Nelio Content – Auto Publish on Social Media


Nelio Content is a native WordPress plugin that features an editorial calendar and a content assistant. It has been designed to help you to efficiently schedule, create, and promote the content of your blog on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. Focus on the content that works best with its built-in analytics and run a successful blog while saving tons of time.

Download Nelio Content for free today and get the most out of your WordPress site and social media (see what’s included in the free version). Or if you want to take it to the next level, you can subscribe to one of our plans and benefit from our advanced premium features.

Reasons for choosing Nelio

Take a look at the top 6 reasons for choosing Nelio Content:

#1. Editorial Calendar—All You Need, at a Glance

The Editorial Calendar is one of the most powerful tools included in Nelio Content. It offers a unified view of absolutely all your content (that is, posts, social messages, and tasks). It’s also the easiest way to create new content and reschedule your posts and social messages, simply by dragging-and-dropping them.

#2. Social Networks—Schedule and Promote Your Content

Once you’ve finished writing a post, there’s still a lot of work to do—you have to make sure it gets the promotion it deserves so that it can reach as many people as possible. That’s why Nelio Content includes social messages. Share your content easily on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.

#3. Analytics—Measure Your Performance

Discover your best content and continue promoting it. Nelio Content integrates the relevant metrics from your Google Analytics and social media accounts and helps you to re-promote the content that works best.

#4. Content Assistant—We Take Care of the Details

Tagging content properly, using images to illustrate your ideas, linking old posts in your blog to build a strong internal link structure, or linking to other blogs to offer different views on a subject are all examples of how you can create beautiful content. Nelio Content analyzes the content of your posts and recommends the actions you may take to improve its quality.

#5. Teams—You’ll Never Work Alone

Nelio Content is a multi-user plugin that makes it easy to work with your team. The plugin offers the right tools to each user at each moment based on their context and WordPress role.

#6. Advanced Functionalities—There’s More than You Think

Nelio Content includes a ton of beautiful features aimed at making your life easier. Suggested references, editorial comments, tasks, external featured images… download the plugin and discover them all!


  • Editorial Calendar. The Editorial Calendar shows all your published and scheduled posts, as well as all the social messages that will help you to promote them in your social networks and the related tasks.
  • Focus on the important things. The Editorial Calendar highlights all the elements that are related, so that you can easily identify which social messages and tasks belong to a certain post.
  • Social Network Support. Connect multiple social profiles to Nelio Content and share social messages there automatically, directly from your WordPress dashboard.
  • Timeline of Scheduled Social Messages. Viewing the scheduled social messages you have for any post and adding new ones is extremely easy with this timeline.
  • Integrated Social Message Editor. Nelio Content includes a beautiful dialog where you can select multiple profiles of different networks, create a message that will be shared on all of them, preview how it'll look like, and schedule the exact date and time in which the message has to be automatically shared.
  • Google Analytics and Social Media Metrics. Find the most interesting metrics from Google Analytics and Social Networks in your own Dashboard. Share the content that works the best easily and effortlessly.
  • Post Quality Analysis. Nelio Content analyzes the quality of your post in a non-disruptive manner. Address all the issues detected by Nelio and your content will look better and more beautiful.
  • Improved Featured Image Management. With Nelio Content, you can use images outside your media library as featured images of your posts.
  • External Featured Image. Paste the external image's URL and you're done!


Installation Instructions

Installation through the WordPress Dashboard

  1. Login to your WordPress admin.
  2. Click on the plugins tab.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Search for “Nelio Content”.
  5. Look for our plugin, click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.
  6. Once the plugin is installed and active, you simply need to select whether you want to use the Free Version of Nelio Content or, if you subscribed to our service, use a License Key to unlock its full potential.

And that’s it! You can now use Nelio Content to get the most out of your site.

Subscribe to our Service

If you’re interested in unlocking the full potential of our plugin, just subscribe to one of our plans. Once you complete the checkout process, you’ll receive an e-mail with a License Key. Use it in the plugin as described in our Knowledge Base.

I successfully installed the plugin. What should I do now?

