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Getting ACParadise RSS on Social Media (Facebook / Twitter)
INTEGRATION OF ACP TO YOUR FACEBOOK
We noticed a recent epidemic in Cosplay Fan Pages on Facebook, but did you know that ACParadise can automatically publish your recent costume updates on to your shiny new FB fan page? We have the instructions handy below. Of course if you're internet-inept, you can request that Woone Kao do it for you, but you'd need to set woonekao at aim.com as admin.

What are the benefits of RSS INTEGRATION?
1. Updating ACP results in automatic updates to your Facebook (and twitter too if you joined those accounts). Get two/three for one!
2. Links to your HI RES photos are available from your ACParadise
3. If you are concerned about Facebook's non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license on your photos uploaded to your page this is a great alternative.
4. Less use of the "Share This" button on ACP as it will automatically be shared.
5. Drive traffic to your ACParadise account.

WHAT IS RSS?
RSS stands for RSS Really Simple Stalking Syndication, and if you have an ACParadise cosplayer or photographer profile, you have a RSS code. Simply use this code on your favorite social networking site to get your cosplay updates to display automatically whenever you update your ACParadise.

WHY WOULD I USE RSS?
Say you got a twitter, livejournal, facebook, and cosplay fan page on facebook. Updating each and everyone of those with your cosplay can be a real pain. But with RSS, just by updating your ACParadise, ALL of them will get updated for you!* This is quite the ideal situation if you have cosplay specific twitters or facebooks, and want your fans to keep updated when you update your ACParadise account!

BUT I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER!
RSS is compatible with ACSnapshots accounts too! Automatically post your gallery and photoshoot updates right to your social media site!


Since every social network site operates a little bit differently, scroll through the instruction set for all the details on how you can add RSS. It won't take you that long to put in, and will save you a ton of time down the line.

FINDING YOUR RSS CODE ON ACParadise/ACExperience

1. Log into your ACP or ACE account, by typing your username and password
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2. Click your Icon to View your Cosplay Page (if you need to set your icon, it's http://www.acparadise.com/acp/tools.php?t=costume&s=profile
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3. Click on the little orange RSS box on the left under your profile photo.
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4. Highlight and copy the RSS address from your browser location bar
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And example Cosplayer RSS looks like: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/rss.php?cosplayer=54022
This RSS code is what you'll be putting into each of these sites.

FINDING YOUR RSS CODE ON ACSnapshots
1. Log into your ACS account
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2. Type in your username and password
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3. Click View My Page


4. Click your RSS symbol link on the left side below your picture
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5. Copy the location URL from your browser bar
And example Photographer RSS looks like: http://www.acparadise.com/acs/rss.php?p=53030
This RSS code is what you'll be putting into each of these sites.

IMPORTING TO FACEBOOK
1. Log into your Facebook Account
2. Click this link
http://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ap ... 4949752878
or https://apps.facebook.com/rssgraffiti/
(Might not load in Safari, but Firefox, Chrome, IE should be good)

3. Click Go to App
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4. Click Allow
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NOTE: If this step does not work, please start over using the latest version of INTERNET EXPLORER. Known problems with Google Chrome compatibility.

5. Click Add New Publishing Plan (If you get stuck here, try a different browser like Safari)
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6. Name your RSS Plan. Your cosplay name will do.
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6. Click Add New
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6. Paste your previously saved RSS URL into the box and now click Add Source
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/acparadise/2433471/64934/original.png

7. Fix your desired settings, then hit Save.
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6. Add New Target. Click ADD TARGET
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7. At this step you can choose to have the RSS go to your actual account or your fanpage. Since we're playing around with Fan Pages, make sure your Target and Publish on Behalf of are the same page.
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8. Turn the darn thing ON!
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9. Now you upload some new photos to ACP to test it out!
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7. If desired, connect your Facebook to Twitter.
Click http://www.facebook.com/twitter/ and link your FB to twitter.

8. If you're all picky about your privacy, you can toggle your privacy settings for RSS Graffiti here:
http://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications
Go to RSS Graffiti and click "Edit"
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Now scroll down and click the button next to App Activity Privacy
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Select your desired level of privacy. Choose "custom" to filter out certain people like relatives or coworkers if you don't want them to see your updates.
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IMPORTING TO TWITTER (and secondarily Facebook)
1. You need a Twitter application to get this to work, so sign up for Twitterfeed
http://twitterfeed.com/
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2. After you create an account, log in
3. Create a feed
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4. Input your RSS name, the RSS Link
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Click Continue to Step 2

5. Select Services.
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6. Let's go with Twitter first
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7. Input your Twitter account name
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Click the big blue button to authenticate it.

8. Click Create Service
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9. Now if you're lazy and want Twitterfeed to also manage your Facebook, follow these instructions. (Only if you didn't import it separately.) NOTE: If you use twitterfeed to import to facebook, you need to have full descriptions in order to get thumbnails.
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10. Input your Facebook log in, Authenticate and Create Service.
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11. Bingo! Visit the dashboard if you wish.
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12. Example Twitter result
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13. Example Facebook result
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14. FINE TUNING. Now go to your Dashboard
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It'll show you how many clicks you got.

15. Now let's edit
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16. Advanced Settings
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17. Fix your settings
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-Change your update frequency to however fast/slow you want it. 30 minutes is the lowest
-Make sure Content is set to Title + Description.
-Add in a Prefix like: "I Just Updated"
-Add in a Suffix like: "on ACP!"
-Click Continue when you're done

18. HOORAY!
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IMPORT TO LIVEJOURNAL
1. Click http://www.livejournal.com/syn/
2. Pick a name.
3. Spam out your LJ RSS link everywhere
4. Note: You need a paid LJ account to do the initial syndication.

*depending on your social network site, the time delay between your update on ACP and the site will differ*