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    Prestashop Multi-Social Posts

    With the ever-increasing use of various social media channels, the way of advertisements is also changing. In the past decade only, the number of users on social media channels has increased significantly. This is not only making merchants adopt new strategies of advertisements but also allowing them to promote their products through these ads. Keeping in mind the fact that it may become hectic to post about products on multiple websites one by one. We bring you the Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module. It offers the possibility to post on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Tumblr.

    This module will help you to schedule your posts for various websites. You can also publish these posts on all the websites in one go. This will help you to promote your products & spread the word across millions of users available on these social media websites.

    It’s a very well known fact on which you, I or anyone else, would easily agree. Nowadays, posts on social media websites tend to attract us more than ever. And, we do wish to follow the link of the post to find out more about the product or services. This is true with most of the users out there. Hence, providing the product link not only facilitates in sales of the product but easily lands the user from a social media website to yours. And, this is not what we anticipate from the various method of advertisements which we adopt for the promotion of products or the store.

    Features of the Prestashop Multi-Social Posts Module

    • Post to various social media websites in one go.
    • Create a social media post for the product.
    • Either save the post as a draft or publish it instantly.
    • Schedule a post to publish on the selected time and date.
    • Allow or restrict the description of the product in the post.
    • Allow or restrict the image of the product in the post.
    • Enable or disable the option to consider the post as successful only if it was posted across all the websites.
    • Customize the description, image & product link of the post.
    • Select the social media websites to publish the post on them.
    • The calendar shows all the successful and failed posts on a particular date.
    • View all the drafts of social media posts under ‘drafts’ section.

    How to install the Prestashop Multi-Social Posts Module

    • Go to Module Manager in Back office and click on ‘upload a module’.
    • Now, Drag and drop the module file or select the file from the system.
    • In this way, the module installation will be successful.
    Click to upload Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module
    Drop or select Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module file
    Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module installed on prestashop

    How to get the API keys

    Facebook

    To get the API keys admin should have an account on Facebook developer site. Admin needs to create a developer account on Facebook in order to add new apps to the account.

    Add App

    Enter Display Name and Contact Email Id to Add a New App.

    Add details(App)

    Go to Basic Settings. Now admin has access to App ID & App secret key to configure his/her module.

    app & Secret key

    Twitter

    To generate API key & API secret, go to twitter developer site.

    Go to apps section

    After logging in with your Twitter credentials, you will land on the ‘dashboard’. To create an app, you need to have a developer account on twitter. Submit the application form for the developer account for review. After the approval of the account, you can proceed to create a new app.

    create a new app

    Fill in the required details to create a new app.

    fill in the details of the app

    After the successful creation of a new app, you can see a new tab of ‘Keys and tokens’ on the page.

     go to keys & token section

    Under keys and tokens, you will find the API keys of the app. To generate access token click on the generate button available in access token part.

    Access API keys

    After clicking on the ‘generate token’ button, access token and access token secret will be generated.

    generate access tokens

    Pinterest

    To generate the API keys, go to Pinterest developers website. After that go to ‘apps’ section to create a new app.

    Go to apps section on pinterest

    Fill in the required details and the purpose to create a new app.

    create a new app

    After you submit the application for new app, it goes under review.

    App is in pending stage

    After the approval of your app, you can click on the app icon to access API keys.

    App is now approved

    There it is! After clicking on the app icon, you can find the API keys.

    Access API keys

    Tumblr

    To generate API keys for Tumblr, go to tumblr API web document link. After that go to the ‘What you need’ section. There you will find a link to register a new app. Click on that link and you will land on the following page. Now, click on ‘Register Application’ to proceed further.

    Register an application on tumblr

    Fill in the required details about the app and click on the ‘register’ button.

    Fill in the detail of an app

    After submission of the form, you may find the API keys below the name of application.

    Access API key

    You also need to click on ‘Show secret key’ to view secret key of the application.

    View secret key

    By following the way explained above, you can access API keys for all the websites.

    How to configure the Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module

    The configuration setting of the module consists of 5 tabs. Here you can choose to allow or restrict the images and descriptions in social media posts. Another option here allows you to enable or disable the marking of status as successful only if the post was shared across all the websites.

    Configure Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module

    The next 4 sections only consists of forms to fill API keys. In all those sections, you can fill the API keys obtained from their respective websites.

    Facebook

    For Facebook, you can also force refresh the token if it is expired.

    Enter API keys of facebook

    Twitter

    Enter the API credential that you obtained from the website in order to proceed.

    Enter API keys of twitter

    Pinterest

    The link for the developer website is given in the information box. Additionally, you can also follow the direct link to create an app. Just like Facebook, you can choose to force refresh the token if it is expired.

    You also need to copy-paste the redirect URL given on the page in app settings on Pinterest.

    Enter API keys of Pinterest

    Tumblr

    Just like Pinterest, you can follow the link given in the box to create developer account and an app. And, don’t forget to add the redirect URL in app settings of Tumblr.

    Enter API keys of Tumblr

    Workflow of the Prestashop Multi-Social Posts module

    After the successful installation, a new section to manage settings of the module is added on the dashboard.

    new tabs for prestashop multi social posts

    Calendar

    The calendar displays the info of the scheduled and successful posts. You can also click on any date to open the form for creating a post for that date.

    Apart from it, you can also create and schedule posts for a certain date range. To do so, click on the date and drag it through another date. After that, a form will open to create a post for the selected date range. And, you can schedule the post for a certain time to post it through all the dates on the selected time.

    View calendar

    You can also view published or scheduled posts for a particular date in the calendar itself.

    extra

    Add a new post

    Select a product to post its details on the websites. Either you can post it with default data or you can also customize the post.

    Add a new social media post

    In case, if you don’t want to schedule a post. Then you can choose to save it as draft or post it instantly.

    Save the social media post as draft

    You can find list of all the drafts under ‘Drafts’ section. Click on any draft to post or edit the details. You can also add new post if you want.

    View drafts of all social media posts

    To create a new post, just fill in the relevant details. And, voila! you are done.

    publish post instantly or save it as draft

    This was all about the workflow of the module.

    Posts on Social Websites

    In this particular section, I’ve only displayed posts on various websites. This is only to provide the idea that what info will be shared & how the product image will be displayed across different websites.

    Facebook

    Post on the Facebook

    Twitter

    Tweet on twitter

    Pinterest

    Pins on Pinterest

    Tumblr

    Blog on Tumblr

    This was all about Prestashop Multi-Social posts module. I hope this document will help you in checking the functionality of the module in a better way. And, do let us know about your views in comments.

    To know more about other social media modules developed by webkul, check the list at :
    https://store.webkul.com/PrestaShop-Extensions/Social-Media.html

    Support

    For any kind of technical assistance, just raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com and for any doubt contact us at [email protected]

    Current Product Version - 4.0.0

    Supported Framework Version - 1.7.x.x

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