Auto Post to Social Media – WordPress to Buffer


Whenever you schedule, publish or update a Post, Page or Custom Post Type, WordPress to Buffer will auto post your content to your Buffer account (, scheduling publication to social media profiles including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Don’t have a Buffer account? Sign up for free

Looking to auto post to Instagram and Pinterest? Upgrade to WordPress to Buffer Pro

Smart Social Media Automation

WordPress to Buffer isn’t another WP to Facebook, WP to Twitter or yet another auto posting plugin.

Our plugin adds your content to your Buffer queue, which is a smart schedule designed to drip feed your content to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram social media profiles.

You can use Buffer’s default schedule, or set your own social media automation schedule with days and times that work best for your audience.

With Dynamic Tags, you can build truly unique status updates, pulling in your WordPress Post’s Title, Content, Excerpt and more.

Buffer’s technology ensures you don’t accidentally send the same status twice, and with built in protection to prevent your social media profiles being suspended, you’ll safely grow, sustain and engage web site traffic and social media following.

Simple Social Media Scheduling

There’s no need to mess around with App IDs, authorization tokens or complicated technical steps.

Connecting your social media profiles is done in a few clicks through Buffer, taking minutes.

Then just choose which of those profiles to use in the plugin, set your status message and your social media scheduling is set.

Buffer Partner

In October 2020, we’re proud to have been selected as a Partner by Buffer.

This ensures continued access to Buffer’s API, meaning that WordPress to Buffer will continue to work and continue to improve.

What can I do with WordPress to Buffer?

  • Automatically share Posts, Pages and Custom Post Types to social media when scheduling, publishing or updating your WordPress content
  • Define the status text dynamically, pulling in your WordPress Post’s Title, Content, Excerpt and more
  • WordPress to Facebook Page Auto Post
  • WordPress to Facebook Group Auto Post
  • WordPress to Twitter Auto Post
  • WordPress to LinkedIn Page Auto Post
  • WordPress to LinkedIn Profile Auto Post

What can I do with WordPress to Buffer Pro?

WordPress to Buffer Pro provides additional functionality:

  • Instagram and Pinterest Support
    Auto Post to Instagram Business Profiles and Pinterest Boards
  • Multiple, Customisable Status Messages
    Each Post Type and Social Network can have multiple, unique status message and settings
  • Separate Options per Social Network
    Define different statuses for each Post Type and Social Network
  • More Dynamic Status Tags
    Dynamically build status updates with data from the Post, Author, Custom Fields, The Events Calendar, WooCommerce, Yoast and All-In-One SEO Pack
  • Shortcode Support
    Use shortcodes in status updates
  • Advanced Scheduling
    Each status update can be added to the start/end of your Buffer queue, posted immediately or scheduled at a specific time
  • Full Image Control
    Choose to display WordPress Featured Images with your status updates
  • Conditional Publishing
    Only send status(es) to Buffer based on Post Author(s), Taxonomy Term(s) and/or Custom Field Values
  • Override Settings on Individual Posts
    Each Post can have its own Buffer settings
  • Repost Old Posts
    Automatically auto post older Posts that haven’t been updated in a while, choosing the number of days, weeks or years to re-share content on social media.
  • Bulk Publish Old Posts
    Publish evergreen WordPress content and revive old posts with the Bulk Publish option
  • The Events Calendar Plugin Support
    Schedule Posts to Buffer based on your Event’s Start or End date, as well as display Event-specific details in your status updates
  • WooCommerce Support
    Display Product-specific details in your status updates
  • Per-Post Settings
    Override Settings on Individual Posts: Each Post can have its own Buffer settings
  • Full Image Control
    Choose to display the WordPress Featured Image with your status updates, or define up to 4 custom images for each Post.
  • WP-Cron and WP-CLI Compatible
    Optionally enable WP-Cron to send status updates via Cron, speeding up UI performance and/or choose to use WP-CLI for reposting old posts
  • Support
    Access to one on one email support
  • Documentation
    Detailed documentation on how to install and configure the plugin
  • Updates
    Receive one click update notifications, right within your WordPress Adminstration panel
  • Seamless Upgrade
    Retain all current settings when upgrading to Pro

Upgrade to WordPress to Buffer Pro


We will do our best to provide support through the WordPress forums.

