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  • I apologise if this has been posted already but I couldn’t find an answer.
    I run several sites using wordpress. I would like to manage them through cms commander, as it is convenient for me to do so. The problem is that any post/blog that is published to any site using cms commander is not autopublished to the appropriate facebook account.
    Please help.

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  • Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic

    I’m afraid I’m not really familiar with CMS commander. Could you ask the developers how the posts are created? Do they use a custom method, or do they post with something like wp_insert_post()? Could you also ask them how they handle the different custom fields that can be attached to a post?

    Thanks!

    Hi Jeremy,

    I am one of the developers of CMS Commander. The OP got in touch with me and pointed me to this thread. Thank you for looking into this!

    CMS Commander uses the wp_insert_post() function for creating posts and custom fields are inserted via update_post_meta(). Let me know if there is anything else necessary to make the posting process work with Jetpacks publicize feature.

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic

    @thomas Thanks for jumping in!

    How do you handle custom fields created by other plugins? Do you pull them in when saving drafts?

    Hi Jeremy,

    since CMS Commander is used to post to user sites remotely via our dashboard other plugins’ custom fields (which the user has installed) would not be created.

    Users can however easily create and add custom fields when posting inside CMS Commander. If Jetpack’s Publicize feature requires a certain custom field to trigger it just let me know the name and value. I can then tell OP how to set it up.

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic

    We save a few custom fields during the transition between draft and published for each post, as you can see here:
    https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/blob/master/modules/publicize/publicize.php

    Namely, we save the status of the post (has it been publicized already), the message that will be sent by Publicize, a link to the connected Twitter account, and a link to the connected Facebook account if there is one.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks for the reply Jeremy. Unfortunately CMS Commander would have no way of knowing the Twitter/FB account links and could not set those as a custom field. Would it still be possible to include a certain custom field (which one?) with the remote posts made by CMS Commander that would trigger the publicize feature as OP wants?

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic

    I’ve asked one of our developers to take a look, and we’ll see if we can come up with an easy solution!

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic

    @thomas Could you give me more details about how CMS Commander posts to WordPress? Does it publish as a new user, or using XML-RPC and posting as the WordPress user who connected Publicize in their dashboard?

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