Bulk Upload and Scheduling Content with CSV

POSTOPLAN provides you with a bulk upload feature that allows scheduling several posts at once by importing CSV data.

The bulk upload has several steps in which you need to:

  1. Fill in the data for your messages.

  2. Select the accounts to which you plan to publish each post.

  3. Schedule your publications.

How to Schedule Posts Using Bulk Upload

Go to the Post Editor by clicking on Schedule a Post and find the CSV Import in the upper right corner of the screen:


STEP 1. Preparing and uploading a CSV file.

At this step, you need to upload the finished CSV file. You can view our CSV file template and edit it, if necessary. Your file should contain the following information:

    • Date
    • Message
    • Media URLs

You can download a template here:


Please fill in the following fields:

Date

In this column, type the date and time as follows:

mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm
mm/dd/yyyy
dd.mm.yyyy hh:mm
dd.mm.yyyy
Today (means the current day)
Next Friday (Monday to Sunday)

Note: If you do not specify a specific time for publishing, the default time will be 00:00 or 12:00 AM.

For a successful posting, you have to strictly adhere to the date and time format.

Message

This column allows you to add text to your posts. If you want to attach a link, paste it in this field.

Media URLs:

If you want to attach a video or image from a public source to your post, paste the URL to the required media file in this column. Links shall be direct and end with .jpg, .png, or .MP4 (note that POSTOPLAN only publishes MP4 videos).

For example: 
https://www.learningcontainer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/sample-mp4-file.mp4

https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2018/04/06/00/25/nature-3294681_960_720.jpg

Finally, your CSV file should look something like this:

Upload the finished CSV file by clicking on the corresponding button:


STEP 2. Selecting accounts

After successfully uploading of the file, you get into the Uploaded Post View section. You can start editing and selecting accounts for publication by clicking on the icon:

Your post will appear in the editor, where you can change the text, add any link or image, change the time and date, select accounts for publication, add hashtags and emoji, set up recurring posting, etc.

STEP 3.  Finishing publication.

After clicking on Schedule, your post will move to the Content Plan section:


Or you can save it as a draft. To do this, at the very bottom of the Post Editor page, click on the More button and select the Save to Draft option:


In the Drafts section, you can find posts that you want to edit later:


Troubleshooting: Special Character Issue

If you faced the special character or UTF-8 issues in your CSV file, first convert the file at the following website: https://www.convertcsv.com/csv-viewer-editor.htm

Change the encoding from Default to ISO-8859-1 (Latin No. 1) and try uploading CSV again.