Authentication Settings

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Before using WordPress to Hootsuite Pro, you’ll need to authenticate your WordPress to Hootsuite Pro installation to use your Hootsuite account.  This ensures that WordPress to Hootsuite Pro can send status updates to Hootsuite when Posts are published, updated, reposted or bulk published, based on the Plugin’s settings.

Free Plugin user?  These same steps apply, only the Plugin will be named WP to Hootsuite in the WordPress Admin Menu.
If you’re upgrading from the Free version, you won’t need to re-authenticate – so don’t worry if you don’t see the Authorize Plugin button.

Authorize Plugin

  1. In the WordPress Administration interface, click on WP to Hootsuite Pro > Settings
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Settings Menu
  2. On the Authentication tab, click the Authorize Plugin button.
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Authentication
  3. Enter your Hootsuite username / email address and password, and click Sign In
    WordPress to Hootsuite: Authorization: Sign In
  4. On the next screen, click Allow.  This permits our Plugin to send status(es) to Hootsuite, and fetch the social media profiles that you have connected.
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Authorization: Allow
  5. If the process was successful, confirmation will be displayed on screen
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Authentication: Confirmation Message
    The settings interface will also change, confirming that the Plugin is authorized to post updates to your Hootsuite account.
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Authentication: Updated UI

Deauthorize Plugin

To deauthorize the Plugin from Hootsuite:

  • In the WordPress Administration interface, click on WP to Hootsuite Pro > Settings
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Settings Menu
  • On the Authentication tab, click the Deauthorize Plugin button.
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Authentication: Updated UI

Reauthorize Plugin

To reauthorize the Plugin with Hootsuite, refer to the instructions at the start of this document.