However, please understand that this is a free plugin, so support will be limited. Please read this article on how to properly ask for WordPress support and get it.

If you require one to one email support, consider upgrading to the Pro version.


Our API connects your website to Buffer. An account with Buffer is required.

We connect directly to your Buffer ( account, via their API, to:
– Fetch your social media profile names and IDs,
– Send your WordPress Posts to one or more of your social media profiles. The profiles and content sent will depend on the plugin settings you have configured.

We connect to our own API to pass the following requests through to Buffer:
– Connect our Plugin to Buffer, when you click the Authorize button (this obtains an access token from Buffer, once you have approved authorization)

Both of these are done via our own API, to ensure that no secret data (such as oAuth client secret keys) are included in this Plugin’s code or made public.

We never store any information on our web site or API during this process.


  • Settings Screen when Plugin is first installed.
  • Settings Screen when Buffer is authorized.
  • Settings Screen showing available options for Posts.
  • Post-level Logging.


  1. Upload the wp-to-buffer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Active the WordPress to Buffer plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin by going to the WordPress to Buffer menu that appears in your admin menu

Συχνές Ερωτήσεις

Isn’t the Buffer API retired?

No; in October 2020, we’re proud to have been selected as a Partner by Buffer. This ensures continued access to Buffer’s API, meaning that WordPress to Buffer will continue to work.

Which Social Media Profiles can I auto post / auto publish to with WordPress to Buffer?

You can post to:

  • WordPress to Facebook Page
  • WordPress to Facebook Group
  • WordPress to Twitter
  • WordPress to LinkedIn Page
  • WordPress to LinkedIn Profile

To auto post to Instagram and/or Pinterest, Upgrade to WordPress to Buffer Pro


27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020
After fighting their buggy, but incredibly popular competition for years, I made the switch. All I can say is: why did I wait so long?!? So far, my experience with this plugin is smooth and rewarding. No pitfalls, no broken PHP, no excuses, and no nagging about multiple upgrade paths. If you want to share from your WordPress site, this is the ticket.
24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020
muy buen plugin, especialmemnte cuando tienes que enviar viejos post... solo hay que tomarse tiempo para configuralo.
29 Ιουνίου 2020
I have used the plugin for a while and never had a major issue. The only issue I have is that it has barebones functionality. I get that a free version is going to be limited, but there is really no control at all... it is send every post to buffer or nothing.
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Σύνοψη αλλαγών

3.6.3 (2020-09-03)

  • Added: Logs: Screen Options: Choose table columns to display. See Docs:
  • Added: Logs: Screen Options: Choose number of logs per page to display. See Docs:
  • Fix: Status: Enabling/Disabling Publish or Update wouldn’t update green tick in tab UI in WordPress 5.5+
  • Fix: Status: Don’t display “Post sucessfully added” admin notification if Test Mode is enabled
  • Fix: Logs: Lighter success/error row background colors to make text easier to read
  • Fix: Logs: When filtering by date, include results matching the date, not just results between the dates

3.6.2 (2020-08-20)

  • Added: Settings: General Settings: Enable Test Mode. See Docs:
  • Added: Settings: Logs: Option to choose specific Log Levels. See Docs:
  • Added: Settings: Logs: Added Pending Log Level, for status(es) due to be sent when Use WP Cron enabled in Plugin’s Settings. See Docs:
  • Added: Logs: Confirmation when clicking Clear Log button
  • Fix: Logs: Set Clear Log button to red
  • Fix: Logs: Clear Log: Contextualized confirmation message based on whether the Log is being cleared at Post or Plugin level
  • Fix: Authorization: Don’t enable Profiles that have a default flag, as the default option in Buffer’s Publish UI no longer exists
  • Fix: Fatal error when detecting current admin screen on some Page Builders
  • Fix: Some notifications weren’t dismissible


