Guide for AutoPost: Social Media AI Post

June 4, 2024 10 view(s)
Guide for AutoPost: Social Media AI Post

AutoPost: Social Media AI Post is an app designed to automate your social media routine. It helps you create and publish compelling posts on X (formerly Twitter) using templates and automated scheduling, saving you time and effort.

For better convenience, we recommend configuring the app in this order:

  1. Connect your X account.
  2. Create and customize templates.
  3. Create posts.
  4. Set up automation rules.

 

Connecting your X account

After installation, the first step is to connect your X account. 

On the Home page, go to the Social Networks section and click the Connect button. You will be redirected to the X login page. Log in with your credentials and click Authorize app button. 

Authorize Social Media AI Posting App for posting on X Twitter

Once the app is authorized, you’ll be redirected back to the AutoPost: Social Media AI Post app home page to proceed with the configurations.

Login to Twitter to connect accounts

Usage - here, you can view the number of posts you can create daily and monthly based on your current pricing plan, as well as the date of the next reset.

Templates - click Open Templates to go to the Templates page, where you can find built-in templates and create a custom template from scratch for your social media posts.

Posts - click Open Posts button to go to the Posts page, where you can create and manage social media posts about your products.

Automations - click Open Automations to go to the Automations page, where you can create and manage automation rules.

Subscription - this section displays your current subscription plan. Click View Plans to go to the pricing page, where you can change your subscription plan anytime.

Changelog - find brief descriptions of all the latest app updates.

Email support - if you have any questions or need assistance, fill out the form to contact us.

 

Templates

On the Templates page, you can create templates for your future posts.

By default, there are built-in templates that are ready to use. These are useful if you don't have any custom templates when creating a post. Custom templates are the ones you create yourself.

Templates page in Social Media AI Posting app

To create a new custom template, click the Create button.

Select template type: AI powered template or Standard template

In the dialog window, specify the name of the template and select the type of template:

  • Standard Template - a template created using variables and the text you add.
  • Advanced Template - a template where the text is generated by AI for your posts.

Click Create.

 

Standard Template

Standard template for social media posting

Available variables - copy variables that you want to use in your post and paste them to your content.

Name - enter the name of the template.

Content - write content for your template and add variables to display relevant information in your posts.

When a template is configured, don’t forget to save it.

 

Advanced Template

Advanced template for AI social media posting

Available variables - copy variables that you want to use in your post and paste them to your content. 

Name - enter the name of the template.

Content - write content for your template and add variables to display relevant information in your posts. Use the variable {AI_RESULT} to indicate where you want the AI to generate text in a specific place.

AI prompt - write a request that will be sent to AI and will replace {AI_RESULT} variable.

When a template is configured, don’t forget to save it.

 

Posts

On the Posts page, you can create and manage your social media posts. 

 

Note
Once a post has been published, it can't be published again. If you want a post to be republished or posted multiple times, you can do this with automations.

 

To create a new post, click the Create button. In the dialog window, select the product you want to describe in your post and click Create.

Create social media post about your product on Shopify

A post creation page will open, allowing you to select a template for the post. Let's look at the available configurations for standard and advanced templates separately.

 

Post configurations using standard template

Social media post based on Standard template

Template - select the template you want to use for this social media post.

Include media - choose whether to include the product image in the post. The main product image will be used.

Post template - the text based on the selected template will be displayed here. You can modify it and change variables for this specific post.

Preview - check how the post will look.

Template flexibility and Generated post content fields are available only for posts created with AI-powered template.

Once the post is created, you can either publish it immediately or save it for later.

 

Post configurations using AI-powered template

Social medial post based on AI-powered template

Template - select the template you want to use for this social media post.

Include media - choose whether to include the product image in the post. The main product image will be used.

Template flexibility - choose between strictly following the template or opting for flexible generation:

  • Strictly according to template - AI will generate text strictly following the variables in the template, with the generated text placed at the {AI_RESULT} location.
  • Flexible Variable-aware generation - AI will consider all the variables in the template, but their order will be flexible.

Click the Generate button to create the social media caption.

 

Note

You can regenerate the caption up to 4 times.

 

Generate AI social media post

Note
You can specify the language for AI-generated text in the Settings section.

 

Preview - check how the post will look.

Once the post is created, you can either publish it immediately or save it for later.

 

Automations

If you want to publish posts about specific products on a schedule or automatically publish typical social media posts about recently updated or released products, you can do this with automation rules.

To create a new automations rule, navigate to the Automations page and click the Create button.

Create automation rule for social media AI posting

Rule name - give your rule a name for convenient management.

You can choose between targeting a specific product or setting conditions for your automations:

  • Select one product - choose a product for your automation rule to include in your post(s).
  • Select conditions - set the conditions for your automation rule. Available conditions include:
  • Product creation time (within the last x hours)
  • Product update time (within the last x hours)
  • Product title contains (enter text)

 

Note
If a product is selected, the conditions will not apply.

 

Conditions for social media automation rule

Click Next.

Automation rule configuration

Template - select a template for your automation.

Actions after completing - specify what action should be taken once the post has been published:

  • Post once and disable - the automation will be disabled after one post.
  • Post twice and disable - the automation will be disabled after two posts.
  • Republishing on schedule - the post will be published and republished on the days and times specified in the schedule section.

 

Note
If the automation uses conditions, and you select Post twice and disable or Republishing on schedule, the next post will always be about the most recent product that matches the condition. 

For example, if your schedule specifies posts on Monday and Thursday, and Product A was released and posted about on Monday, but Product B is released on Wednesday, the post on Thursday will be about Product B.

 

Template flexibility (available only for automations with AI-powered template) - choose between strictly following the template or opting for flexible generation:

  • Strictly according to template - AI will generate text strictly following the variables in the template, with the generated text placed at the {AI_RESULT} location.
  • Flexible Variable-aware generation - AI will consider all the variables in the template, but their order will be flexible.

Click Next.

Schedule social media automation posting

Schedule - specify the day(s) of the week and time for when post(s) will be scheduled.

 

Note
The app uses UTC+0 timezone.

 

Click Done.

Review social media automation rule

When a new automation is created, an Overview page will open. Here you can edit the automation, disable it, check the history, or start it manually instead of waiting for an event to trigger it.

 

Settings

Here, you can specify the language for AI-generated text.

Set language for AI social media poster