You’ll find a detailed and comprehensive guide in our website with all the information you need to know to use Nelio Content efficiently. Go check it out!

Why do I need Nelio Content?

If you publish content with WordPress, Nelio Content will save you work organizing everything in a more efficient way thanks to the integrated editorial calendar. In addition, you can promote your posts on social networks effortlessly and without leaving WordPress.

Can I use Nelio Content if I do not have a WordPress site?

No. We developed Nelio Content as a WordPress-native service for the most popular content management system in the world. If you’re not using WordPress, what are you waiting for?

Do I need a subscription to use Nelio Content?

No, you don’t. Nelio Content includes a completely free version that you can use in all your websites.

What’s included in the free version of Nelio Content?

The free version of Nelio Content includes the following features:

  • 1 social profile per network
  • Compatibility with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Promotion of new blog posts on your social networks upon publication
  • Fully-fledged editorial calendar
  • Content quality control
  • Suggested reference management
  • Built-in analytics
  • External featured images
What do I get if I subscribe to your service?

See our pricing page for an up-to-date list of all our premium features.

Can I change my plan later?

Sure, you can do it whenever you want. And if you have some specific needs that none of our plans satisfy, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help you!

Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can do it from the WordPress Dashboard or contacting us directly.

More questions?

If you have more questions, just take a look at our Knowledge Base, where you’ll find all the information you need.


Best plugin and Customer Support I have Experienced

I have a music website that has a complicated custom design. It was very frustrating working with the theme developer when things wasn’t working, Especially things that had to do with the displaying of featured images in certain areas of the site. I installed Nelio Content and although it worked out of the box, there were certain areas, due to custom modifications of the theme, that it didn’t worked. I reached out to Nelio Content asking for help, not expecting much…because hey, this was not their fault. To my surprise, David responded and was willing to assist and asked that I give him more details. After going back and forth a couple of times, he helped solve my problems. I am very greatful for his help and I encourage everyone to try out this plugin. It does a tremendous job and have a superb customer service. Thanks again David for your help.

Great CoSchedule alternative

First of all, there’s no separate login, as required by CoSchedule. I would always forget my CoSchedule password, which was annoying. But now, if I’m logged into the WordPress admin area, I’m good to go with Nelio. Sweet!

With the Nelio calendar, I can quickly add posts and edit titles, drag and drop posts from one day to another, and easily schedule social media posts weeks in advance—which saves me a ton of time.

In addition, I can see our top-performing content at a glance, thanks to Nelio’s seamless integration with Google Analytics.

But wait—there’s more.

Nelio’s quality-control function automatically analyzes your content, making sure you’re hitting your word count goals, that you’re linking both internally and externally to other content (which improves SEO), that you’re using images properly, and so on. Once you’ve used this quality-control feature, you’ll find that it’s an indispensable part of your content workflow.

I also appreciate Nelio’s stellar customer service. I’m happy to recommend this terrific editorial calendar plugin.

Problem solved

I had an issue where for some reason featured images weren’t loading correctly, David fixed it in no time.

Great plugins and cool people.


Excellent support

I have been using Nelio Content for about a week now and it has really helped streamline my social media posting process.

I had an issue last week where the posting field disappeared from all of my post edit pages. I contacted support and they resolved the issue very quickly, publishing an update to the plugin in a matter of hours.

Great plugin And Support

This is a great plugin that is easy to use and will save a ton of time and effort. By the way, the support is fantastic. I had a slight config issue and had engagement from the co-founder (Antonio) in minutes. He stayed with me until resolved. I’ve tried several – this is the one.

Un buen plugin y un gran equipo

Quiero dar una valoración de 5 estrellas a Nelio Content porque el plugin es muy bueno, pero el equipo que lo desarrolla y te soluciona cualquier problema, lo es aún mejor :). Mucha gracias.