  • Fix: Prevent fatal error when upgrading to Pro when Free is still active


  • Added: Settings: General Settings: Use Proxy option. See Docs:
  • Added: Settings: Log Settings: Log Level option. See Docs:
  • Fix: Log: Honor Enabled Setting, ensuring logging does not take place if not enabled


  • Added: Status: Option to specify Taxonomy Tags
  • Fix: Status: Taxonomy Tags: Remove non-alphanumeric characters to avoid breaking tag links


  • Fix: CSS: Renamed option class to wpzinc-option to avoid CSS conflicts with third party Plugins
  • Fix: Log: Unknown column ‘status’ in ‘where clause’ for query when clearing pending status log entries
  • Fix: Elementor: Removed unused tooltip classes to prevent Menu and Element Icons from not displaying


  • Fix: Load CRON class for Log Cleanup


  • Added: Forms: Accessibility: Replaced Titles with elements that focus the given input element on click
  • Added: General Settings: Option to force trailing forwardslash on {url}. See Docs:
  • Fix: Activation: Prevent DB character set / collation errors on table creation by using WordPress’ native get_charset_collate()
  • Fix: Authentication: Handle Buffer revoking older, insecure Access Tokens by prompting for re-authentication instead of timing out
  • Fix: Log: Call to undefined method WP_To_Social_Pro_Log::clear_pending_log()
  • Fix: Log: Display Status Text’s breaklines
  • Fix: Status: Don’t send status(es) to Buffer for non-public Post Types containing Post-level Status Settings copied from a public Post.
  • Fix: Status: More verbose error message when a status is too long for the target social network
  • Fix: Status: Use AJAX to save statuses to avoid settings not saving or changing when PHP’s max_input_vars is exceeded due to e.g. several profiles and statuses defined
  • Fix: Status: Better method to remove double/triple spaces in text whilst retaining newlines/breaklines and unicode/accented characters
  • Fix: Status: Strip query parameters (added by e.g. Jetpack) from images before sending status to prevent errors
  • Fix: Settings: Removed disabled CSS class on tabs, as not used and avoids potential conflicts with third party Plugins
  • Fix: Settings: Display confirmation notice that settings have saved


  • Added: Log: Option to filter Logs by Request Sent Date. See Docs:
  • Added: Log: Provide solutions to common issues
  • Added: Log: New Log screen with filters and searching to view Status Logs across all Posts for all actions (Publish, Update, Repost, Bulk Publish). See Docs:
  • Added: Log: Improved messages explaining why a Post is not sent to Hootsuite
  • Added: Log: Use separate database table for storing Plugin Status Logs instead of Post Meta, for performance


  • Added: Status: Tags: Content and Excerpt Tag options with Word or Character Limits
  • Added: Gutenberg: Better detection to check if Gutenberg is enabled
  • Added: Gutenberg: Better detection to check if Post Content contains Gutenberg Block Markup
  • Fix: Status: Removed loading of unused tags.js dependency for performance
  • Fix: Status: Buffer API Error: HTTP Code 400. #1011 – You do not have permission to post to any of the profile_id’s provided, which would occur when a profile has been disconnected from Buffer
  • Fix: Status: {content} would return blank on WordPress 5.1.x or older


  • Added: Status: Textarea will automatically expand based on the length of the status text. Fixes issues for some iOS devices where textarea scrolling would not work
  • Fix: Status: {content} and {excerpt} tags always return the full content / excerpt, which can then be limited using word / character limits
  • Fix: Publish: Add checks to prevent duplicate statuses being sent when a Page Builder (Elementor) fires wp_update_post multiple times when publishing
  • Fix: Status: Strip additional unwanted newlines produced by Gutenberg when using {content}
  • Fix: Status: Convert
    in Post Content to newlines when using {content}
  • Fix: Status: Trim Post Content when using {content}


