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How to Create Your Own Social Media Posts

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Overview

 

 

Zift123 makes it easy for you to create and maintain a powerful and consistent social media presence, with very little cost or effort.

A simple online dashboard coupled with a fully automated delivery infrastructure lets you manage your social presence across today’s most popular platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WeChat, and Xing.

Get direct access to an entire library of relevant content you can use to build awareness, develop online communities, and nurture interactive relationships.

With the Zift platform, you can schedule and publish your own posts across all of your linked social media platforms.

Tips for creating your own posts:

  • Twitter - We will limit your social posts for Twitter to 140 characters. Click here to find the types of content Twitter considers in the 140 character limit.
  • LinkedIn - LinkedIn rejects social posts containing links that use any of the following characters: {  }  | \  ^  `
  • WeChat - WeChat has the following guidelines.
    • Zift will support the article broadcast message type.
    • Users can publish WeChat's broadcast allotment of one broadcast message per day for a subscription account: four messages per month for a service account. Any additional posts will appear in Post History with an error message.
    • Post titles will be restricted to no more than 64 bytes
    • Post body is restricted to 600 characters.
  • Social media posts that you create do not require approval.

Prerequisites 

You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

How to Create Your Own Social Media Posts

You can Create Posts from these any of these menus:

  • Social Media > Upcoming Posts
  • Social Media > Library Posts
  • Social Media > Post History
  1. Select Create Post.GIFWeChat_Settings_Create_Post3.gif
  2. In the Create Social Post window:
    1. Select the social media platforms where you wish to publish your post.
    2. Enter the main text of your post.
      1. For WeChat, the post cannot exceed 600 characters.
      2. For WeChat video messages cannot exceed 20 minutes.
      3. For WeChat video files supported are rm, rmvb, wmv, avi, mpg, mpeg, and mp4.
    3. Post an image either with a URL or by uploading. Images are limited to 3 megabytes.
    4. The WeChat platform has these additional fields:
      1. WeChat Group - From the drop-down list, select the group for this account. These groups are created in WeChat and allow users to send targeted messages. If a group is not set, unclassified will show.
      2. Post Title - Add a title that does not exceed 64 bytes.
      3. WeChat Post URL
    5. Select if users must fill out a form before they view your promoted content.
    6. Schedule your post for publication.
      1. Auto-Schedule - Zift will automatically select a time to publish your post for maximum impact.
      2. Select Date and Time - You choose your own date and time.
      3. Post Now - This will publish your content immediately. 
  3. Select Create Post.

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Continue Getting Started With Social Media
  1. Approve Upcoming Social Media Post
  2. Schedule Social Media Posts
  3. Activate a Social Media Library Post
  4. Create Your Own Social Media Post
  5. Personalize the Social Media Form
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