After installing the plugin, it’s the standard procedure to activate the plugin and having a look through the features it provides. You can do this from sidebar > revive old post > dashboard.
In order to share your content, you will have to first link your social media accounts. For Twitter, it’s as easy as a logging in to authorize the plugin to post on your behalf. Facebook, on the other hand, can take a bit of an effort since you will need to get an ‘app id’ and ‘app secret’.
The plugin also gives you options to share on LinkedIn and Tumblr but that would require using the extended version of the plugin.
Let’s have a look at the features…
You will have to play around with the settings in order to make it work according to you. The default settings are confusing as you can see minimum post age is set to 30 days and maximum post age is set to 0 days. Pretty sure it is meant to be the other way around. In order for me to test this plugin and share my posts that are a few days old, I set both fields to 0.
Though you can share any number of posts per scheduled job. I would recommend having it post less than 5 posts per scheduled posts to avoid spamming and getting banned.
The plugin allows you to share your posts more than once but that’s not the case. There is a duplication error for some reason (as shown below). As you can see even post timings are different.
Under the Post Format tab, you will be able to do what the tab suggests. For twitter, you can add 140 characters of text but that may not be necessary since the default posts will underline the posts title and a content blurb that you have on the posts that you share. Unfortunately, you can’t post with images in the free version of the plugin.
This is how the posts will look like once it is shared…
Though you cannot edit the ‘Sharing queue’ in the free version, you can have a look at it to get a rough idea of the posts that have been scheduled.
Revive old posts supports these social media channels:
- LinkedIn(Paid plan)
- Tumblr(Paid plan)
It doesn’t support Pinterest or Instagram yet. If you’re looking for something more fully fledged, look into Buffer or Hootsuite.