After getting to know the tool, you may start using more than one account. Having to manually schedule each post for each account may be quite time-consuming. That is where the batch publisher will come in quite handy!
To access the batch publisher, navigate to the settings tab where you can see an overview of all the available modules. Under the Publisher section, there will be a module called Batch Publisher.
Now to set up our settings you want to click on the edit icon. After doing so you will be able to see various options that might not be straightforward at first glance. I will briefly explain each option and what they do.
Amount to post per day
This option is quite straightforward - It indicates a number of posts you want to publish each day.
Minimum delay between each post
The minimum delay between each post, so in other words: if a post is published, the minimum amount of time that needs to be elapsed before the next post is published. This value is displayed in minutes.
If this option is disabled, do not the bot will try to publish posts as soon as possible. So it is highly advisable to enable scheduling and to set the timings you wish to upload posts.
A useful tip is that if you plan to post e.g. 3 posts per day, you should have 3 time-intervals per day.
Let's say I want to post an image on Monday at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 7 pm. What I would have to do then is add 3 timing intervals on Monday with 30 minutes gaps. So on Monday I would have 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30, and 19:00 - 19:30. It is also very important that you set the Minimum delay between each post to 30 minutes so multiple posts are not published in the same interval.
Next, we have to create a post-pool. A post pool is a container that contains various images. Post pools are shared between all accounts, but will only be used if it is enabled for the account. When it is time to post, a random enabled post pool will be selected. Then from that post pool, a random image will be uploaded.
You probably don't have any post pools yet, so let's go ahead and create our first one. To do so click on the + icon. After doing so, you will be asked to select a posted source. For this tutorial, I will be using Monitor Folder. What this means is that a certain folder will be monitored and whenever a new image is posted in the monitored folder, it will be automatically added to the post-pool.
Now after selecting your post pool source you need to enter a name for the post-pool. You should choose an easily recognizable name for the post-pool. Once that has been done, you can click on Ok to proceed.
You will see various options related to the post pool, including caption pools. Caption pools work in a very similar way to post pool. When a post is published from a post pool, if any caption pools are enabled, a caption will be retrieved from a random enabled caption pool.
First off, you might want to enable Delete media after post or Remove media from pool after post so your account does not post the same image multiple times. The difference between the two is that the first option will remove the post from your hard-drive (if applicable) and as a result, the post will also be removed from the post-pool. But if you wish, you can add the post back to the post pool at a later date. The later will remove the post from the post pool but will leave the post intact. However, you will be unable to add the post back to the post pool because the hash of the file will be blacklisted by the post-pool. I want to leave posted images on my hard-drive, but I don't want to post the same image multiple times, so I will only enable the second option.
Now it is time to create a caption pool. The same way we created a post pool, we will click on the + to add a new caption pool. Just go ahead through the same process of selecting a caption pool source and a name for the caption pool like we did with the post-pool. You will most likely want to enable the option Remove caption from pool after post to avoid using the same caption on multiple images. After clicking on Ok, you will be able to add your captions or import a text file containing all your captions. Do note that spintax is supported for captions. After adding your caption, you can continue. You will see now that your recently created caption pool is visible with the same name you chose. Now we need to enable the caption pool before it will be used. To do so, select the caption pool and move the caption pool over to the enabled side.
Once that has been completed, you can click on Ok to proceed. You will not be asked to select a folder you wish to monitor and wether you wish to include subfolders. After that has been done, you are finished and all you have to do is move the post-pool that you just created to the enabled side.
One last thing to do before your account can start is, you should enable the batch publisher module and also make sure your account is not paused. Shortly after enabling the module, depending on your settings, the module will publish your first post. Do note that it can take upto 2 minutes after enabling the module before the first post is published.