General Settings

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

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

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Settings: General Settings Screen

Force Trailing Forwardslash

By default, WordPress to SocialPilot Pro will not include a trailing forwardslash at the end of the Post’s URL.  Whilst the link will be valid, some users prefer to force the trailing forwardslash to avoid 301 redirects in their analytics.

To enable a forwardslash, tick the Force Trailing Forwardslash? option.

Use WP Cron

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

Enable Logging

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

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