This Article showcases a nifty plugin that automatically sends links to older posts to your Twitter account from your WordPress website. Aimed at generating more traffic for your website and to help aid in the process of gaining popularity on Twitter, Tweet Old Post will send out tweets to old posts from your WordPress website.
Tweet Old Posts randomly picks your older post based on the interval specified by you. The primary function of this plugin is to promote older blog posts by tweeting about them and getting more traffic. Developed by Ajay Matharu this plugin can be downloaded from his website or the WordPress Plugin Repository.
There are mixed feelings about using a plugin like this one. Many people think that using automated tweet functions are lame but we think that when something can help simplify a manual process it is better than doing it yourself, except maybe flying. If we had wings, we’d be flying all over the place rather than taking a plane!
At Bowe we love to help people out as much as possible and many of our older posts are still valuable resources and so we use this plugin to keep our readers engaged while trying to attract new readers at the same time.
This plugin allows you to use URL shortening services such as bitly and tinyurl. You can implement time intervals for your tweets and also add text either to the beginning of the tweet or the end. This may seem repetitive after a while, but it is good to add something personal to your tweet rather than just a link. Tweet Old Post also allows you to exclude categories from being tweeted which is a handy feature!
The only down side we can see at this time is that in Twitter, within the specific tweets this plugin sends out it displays a Title and Link to Tweet Old Post in the expansion area. It would be nice if this was set-up so that it said your own personal website or something else you assign to it. Supposedly this is to be included in an upcoming update which will have a paid option for this feature. Hopefully it won’t be a hefty fee!
This plugin is super cool to use and very easy to install and set-up. We recommend you check it out!
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