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Google is actively rolling out non-numeric “custom” URLs for it’s users and pages.


yes, we’ve got one too: http://google.com/+Nextscripts


This +NextScripts is not our page ID and it cannot be used in our API.


Here is how to get the numeric page ID:


1. Login to your account, go to “pages” and select your page.


2. You will see the front of your page with the new URL. Click “Manage this page” button.


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3. You will get to the dashboard and dashboard will show the numeric ID in the URL.


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Alternately you can just click “Manage this page” right from the pages selection.

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The long awaited version 2 has been released.


* New – Major release with a lot of new and improved features.

* New – Auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules – one-by-one from old to new, one-by-one from new to old, from specific dates, “older then N days and younger then X days”.

* New – Add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules (like “two posts per hour”)

* New – Select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images

* New – Custom URL for posts

* New – Reset all Settings for existing posts.

* New – Extended debug info.

* New – Ability to send errors by email.

* New – New Option – How to handle spaces in hashtags.

* Improvement – Comments import has been completely redone. Disqus and usernames should be correct now.

* Improvement – Code was optimized for lighter footprint

* New – App.net Support

* New – Reddit Support

* New – Deviantart Support



More about New Features.


Schedule auto-posts for the specific time


You can set a specific time when the post will go to the configured social network. This feature expands the existing “delayed postings” functionality.


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Please see more info here: Schedule auto-posts for the specific time


Auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules (one-by-one, random, from specific days, etc..)


This is actually two features in one.

1. You can use it to import all your existing posts one by one on specific schedule.

2. You can use it to recycle your old posts by reposting them (randomly or one by one) to your social accounts.


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Please see more info and instructions here: Old Posts Auto-Reposting


Add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules (like “two posts per hour”)


This will be useful if you import RSS or other feeds to your site. Your posts are imported all at once, but will go social networks one by one with specified intervals.


How to make autoposts


Select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images


You can select what image to use for autoposting if your post has several.


Short video demo of auto-posting to Google+ with selected images. Video shows that image selection is working for both “Image Posts” and for thumbnails for “Text Posts with “attached” blogpost”



Custom URL for all networks and for each one individually.


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New Networks


App.net, Reddit and deviantart.com will be added.


Demos:

https://alpha.app.net/nextscripts

http://www.reddit.com/r/NextScripts/

http://nextscripts.deviantart.com/journal/




See us on the Facebook:




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Facebook recently has made a change to shared link thumbnail image size. The whole layout of the share has been changed as well. The big image is now located under the text, not in the left column.


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While this new layout yet to be transitioned to the regular API shares, there is a way to make this happen right now. Version 3 has an option to let Facebook decide the share info by itself using your OG tags and other info.


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If you check this option and your image is up to the specifications Facebook will make your share presented in the new layout. The recommended og:image size for this feature is 1200x627px, minimum is 560x292px.

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We have reached the point where we can offer SNAP Version 3 Beta to anyone. Product is already stable enough not to cause any major troubles. There will be no more new feature added, just some more bugfixes and then it will be released as “stable”.


First of all, thanks to all people who tested betas 1 – 6 and RC1 and provided us with valuable feedback. We made a lot of bug fixes and made some functionality changes based on your suggestions.


Now, you can take V3 Release Candidate 2 for testing. Please go to the SNAP V3 Beta download page.


New Features


New “Free” and “Pro” Features

- Auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules – one-by-one from old to new, one-by-one from new to old, from specific dates, “older then N days and younger then X days”.

- Add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules (like “two posts per hour”)

- Select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images

- App.net Support

- Custom URL for posts


“Pro” only Features.

- Schedule auto-post for the specific time

- Auto-repost existing random posts from from specific dates or “older then N days and younger then X days”.

- Limit random or one-by-one auto-reposting for specific days of the week and times. (like Monday-Friday from 8AM to 7PM Only)

- Reddit Support

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The new version 2.7.18 has been released.


It contains several improvements and fixes for recent changes in various social networks. Comments import issues and additional URL parameters issues has been fixed as well.


This will be the last 2.X.X release. Version 3 is almost ready.


