How to use Bulk Upload feature (Calendar, Drafts, Post Approval, Auto Post with Queues)
How to Use The Bulk Upload Feature
This article will show you how to use the different options in the Bulk Upload
The bulk upload feature can upload up to 100 posts in maximum.
The bulk upload feature can accommodate different scenarios:
From a CSV / XLSX File:
Bulk Upload Posts (Scheduled posts) - posts will go directly to scheduling
Bulk Upload Posts (Draft Posts) - posts will go to your Draft Folder
Bulk Upload Posts (Approval List) - posts will go to your Approval List
Bulk Upload to Approval List (Auto Post with Queues)
Bulk Upload to Queue - copy and add scraped images/video from URL - his will automatically scrape a preview image from the URL that is included in your post
Bulk Upload to Queue - copy post as is - this will strictly only upload the text. If there is a URL included in the text, no image preview will be scraped from the URL
Bulk Upload Approval List - Queue posts in bulk
From a Folder:
Bulk Upload to Queue - Select a folder with images - creating posts for each image
Bulk Upload to Queue - Select a folder with images - creating posts for each image, including file name
When Bulk Uploading images from a Folder, the upload sequence will be in alphabetical order based on each image's filename.
From an RSS Feed:
Bulk Upload to Queue - enter URL to create new post
Bulk Upload to Queue - enter RSS URL to create new posts
The Bulk Upload feature can be accessed from the top right area of your Publishing Page.
From Publishing & Scheduling > Upload Posts, you can bulk upload posts to your: Scheduled posts (Calendar), Drafts Posts and Approval List.
or under Auto Post with Queues:
HOW TO USE THE BULK UPLOAD FEATURE
Once the Bulk Upload window opens, you can select different scenarios on how to start your Bulk Upload depending on where you clicked the Bulk Upload option;
BULK UPLOAD FROM A CSV / XLSX
There are 2 formats for Bulk Upload to CSV / XLSX
CSV / XLSX Bulk Upload to Calendar/Drafts/Approval List
Column A: Enter one of more scheduled time. Use the following time format: yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm am;
Column B: Add post to content to each cell. Each cell contains one post
Column C: Paste a link of an image to each cell. Use any link with public view permissions
Column D: Add a brand name - only applicable to agency plan
Column E: Add one social media channel from the following list: Facebook, instagrambusiness, googlemybusiness, linkedin, youtube, twitter, pinterest
Column F: Add exact profile name
Column G: If Facebook channel is selected, add the group name
Column H: If you have multiple profiles with the same name, you need to add the address (to identify to which profile we are going to publish this post)
Column I: Applicable only for Google My Business profile - add call to action from the following options: BOOK, ORDER, SHOP, LEARN_MORE, SIGN_UP, CALL
Column J: Applicable only for Google My Business profile - add a call to action URL
CSV / XLSX Bulk Upload to a Queue
For this type of Bulk Upload, it is important that when you create the sheet, all cells must be formatted as TEXT, most especially the schedule. If not, the Bulk Upload Feature may not be able to read some of the data.
If you plan to add an image URL to COLUMN C (Only applies to Bulk Upload to Calendar/Drafts/Approval), this is how to get the image URL, you must get the RAW image URL:
Open the web page where the image is located -> Right-Click on the image and open it in a new tab.
Copy the raw image URL on top, and paste it in COLUMN C in the CSV sheet.
You can also add an image URL from Google Drive. It is important though that the image is set as "ANYONE WITH THE LINK CAN VIEW" or "PUBLIC ON THE WEB".
Copy the shareable image URL and paste it in COLUMN C
IMPORTANT: If you plan to include emojis or special characters in your sheet, it would be best to save the file as Excel Workbook or .XLSX file format.
Once all posts have been uploaded, you will be given the options to:
Assign profiles to posts (If Bulk Upload to Calendar/Drafts/Approval)
Assign to which queue or queues the posts will be added (If Bulk Upload to Queue)
Edit each posts, add or remove images
Edit, remove, or add schedules (Only applies to Bulk Upload to Queue)
Just click SAVE below once done.
If you want to bulk upload images to each post, see guide below: ATTACH IMAGES IN BULK FROM A FOLDER TO EACH POST
BULK UPLOAD IMAGES FROM A FOLDER
Simply save all images to one folder.
If you would choose to Bulk Upload Images from a Folder, just select the FOLDER where the images are saved.
The Bulk Upload sequence will follow alphabetical order based on the image's file names.
Once being asked to SELECT A FOLDER to upload, do not open the folder. Just select the folder, and click UPLOAD.
ATTACH IMAGES IN BULK FROM A FOLDER TO EACH POST
If for example, you would want to attach images to each posts in bulk, you can do so by following this guide:
Once all posts have been uploaded, you will find an option UPLOAD IMAGES - APPLY TO POSTS WITHOUT IMAGES under the BULK ACTIONS dropdown menu.
Select the folder where the images you want to attach are saved. Same rule applies: Order of upload will be alphabetical based on the images' file names.
This will only attach an image to posts that have no images. If a post already has an image or a preview image from a URL, it will skip that. You can choose to delete preview images from the URL if you wish before initiating Bulk Upload images and Attach to Post.
BULK UPLOAD TO QUEUE FROM AN RSS URL
Enter the RSS URL and then click UPLOAD
You also have the option to Bulk Upload an RSS feed from Curated Atom/RSS Feeds
If you have additional questions, or suggestions to make this capability better, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you! Our Support Team is available 24/7 to assist you.
The eclincher Support Team
Updated on: 19/06/2022