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Using Social Templates To Promote Your Content Easier

Do you have a certain schedule that you like to stick to when you're planning your social media for a blog post? With CoSchedule's Social Templates, you can save that schedule and quickly add it to promote your blog posts in just a couple clicks!

Getting Started

To get started on making your first Social Template, Add a Social Campaign then click the Templates button. 

When the menu opens, click + New Template. Then click +Create New.

The "Social Template" window will open. This is where you'll do all the work when creating your brand new Social Template or editing an existing Social Template. Enter a name for your Social Template, then click Next.

1. Title: This will be the name of your Social Template that you are currently editing. You can name your Social Template whatever you'd like to describe the Social Media campaign you're trying to build.

2. Social Campaign: This is where you'll build the Social Campaign that will be added to your Social Template. You can add as many messages you would like to promote your blog posts. 

3. Social HelpersWant to add Social Helpers to your Social Template? Click New Helper to add a new Custom Image, Text, or Video helper.

4. Delete: Are you wanting to delete a Social Template? Click the Delete button and your Social Template will be gone forever.

Note: Working with Social Templates? You can only upload a video to a video helper after applying a template.

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Building Your Template

Once you have the name for your Social Template, start adding your social messages you would like to schedule for this certain template. When you're done, click the Close button in the bottom-right corner of the "Social Template" window to save your Social Template.

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Save Existing Queue as Template

Have an existing campaign that you would like to save as a Social Template to use in the future? With CoSchedule it is super easy! Go to your Social Helper menu inside of a Content with the social campaign that you'd like to save. Click New Template > Save Queue

CoSchedule will save all Social Helpers added and social messages sent and scheduled in the campaign. You can then apply that new Social Template to future or existing content.

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Applying Your Template

Now it's time to apply your Social Template to the content post you would like to promote. Go to the Templates menu. Inside the menu, you'll see all of the templates that you have created. Click the Social Template you want to apply.


You will start to see your posts populate the social campaign. To Edit or Delete any of the social messages that are being added to your Social Campaign, mouse-over the post and click the or Pencil or "X" icon.

After you're done reviewing your messages, you can choose when you want the messages in your Social Template to begin sending out in the Relative to drop-down, then click Apply to add the Social Template to your Social Campaign.

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