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Contributors & Developers

“Nelio Content – Auto Publish on Social Media” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Nelio Content – Auto Publish on Social Media” has been translated into these 3 locales: Catalan, Spanish, Italian. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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1.2.10 (April 19, 2017)

  • Improvement. Social messages of unpublished posts used to show a “fake” permalink (e.g. in the timeline and preview sections. This has now been changed and the actual permalink of the related post is shown instead.
  • Bug Fix. When you publish a post, the plugin sends a notification to Nelio Content’s cloud so that social messages are automatically sent at the right time. If this notification failed, messages wouldn’t be sent. This version detects such failure and re-synchronizes WordPress and Nelio Content to avoid this issue.

1.2.9 (April 6, 2017)

  • Colors in Calendar. Posts in the calendar now have different colors based on their status. You can disable this in Settings » Content.
  • New Post Statuses. We added new post statuses to improve your workflow. These statuses have their own icon and color in the calendar. You can enable them in Settings » Advanced.
  • Improvement. Calendar filters are now “permanent”. That is, if you apply certain filters in the calendar, these filters will still be active after you reload the page.
  • Improvement. Modified the code for extracting the author name of any given URL. The meta info extractor might still fail, but it’s slightly better now.

1.2.8 (March 23, 2017)

  • Bug Fix. Hiding Editorial Task meta box if user is not subscribed (because they can’t interact with it).

1.2.7 (March 22, 2017)

  • New Feature (only for subscribers). Download your calendar as a CSV file.
  • Improvement. You can now view Pages in your calendar and schedule social messages promoting them.
  • Bug Fix. If a user can’t create a post from Nelio’s editorial calendar, the “Save” button label is properly updated (from, for example, “Saving” to “Save”).
  • Bug Fix. Preview card works properly when {permalink} set in its own line.

1.2.6 (March 16, 2017)

  • Bug Fix. Last update removed social meta box (and others) from the Edit Post screen. This has now been fixed.

1.2.5 (March 15, 2017)

  • Improvement. Added warning message in Analytics when GA tokens expired and reauthentication is required.
  • Improvement. Using subscription plan properly to show the right set of tools to each user.
  • Bug Fix. Some WordPress setups modify jQuery’s AJAX default headers, preventing our plugin from communicating with our cloud. We now force the appropriate headers in our own AJAX calls to solve this.

1.2.4 (March 14, 2017)

  • Bug Fix. “Too Many Requests” HTTP error doesn’t block the analytics computation process.

1.2.3 (March 8, 2017)

  • New Feature. Calendar collapses sent social messages to simplify the UI and offer more information in less space.
  • Improvement. Reduced item size in calendar, so that the screen can show more information.
  • Improvement. Using helper functions for checking the plan the user is subscribed to (if any).
  • Improvement. Reduced number of calls to the API and, therefore, improved performance.
  • Premium Trial. Prepared the code base to support free trials of our premium plans.
  • Bug Fix. Social message length counting now uses Twitter Text library.
  • Bug Fix. Buttons in (Custom) Featured Image Box are now properly translated.

1.2.2 (February 20, 2017)

  • Improvement. Extended number of chars allowed in Facebook and Instagram.
  • Improvement. Faster and more responsive calendar.
  • Improvement. Reset jQuery UI default styles, so that dialogs look the way they’re supposed to.
  • Bug Fix. StoreJS library has been renamed to avoid name collisions with other plugins.

1.2.1 (February 10, 2017)

  • Improvement (only relevant to subscribers). We added the Share Selection action button in WordPress Text (HTML) editor.
  • Improvement. Added author and date filters in post analytics.
  • Bug Fix. Task filter in calendar now shows all users in the system.
  • Bug Fix. Removed unnecessary error_logs from code.
  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, engagement analytics (the overall counting) didn’t include Facebook likes. This has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. Iterating over the list of Google Analytics views properly, so that all of them are included in the selector.

