General 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 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