POST Admin Features - Managing Toggle Options in POST Planner

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During your station's initial setup for POST, Futuri will work with you to setup the various export options (represented by "Toggles") which allows you to send your posts, using the POST Planner tool. 

For additional information on setting up new shows and managing other defaults (title, description, photos) in POST Planner click here.  The following specifically covers the setting up, export options, and assumes you are familiar with the rest of the POST Planner tool.


POST Planner

To manage the options in POST Planner: 

Default options - Select "Edit Defaults", then click "Next" until the "Post Options" screen is displayed.

Show-specific options - Select a show, then click "Edit", and "Next" until the "Post Options" screen is displayed.


Four types of export options are available:


FACEBOOK:

You have the ability to add any Facebook fan page for which you have Admin access.

Step 1 - Select "Edit Facebook" 

Facebook Page Connections Form

Step 2 - Select "Authorize Facebook Account" sign into Facebook and walk through the prompts. 

Step 3 - From the POST Planner, select "Get Facebook Pages", this will pull a complete list of Facebook pages for which you are an Admin, Select the page you would like to link to POST. 

  • If your station is owned by iHeartMedia, choose the iHeartRadio channel you would like your Facebook to post the link. Futuri and iHeartMedia would have already set this up during your station's pre-setup process.
Get Facebook Pages

Step 4 - Click "Add" to save your Facebook connection.  (In addition, you will have the option to change the display name by clicking "Edit" next to an existing connection.)  

Step 5 - Upon completion, switch the toggle to the "ON" position, this makes available the export(s) that you would like to be made available to your team, and save the page. 


Note: it is not possible to link a personal Facebook page directly to POST.  If you would like to manually share POST audio with your personal Facebook page, you can get a POST direct link from the Management page.


If your station was setup with POST in 2016, your Facebook page was authorized using a Futuri Facebook account. You can delete that Facebook option, then authorize your own Facebook login in its place. (this will not delete any Facebook posts) Once complete, you can remove the Futuri Facebook accounts from your pages' list of Admins.


TWITTER:

To integrate a Twitter account with POST:

Step 1 - Select Edit Twitter

Edit Twitter Accounts page


Step 2 - Select "Authorize Twitter Account", then sign into Twitter and walk through the prompts. 

Step 3 - From the POST Planner, if your station is owned by iHeartMedia, choose the iHeartRadio channel you would like your Twitter posts to link. Futuri and iHeartMedia would have already set this up during your station's pre-setup process.

Step 4 - Click "Add" to save your Twitter connection, you can then click "Edit" next to an existing connection to change its display name. 

Step 5 - Upon completion,  switch the toggle to the "ON" position, this makes available the export(s) that you would like to be made available to your team, and save the page. 


RSS FEED:

RSS feed exports are flexible, for each feed you will have the ability to generate a specific URL that can be use in the following manner: 

  • Integrating your POST system with your Futuri Mobil application
  • Displaying your POST items in your Futuri Streaming player
  • List a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, or other podcast services
  • Build your own custom audio player on your website


To create an RSS feed in POST:

Step 1 -  Select "Edit RSS" and complete the form, the "Explicit" setting is required when listing a podcast on iTunes or other podcast services.

Edit RSS Feeds Form


Step 2 - After creating an RSS feed, simply click "Get URL" next to that feed to generate its URL. When finished, switch the toggle to the "ON" position, your chosen exports will be made available to your team, and save the page.RSS Toggle

WEB PAGES:

By default, your station will have a catch-all player widget where you can display all of your station's audio content. However, some stations lie to have different widgets for different sections of their site (i.e. a sports page, a news page, or your morning show page.


Note: It is worth keeping in mind that, due to the nature of web design, you can only have one POST widget embedded on a single web page at the same time.


To create different widgets for different pages of your site:

  • Select "Edit Web pages" 
  • Assign your widget a display name, (this will be displayed from within POST, not on your actual website
  • List the URL in the location you will plan to embed this version of your widget (optional)
Webpages Toggles
  • Once your widget has been added, click the "Get Embed Code" to generate that widget's embed code to place on your website. You will have the ability to select the widget theme (light, dark) and/or the number of recent post that will be displayed.  (Seven is the default for the newest posts)
  •  When finished, switch the toggle to the "ON" position, your chosen exports will be made available to your team, and save the page. 

BUMPERS:

In addition to configuring your export options, you can also configure Pre-roll, Post-roll bumper audio to be used with posts, which is a great opportunity for sponsor integration. These can then be toggled when your staff posts audio from the POST or Browser screens. 

Audio files can be uploaded in either MP3 or WAV formats. Once a post is published with a Pre-roll or Post-roll bumpers.


Note: Bumpers are permanently embedded into the post. However, you can always come to POST Planner to change the bumper audio used for future posts.
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