WordPress Plugin Review:
Revive Old Posts
Getting maximum value from your posts is essential!
We previously looked at the plugin Old Post Promoter (now expired, see Republish Old Post (Free/Pro) plugin instead), which lets you move an old post up to being the most recent post… but what about solutions for social media such as.. Twitter?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could keep an on-going stream of tweets about your old posts going out to twitter without babysitting them?
We recently covered several examples for how to auto-share your new and old WordPress content to social media… and one of the plugins we discussed was this one!
Revive Old Posts is a WordPress Plugin that randomly selects and tweets (to your twitter account) the title and shortened link (as well as optional additional text) from your old posts!
According to the developer, Revive Old Post provides following features:
- Share new and old posts.
- Choose the time between posts.
- Choose the number of posts to share.
- Use hashtags to focus on topics.
- Include links back to your site.
- Exclude categories
- Exclude specific posts.
This plugin is available in the Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New -> Search but feel free to check out the link to it if you want more information.
The settings look a little hairy but they’re not bad as long as you read them and you’re unlikely to get them wrong in any way that could hurt your blog.
I really like how this allows you to set your preferred URL shortener to one of about a half-dozen or so choices. I personally usually prefer to use my Bit.ly key but there are several other choices.
I like the ability to put the “From My Blog:” prefix and the #blog hashtag to the tweets. This allows me to keep track of which tweets are coming from where and to see if I can improve their click through rate over time by adjusting the prefix.
Like the Republish Old Post (Free/Pro) plugin, this plugin really is not for the brand new blogger. While unlike the other one, it’s not likely to get you in trouble, it just really isn’t needed in the beginning when you want to be building those first personal social media relationships by hand. However, once a blog is off and running, this is a really awesome automation toy!
Rating: (4 stars of 5 possible) for the free (non-Pro) version.
You can find the free version of this plugin in the WordPress repository at https://wordpress.org/plugins/tweet-old-post/ and the Premium (Pro) version, which benefits located here: http://themeisle.com/plugins/tweet-old-post-pro/
According to the developer, Revive Old Post Pro provides following ADDED features:
- Multiple Social Accounts
- Custom Post Types support
- Linkedin support
- Post with image
- Custom Schedule
In my opinion, your average small business website can accomplish more, for less, with the other Pro tools mentioned in this post, than with this one’s Pro version, due to their pricing structure.
So, if you’re looking for a great twitter compliment to Republish Old Post (Free/Pro) plugin, check out this little gem!
Like it? Love it? Please share it and let me know!
~ Kim ~
Smart Tech For Smart Marketers
Post originally published May 26th, 2010 and updated March 4th, 2016