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Setting up socail network feeds

We recognise that social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc) have their place and that many users like to consume their news this way. Social networks can be a valuable tool to drive users to your site and have them engage in the community there.

While that is true, remember that a social network can never replace a site of your own that is well run and well maintained.

We have a system in place for those that wish to engage an audience this way and send news, meetings, etc. to social network sites.

To set this up, please follow the instructions below:

For Twitter

  • Visit Twitter and make sure you are logged in as your organisation's account and not a personal one.
  • Login to your website.
  • Edit your account ('My Account' on the left), then 'Edit' tab.
  • Goto the 'twitter accounts' sub-tab.
  • Hit the 'Add account' button and go through the process.
  • If this all works you should be able to visit your twitter apps page ( and see "Global Riders" will be listed.
  • Once done, let the Global Riders admin know - they will take care of the rest.

For Facebook

We recommend using a Facebook page for your organisation. The use of individual accounts to represent your site is not recommended - mainly as people cannot just 'like' you - a two way acceptance process has to happen which is time consuming and inflexible.

Due to some rather annoying features of Facebook we are currently relying on broadcast to that network via Twitter.

  • Complete the above Twitter setup process.
  • Connect your site's Twitter account to Facebook using the mechanism described on Using Twitter with Facebook.
  • That's it!
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