  • Added: Settings: Display notice if the Buffer account does not have any social media profiles attached to it
  • Fix: Publish: Display errors and log if authentication fails, or profiles cannot be fetched


  • Fix: Settings: Status: Display warning if a timezone in WordPress or Buffer is not a valid timezone, instead of throwing a fatal error


  • Fix: Network Activation: Fatal error


  • Added: Status: Secondary level tabbed UI for Profile actions (Publish, Update)
  • Added: Settings: Post Type: Profile: Display warning with instructions when the WordPress Timezone and Buffer Profile Timezone do not match
  • Added: Settings: Warning if the max_input_vars PHP setting might be too low for the Plugin’s settings to successfully be saved
  • Fix: Status: Documentation Tab Link


  • Added: New Installations: Automatically enable Publish and Update Statuses on Posts
  • Added: Plugin Activation: Enable Logging by default
  • Added: Authorize with Buffer: Once authorized, automatically enable scheduling to social media profiles marked as “share by default” on Buffer
  • Added: Status: Option to limit the number of characters output on a Template Tag
  • Fix: Log: Output dates according to WordPress’ installation date locale formatting
  • Fix: Log: Split data into more table columns for easier reading
  • Fix: Status: Don’t attempt publishing to any existing linked Google+ Accounts, as Google+ no longer exists.
  • Fix: Publish: Improved performance when sending several statuses for a single Post.
  • Fix: Publish: Display errors on Post Edit screen if status(es) failed to send to Buffer


  • Fix: Menu Icon size preserved when Gravity Forms no conflict mode is set to on
  • Fix: Display White Menu Icon unless the User is using WordPress’ Light Admin Color Scheme, in which case display the Dark Menu Icon


  • Added: Profiles: Fetch Twitter Usernames from Twitter API instead of Buffer API (which no longer provides this information), as required by Buffer and Twitter’s Development Policies effective Feb. 19th 2019.
  • Fix: Publish: Removed global $post reference, which caused some installations to fetch the wrong Post to send to Buffer


  • Added: Status: Featured Image: Option to choose between using OpenGraph image (clicking image links to URL) and using image, not linked to URL. See Docs:
  • Fix: Compatibility when using multiple WP Zinc Plugins
  • Fix: Minified all CSS and JS for performance


  • Fix: Multisite: Network Activation: Ensure activation routines automatically run on all existing sites
  • Fix: Multisite: Network Activation: Ensure activation routines automatically run created on new sites created after Network Activation of Plugin
  • Fix: Multisite: Site Activation: Ensure activation routines automatically run


  • Added: Settings: Header UI enhancements
  • Fix: PHP warning on count() when trying to fetch an excerpt for a Post
  • Fix: Settings: Only load settings for the displayed screen, for better performance
  • Fix: Settings: Save settings more efficiently, for better performance


  • Fix: Settings: Changed Authentication Tab Icon
  • Fix: Settings and Status Settings: UI Enhancements for mobile compatibility
  • Fix: {title} would sometimes result in HTML encoded characters on Facebook


  • Fix: Status: Apply WordPress default filters to Post Title, Excerpt and Content. Ensures third party Plugins e.g. qtranslate can process content and remove shortcodes


  • Added: Gutenberg: Support for Custom Field Tags when Custom Fields / Meta are registered as a meta box outside of the Gutenberg editor.
  • Added: REST API: Support for Custom Field Tags when Posts are created or updated via the REST API with Custom Field / Meta data.