Full list of changes since 2.7.14.



= 2.7.18 [09/04/2013] =


* Improvement/Bug Fix – Post to YouTube as Google+ page.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Smiles are now posted to Facebook correctly.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Support for VK.com phone verification.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Additional URL parameters will be working for attached links as well.

* Bug Fix – Twitter Error – “Cannot use object of type WP_Error as array”

* Bug Fix – Facebook and Twitter comments with “Auto Approve” unchecked.

* Bug Fix – “Call to undefined function nxs_wp_allow_comment” error.

* Bug Fix – Facebook “[ERROR] couldn’t open file”

* Bug Fix – invalid shortcodes with %ANNOUNCE% tag

* Bug Fix – Incorrect international character count for Twitter.


= 2.7.17 [07/27/2013] =


* Improvement – If Facebook page has activated “Comments Reply” – replies will be imported to WP as actual replies

* Bug Fix – Facebook comments import wasn’t working automatically.

* Bug Fix – Facebook and Twitter comments imports weren’t working if the comments are duplicates

* Bug Fix – Twitter comments import wasn’t working because of API V1 retirement.

* Bug Fix – Twitter user image/avatar wasn’t working because of API V1 retirement.

* Bug Fix – Delay for Days wasn’t saving it’s status “Edit post” page.

* Bug Fix – Delay for Days wasn’t saving it’s status “Edit post” page.

* Bug Fix – StumbleUpon NSFW checkbox wasn’t saving it’s status “Edit post” page.


= 2.7.16 [07/19/2013] =


* Bug Fix – StumbleUpon connection fix.

* Bug Fix – StumbleUpon NSFW checkbox wasn’t working from the “Edit post” page.


= 2.7.15 [06/12/2013] =


* Bug Fix – Some Twitter functionality were not working because of Twitter V1 API retirement on June 11, 2013.

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Yes, we do aware that Instagram is quickly becoming the next “Big thing”.


Instagram does not allow uploading from any other source then it’s own Phone App. We can hijack that, but they will find out and ban/disable/deactivate/suspend your account very quickly.


You can see their statemnt about third party uploading here: http://instagram.com/developer/endpoints/media/


At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:


- Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.

- We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it’s harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we’re working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.


Again, any upload that was not made from mobile phone is automatically considered as spam there and will lead to immediate suspension of your account.


We will add Instagram to SNAP as soon as they change this policy.

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We have some news.


1. Version 3 Beta 4 wasn’t as bad as Beta 3 in terms of new bugs and problems. Beta 5 will be available on Monday to all beta testers and then most probably Beta 6 will be public.


2. New Version 3 feature.


Due to many requests we have added the ability to share some different URL with autoposts.


You will be able to setup custom URL for all networks and for each one individually.


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3. We set a separate blog and social networks accounts for API updates announcements.


You can always see the latest release news here: http://www.nextscripts.com/updts/


Follow any of our special accounts to stay in touch with API releases, news and updates:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/NextScripts

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nextscripts

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/114111009058659350987/posts

RSS: http://www.nextscripts.com/updts/feed/

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While most of the plugin were written using new V1.1 Twitter API, one function were still partially dependent on old V1 API functionality. Twitter V1 API is now officially retired, so SNAP has stopped working for some people who were using that function.


We just released SNAP version 2.7.15. This version has all Twitter code updated to the latest V1.1 Twitter API and all functionality is working again as it suppose to.

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Schedule auto-posts for the specific time


You can set a specific time when the post will go to the configured social network. This feature expands the existing “delayed postings” functionality.


features-0001


Please see more info here: Schedule auto-posts for the specific time


Auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules (one-by-one, random, from specific days, etc..)


This is actually two features in one.

1. You can use it to import all your existing posts one by one on specific schedule.

2. You can use it to recycle your old posts by reposting them (randomly or one by one) to your social accounts.


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Please see more info and instructions here: Old Posts Auto-Reposting


Add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules (like “two posts per hour”)


This will be useful if you import RSS or other feeds to your site. Your posts are imported all at once, but will go social networks one by one with specified intervals.


