Revive Old Post: Auto-Share Your Published WordPress Blog Content

If you’ve got lots of great content on your blog from months or even years gone by that you think still offers value to your target audience and followers, then plugin we are looking at today gives you a hands-off way to promote those posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Revive Old Post (formerly Tweet Old Post) is a free plugin that automatically sends out messages to three of the biggest social networks in order to promote the content you’ve previously published on your blog.

By taking advantage of this plugin you can decide which posts should get promoted and when, as well as what information is automatically included in those social media posts. If all goes according to plan, you should notice that your followers are finding their way to more of your older content, increasing the amount of traffic your website receives.

Revive Old Post

How to Use Revive Old Post on Your Website

As the Revive Old Post plugin is free to use, it can be installed on your site directly from the WordPress plugin directory

To do so, log into your site’s admin area (http://yoursite.com/wp-login.php) and then navigate to Plugins > Add New using the sidebar menu.

From the Add Plugins screen, enter ‘Revive Old Post’ in the search field and then install the first item listed in the results.

Revive Old Post Add Plugin

Once the plugin has been installed and activated the settings can be accessed from the newly added sidebar menu item.

Setting Up the Revive Old Post Plugin

From the Reive Old Post settings page you can get started by adding your accounts for the supported social media networks that you want the plugin to auto-post to.

Revive Old Post Settings

The authorization process is very straightforward and only takes a few clicks. Once you’ve enabled at least one social network you can use the general settings to define how the plugin should go about promoting your old posts on your behalf.

Through the settings you can set the minimum interval between shares, enter the minimum age of a post for it to be eligible for sharing, and a few other options. You can also exclude posts in certain categories from being shared.

Revive Old Post Post Format

From the post format settings, you can decide what content to include in the tweets, and Facebook and LinkedIn posts. The options include just the post title, the body, or the contents of a custom field. You can also instruct the plugin to include categories and tags in the messages as hashtags.

From the other settings pages, you can select individual posts to exclude from being shared by the plugin. The plugin also gives you access to the logs, making it very easy to see which messages were sent out and when.

Now once a post on your WordPress blog meets the requirements you defined in the settings, it will be added to the queue and shared on the supported social networks your site is connected to.

If you want to be able to post to multiple accounts, have the ability to create a custom post schedule, and share custom post types, then the pro version includes those features and more.

Conclusion

Revive Old Post is another great social media plugin for WordPress that you can set and forget and leave to work in the background on your behalf.

By using this plugin you can breathe life back into old posts and bring them to the attention to your followers. As you get a good range of options for configuring how the plugin works, you can ensure that you don’t alienate your fans by bombarding them with social media posts.

If you have any questions about this plugin or WordPress in general, please share them in the comments below.

 

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  1. carrie dils
    carrie dils

    I just started using it this month and it’s fantastic! One consequence though: I’ve quickly learned about a few posts that needed an update… it wouldn’t hurt to do a review old content before hooking this up.

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    1. Joshua Strebel
      Joshua Strebel

      We have used this plugin for quite a while. the “Rewind:” Tweets from @pagely.

  2. Joe Fylan
    Joe Fylan

    Good point! Wouldn’t want to start promoting now incorrect content so yes, do give your old posts a once over.

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  3. Ionut
    Ionut

    Hey,

    Thank you for the review John!

    @Carrie @joshua I am glad to hear that you enjoy using the plugin, if you have any suggestion to make it better just let me know 🙂

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