WordPress to Buffer


WordPress to Buffer is a plugin for WordPress that sends updates to your Buffer (bufferapp.com) account for scheduled publishing to social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, when you publish and/or update WordPress Pages, Posts and/or Custom Post Types.

WordPress to Buffer Pro

WordPress to Buffer Pro provides additional functionality:

  • Pinterest: Post to your Pinterest boards
  • Separate Options per Social Network: Define different statuses for each Post Type and Social Network
  • Post, Author and Custom Meta Tags: Dynamically build status updates with Post, Author and Meta tags
  • Featured Images: Choose to display WordPress Featured Images with your status updates
  • Unlimited Statuses per Profile: Send your publish/update statuses any number of times
  • Individual Settings per Status: Each status update can have its own unique settings
  • Powerful Scheduling: Each status update can be added to the start/end of your Buffer queue, posted immediately or scheduled at a specific time
  • Conditional Publishing: Require taxonomy term(s) to be present for Posts to publish to Buffer
  • Individual Post Settings: Each Post can have its own Buffer settings
  • Detailed Logging: Logging can be enabled to troubleshoot occasional issues
  • WP-Cron: Optionally enable WP-Cron to send status updates via Cron, speeding up UI performance
  • 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, please consider upgrading to the Pro version.

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  • Settings Panel when plugin is first installed.
  • Settings Panel when Buffer Access Token is entered.
  • Settings Panel showing available options for Posts, Pages and any Custom Post Types when the plugin is authenticated with Buffer.
  • Post level settings meta box.


  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


5 stars

After the last update this plugin ROCKS!!!!

It posts like wordpress but BETTER!! Without the More XXX words!!

Thank you !!!

Great for Social Media Automation

As fans of both WordPress and Buffer, WP to Buffer works brilliantly in automating our publication of our software products to Facebook and Twitter.

Love the recent design update, and we’ll be using it to automate our blog post syndication to our Facebook and Twitter profiles soon!

Not Very Good Support

I bought the pro version, needing the features that offers.

I ran into an issue with the way it would update my Facebook page. It wouldn’t include the meta information that would normally be included when posting a link to Facebook.

The whole time I contacted support, which I was let to know later was the owner I was working with, it just felt like I was inconveniencing them.

Immediately I got a large list of items I needed to provide for them to help, including login credentials, FTP credentials, etc. That’s perfectly fine and I was happy to provide it.

The only thing I wasn’t able to do was to disable all plugins and try again. My site operates world-wide and there’s really no inactive time. I can’t just disable my plugins, plus I didn’t think it had to do with that, since I had seen the exact same issue reported in their support forum here.

I said I could have tried it in my staging area, but the license said only one domain was allowed. I didn’t think they would allow a second domain to debug.

They offered a solution, which I was happy to try. it helped with part of the problem, but the link description in Buffer was still reporting as “undefined”.

Then I get an unexpected reply that they’ve refunded my license.

Well, I never said I wanted it refunded. I just wanted to debug what the issue is.

So I asked why it was refunded. And the owner basically said that I wasn’t willing to work with them. He said he would have enabled the license on the staging area if I had asked…Well again, I hadn’t thought they would do that. I mentioned the staging area, and they could have offered to enable the license there, or asked for the login information for that as well. I wouldn’t have minded.

Like I said, he was just rather short through the whole experience. I felt like I was bugging him with my support question.

I’ve worked with many plugins and have almost always gotten great support. Their support leaves much to be desired, especially after paying for the pro version.

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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress to Buffer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 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.