WP Google My Business Auto Publish

Description

Auto Publishing

WP Google My Business Auto Publish lets you publish posts, custom posts and pages automatically from WordPress to your Google My Business page. Posts can be scheduled as well!

Creating content on Google My Business is becoming an increasingly important SEO factor. But the problem is it can be a hassle creating new content and easy to forget. With WP Goolge My Business Auto Publish you can start getting more content on your, or your clients’ business page on Google without having to do any additional operations.

The plugin is simple, lightweight and FULLY free. You can also setup a default share message (which includes time saving shortcodes) and an action type for all your posts which you can override on the individual post page as well. You can also filter items to be published based on categories selected on the plugin settings page. You can choose whether you want to share posts, custom posts and pages.

The plugin utilises the official Google My Business API so your posts featured image will automatically be used as the Google My Business post image and your post link will be set as the call to action link in Google My Business. You can also create event posts with a start and end date.

Every post will automatically be published to Google My Business, however on each post there is a checkbox which enables you to not share a particular post or you can change the default to not publish posts automatically from the plugin settings.

On the ‘All Posts/Pages/Custom Post Type’ screen you will also see a share history timeline for each post.

From the plugin settings you can also create a manual new post which isn’t tied to any WordPress post/page/custom post type and you can also edit and remove past posts without even having to go to your Google My Business page.

In version 1.2 of the plugin we have introduced full multiple location support! So you can select to use the plugin with multiple Google My Business locations, set your default locations and choose what locations to share to for each post! There is no limit to the amount of posts you can create!

Reviews

Display reviews on any post, page or in a sidebar widget using the review shortcode builder in the plugin settings. Simply change the settings and get a live preview of your review slider or grid. Then copy and paste the shortcode into the desired position on your website. There are heaps of options to customise the look of the reviews and you can even manually exclude specific reviews from displaying. Reviews will be updated automatically once every day so there’s no maintenance.

Great Support

The plugin comes with an FAQ section accessible from the plugin settings page and it’s transation friendly.

Screenshots

  • Simple and secure authentication with your Google account with just 1 button click
  • Select an account to share with
  • Select one or multiple locations you want to share with
  • Create a default share message with dynamic shortcodes and the default button text as well as other sharing options
  • Don't share posts by default and hide the posts column
  • Create a post on Google My Business from the plugin settings
  • View, edit and remove posts from the plugin settings
  • A simple FAQ to get you started
  • A custom meta box to change the share message for a specific post to override the default share options set in the plugin settings
  • Create a shortcode to display reviews on any post, page or widget, get a live preview and exclude specific reviews from displaying
  • An example of the reviews display on the frontend

Installation

There are a couple of methods for installing and setting up this plugin.

Upload Manually

  1. Download and unzip the plugin
  2. Upload the ‘wp-google-my-business-auto-publish’ folder into the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Go to the Plugins admin page and activate the plugin

Install via the Admin Area

  1. In the admin area go to Plugins > Add New and search for “WP Google My Business Auto Publish”
  2. Click install and then click activate

FAQ

Frequently asked questions can be found under the help tab on the plugin settings page.

Installation Instructions

There are a couple of methods for installing and setting up this plugin.

Upload Manually

  1. Download and unzip the plugin
  2. Upload the ‘wp-google-my-business-auto-publish’ folder into the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Go to the Plugins admin page and activate the plugin

Install via the Admin Area

  1. In the admin area go to Plugins > Add New and search for “WP Google My Business Auto Publish”
  2. Click install and then click activate

Reviews

Works great !

Ok,not at the first try but man ! I get a fix on less than 2h and it works like a charm now.
Thx a lot !

Great initiative, needs some work

Hey guys, I’m totally in support of this plugin. Just got it, but there are bugs here and there. I’m willing to work closely with you guys to run tests and improve this plugin with you guys. May I know how to reach you guys?

Giving 5 stars for the initiative. It’s not totally broken, it needs some work, that’s all 🙂

Read all 5 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“WP Google My Business Auto Publish” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.4

  • Better error handling when no settings present

2.3

  • You can now delete plugin settings from the help page
  • Tested with the latest version of WordPress
  • Fixed issue with featured image not working

2.2

  • Minor fix to reauthenticating by clearing transient

2.1

  • Image fix for people who don’t have a full thumbnail size

2.0

  • Now put reviews on your site!

1.7

  • Bug fix caused by previous update

1.6

  • Minor improvements to ui

1.5

  • Minor improvement to how styles and scripts are loaded on admin pages

1.4

  • Fixed bug with share now functionality

1.3

  • Small bug fix for non admin users

1.2

  • Now introducing the ability to share to multiple locations at once and change the locations for each post!
  • Lots of bug fixes

1.1

  • Now we cache location and account data for faster loading in the plugin settings
  • Improved UI of metabox
  • You can now update posts from the manage posts screen!

1.0

  • Initial launch of the plugin