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[resolved] Add twitter Digest feature? (7 posts)

  1. pbassham
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Is there a way that you can add the ability to aggregate all twitter posts as one blog post weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly?

    There is a simple plugin that does this "twitter digest" but it is not working after the api 1.1 update from twitter, and I would like to have the extra functionality of this plugin anyway.

    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-posts-to-blog/

  2. badbreze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    can i see a sample of tweets big post? thanks

  3. pbassham
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Here is the last post that it worked for me. It was a great way to get out updates to people that only follow by email. (twitter -> blog -> email)

    https://projectthailand.net/2013/06/10/stuff-from-our-week-35/

    Here is the plugin used, that doesn’t work any more - http://wordpress.org/plugins/twitter-digest/

    Other possible options with this:
    - fetch and show media from tweet in the post. (instagram pics and youtube embeds for instance, but not in the default twitter embed)
    - date display options (yes/no option to show tweet timestamp)
    - select the divider between each tweet. Bullet style, no bullets, etc. (for me, I wanted a blank line between each one that would translate to my mailchimp rss campaign.)

    Hopefully that interests you?? It looks like there are about 7000 users of the other plugin that would be interested in finding a suitable replacement. That would be awesome.

  4. badbreze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    in the 1.3 you can post all tweets in one post (each cron run).

    - fetch and show media from tweet in the post. (instagram pics and youtube embeds for instance, but not in the default twitter embed)

    i dont know what media you want from instagram or youtube, give me an example please.

    - date display options (yes/no option to show tweet timestamp)

    What timestamp you want and where?

    - select the divider between each tweet. Bullet style, no bullets, etc. (for me, I wanted a blank line between each one that would translate to my mailchimp rss campaign.)

    For graphic personalisation use you css style please

  5. pbassham
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for the quick work!

    I installed it on my blog and here is what happened:

    I set the 'time between corn jobs' to be 1 minute, to test. It started running it every minute and posting a new draft every minute. Each draft had duplicate content, but 1 less tweet than the previous one. (started with 25 tweets in a post, the next had 24, next 23, etc...). Good thing I didn’t have it set to publish! Thats a problem.

    @replies weren't excluded, they were just missing the "@user" part of the tweet.

    So, I think to make this work well it needs:
    - prevent tweets from duplicate posting
    - exclude @replies option. Not just remove the "@user" part, but the whole tweet if it is a message to a specific user. (If the tweet starts with @ for any reason, basically.)
    - Set specific time for cron to run, instead of "time between runs" so that you can schedule a regular time. (like Mondays at 6am)
    - Manual cron processing - a "process now" option no matter what the "time between cron" is set to. A "clear cron" (with a big warning that it could cause duplicate content). This would help to reset everything once you have it posting like you want it, so it can start going public.

    I want to be able to exclude phrases, and I found that I can do that with a twitter search classifier (-"sample%20phrase%20search"), but I cant add a query like that in the plugin. It gets stripped down to just "-"

    Here is basically the search I am going for. https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=-%22Wednesday%2520missions%2520report%22%20from%3Apbassham%20-Filter%3Areplies&src=typd

    - A bi-weekly option??

    Thanks for working on it!

  6. pbassham
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    In answer to your previous questions....

    1. I mean, if there is a direct link to popular media, embed it directly in the post.

    Like,
    "tweet text"
    [picture or video shown directly here]

    2. This is not a big deal at all, but I was thinking something like...

    "tweet text" - [timestamp]
    "tweet text #2" - [timestamp]

    Actually, I don’t even think I would use that. haha.

    3. I was thinking of options like...

    [ ] include blank line between each tweet (this would add a <hr /> after each tweet in the code)
    [ ] Display tweets in a list (this would wrap them in <li></li> or <ul><li></li></ul> if they also wanted a blank line)

  7. badbreze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    - prevent tweets from duplicate posting

    Fixed

    - exclude @replies option. Not just remove the "@user" part, but the whole tweet if it is a message to a specific user. (If the tweet starts with @ for any reason, basically.)

    Planing

    - Set specific time for cron to run, instead of "time between runs" so that you can schedule a regular time. (like Mondays at 6am)

    Update to give this new function

    - A bi-weekly option??

    Planing

    - Manual cron processing - a "process now" option no matter what the "time between cron" is set to. A "clear cron" (with a big warning that it could cause duplicate content). This would help to reset everything once you have it posting like you want it, so it can start going public.

    Planing

    I want to be able to exclude phrases, and I found that I can do that with a twitter search classifier (-"sample%20phrase%20search"), but I cant add a query like that in the plugin. It gets stripped down to just "-"

    Hmmmm i try to fix in the next relase

    1. I mean, if there is a direct link to popular media, embed it directly in the post.

    Like,
    "tweet text"
    [picture or video shown directly here]

    Hmmmmm give me an example

    2. This is not a big deal at all, but I was thinking something like...

    "tweet text" - [timestamp]
    "tweet text #2" - [timestamp]

    Actually, I don’t even think I would use that. haha.

    Planing

    3. I was thinking of options like...

    [ ] include blank line between each tweet (this would add a <hr /> after each tweet in the code)
    [ ] Display tweets in a list (this would wrap them in

  8. or

    if they also wanted a blank line)

    As of now all tweets is in an "ul" (each tweet is an "li") if you want an under-line you can use something like this:
    .dg_tw_list_tweets .single_tweet {border-bottom:1px solid #000;}

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