How to use Auto Post with Queues
AUTO POST with QUEUES
With this feature, you can create a group of posts, and automate posting them to your different social media profiles in a daily or weekly basis.
Auto Post with Queues can be found under Publishing Tab, on the left hand side of your dashboard.
Click on + ADD QUEUE to create a queue
STEP 1: Add New Queue
A new page will open for you to set different preferences or options for the New Queue, New Post, and Profile Schedule. (Each steps will be marked as checked once completed)
Under Add New Queue, there are 4 options you have to fill out and complete.
Queue Name - this function will indicate the name of the Queue.
Queue Color - this function will allow you to select the preferred color for the Queue.
Select social network to associate with this queue - this function will allow you to choose which social media type you are going to use the queue for.
Select Queue Type - this function will give you an option to select the type of your Queue.
There are 3 types of Queue.
a. Recycle Queue - Posts in this queue will be recycled forever. Once reaching the end of the queue, the queue will start over.
b. One Time Queue - Posts in this queue will be published once and deleted after publishing. Limited to ONE Profile, account or page. (If this option is selected you can choose to select "Send
email when one time queue is empty or "Turn off queue when one time queue is empty" or choose both by clicking the checkbox)
c. End-Date Queue - Posts in this queue will be recycled until selected end-date.
Example: If you select January 31, it will publish posts from this queue up to January 30.
FYI. You can only create a queue for a certain social media channel. If you create a queue for Facebook, it can only post to Facebook pages, or Facebook Groups. If you create a queue for Instagram, it can only post to Instagram profiles.
Once done, just click the Save & Continue button to proceed to the next step.
STEP 2: Add New Post
This step is where you can create and add posts to Queue.
There are 2 options you can choose either Create posts or Bulk upload posts.
Create posts is selected by default. Click the Bulk upload posts tab if you want to switch to bulk upload posts.
Create & Add Posts to Queue Editor is where you can create your post's content.
Once done, click the 'Save to Queue' button to save the post in queue or More Options tab to add the post to approval list.
Bulk Upload Posts will give you an option to upload posts in CSV and Excel format, from Approval list and create a posts from your folder with images, URL and RSS url.
You may choose which type of file you want to upload and then click the Upload button to upload the file. You will see a list of content that you can choose from the file that you have uploaded. You can select the post you want to add on your queue by clicking the checkbox. Click the 'Save to Queue' button to add the selected posts in queue.
You will see on the right part of the page the posts you have added in the Queue. 'Posts in Queue:' will tell you the total number of posts in Queue. You can also edit, edit tag post, change post position, share post, preview post or delete the post by clicking the ellipsis button.
Once done, just click the Save & Continue button to proceed to the next step.
STEP 3: Add Profile Schedule
This section will allow you to assign a profile and add a scheduled times for the Queue.
Clicking the '+ Add Profile Schedule' button will give you an option to select a profile and add a scheduled times for each day.
Choose a profile by clicking the Profile tab. Take note that you can only select 1 profile for each schedule. You have to click the '+ Add Profile Schedule' button again to add a scheduled time to other profile. (the type of social media profiles to be available is based on the type of social media you have selected when you added the new queue)
Under the week tab, you will see the days of the week, from Monday to Sunday. You can add a scheduled times for each day by clicking the Day and then 'Add' button.
You can configure the time on each day by clicking the day and then the dropdown box that says (add time hh:mm). It will let you choose on how many times you want to publish the post in a day, depending on social media type you choose, from 1 to 12 times a day for IG and 1 to 48 times a day for FB or 1 to 96 times a day for Twitter.
For example, selecting 2 times a day and then clicking the 'add' button will give you an option to schedule a time twice on the selected day. You may also copy the scheduled times of a specific day to all the days of the week by clicking the day and then "Copy Monday (Depends on which day you selected) to all days" or click the "Delete all time for Monday (Depends on which day you selected)" if you want to exclude a specific day for posting.
You will also know if there is a schedule on a specific day of the week if the Day is highlighted in grey.
Once done, just click the Save button to save the Profile schedule.
STEP 4: TURN ON AUTO PUBLISHING FOR THE QUEUE
Click the switch icon beside the (Enable Auto Publishing for this queue) to enable the auto publishing and then click save. This means that all posts from this queue will now start to publish to the set profiles and schedules. You can disable this Auto Publishing for this queue feature by clicking again the switch icon.
You can also select to enable or disable all the available queues you have previously or currently created by going to your Auto post with queues page. To go back, please click the Back to Auto Post Queues button or select the Publishing tab and choose Auto Post with Queues . Once you are on the Auto Post with Queues page, you can click the switch icon to enable or disable the queue for publishing.
Copying posts from one queue to another queue or copying post from one queue to another brand
To copy a post from one queue to another brand, please select the queue that you want to copy to other brand(s) from My queues page(left side) and then select the 3 vertical dot option from the Queue page(right side). After that, you may select the Copy queue to brand(s) to copy.
To copy a post from one queue to another queue, click the 3 vertical dot option beside the post and then select the Add post to Queue.
-And then a new post editor queue page will open to let you edit the post. You may reassign the post to another queue by clicking the Select Queues tab which will allow you to select the current queue you have. Please click the Save button once done.
Add posts from the calendar, drafts, approval list, monitoring feeds or live feeds to an existing queue
Click the 3 dot vertical option beside the post, and then click ADD TO QUEUE, then the post editor queue page will be open for you to assigned the selected post to any of the available queue and or edit the post then click the Save button once done.
FROM SUGGESTED CONTENT FEEDS
Visual overview of how posts from a queue are all scheduled
Click CALENDAR under Auto Post with Queues
You also have the option to drag and drop schedules to change them.
Re-arrange posts in a queue list
Just hover your mouse over the post. On the left side of the post, just drag the icon to transfer the post's position.
You can also randomly shuffle a queue
You can check which profiles are getting posts from a queue
Knowing which post is next to publish
To check publishing arrangement or schedule for each profile, just click on the profile on top of the queue
As you can see from the example below, there are two profiles getting posts from this queue, but they publish them on a different set of schedule.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach us. Our Support Team is available 24/7 to assist you.
The eclincher Support Team
Updated on: 19/07/2022