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Using Social Helpers in CoSchedule

Social helpers are re-usable tags that will be automatically replaced with your specified content when social messages are sent and allow you to reuse content in multiple messages. With Social Helpers, you won’t have to manually add the same text (or images) to each message you create. Reduce the repetition and auto-fill your entire social queue instantly.

Note: Social Helpers are available in all CoSchedule calendar plans.

Getting Started

To access your Social Helpers, create a WordPress Blog, Social Campaign or a Standalone Content post. Inside your "Content" window, click Add a Social Campaign.

You will see your Social Helpers next to the Social Campaign. Click the Social Helpers menu.

When Social Helpers opens, click +New Helper to add Custom Social Helper tags to your Social Campaign social messages.

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Standard Social Helpers

WordPress Blog posts will sync all of the Standard Social Helper information. However, you will be able to customize the blog's excerpt for your WordPress Blog posts inside the Permalink Standard Social Helper. Standalone Content posts are more flexible. You will be able to change the Permalink's URL and Excerpt. Inside the Permalink Standard Helper, you can choose the Best Image that will show up in your Social Messages. This image will show up as the default image when the Best Image Star  is selected in your social message.

To access your Standard Social Helpers, click the Link button.

Once the Link field opens, enter your URL. 

Title: This title is synced from the Title of your WordPress blog or URL Title.

Permalink: When working with WordPress blog posts, this will always be your WordPress blog's URL. If you are using Social Helpers within Standalone Content, you will be able to change this URL to anything you would like.

The Permalink Standard Social Helper's excerpt box will also be the excerpt that will show up in any of your Social Media messages sent through CoSchedule. You can edit the Permalink's excerpt box for a custom message or use the auto-populated excerpt from your URL.

This feature is great for users who are not using WordPress as their blog. Let's say that you are working with a SquareSpace blog, you can put the link to that blog post in the Permalink area and CoSchedule will grab the excerpt and images from that blog post. Then you're able to easily schedule posts in your Social Queue to promote your non-WordPress blogpost.

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Custom Social Helpers

Custom Social Helpers give the ability to add custom text and extra images to your Social Messages without having to have the information inside of your WordPress blog post or Content Editor. 

 

Custom Text Helpers

To add a new Custom Text Helper click Text Helper

 

Now you're able to Copy and Paste the name of the Custom Social Helper into the content of your Social Message.

Want a quicker way to add all your Social Helpers to a message? Click the Social Helpers Inserter bubble, then click whatever Standard or Custom Text Social Helper you would like to add to your message.

Custom Image Helpers

To add a Custom Image Helper, click +Image Helper. Next, name your Custom Image Helper and add an image by clicking the Camera icon. After you have uploaded your image, click Save.  

You will then see your Custom Image Helper added to your Social Helpers menu. If you'd like to edit or delete this Custom Image Helper, highlight over the image to edit or click the to delete. You can also make a new Custom Image Helper by clicking the +New Helper > +Image Helper button.

Want to schedule a social message? Go to the Social Queue attached to your Content and add a new Image-Type or Link-Type social message. Next, click the Image Picker Arrows to find your Custom Image Helper image, then add your message text and click Add Message.

You've now scheduled your first message using CoSchedule Custom Social Helpers. 

Custom Video Helpers

To add a Custom Image Helper, click +Video Helper. Next, name your Custom Video Helper and add a video by clicking the Video Camera icon. 

To upload your video, click Upload New and choose your video.

After you have uploaded your video, you will see the video added to the gallery of your current piece of content. To add the video to your Custom Video Helper, click the video and then click Save

You will then see your Custom Video Helper added to your Social Helpers menu. If you'd like to edit or delete this Custom Video Helper, click the Pencil icon to edit or the to delete. To upload a different video, click the Video icon. You can also make a new Custom Video Helper by clicking the New Video Helper button.

To schedule a message with your Custom Video Helper, go to the Social Queue attached to your Content and add a new Video Post. Next, click the Video Camera Icon to open your Content's video gallery. Click the Custom Video Helper video and it will add it to your social message. When you're done adding Text to your message, click Add Message.

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