  • Added: Gutenberg Support
  • Added: Settings and Status Settings: UI Enhancements to allow for a larger number of connected social media profiles
  • Added: Status: Tag: Post ID option
  • Fix: Removed unused datepicker dependency
  • Fix: CRON Scheduled Posts: Don’t rely on wp_get_current_user() for User Access settings, as it’s not always available
  • Added: Status: Support for Shortcode processing on Status Text


  • Fix: Publish: Ensure Post has fully saved (including all Custom Fields / ACF / Yoast data etc) before sending status to Buffer
  • Fix: Publish: Removed duplicate do_action() call on save_post to prevent some third party plugins running routines twice
  • Fix: Log: Report ‘Plugin: Request Sent’ and ‘Created At’ datetime using WordPress configured date time zone.
  • Fix: Profiles: Serve social media profile images over SSL to avoid mixed content warning messages
  • Fix: Settings: Changed WordPress standard .nav-tab-active class to .wpzinc-nav-tab-active, to prevent third party plugins greedily trying to control our UI.


  • Fix: Publish: Only consider publishing statuses to Buffer on supported Post Types (resolves issues with Advanced Custom Fields Free Version saving Fields).


  • Fix: Call to member function get_error_message() on null when attempting to fetch Buffer User Profile.


  • Added: Don’t initialize plugin if the Pro version is installed; prevents 500 internal server errors when users wrongly attempt to run both Free + Pro versions at the same time


  • Added: Changed select2 to selectize to improve performance
  • Fix: Code refactor to improve performance
  • Fix: Removed jQuery Tooltipster, as it’s not used
  • Fix: Moved Log Meta Box into own view file
  • Fix: Log: Clear Log functionality
  • Fix: Log: Sanitize Post ID for exporting and clearing Post logs
  • Fix: Log: Store Profile Name in Log, so an undefined offset error isn’t thrown when showing a Log for a Profile that was previously enabled, but is now disabled


  • Added: Filter for defining max timeout on Buffer API requests (default: 10 seconds)
  • Added: Re-authorize option when Plugin’s access is revoked by a user via their account
  • Fix: Some cURL timeouts, despite statuses going through to Buffer
  • Fix: Menu Icon size preserved when Gravity Forms no conflict mode is set to on
  • Fix: Use ‘thumbnail’ WordPress image size for Buffer thumbnail, instead of ‘small’


  • Added: Settings: Notice if Plugin is not authorized with Buffer
  • Added: Settings: UI indicator for each Post Type denoting if enabled
  • Added: Install: Enable on Post Publish by default for new installations
  • Fix: Settings: DatePicker UI conflict with Advanced Custom Fields


  • Added: Improved UI
  • Fix: Define CURLOPT_RESOLVE on fallback PHP cURL requests, when wp_remote_get() / wp_remote_post() fails, to prevent DNS name lookup errors.
  • Fix: Uncaught TypeError: Illegal constructor in admin-min.js for clipboard.js functionality


  • Fix: Clarified Pinterest + Instagram support; added tested with WordPress 4.8.1 flag


  • Fix: Set priority of 1 on wp_loaded for register_publish_hooks, to ensure Publish Hooks are fired on imports and some third party Plugins


  • Added: Simplified authentication process with Buffer. No need to enter Access Tokens or Register Apps any more!
  • Fix: Publish / Update: Fallback PHP cURL requests when wp_remote_get() / wp_remote_post() fail and WP_DEBUG enabled. May resolve ‘undefined’ errors on and occasional timeouts.
  • Fix: Posts: Log: Include Buffer API error code in output for easier debugging


  • Fix: Always attach Featured Image to status if available (per 3.0.5 and below)


  • Fix: Undefined variable errors


  • Fix: Only display Review Helper for Super Admin and Admin


  • Added: Review Helper to check if the user needs help
  • Updated: Dashboard Submodule


  • Fix: Removed “Shorten Twitter status to 140 characters” in 3.2.1; too many bugs. Users will need to revert back to ensuring their Twitter statuses are short to avoid Buffer API errors.


