Posting to Facebook and Twitter

Kentico allows you to post to social media and see your posts within Kentico user interface. For posting, Kentico supports Facebook and Twitter.

Prerequisites

Before you can post to any of the supported social media:

  1. Create an App and register it in Kentico.
  2. Register a social media account (Facebook page or Twitter channel).

Posting to Facebook

  1. Open the Facebook Kentico application.
  2. On the Posts tab, click New post.
  3. Select a Facebook page you want to post to.
    • If there are no pages to choose from, register one first on the Pages tab.
  4. Select a URL shortener.
  5. Write the post text.
  6. (Optional) Enter a Publishing time to schedule the publishing of the post for a later time.
  7. Click Save.

The system publishes your post to the selected page. If you chose to publish the post later, you can edit () the post before the system publishes it.

To check if your post was published, view the list of posts. The list shows the publishing time next to each post.

Kentico allows you to analyze the impact of your posts and success of your Facebook page. See Viewing Facebook insights.

Posting to Twitter

  1. Open the Twitter Kentico application.
  2. On the Tweets tab, click New tweet.
  3. Select a Twitter channel you want to tweet to.
    • If there are no channels to choose from, register one first on the Channels tab.
  4. Select a URL shortener.
  5. Write the tweet text.
  6. (Optional) Enter a Publishing time to schedule the publishing of the tweet for a later time.
  7. Click Save.

The system publishes your tweet to the selected page. If you chose to publish the tweet later, you can edit () the tweet before the system publishes it.

To check if your tweet was published, view the list of tweets. The list shows the publishing time next to each tweet.

Kentico allows you to analyze the impact of your tweets and success of your account. See Viewing Twitter analytics.

Changing existing social media posts

You cannot edit existing posts or tweets from within Kentico once they have been published. If a post or tweet hasn't been published yet, you can edit () it from the list of posts or tweets.

To delete a post or tweet, view the list of posts or tweets and click Delete () next to the item that you want to delete. This action deletes both the record in Kentico and the post on the particular social media.

Required permissions for posting to Facebook and Twitter

To post to social media from Kentico, an administrator must give you permissions for the Social media module. You need either Modify or Modify posts.

Advanced configuration of post scheduling

If you schedule a post for later publishing, the system creates a scheduled task for the post. By default, the scheduler in Kentico executes tasks when a user makes a request to the application. Periods of inactivity on the website and in the administration interface will cause posts to be published later than scheduled, i.e. when someone requests a page in the system or on the website.

To solve this issue, and increase the performance of the system at the same time, use the external scheduler service, which runs independently of the main Kentico web application, or use automatic scheduler mode.

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Related pages
  1. Connecting Kentico to social media
  2. Adding social media accounts 
  3.  Posting to Facebook and Twitter