TeamPages is always looking for ways to make it easier to get your message out to your players, their families and even fans of your team or organization, which is why we’re excited to unveil our upcoming social media integration feature.
This new addition will give you the option to post your team, league and club announcements simultaneously to your Facebook page and/or Twitter account by clicking an extra checkbox much like you already notify members via email. Let us show you how it works!
For this demonstration we will post a new team announcement to our Facebook and Twitter account. A similar approach is used for posting leagues and clubs announcements to your social media sites.
Step 1: Authenticating Social Media Accounts
We will begin by clicking on the “Social Media” link in the team’s “Settings” menu.
The action above will redirect us to the main “Social Media Integration” page. This page allows you to add, view, edit and remove your social media accounts. It looks pretty empty right now so lets add a social media account.
We will first link-in our Facebook account by clicking on the Facebook Icon. This action will redirect us to the Facebook authorization page asking us to authorize the TeamPages app to our Facebook account. Press “Okay” to authorize the app.
TeamPages App has now been authenticated with the Facebook and we are redirected back to the TeamPages Website. A new page “Add Facebook Page” will appear. On this page you will see a list of all the Facebook pages that you currently administer. We will select the appropriate page letting the system know that all of our future social media announcements should be posted to that specific Facebook page. Once the appropriate page is selected click on “Save” button to complete the process.
We are once again redirected back to the “Social Media Integration” page which now has the newly authenticated Facebook page.
We will use the same approach to authenticate the Twitter accounts. Click on the Twitter Icon to be redirected to the Twitter’s authorization page.
To complete the authorization click on the “Authorize app” button. Once the app is authorized we are redirected back to the “Social Media Integration” page where both of our social media account are displayed.
(TeamPages values and respects your privacy. If at any point you are unsatisfied with this feature, you can revoke our access to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. To do so go to the Facebook Settings and then click on the “Apps” link in the sidebar. A new “App Settings” page will appear where you will see all of the active applications. Click on the x button by the TeamPages app to remove the access. Similar approach is used in the Twitter’s settings.)
Step 2: Posting New Team Announcement
We will now proceed to create a new announcement. The usual announcement creation page will appear however, there is a new optional checkbox asking us if we would like to post the announcement to our social media accounts that we have authenticated in step 1.
We will select this checkbox and click on the “Save” button.
Step 3: Verifying the Announcement
In this step we will verify that our announcement from step 2 was actually posted to the Facebook page and Twitter account. Lets check the Facebook page first. (Note: Depending on how busy our servers are the announcements might take anywhere from couple seconds to 15 minutes before they appear on the authorized social media accounts)
and now Twitter
Our announcement has been successfully posted to the social media!
Thank you for taking your time and reading this blog. If you have any questions or feedback about this feature do not hesitate and ask in the comments below.