Categories allow you to group accounts together, then organize and filter posts by those categories. You can create as many categories as you'd like to keep your posts organized.

Getting started

When you are getting started with OneUp, you will see that there is already a default category created, called "Category 1".

This name can be changed on the Category page of OneUp, and new categories can also be created there.

Do I need to create multiple categories?

All posts must be published inside a selected category. You can choose to leave the default "Category 1" as is, and have all posts go through it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, and many users operate this way.

Why would I want to create multiple categories?

Once you have some scheduled posts, you can filter your queue and the calendar view by specific category.

If you manage social media for multiple clients, it can be helpful to have an easy way to sort and organize posts.

How are other people using Categories?

Here are a few examples of how OneUp users utilize categories:

1. Managing accounts for multiple brands
It can help to separate accounts for different brands into categories.

If you are managing the social accounts for Company A and Company B, you could create two categories called "Company A" and "Company B", and place all the social accounts for Company A into the "Company A" category, and then do the same for Company B. You can then filter your queue and calendar view to only see posts only for Company A.

2. Different post types
Some users seperate posts by type of post, such as a categories labeled "Inspirational posts", "Memes", "GIFs", "Funny", "Promotional", etc.

3. Repeating frequency
Some users choose to create categories based on the interval of their repeating posts.
You could create a category called "Weekly posts" for your posts that repeat once a week, or a category called "Monthly posts" for your posts that repeat once a month.

Note: Just because you place a post in a category called "Weekly posts" does not mean that it will automatically repeat weekly. "Weekly posts" is just a label for organizing your posts. You must make sure to select for the post to repeat weekly when scheduling.

Should I create a category for each social network?
Some people choose to create a category for each social network, such as categories labeled "Facebook posts", "Twitter posts", "Instagram posts", etc.

You can do this, however, it is not really necessary.

You can already filter your queue and your calendar view by specific account. When you do so, it shows you the posts scheduled for that account across all categories.

When I add a new account, it keeps automatically adding the account to my existing categories. Is there a way to disable this?

Yes. On the Accounts page of OneUp, you will see this:

Change this to "No", and then newly connected account will not automatically be added to your categories.

Remember that you will have to add the newly connected account to at least 1 category to post to it though.
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