Support » Plugin: Blog2Social: Social Media Auto Post & Scheduler » WARNING: Auto-posting is Premium Only & Collects Info From Your Website

  • Despite “auto post” being in the title of the plugin, this is only available if you pay. Also collects information from your website according to their privacy policy. I refused to accept the privacy policy but it loads on every page load. Basically this is spyware that you need to pay for to even do what the plugin title says it does. Can’t wait for the developer’s inevitable defense of his terrible business practices.

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    Plugin Author Blog2Social-Support

    (@blog2socialsupport)

    Hello @blacklodgegames

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Blog2Social has been developed in compliance with the European GDPR General Data Protection Regulation. This requires a particularly strict privacy policy that we fully disclose and ask our users to consent, before the tool is allowed to process any data. As you can read in this privacy policy Blog2Social only uses the data it needs to establish and ensure a stable connection to all social media so that the plugin can function properly to enable users to post to their social media accounts. Data protection is an important part of our company philosophy, which is why we treat user data with the utmost care and handle all data in compliance with the European data protection laws.

    Because of these laws, we need permission from our users to use these data, which is why the privacy policy notice keeps coming up until it is accepted. All GDPR compliant tools and plugins work in this way.

    Like many other plugins on WordPress, Blog2Social is Freemium, which means that we offer a basic free version as well as advanced features in the Premium version.
    We offer a wide range of automation and customizing options in the free version. However, some functions of the auto-poster are premium features, to ensure compliance with the new API rules of the social networks. Others, like posting to 15 social media account at once, is included in the free version.

    There are in fact a lot of things you can do with the free version of Blog2Social.
    For example:
    – share your posts or pages on 15 different social networks at once: Twitter, Facebook (profile and page), LinkedIn (profile), XING (profile), Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Torial, Medium, Tumblr, Flickr, Diigo, Bloglovin, and VK
    – customize your social media posts with personal comments, hashtags, handles, emojis, and select an image of your choice from your blog post. You can even edit the complete HTML markup for re-publishing your post on Tumblr, Torial, and Medium.
    – view all your social media posts in one single place
    – automatically generate hashtags from the tags of your post
    – edit the meta tag information of your blog posts and pages
    – use the free Blog2Social Extension for Firefox and Chrome to save links while browsing and share them whenever you want.

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