How to make autoposts


Select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images


You can select what image to use for autoposting if your post has several.


Short video demo of auto-posting to Google+ with selected images. Video shows that image selection is working for both “Image Posts” and for thumbnails for “Text Posts with “attached” blogpost”



New Networks


App.net, Reddit and deviantart.com will be added.


Demos:

https://alpha.app.net/nextscripts

http://www.reddit.com/r/NextScripts/

http://nextscripts.deviantart.com/journal/


Release Date


Version 3 will be released once we finish beta testing and work out all bugs.


Beta number 4 will be sent out next week. We will be taking more people for it. If you recently requested to become a beta tester, you should get it. If not you can still request it here: http://www.nextscripts.com/version-3-beta/

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The new version 2.7.14 has been released.


It contains some improvements like support for Categories for  Google+ Community Pages, Facebook Secret Groups,  many bugfixes and new security model. This version adds an ability to skip the check for user privileges as well as an ability to allow users to autopost without seeing to changing any options. This change  makes a possibility to resolve the issues caused by previous security fix.


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Full list of changes.


= 2.7.14 [05/06/2013] =


* Improvement – Ability to setup custom text for LinkedIn attachments.

* Improvement – Ability to skip User Security Settings.

* Improvement – New User privilege – autopost without seeing options.

* Bug Fix – Google+ Community Pages category retrieval problems.


= 2.7.13 [04/30/2013] =


* New – Google+ Community Pages – now you can select which category to post.

* Improvement – Compatibility with Facebook’s “July 2013 Breaking Changes”. It’s now safe to enable them for your apps.

* Bug Fix – Incorrect “User ID XXXXX can’t autopost” error.


= 2.7.12 [04/29/2013] =


* Bug Fix – [Critical] Broken scheduled and automated posts


= 2.7.11 [04/26/2013] =


* Bug Fix – [Critical] Twitter lost formatting for posts


= 2.7.10 [04/25/2013] =


* New – Support for Facebook Secret Groups

* Improvement – Import Button is available even if no networks configured.

* Improvement – “Include/Exclude WordPress Pages and Custom Post Types” is now a list of checkboxes.

* Bug Fix – Google+ Community Postings

* Bug Fix – Unselected user types were still be able to autopost from front end.

* Bug Fix – Facebook “Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie – headers already sent by …”.

* Bug Fix – Facebook sometimes dies silently without reporting an error.


= 2.7.9 [04/11/2013] =


* Bug Fix – Auto-Importing Facebook comments was broken in some cases

* Bug Fix – Twitter “Attention required. Unfinished setup” message even if setup is finished

* Bug Fix – Twitter error “The text of your tweet is too long” – Thanks to Twitter’s “minus another character from image post” update

* Bug Fix – Several small/cosmetic bug fixes


= 2.7.8 [03/27/2013] =


* Bug Fix – [Critical] URLS and images were missing from the Twitter posts

* Bug Fix – Disqus comments import – missing thread ID.


= 2.7.6 [03/25/2013] =


* Bug Fix – ob_start() [ref.outcontrol]: Cannot use output buffering in output buffering display handlers.

* Bug Fix – Plugin were breaking AJAX Calls sometimes.

* Bug Fix – Twitter – %TAGS% broken for non unicode environments

* Bug Fix – Incorrect “Skipped Category” for non-human posts.


= 2.7.5 [03/23/2013] =


* Change. – gd.is is blocked by Twitter, goog.gl is a new default.

* New – Comments imported from Facebook and Twitter will come with applicabale Facebook and Twitter userpics.

* New – Comments imported from Facebook and Twitter will be imported to Disqus as well.(if Disqus is installed and activated)

* Improvement – Videos will be found even if coming from shortcodes.

* Bug Fix – Twitter – Incorrect character count not non-english messages.

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Note: This is upcoming version 3 functionality. It’s not available in the current 2.x.x version.


New field on “New Post”/”Edit Post” page – “Image(s) to use”.


Default is “Auto” which make plugin select image automatically. Plugin will take featured image from the post. If there is no featured image it will take the first image from the post body. If your post body has no images it will take the specified default image.


