Getting the most out of your Publisher

Getting the most out of your Publisher

Agorapulse publishes to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ — or all of them at once. You can also schedule and queue items to be published later.

You can build and schedule your Instagram posts from your desktop to be published later via your mobile device.

Your team can collaborate by setting up publishing workflows and create content drafts to be approved.

Open Agorapulse in another tab and follow along!


Publishing as one or multiple social profiles

You can schedule, queue or publish a post from anywhere in Agorapulse.



Create your message, and add an image or a link.


NOTE: Due to Instagram’s restrictions, it is not possible to schedule or publish a link within an Instagram post.


Links will auto populate with a default thumbnail image. You can remove or change the image by clicking the Custom Thumbnail “Upload” button.



Select which social profiles you’d like to use to publish this content. Go across channels if you want to. Your tweet on Twitter might also look great on LinkedIn — so publish your message to both social channels!



In the Getting Set Up With Agorapulse guide, we showed you how to group your social profiles into folders from the left hand sidebar…



…by dragging and dropping profiles into custom folders.



Each of these folders you create becomes a custom publishing group. That makes it easy to send one message to all the accounts in that group — if you want to, of course.



Once you’ve selected which profiles will publish this post, you can preview how your post will look on each network by clicking the network’s name.



Click “Switch to Edit Mode” further along the navigation bar to make changes for each network.



Edits made for one network won’t affect the others, so you can shorten your content for Twitter, lengthen it for LinkedIn or add hashtags for some networks but not others.



You can mention Facebook pages when editing this post for Facebook. Just type the @ symbol in your text and begin typing the Facebook page’s name.  Agorapulse will make suggestions as you type.



You can also mention Twitter accounts while editing this post for Twitter.



You can save this post as a draft to come back to or to have others approve before posting, scheduling, or queueing.



Click on the orange dropdown button and select “Schedule” to set this post to publish at a future date and time.



That orange dropdown button also gives you the option to publish immediately or add content to your profiles’ publishing queues.




Managing Queued and Scheduled Posts

A publishing queue allows you to pre-set publishing time slots for each day of the week so you don’t have to manually schedule each new post. New content added to your queue will automatically be published during the next available time slot.

You can build a queue for any profile by selecting that profile and the Publishing tab.



Then, select “Queue Settings” on the right hand navigation bar.



From here, you can choose which times of day you want queued content to be published on each day of the week (for this profile only).



This is also where you’ll check your publishing timezone. Each profile can only have one publishing timezone, so if you’re an International team like we are, the publishing timezone found in “Queue Settings” will be the same on this profile for all team members.


NOTE: Your personal timezone will affect your reports and may be different from each profile’s publishing timezone. To learn more about the difference between your personal timezone, and each profile’s publishing timezone, click here


You can review your queued content here. Drag and drop items to change their order within the queue.



Click on any queued or scheduled item to edit or delete it.



You may also assign it to another team member for approval with a customized note.


NOTE: Anyone on your team can create a draft to be approved by another team member. All content produced by team members with a Moderator role will be created as a draft for approval and will not be published until an Editor or Admin approves it. Editors and Admins can edit drafts before approving.


Queued Twitter items can be re-published up to 100 times.



Click on any queued tweet to edit.



Then click ON next to the re-queue option to select the number of times the queue will automatically publish this tweet.



Each time a re-queued tweet is published, it will automatically be added to the bottom of the queue to be published again.


Working with the Calendar

The calendar shows all your published, scheduled and queued posts and drafts. Hover over them to see their content. This works in the monthly or weekly view.




You can copy any scheduled item to another date. Click on the scheduled item, then hold down the shift key and drag it to another date on the calendar.

You can also move any scheduled item to another date. Click on the scheduled item, then drag it to another date on the calendar.



Team Publishing Workflows

Team publishing workflows allow you to collaborate with your teammates, clients or content coaches to build the best possible content calendar together.

Any team member can create a draft for review and assign the draft to another team member. Drafts will not be published unless they are approved. Drafts can also be edited.

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Drafts to be approved appear in yellow on the calendar.



Click any draft on the calendar or click the ‘To approve’ section directly above the calendar to see and edit drafts to be approved.



Team roles also help in creating efficient workflows.

Agorapulse Admins and Editors can queue, schedule and publish content without approval.

Agorapulse Moderators can create, queue and schedule drafts to be approved only.

Agorapulse Guests have no publishing abilities.

Agorapulse admins can manage team roles by clicking on their profile pics in the upper right hand corner, then selecting “Teams” from the drop down menu.



From here you can see each team member’s role. Admins can click the gear box to change any team member’s role, and click Invite to add more team members.




Publishing on the go with the Chrome Extension

You can access the Agorapulse publisher from anywhere on the web. If you add the Agorapulse Chrome Extension to your browser, you can easily grab content while browsing and publish, schedule, or queue it to multiple networks.



Click the Chrome Extension on your browser while surfing to grab snippets, full posts or articles to share on multiple social networks.



The Chrome Extension also appears on every social media post in your feed.



This way, you can share social content to multiple networks quickly and get back to what you’re doing.




You can download the Chrome Extension here



Scheduling to Instagram

Agorapulse makes it easy to build and schedule your Instagram posts from a laptop or desktop device. Due to Instagram’s restrictions, you’ll still need to publish Instagram posts from a mobile device via your Instagram app, so we’ll provide you with push notifications that make publishing your scheduled Instagram content easy.

You’ll need the Agorapulse mobile app
For iOS
For Android

Then click here to learn how you can build, schedule and publish content to Instagram via Agorapulse’s tools.

The video below walks through everything you can accomplish with your new social publisher in 2 minutes.

The next guide is a quick read and will walk you through everything you can accomplish with your new reporting tools.