Buffer.

Define Status(es)

Refer to the Status Settings Documentation for configuring one or more status(es) to send to Buffer.  You’ll be defining these under the Repost action tab, as you normally would.


Advanced / Developers

This is an optional step.  Settings here are designed for more advanced WordPress Users and Developers.

Reposting works by using WordPress’ Cron system, scheduling a single event that runs hourly.  If a Repost Time Slot exists matching the day and hour that the event runs on, reposting will take place, depending on the Post Type settings and Repost Statuses that you’ve defined.

On some installations, users may prefer to change when this scheduled task runs – for example, when web site traffic is less than usual – or to disable the event to run it yourself.

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

Click on the Repost Settings tab, and tick the Disable Repost Cron option.

You’ll then have to either:

Both methods honor the Repost Schedule defined in the Plugin’s settings.