Buffer

The Buffer modules enable you to create, update, or delete status updates in your Buffer account.

Getting Started with Buffer

Prerequisites

  • A Buffer account

In order to use Buffer with Make, it is necessary to have a Buffer account. If you do not have one, you can create a Buffer account at buffer.com/pricing/publish.

Caution

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Buffer to Make

1. Go to Make and open the Buffer module's Create a connection dialog.

2. Enter the name of the connection to the Connection name field and click Continue.

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After you click the Continue button, Make will redirect you to the Buffer website where you will be prompted to grant Make access to your account.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Allow access button.

Actions

Create a status update

Creates a new status update in the specified services.

Note

A status update represents a single post to a single social media account.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Buffer account.

Profiles

Select profiles the status update should be sent to.

Text

Enter the text content of the status update.

Publication

Select when the update should be posted.

  • Post immediately

    Posts the status update now (when the module is executed) to all profiles instead of being added to the buffer.

  • Add an update to the top of the queue

    The update will be added to the top of the buffer and will become the next update sent.

  • Post an update at a scheduled date and time

    Enter the date and time to the Date scheduled field. The list of supported date and time formats.

Attach media to the update

Specify the media you want to attach to the update.

Link

Enter the direct link to the image.

Title

Enter the title of the update status.

Description

Enter the description of the update status.

Link to an image

Enter the URL of the image. The image will be uploaded to Facebook.

Thumbnail

Enter the URL of the thumbnail of the image specified above.

Shorten links in the text as media

If left disabled (unchecked), links within the text will not be automatically shortened, otherwise, they will.

Attach links in the text as media

If there are links in the text field, they will be attached to the post as media.

Update a status update

Updates an existing post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Buffer account.

Update ID

Enter (map) the Status ID (mapped from the Create a status page module) of the status update you want to update.

The update status you want to update must not be posted. Only update statuses that haven't been published yet can be updated.

Text

Enter the text content of the status update.

Publication

Select when the update should be posted.

  • Post immediately

    Posts the status update now (when the module is executed) to all profiles instead of being added to the buffer.

  • Post an update at a scheduled date and time

    Enter the date and time to the Date scheduled field. The list of supported date and time formats.

Delete Status

Deletes a status update.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Buffer account.

Update ID

Enter (map) the Status ID (mapped from the Create a status page module) of the status update you want to delete.

The update status you want to update must not be posted. Only update statuses that haven't been published yet can be updated.