  • Added: User-Agent to wp_remote_get and wp_remote_post on Buffer API calls, to potentially resolve timeout connection issues for one edge case.
  • Fix: Conditionally load sortable and datepicker listeners to avoid JS errors


  • Added: Version bump to match Pro version, using same core codebase and UI for basic features. Fixes several oustanding bugs.
  • Added: Tooltips to Profile Tabs, to show the profile service and name
  • Added: Contextual Documentation links in Tabs
  • Fix: Shorten Twitter status to 140 characters, excluding first URL, to prevent 400 errors from Buffer when a Twitter status message is too long.
  • Fix: Removed unused image library code


  • Fix: Changed branding from WP Cube to WP Zinc


  • Fix: Removed var_dump()


  • Fix: Changed from publish_post to transition_post_status for better detection of Post/Page Publish/Update
  • Fix: Removed sslverify = false on wp_remote_* requests


  • Fix: Dashboard Feed URL


  • Fix: Shorten links


  • Fix: WordPress 4.2 compatibility
  • Fix: Better security on form submissions


  • Fix: … HTML character code appearing on Facebook + Google+ status updates when no excerpt defined on a Post


  • Fix: Removed logging


  • Fix: Double posts in Buffer when a scheduled Post goes live.


  • Dropped html_entity_decode and apply_filters on Post Title – causing too many issues.


  • Fix: Settings tabs not working / all settings panels displaying at once
  • Added translation support and .pot file


  • Fix: Issue with characters in the title being HTML encoded


  • Fix: Uses get_the_title() when generating status updates for social networks
  • Fix: Check that at least one social media profile has been chosen before trying to update via the API


  • Fix: Prevent double posting when Posts with category filtering are enabled, and a Post is added via third party apps using the XML RPC API
  • Fix: Pages can be posted to Buffer via XML RPC API


  • Fix: Twitter Images attached to tweets
  • Fix: Featured Images on Facebook


  • Fix: Stops URLs and images being stripped from some updates to LinkedIn


  • Fix: Removed unused addPublishActions function


  • Fix: Dashboard widget
  • Fix: Some Posts not adding to Buffer due to meta key check


  • Fix: Don’t show success message when Post/Page not posted to Buffer
  • Fix: Removed Post to Buffer meta box, which wasn’t honouring settings / causing double postings
  • Settings: changed to tabbed interface


  • Fix: Dashboard: PHP fatal error


  • Fix: Posts with an image no longer show the image link, but instead show the Page / Post URL


  • Fix: Donation Form


  • Fix: Some assets missing from SVN checkin on 2.1


  • Fix: ‘Creating default object from empty value’ warning
  • Fix: {excerpt} tag working on Pages and Custom Post Types that do not have an Excerpt field
  • Fix: Capabilities for add_menu_page
  • Fix: Check for page $_GET variable


  • Fix: Removed console.log messages
  • Fix: Added Google+ icon for Buffer accounts linked to Google+ Pages


  • Fix: admin_enqueue_scripts used to prevent 3.6+ JS errors
  • Fix: Force older versions of WP to Buffer to upgrade to 2.x branch.
  • Fix: Check for Buffer accounts before outputting settings (avoids invalid argument errors).
  • Enhancement: Validation of access token to prevent several errors.
  • Enhancement: Add callback URL value (not required, but avoids user confusion).
  • Enhancement: Check the access token pasted into the settings field is potentially valid (avoids questions asking why the plugin doesn’t work,
    because the user hasn’t carefully checked the access token).


  • Enhancement: Removed spaces from categories in hashtags (thanks, Douglas!)
  • Fix: “Error creating default object from empty value” message.
  • Enhancement: Added Featured Image when posting to Buffer, if available.
  • Fix: Simplified authentication process using Access Token. Fixes many common oAuth issues.


  • Fix: Publish hooks now based on settings instead of registered post types, to ensure they hook early enough to work on custom post types.


  • Fix: Scheduled Posts now post to Buffer on scheduled publication.


  • SSL verification fix for Buffer API authentication.


  • First release.