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Fatal Error When bitly API is Down (2 posts)

  1. evanrose
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello,

    When pointing api-ssl.bitly.com and api.bitly.com to 127.0.0.1 to simulate the bitly API being down and then attempting to write a post, I get:

    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'BitlyServiceError' with message 'couldn't connect to host' in /wp-content/plugins/bitly/lib/BitlyService.php:294 followed by a stack trace.

    I would expect that the plugin would fail silently and simply not create the bit.ly URL in the post_meta table, for which I test in my code. Can you provide a fix, or, if I'm testing this incorrectly, let me know how to test correctly.

    Thanks,

    Evan

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/bitly/

  2. ljg3
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    This also occurs if you bump into your API rate limit, which is a deal breaker, as it can unexpectedly take the site down.

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