Social Media Before Breakfast
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Social Media Before Breakfast

Daily social media automation with WordPress and other site platforms.
3.8 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Tom Litchfield
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Implement an amplified content distribution strategy on social media
  • Breathe life into your older content that’s sitting on your website not helping your business
  • Optimize your website for Google, Facebook and others so they can help your content to stand out
  • Increase site traffic by multiplying your exposure on social media
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  • If you know how to sign up for Facebook, you can use any tool featured in this course.

What if you could have all your social media posting done for the day before you sit down for breakfast in the morning? How about done for every day of the week, month, and even the year, and for every site you run? Wouldn't that be load of your shoulders?

What if you could multiply your social media posting so ALL content you produce, past and present, is distributed over and over, day after day, in different forms, without adding any more time to what you're doing now?

This is Social Media Before Breakfast, where I hand you a set of tools and recipes that will automate your content distribution. This course will...

  • Save you a ton of time in distributing your content to social media;
  • Breathe life into your old content;
  • Optimize your site for maximum impact; and,
  • Create an automated traffic machine for your sites.

20 training videos plus resource materials show you step-by-step how to use the tools featured in the course.

Most of the training examples are shown using WordPress but any site or blogging platform that generates RSS feeds can be used, including Squarespace, Medium, Blogger and others.

Please watch the introduction video to make sure this course is right for you. If you KNOW you need this course, sign up right now.

Who is the target audience?
  • No coding or technical experience necessary
  • For people who hate social media AND people who love social media
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Start Here: Course Overview
1 Lecture 06:29

Basic overview of the course and how to get support if needed.

**Most videos have resource materials and links attached. Be sure not to miss these important materials!

Preview 06:29
Publishing with RSS Feeds
3 Lectures 42:42

A brief explanation of what RSS is how it has been traditionally used. Includes detailed PDF version.

In following lessons, we employ RSS in much more compelling use cases, some perhaps some not thought of by the inventors of RSS.

Preview 12:18

Get RSS feeds from all the content you publish online. From YouTube videos to Quora answers, get RSS feeds of everything you do online.

Turning Your Content into RSS feeds

Now that you know how to get RSS feeds of your content, learn how you can publish them on other platforms. Create newsletters, social streams, redistribute podcasts and more.

Publishing with RSS
Website Optmization
4 Lectures 39:50

We take a look at some basic settings in WordPress and the importance of featured images to ensure your content is featured correctly in social media.

WordPress Site Prep Work

Learn about Microformats, such as Google Rich Snippets and Facebook's OpenGraph, and why they are critical to have on your website. Don't skip this lesson!


The easy way to add Google Rich Snippets and OpenGraph data for articles and authorship to your WordPress website.

How to Implement Microformats on Your Website

Use categories and tags to group articles together to create new feeds that are organized by topic for re-sharing and re-syndicating your existing content.

Use these techniques to create new feeds that filter out articles that are not relevant anymore, such as old news stories.

Get Organized
Social Media Tools
6 Lectures 01:26:32

An overview of Hootsuite, social media management dashboard and apps.


An interesting app that distributes your content to 50 (wow!) different social media sites.


An overview of the powerful content distribution tool Part 1 of 2.

This video was recorded just hours after the new user interface was launched. I provide a brief look at most of the important settings. (Part 1)

An explanation of "Routes" in and their settings.

A Look at "Routes" (Part 1 continued)

Part 1 was a look at the settings in Now in Part 2 we set up some RSS feeds for distribution, including how to set up a feed to automatically share content daily for months, even years. (Part 2)

A look at IFTTT (If This Then That). Primarily a productivity tool, IFTTT does provide some interesting content distribution recipes and does come in handy in unique content sharing situations.

Bulk Scheduling
3 Lectures 45:11
The Pros and Cons of bulk scheduling with Hootsuite and Buffer

How to use the bulk scheduler in Hootsuite.

Hootsuite Bulk Scheduler

Buffer does not have a native bulk scheduler, but you can use the third-party tool "Bulk Buffer". This session explains how it works.

Bulk scheduling with Buffer
Automation with WordPress Plugins
1 Lecture 07:31

So far in this course, we've used RSS and bulk scheduling for distributing our content. But what about plugins? There are several plugins designed to auto-share your site content. We take a look at a few and some of their features in this session.

WordPress Plugins
No Content? No problem!
3 Lectures 39:37

Some of my example sites in this session were uncooperative, but no matter, the point was made that you don’t have to struggle to populate a site with content. With a little creativity and the right tools, you can runs sites that continually feature lots of great content without the work.

Where to Get Content for Your Website

Your content problems are over! Learn how to use this amazing plugin to populate your WordPress site with articles your visitors will value and appreciate.

An overview of WP RSS Aggregator with the Advanced Feed Bundle add-ons.

Automate Your Content with WP RSS Aggregator

Using the WP RSS Aggregator with the Advanced Feed Bundle add-ons to add RSS feeds for creating automated WordPress posts.

Adding Feeds and Creating Auto-posts with WP RSS Aggregator
Putting it All Together
1 Lecture 12:50

To help you keep track of your feeds and posting schedule, I developed an Excel spreadsheet. This session shows how to use the template and what you can do with it.

Template and filled in example are attached to this session.

Using the Excel Autoposting Template
About the Instructor
Tom Litchfield
4.0 Average rating
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226 Students
2 Courses
WordPress Developer

Web developer and WordPress fanatic, generally fascinated with mobile and Internet technologies and how they can be used to solve problems for people and organizations.

Have particiapted and led workshops teaching online communications and social media tools to marginalized groups in rural Southeast Asia.

Many of my Wordpress plugins, video tutorials, ebooks, and articles can be found at Techie DIY