To publish social messages on Mastodon, go to the Nelio Content Settings page and select the Mastodon icon.
Once you select the Mastodon icon, a dialog appears in which you need to type the URL of the Mastodon instance where your profile was created. A list of mastodon instances (also called servers) can be found here.
As an example, our Mastodon account (https://mastodon.social/@neliosoft) is created in the instance whose URL is https://mastodon.social. You must input the URL of the Mastodon instance for your account and click on Check instance. Remember not to include the username in the URL: https://mastodon.social is a valid instance URL, but https://mastodon.social/@neliosoft is not a valid one.
Nelio Content will then check if the URL is of a valid Mastodon instance. If that is right, you can click on the button Continue to continue.
In case you aren’t logged in on Mastodon, a new popup window will ask you to sign in. If you’re already logged into Mastodon, you’ll see the following screen with which to grant Nelio Content access to your account.
If instead of the previous dialog you get an error message similar to “client authentication failed due to unknown client, no client authentication included, or unsupported authentication method”, close the dialog and try again the connection process from the beginning. This error is caused by the Mastodon instance randomly and has nothing to do with Nelio Content.
After clicking on the Authorize button, you’ll see that your Mastodon account is now included in the list of Connected Profiles.