Ready to create a Chrome button for Squirrly Social?
Here’s what you’ll need to set up once, as a user of Squirrly Social.
If you are new to Zapier, please follow the Step 1 and Step 2. If you already have an account, log in and follow the guide starting with Step 3.
Step 1: Get a Zapier account.
Zapier makes it easy for apps to get integrated with one another. You’ll be able to send posts from your WP site as soon as they’re published. You’ll be able to click a button and send any page you’re on to your social media profiles in a Flash… and a lot more.
You just need to register for a Free account first, if you don’t already have one.
You can log in with Google or create a new account.
Choose your company name and your role. You can also choose the apps you are using.
Click finish setup when you are done.
Step 2: Get your Squirrly Social's invite
You’ve been invited to join Squirrly Social on Zapier.
Click: Accept Invite & Build a Zap
Step 3: Create the Chrome button
Click the Make a Zap! button
Choose the Push by Zapier Trigger App.
Select: New Push. Click Save + Continue
Make sure you install the extension.
Go back to your Zapier tab and click continue.
Click Pull in Samples and while Zapier is searching for your push, go to your blog.
Test it out on an item from your blog, to help Zapier pull up a sample, by clicking Testing.
You will need this sample later on to set URL and Link for the social media posts that will be automatically created.
Go back to your Zapier tab. Click Continue.
You are almost finished. All you have to do is add an action step, so go ahead and click on the Your Zap currently lacks an Action step. Add one now!
Step 4: Set Squirrly Social Settings
Choose an Action App. Search for Squirrly Social.
Select Add Post to Planner. Click Save + Continue
Select where to publish inside your Squirrly Social Account.
Team: here you select the brand to which you want your WordPress posts to go.
Planner Categories: choose the planner category you’ll want this to go to.
Remember: that’s where you say to which profiles and at which hours the messages need to go out.
Status: Select Approved if you want any new WordPress post to go Directly into your Social Media profiles, without any manual actions and further clicks. This fully automates the process.
Text: Here you will do the following. There’s a “insert a field” button to the right of this input section. Click it.
Hit the pause button to create a space between the title of your blog post and the next element. Click “insert a field” again.
This will send messages that look like this: “10 Awesome Ideas http://awesome.com”
You’re done here!
Now select Continue
Send test to Squirrly Social.
This will help you see that the latest WordPress post gets sent directly into the Scheduled Section of Squirrly Social.
Finish. Name your Zap and then turn the Switch to ON
Now your setup is 100% Complete.
Step 5: Add A Post To Your Squirrly Social
Go to the post you want to share.
Click on the Push by Zapier Chrome extension button and then click on Push for (brand) circle.
If you want to check if your post went successfully, you can log in your Squirrly Social account. Go to the category you previously set up and see it there.