Uncheck “Auto” and plugin will show the grid of images from your current post. You can select the image that will be autoposted to your account.


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Version 3 is coming soon, you can request to become an early beta-tester here

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Many people mentioned in the comments to the previous post, that Reddit allows you to post your own links to your own subreddits.


Well, we have heard you and the next version of the SNAP will support autoposting to Reddit.


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You can check out our subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/NextScripts/

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We are getting a lot of requests to add Digg and Reddit to our list of supported networks.


1. Digg. As you may notice old Digg (that allowed anyone to share links) is not here anymore. New Digg it still undergoing development and has no API and no way to submit new links using their own accounts. They don’t even allow their accounts to be created yet. We are monitoring the development, and we may consider adding it as soon as their system allow it in any way.


2. Reddit. Technically we can add reddit, but it’s basically useless. Reddit does not allow you to post your own links (and they force this policy):


http://www.reddit.com/wiki/faq


What constitutes spam?


If your contribution to reddit consists mostly of submitting links to a site(s) that you own or otherwise benefit from in some way, and additionally if you do not participate in discussion, or reply to peoples questions, regardless of how many upvotes your submissions get, you are a spammer. *****If over 10% of your submissions are your own site/content, you’re almost certainly a spammer.*****

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We are going into the “all hands” development mode starting tomorrow an going till the Apr 15. We will be making version 3.0. We want to reinvent the SNAP for the third time and make it faster, simpler and more efficient. We will also add a lot of cool features in a process.


Some of the features we are considering:


Ability to scheduled auto-posts for the specific time.

Ability to add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules.

Ability to auto-post already existing posts

Ability to auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules (one-by-one, random, from specific days, etc..)

Ability to make multi-image posts to Facebook and Google+

Ability to select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images

Support for each user to be able to setup and autopost to his/her own accounts


Important notice: We will concentrate on development and we will be much less available for support during this time. The current version 2.7.8 is very stable, has been thoroughly tested and has no major bugs. 85% of support tickets we are getting now are already answered in the FAQ. Please check the FAQ page, installation instructions, “Pro” update instructions and contact us only if you don;t find the answer there. Although response time will be much longer then usual.

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Twitter has blocked the whole gd.is URL Shortener. Please switch to some other URL shortener until that resolved. You can also upgrade to version 2.7.5 it has goo.gl as new default URL Shortener

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You can set a delay for autoposting to each network. Delay is counted from the time post goes live. Delay can be set in the settings for each network.


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** This feature available in the “Pro” version only

** Added in version 2.3.5

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You can use {|} structure to spin messages.


You can do something simple:


New {post|article|blogpost} (%TITLE%) has been published


You can include template tags inside {}


{Look at my new post - %TITLE%|I just blogged at NextScripts - %TITLE%}


You can even do some complicated things and nest spinning structures.


{New {post|article|blogpost} (%TITLE%) has been published on NextScripts|Look at my new {post|article|blogpost} - %TITLE%|I just blogged at NextScripts - %TITLE%}


 


See more SNAP Features:


Assign categories to each Social Network
Auto-import comments from Facebook as WordPress Comments
Auto-import replies and mentions from and Twitter as WordPress Comments,
URL Shorteners: gd.is, bit.ly, goo.gl, YOURLS and built in WordPress URL Shortener
Export/Import Plugin settings
See direct links to the published posts from the "Edit" page
"Image" posts for Facebook, Google+, Vkontakte and Twitter
Ability to "Spin" message post templates
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Google recently changed Google+ design a little bit and as part of it the “Page” icon has been removed from the business pages. While now profiles and business pages look almost exactly the same, there is still a way to tell the difference.


Please look at the top right corner under the cover image. If you see “Start a hangout” icon you are on the profile, if you see “Share this page” icon you are on the business page.


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The new version 2.7.4 has been released.


It contain very important fix resolving the “Duplicate Posts” problem. Please install this upgrade if you are getting duplicates or if you missing some posts.

Release also adds support for use of featured images from Yet Another Photoblog (YAPB) plugin. Several other bugs have been fixed as well.


