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[resolved] Automatic Publishing and URL of Post (4 posts)

  1. jdtanner
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    Great plugin! However, I'm having a minor issue insomuch that when I have Auto Tweet on Publish selected, a tweet is generated in Twitter, but only with the post title and not the url, even if the tweet text is set to %title%: %url%

    Any ideas? I was thinking that the url plus the title might take me over the 140 chars limit for a tweet, so can a shortening service be used for this %url%.

    Cheers,
    JohnT.

  2. I'm not sure why the post isn't work, but if you install the WordPress.com Stats plugin, you can use Automattic's wp.me shortlinks (which will integrate with STC):

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/

    Alternatively, you could setup a YOURLS system (which will also integrate with STC). More info here:

    http://ottopress.com/2010/using-yourls-with-wordpress/

  3. jdtanner
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, that works cheers! I'm pretty sure it wasn't workingbecause the tweet fails to post correctly due to the length of the url. Perhaps URL shortening within the plugin could be considered for the future?

    Cheers,
    John

  4. The plugin is tied directly into WordPress' Shortlinks API, so any plugin that utilizes it (WordPress.com Stats, YOURLS, etc) will integrate with STC.

    As for having URL shortening within the plugin, the following is a quote from the developer:

    "There’s too darned many shortlink systems out in the world. So, this plugin does not implement shortlinks at all. . . Instead, it relies on the new Shortlinks API in WordPress 3.0."

    http://ottopress.com/wordpress-plugins/simple-twitter-connect/

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