Setting up your social media accounts

This step is required so that you can register any number of clients with multiple social media accounts through the dashboard.

Facebook set-up

You will need a facebook account

  • Open Facebook Developer Console
  • Create a new application
    • Click the "My Apps" dropdoown
    • Click "+ Add a New App" button
    • Select platform
    • Enter new project name
    • Click "Create New Facebook App ID"
    • Select a category for your application
    • Click "Create App ID"
    • Add the "App ID" and "App Secret" to the .env file in the root folder as FACEBOOK_APP_ID and FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET respectively e.g.
      FACEBOOK_APP_ID=?
      FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET=?
      
    • In the settings section of the facebook console, you also need to add the website you will be using it from. http://preview.ibb.co/cEjzbG/image.png

Now you and any of your clients who use facebook can post to any of their pages, profiles or groups - once they've synced their account. There are two choices for synching the accoun, you can either:

  1. submit your app for review to facebook: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/review/how-to-submit/ This means you can use your own App id/secret for any number of clients. or
  2. alternatively you can insert the FACEBOOK_APP_ID and FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET for each client in the '/groups' page. This means you don't need facebook verification and you can post as the clients' brand name.

Twitter set-up

  1. Go to https://dev.twitter.com/ and login

  2. Hover on your avatar up in the right corner and select “my applications” in the dropdown menu.

  3. Click “Create a new application”

  4. Fill out name, description and website. Set the callback URL to "http://warbler.yourdomain.com/twitter/callback", accept the terms and create the app.

  5. On the new page, in the middle you should now have both “consumer key” and “consumer secret”. This is the key and secret you need for to be able to use the Twitter API.

  6. Cope the values and add to the .env file

    TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY=
    TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET=
    TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN=
    TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET=
    

Instagram set-up

For Instagram it uses the android API, so you need to simply enter your username and password in to the dashboard to start posting.

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