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[resolved] Tweets not loading (10 posts)

  1. jimbutt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Version 2.1.2 isn't loading tweets. Followed the plugin site and inputs exactly. Even went and got a Google API code. No joy. Ah, well. Here's hoping. (www.jimbutt.com)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/reliable-twitter/

  2. sparkweb
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Every once in a while Twitter can take a while to respond. Especially for the first sync. It's really frustrating and because there's the extra level of caching with Google, it's extremely hard to troubleshoot.

  3. jimbutt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. I'll keep trying, but all I get are 3 little squares flashing.

  4. jimbutt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just a thought. Does JetPack interfere at all?

  5. sparkweb
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    So this is pretty strange. I tested your ID on my site and I got the same thing. I'll bet if you stick my ID in (11469962) it will work fine for you. Then I went to look at the two RSS files and they look the same:

    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/16251797.rss
    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/11469962.rss

    But, when I tried to add your RSS feed in Google Reader I get an error that the fed could not be found. Did some research on this error and someone suggested using https:// in Google Reader and that worked. So I tried switching the protocol in the plugin and that worked on my site. Can you try going into the plugin, "reliable-twitter.js", line 16 and change http://twitter.com/statuses to https://twitter.com/statuses

    See if that does the trick. I think it will. If it does, I'll release a patch to the plugin.

  6. jimbutt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    "We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun!"

    Thanks, sir! See for yourself! http://www.jimbutt.com

    Now even MORE reliable! Happy New Year!

  7. jimbutt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you know how often the feed will update? Been 40 min since my last tweet. (Forgive me for not digging back through the forum.)

  8. sparkweb
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Google can take a little while to update. Usually it's within an hour or two, but it's not usually like "minutes". They have their own algorithm to determine how often it should be updated.

    I spent some time trying to get Google to cache these url's https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1/get/statuses/user_timeline with some mixed results. Seems Google treats different accounts for the same feed style very differently. For the next version, I'm releasing a "Custom RSS" option where you'll have the option of entering your own custom feed. I've posted troubleshooting instructions here: http://www.soapboxdave.com/reliabletwitter/#troubleshooting

  9. sparkweb
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Additionally, I can't put the https:// feature in the new version as Google inexplicably breaks on the feeds for some accounts when this is used. So.... when you upgrade, just stick this in the new custom RSS box: https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/16251797.rss

  10. jimbutt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see that it updated, so that process is working. We're clear. Thanks for all your help and good luck with improvements. I'll incorporate this change as recommended. I think we're resolved. All the best!

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