Full list of changes.


= 2.7.4 [03/12/2013] =


* New – Support for images from Yet Another Photoblog(YAPB) Plugin.

* Improvement – Pinterest will recognize entered price.

* Improvement – VK – video attachments. (Pro Only)

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Changed/Improved the way of finding images in posts

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Title template for LinkedIn Groups

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Perfomance and Duplicate handling improvements

* Bug Fix – Duplicate posts issue.

* Bug Fix – Sometimes “Individual Category Selection” checkboxes were ignored

* Bug Fix – Broken VK Image posts.

* Bug Fix – Twitter Error – in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array


= 2.7.3 [03/06/2013] =


* New – New network “YouTube” (Comes with Google+ API Only)

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Better Duplicate handling.

* Bug Fix – vk.com “Access Denied” errors

* Bug Fix – Blogger removing some letters from the posts

* Bug Fix – %HTAGS% tag was not working for some networks

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The new version 2.7.2 has been released. It has better settings page interface, FriendFeed support, ability “Spin” message post templates, support for goo.gl and YOURLS URL shorteners and many other improvements and bug fixes.


Main Improvements:


New network: “FriendFeed”.

Ability to “Spin” message post templates.

New template tag %ANNOUNCE% Inserts the text till the <!–more–> tag or first N words of the post.

New Pinterest interface support.

New Twitter length of the URLs is now supported.

Includes post tags with tags for LiveJournal/Dreamwidth.

Woocommerce product tags supported for %TAGS% and %HTAGS%.

Ability to use “Custom Fields” %CF-CustomFieldName% in autoposter message templates.

Support for YOURLS URL Shortener.

Support for goo.gl URL Shortener.

Better interface for “Settings” tab.


Full list of changes.


= 2.7.2 [02/28/2013] =


* Improvement/Bug Fix – New Pinterest interface suppport.

* Improvement – Post with tags for LiveJournal/Dreamwidth

* Improvement – WordPress to WordPress posts will include “Excerpt” as well.

* Bug fix – WPMU – Accounts loosing selected mode.

* Bug fix – Twitter – “Your Message is too long” problem caused by Twitter increasing URL length from 20 to 22 characters.

* Bug fix – LinkedIn – Posts were not attaching when posting to LinkedIn Groups.

* Bug fix – Incorrect skipping of individual categories selection for automated (non-human) posts


= 2.7.1 [02/26/2013] =


* New – New network “FriendFeed”

* Improvement – Indicators that some networks have excluded categories.

* Improvement – Woocommerce product tags supported for %TAGS% and %HTAGS%.

* Bug fix – Broken checkboxes in “Post Edit”

* Bug fix – Tumblr Post URLs

* Bug fix – Broken %ANNOUNCE% tag

* Bug fix – Blogger line breaks.

* Bug fix – Some issues potentialy causing duplicates.

* Bug fix – Blogger line breaks.

* Bug fix – Warning: _() expects exactly 1 fixed

* Bug fix – vk.com connection error


= 2.7.0 [02/23/2013] =


* New – Ability to auto-import “Replies” and “Mentions” from Twitter and post them as WP Comments

* New – Ability to use “Custom Fields” %CF-CustomFieldName% in autoposter message templates.

* New – New template tag %ANNOUNCE% Inserts the text till the <!–more–> tag or first N words of the post.

* New – Ability to “Spin” message post templates.

* New – Support for YOURLS URL Shortener.

* New – Support for goo.gl URL Shortener.

* Improvement – Better interface for “Settings” tab

* Improvement – Tumblr include categories as tags

* Improvement – More clear and understandable log

* Improvement – All “Message Format” fields are now multirow fields.

* Improvement – no _ in hashtags anymore

* Improvement – Featured image custom field could be an array

* Improvement/Bug Fix – additional protection against magic quotes.

* Bug fix – Stumbleupon category selection.

* Bug fix – Twitter characters limit when %TEXT% is used.

* Bug fix – Autoposting stability improvements.

* Bug fix – Featured image location in custom field.

* Bug fix – International characters for Blogger (Free API).

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