Sends status updates to Ping.fm everytime you publish a post, using your own domain, bit.ly, wp.me, su.pr, is.gd and others for shortened permalinks.
IMPORTANT!!: At present Seesmic has blocked the API key for this plugin, you can read more here. So I have added support for using email notification, this is working for some users and not for others. Sorry but I can't do it more about this, so blame to Seesmic not me.
I'm sharing this plugin that I made for personal use to anyone who wants to use for free. I do it in my spare time.
Therefore I'm not giving personal support, if you write an email to me regarding support questions I'll not reply it.
If you need support post a new topic at WordPress.org forums and tag it with shorten2ping tag.
I’m subscribed to that tag by RSS, and I check it from time to time trying to help people if the question/problem is not covered by this FAQ, readme, or previous forum posts.
But remember, this plugin relies on Ping.fm service, so if Seesmic want they can block you in any way (or do whatever they want to the service behaviour), and they don't give warns to anyone. That is a fact.
So is not only a matter of the plugin working or not working. Is about a third party service working (for you) or not working.
Maybe, but use it at your own risk. I'll not support anyone using outdated WP (or outdated PHP). At the moment of writing this I’m running this plugin on WordPress 2.9 and PHP 5.x and works fine, and was running without problems on WP 2.8.x and 2.7.x too. If you run anything below WP 2.7 and PHP 5.x, please update for your own good! (and dont ask me for support).
I wanted a (single) simple plugin for using Ping.fm + Bit.ly to notify about new posts to my contacts.
At first only a few little improvements maybe. But if someone suggest a nice feature, and if I have time enough maybe I'll add it. But it's not my priority. I want to keep it simple.
<?php short_permalink(); ?> in your theme where you want to show short permalink. You can add the parameter 'linktext',
<?php short_permalink('linktext'); ?> and it will use the short permalink as text for the link too. Or if you have advanced knowledge of WordPress
theme coding, you can get the
'short_url' post meta directly and showing it as you like.
From sometime ago Ping.fm has his own link shortener service too, so if you disabled Shorten2Ping option to make shorlinks, but you see http://ping.fm/xxxx when you notify a post through Ping.fm, you must disable this service in your Ping.fm account settings.
Since 1.3 version, Shorten2Ping adds a meta field in the single post view (the one that Facebook will scan) telling Facebook to use the first image uploaded and inserted in the post. If you want to override this, or simply you didn't uploaded any image to the post (even if you inserted one), you can add a custom field to the post named 'fb_img' and put the full URL to the image in the value for this custom field.
It only works with images that you uploaded to THAT post, so if you inserted an image from the media library that was uploaded previously to other post. You'll need to use the 'fb_img' custom field described before. I could add some code to sort this out, but the only way to make that (scanning the post content) could make the posting process slower if you use big images.
Some users reported this problem and solved after resetting posting email at Ping.fm site and update it in Shorten2Ping settings page.
No. You can't. You have two options: Disable wp.me module in Jetpack OR use another shortener in Shorten2Ping config.
If you're using another plugin that manages wp.me links, simply don't use wp.me in Shorten2Ping or deactivate the other plugin.