Advanced Settings

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

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


WordPress to Buffer Pro: Settings: Authentication Screen

To authorize the Plugin to post to Hootsuite, please refer to the Authentication Documentation.

To deauthorize the Plugin, meaning that it will no longer be able to post to Hootsuite, click the Deauthorize Plugin button.

General Settings

WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Settings: General Settings

Use WP Cron

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If enabled, status updates will be scheduled for sending to Hootsuite 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 Hootsuite. 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 Hootsuite Pro will display its jobs with the Hook Name wp_to_hootsuite_pro_publish_cron

Enable Logging

If enabled, each Post will display Log information detailing what information was sent to Hootsuite, and the response received. As this dataset can be quite large, we only recommend this be enabled when troubleshooting issues.
WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Logging

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 Hootsuite Pro meta box:

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

To define the default option:

  1. Click the General Settings tab,
  2. Choose from the applicable option in the Disable URL Shortening? option.

User Access

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WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Settings: User Access

Clicking on the User Access tab, and ticking the Enable Specific Profiles checkbox, will present additional options to choose which of the social media profiles connected to your Hootsuite account are available for use on your WordPress installation, for each WordPress User Role.

This is useful if, for example, you have several brands / businesses’ social media accounts connected to your Hootsuite account, but only want one specific brand / business to be used on the relevant WordPress web site.

For Hootsuite accounts with 10+ profiles connected to it, we always recommend using this option for performance (unless you truly will be publishing to every single social media profile connected to your Hootsuite account).

Custom Tags

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Settings: Custom Tags

If you have specific Custom Fields (whether ACF, Meta / Custom Fields, Yoast etc) which you use often, you can add them to the Insert Tag dropdown, to more easily insert Custom Field values into your status messages.

Refer to the Custom Fields Documentation for more information.