Authentication Settings / Quick Start

These steps apply if you’re using either Free or Pro versions of the Plugin.  You won’t need do these again if you are upgrading from Free to Pro.

Register a SocialPilot Account

If you don’t yet have a SocialPilot account, you’ll need to register for a free SocialPilot account here.

Connect Plugin to SocialPilot

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

  1. In the WordPress Administration interface, click on WP to SocialPilot Pro > Settings
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Settings Menu
  2. Next, enter your SocialPilot Username (Email Address) and Password, and click the Authenticate with SocialPilot button.
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Authenticate
  3. If the process was successful, confirmation will be displayed on screen
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Authenticated Notification
Account credentials should never be entered into any WordPress Plugin. Frustratingly, SocialPilot’s API does not permit any other way to authenticate with their service and receive an Access Token, which a Plugin then uses to act on your behalf for scheduling statuses etc.  We never store or log your email address or password.

Connect Social Media Accounts to SocialPilot

If you’ve already used SocialPilot with your social media accounts, you can skip this step.

If your SocialPilot account does not have any of your social media profiles connected to it (for example, you’ve just registered an account with Hootsuite), you might be prompted to connect your social media accounts to SocialPilot:
WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Connect Profiles

This is required, so that WordPress to SocialPilot Pro can then let you choose which social media accounts to send your status messages to.

  1. Click the Connect Profiles button
  2. Follow the on screen steps on SocialPilot to connect your social media accounts.  You can also perform this step directly at
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Connect Profiles on SocialPilot
  3. Once complete, refresh the Plugin screen, and you’ll see the connected social media accounts listed:
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Connected Profiles

You’ll see a notice at the top of the screen, stating that at least one social media profile must be enabled.  Continue reading for the next steps.

Enable Social Media Accounts

Finally, WordPress to SocialPilot Pro needs to be configured to tell it which social media profile(s) to send statuses to via SocialPilot.

  1. Click each social media profile in the left hand list of tabs that you want to post to:
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Profiles List
  2. Tick the Account Enabled option
    WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Account Enabled
  3. Click the Save button

The warning message should disappear, and a green tick appear on the Posts tab, telling us that the Plugin has been successfully configured to send your WordPress Posts to the selected social media profiles via SocialPilot when you publish a WordPress Post:
WordPress to SocialPilot Pro: Account Enabled Result

For an in depth guide to configuring statuses, including how to configure different Post Types, actions and conditions, refer to the Status Settings Documentation.