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[Plugin: Twitter Tools] Twitter update from post didn't include link! (22 posts)

  1. stevemagruder
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This used to work, but today when I posted to my WordPress blog and checked to have Twitter updated, it updated all right, but forgot to include the link back to the post. Is anyone else seeing this?

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

  2. danahuff
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You're not the only one. I noticed the same problem. I'm not sure how to fix it, but at least you're not alone!

  3. stevemagruder
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Glad I'm not alone. I'm hoping the developer takes a look at it. I'm usually loathe to change plugin code, as any updates would wipe out the changes.

  4. LMAshton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Happened to me as well. I left a comment on the developer's site informing him of the bug, but his only response was to try to sell me technical support services.

    I've since switched to other plugins.

  5. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I left a comment on the developer's site informing him of the bug, but his only response was to try to sell me technical support services.

    Since this "bug" only seems to affect people who have incorrectly entered their username and API key, I thought it appropriate to let you know where you could get support to resolve the issue for you. I'm sorry you found this offensive.

  6. LMAshton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My username and API key were correctly entered. That was double and triple-checked. Twitter Tools didn't post a URL with the tweet regardless of whether or not the bit.ly plugin was activated and set up. It didn't work no matter what I tried.

    That makes it a bug.

  7. theloveumake
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've had the same experience as LMAshton except I've not had any interaction with Mr. King.
    My bit.ly url is not being posted on Twitter from any of my blogs. This is a change from the previous behaviour. I have not changed anything on the three blogs within the time frame of the bit.ly failure using Twitter Tools. I can see it happening to several other folks in my Twitter stream as well.
    I will gladly switch back to Twitter Tools once it functions for me again. For now, it's been removed.
    Thank you.

  8. stevemagruder
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I noticed that I didn't even have the bit.ly settings set. Whoops.

    I haven't tested it yet though.

    But it seems to me that if I didn't have those set, Twitter Tools would revert to the previous behavior of adding the long-form link.

  9. LMAshton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    On my blogs (three, by the way), without the bit.ly plugin, no URL at all was given in the tweet, long version or short, so I had zero luck with getting anything resembling any kind of URL on any tweet.

    For the record, the behavior I mentioned in previous tweets was identical on all three blogs.

  10. danahuff
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My username and API were also correctly entered, but if this problem is just being caused by the URL shortener, I'll disable the bit.ly plugin and see if it works. I do not have this plugin enabled on another blog, and it is correctly sending tweets.

  11. dacaprice
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue. My new blog posts are generating tweets on my twitter page, but there is no link back to the post. My bit.ly account info is correct. I'm currently using WordPress 2.8.4 and Twitter Tools 2.0. If anyone had any luck getting this to work I would be interested in hearing how.

  12. dacaprice
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    For what it's worth, I deactivated all Twitter Tools plugins, then reactivated without the bit.ly plugin and was able to generate a tweet with a link back to the new post. I then activated the bit.ly plugin, at which pointed I noticed a trailing space after my API key (from my copy and paste?). Once I removed the space, I saw the links on my bit.ly page.

  13. mommymoments
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same problems here.. I tried deactivating, and reactivating, re-installing.. to no avail. Strange how it just stopped suddenly. I switched to TweetSuite for now... Hoping there's a fix soon. I really liked Twitter Tools

  14. mommymoments
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @alexkingorg... My API key is entered correctly...I've triple checked it...

    I've been using the plugin successfully for many months now. I had not messed with the settings at all when it just stopped working. It will tweet out the title, but no longer includes the bit.ly link.

  15. reallygooddomains
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've just managed to get the plugin working. As Alex King says above that this only affects users "incorrectly entered their username and API key" I thought that this was worth looking into. Although to the naked eye my username and API looked absolutely fine there was a blank space after my API key (a result of copying and pasting from my bit.ly account). I deleted this blank space and published a test post which worked perfectly and included the shortened url. Really pleased that this is now working as I use it on 4 blogs. I hope that this solution works for others.

    Best wishes,
    Lee
    http://twitter.com/GreenCarWebsite

  16. mrarnold
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    reallgooddomains had the same issue as me. There was an extraneous space in the copy/pasted API key from bit.ly.

  17. Brimfulof
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yep, also found a trailing space on the API key. Once removed it all worked fine.

  18. LenMason
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think it is bit.ly. Sometimes when I log on to bit.ly directly it is down.

  19. winterj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same problem with bit.ly. Trailing space.

    But I have another question: I'm posting time-relevant information and I like post-dating posts to the day that it's relevant for. But if the "published" date isn't immediately, it doesn't tweet the post. Any ideas on how to work around this?

  20. Nicolas Messer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ha ... happened to me as well but in my case I was stupid enough to actually put in a API Key from a different service.

  21. JohnAKeith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, I had a trailing space after my API key but that didn't solve the problem.

    I am running WP 8.5 and TT 2.0. Until a couple weeks ago, everything worked fine. Then, no links on twitter, not long-form and not bit.ly shortened.

    Figured it was a twitter issue.

    Today I tried it again to see if I could get it to work. Deleted and reinstalled plug-in. No luck.

    Then, I deactivated the bit.ly twitter tools plug-in. Voila, suddenly my blog posts were being shortened and were showing up on twitter, automatically.

    Makes no sense? Yeah.

    Am I happy, nonetheless? Yeah.

    So, my tip to you is, deactivate or delete twitter tools, re-install, reactivate, then enter your bit.ly ID and API key, again.

    Then, try to post.

    If it doesn't create a shortened address, deactivate the three twitter tools plug-ins, one at a time - bit.ly urls creation, #hashtag creation, and exclude category, starting by deactivating bit.ly urls. If that doesn't work, deactivate all three.

    Trial and error will get you what you want!

  22. Nicolas Messer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @JohnAKeith - go and read this post on Alex's blog.

    There might be a patch for your problems with Twitter Tools. For my part it is working fine on all of my sites.

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