1.2.0 (February 1, 2017)

  • New Feature (only available to subscribers). Create social messages faster by selecting some text in the TinyMCE editor and clicking on the new Share Selection action button.
  • New Feature. Analytics section with information about your content’s social media impact and traffic acquisition rates.
  • Improvement. Featured images in Mega Menus (a feature from Newspaper Theme) now have the right dimensions.
  • Improvement. When sharing old posts in social media, the post selector loaded only 10 posts at a time. This has now been increased to 50.
  • Improvement. Highlighting numeral hashtags in Pinterest.
  • Improvement. Extended number of chars allowed in Pinterest and Google+.
  • Improvement. Synchronization of subscription information is now properly implemented.
  • Bug Fix. Social messages with HTML tags in their content triggered a JavaScript error. These are now properly escaped.
  • Bug Fix. Some plugins enqueue styles that overwrite WordPress’ default rules. For instance, jQuery UI stylesheet resets the z-index property of jQuery dialogs, which results in those dialogs appearing below other HTML components. We tried to fix this.
  • Bug Fix. If the user cleans the plugin, we try to clean the information in the cloud too. This failed sometimes, and resulted in the user not being able to effectively clean the plugin. This has now been fixed; if we can’t access the cloud, we’ll still clean the local database and let the user know something went wrong and ask them to contact us.

1.1.10 (December 27, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Last update throwed a warning (which, in some cases, resulted in a WSOD) because the plugin tried to iterate over a non-array element returned by Nelio’s settings. This has now been fixed.

1.1.9 (December 26, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Publishing custom post types sends scheduled social messages as expected.
  • Bug Fix. Network icons in calendar are rounded again.
  • Bug Fix. The number of social profiles you can connect in the free version was incorrect—instead of 4, it’s 6.
  • Bug Fix. Disabled social profile networks can no longer be clicked.
  • Bug Fix. Pinterest and Instagram require you to share an image. If you don’t add one, social messages can’t be saved. In the previous version, sometimes the Save button remained disabled even if you added an image. This has now been fixed.

1.1.8 (December 19, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. On Chrome 55, adding images to social messages repositioned the social message dialog, making it difficult to continue to work with it. This update fixes the issue.

1.1.7 (December 19, 2016)

  • Improvement. Google Plus and Instagram support added using Buffer.
  • Improvement. External Featured Images also work if inserted using wp_get_attachment_image.

1.1.6 (December 12, 2016)

1.1.5 (December 9, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Changes in your subscription (under the Account screen) does no longer return a 401 error.
  • Improvement. External featured images inserted using (get_)the_post_thumbnail now take into account all this function’s params.
  • Improvement. Pagefrog does no longer break our plugin in custom post types.
  • Bug Fix. JavaScript error on (some) custom post types.

1.1.4 (November 24, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Editing a post from the Calendar or using Quick Edit in All Posts screen removed the featured image of said post. This is now fixed.

1.1.3 (November 23, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Pages couldn’t be edited with version 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 due to an unexpected error. This has now been fixed.

1.1.2 (November 22, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, the post analysis reported that there was a featured image set, even if none was actually set. This has now been fixed.
  • Improvement. Post analysis now takes into account whether the analyzed post type supports featured image and, if they’re not supported, the plugin doesn’t check whether the post includes one or not (it simply doesn’t make sense). Similarly, tags are only checked if the analyzed post is a WordPress regular Post.
  • Improvement. Tiny UI modifications in Connected Social Profiles screen.

1.1.1 (November 18, 2016)

  • New Feature. Nelio External Featured Image has been re-implemented using a new engine and merged into Nelio Content. Now, you can insert Featured Images using external URLs with just a couple of clicks. It works with virtually all themes, including Newspaper, Newsmag, and Enfold, among others.
  • New Feature. Use one of the images in the post as the featured image. This feature uses the improved external featured image engine, so that the image in the post is properly scaled and cropped when used as featured image.
  • Bug Fix. The button for Re-Authenticating social profiles is working properly. In previous versions, the profile wasn’t reauthenticated—a new profile was registered instead.
  • Bug Fix. Social message preview for drafts now shows the post card properly in Twitter, Facebook, and so on.

1.1.0 (November 10, 2016)

  • New Feature. You can now use custom post types in the calendar! Manage your regular posts and/or custom post types from Nelio’s editorial calendar and save time.
  • Improvement. Social message preview now matches Twitter new styles (e.g. last link is hidden and only shown as a “preview card”).
  • Improvement. During installation, we now detect if the server supports SNI and, if it doesn’t, we access Nelio Content’s API using a secure proxy.
  • Improvement. Select2 components are now internationalized.
  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, Nelio’s post analysis didn’t analyze post length or links properly. This was supposed to be fixed in the previous version, but it wasn’t. Hopefully, it is now.

1.0.5 (September 29, 2016)

  • Testing Environment. We’ve included a test suite in development for testing the plugin. Notice the test suite is not included in releases/tags.
  • Bug Fix. If the post doesn’t have an excerpt, the post quality analysis detects it properly and warns the user about this situation.
  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, Nelio’s post analysis didn’t analyze post length or links properly. This has now been fixed.
  • Improvement. We’ve extended our code base so that we can overcome some issues generated by other plugins. In this release, we added a snippet of code for fixing these issues generated by Pagefrog.
  • Improvement. Previous versions of Nelio Content loaded all author users in a JavaScript object. Usually, this works perfectly fine, but on some installations with tons of “author users”, page load times might be slower. We now modified this behavior so that author users are loaded “on demand”, offering a more responsive UX.
  • Improvement. Post editor dialog in calendar page has now been slightly redesigned. From now on, users can open/preview any given post from the calendar itself (there’s a new action button for that).
  • Minor Improvement. An author with the admin role now triggers a “soft warning” (orange) in the post analysis section.
  • Minor Improvement. In a multisite installation, you can now jump to the calendar of each individual blog directly using “My Sites” in admin bar.
  • Minor Improvement. After accepting Nelio Content’s terms and conditions, new users are automatically redirected to the calendar page (instead of the account page).
  • Minor Improvement. Refactored some portions of our code.

1.0.4 (September 6, 2016)

  • Improvement. When loading the current month in the calendar, the UI now smoothly scrolls to “today” using an animation.
  • Improvement. First-time post analysis (right after loading the page for editing a post) is faster.
  • Improvement. Posts without a publication date triggered a JavaScript warning. This has now been fixed and MomentJS does no longer complain.
  • Bug Fix. Sometimes, suggested references included in a post weren’t marked as such unless the user changed the post content. This has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. Now, you can only add new items on future dates and today. Before the fix, you could add items on any date whose month and day was past the current date, regardless of the year (which was clearly wrong).
  • Bug Fix. Calendar does no longer “auto-scroll” up (or down) after dragging an element around and dropping it in the top (or bottom) shadow.

1.0.3 (August 10, 2016)

  • Improvement. Shortcut to Nelio’s Calendar in top admin bar, under site menu.
  • Improvement. Social message previews highlight hashtags and mentions properly, using a library from Twitter: twitter-text (see it on GitHub).
  • Improvement. If your social message has multiple lines, you\’ll see them on the preview.
  • Improvement. Default profile pictures show the first letter of the user.
  • Bug Fix. When adding images to Twitter messages, char count didn’t match Twitter’s char count. As a result, some messages couldn’t be shared. This has now been fixed.
  • Bug Fix. Given a scheduled social message that’s related to a published post, it can now be rescheduled in the calendar (it wasn’t possible in previous versions).
  • Minor Tweaks. A few animations and icons have been polished.

1.0.2 (August 2, 2016)

  • UI Improvement. A few dialogs are now bigger, so that internationalized titles and texts can fit in.
  • Translators & i18n. A few more changes in our string contexts and comments, so that translators can translate the plugin easily.

1.0.1 (July 27, 2016)

  • Bug Fix. Post analysis summary and finer details now match. That is, if the post quality analysis is all green, then Nelio Content reports: The post looks awesome!
  • Bug Fix. Number of words in post is properly counted when using the Text editor.
  • Bug Fix. Internal relative links are properly managed by the post analysis. Thus, including links such as /some-page or #name work fine.
  • Translators & i18n. Some string contexts have been changed from user to text. Hopefully, they’re more consistent now.

1.0.0 (July 25, 2016)

  • First Release. This is the first release of our plugin.