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[closed] Publicize not working for scheduled posts (33 posts)

  1. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Publicize is working fine for direct publish posts but fails on scheduled posts.

    Tried twice. I currently have to manually post these to each social media outlet. A big problem since I shut off my normal auto sharing routes and most of my posts are scheduled.

    Is there a way to repost to initiate publicize until this is fixed?

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

  2. designsimply
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    There isn't a way to re-publicize a previously published post. You would need to create a new post and publicize that one. Manually posting is probably the best way to go if you don't want to delete the first post and create a new one.

    I tested scheduled posts as well and publicize worked for me without any problems. I didn't test all of the social networks though, and I didn't test multiple ones at a time. I tested using Twitter with a WordPress 3.4.2 blog running Jetpack 2.0, and it worked for me.

    Just out of curiosity, do the publicize options always work for your social network connections if you publish the posts yourself instead of scheduling them?

  3. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried again. If it misses a schedule and I quick edit and update, it works. But if it posts via scheduled, without me forcing it, it does not work for any of the 3 places I linked it to. And yes, it works for all just fine through manual posts.

    Not sure what could be the difference. I am running same WP version as you.

  4. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I contacted my host company who looked into the server config. Not sure if they did anything but it appears to be working now.

    Last night, a scheduled post ran on Tumblr and Facebook but not Twitter. This morning, a scheduled post ran on all three connected accounts.

    I'll keep watching.

  5. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, this is VERY hit or miss. Sometimes it work, sometimes it fails completely.

    This is a serious issue that would cause me to NOT use this. What could be the cause?

  6. arielmeadow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same issue here. With rare exception, all my posts are scheduled -- and it appears that Publicize works very infrequently with scheduled posts.

  7. pgale2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here.. I had a scheduled post which published 14 hours ago and Publicize did not post it to Facebook or Twitter.

    We would love to use this on all our clients' sites, but if it's hit or miss, we don't have the time to troubleshoot multiple client installations.

    Twitterfeed, however, works like a charm. That's what we were using previously while we were testing Publicize on our own site first before rolling it out to client sites.

    I think we'll stick with Twitterfeed for now until Publicize proves to work.

  8. evanw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have also experienced issues with Publicize not posting to social networks with scheduled posts. I've tested with two scheduled posts, both scheduled before upgrading to Jetpack 2.0, and both of them failed to publish to Twitter and Facebook.

  9. arielmeadow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have devs acknowledged this issue yet?

  10. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did get a message as a response to a support email that they have acknowledged it. Just not here.

  11. designsimply
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The developers also tried testing after receiving these reports (like I did earlier too), but they were unable to reproduce the problem in any tests. I'm not sure what other info is needed to move this forward. Any details you can provide about what you think may or may not trigger the problem would be helpful, or if you can think of anything about your server setup that could be the source of the problem. Are you all using the same web hosting provider by any chance?

  12. evanw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm hosting my WordPress instance on a Linode server running Debian Squeeze with Nginx.

  13. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using InMotion VPS and they have informed me (however much this means) that there is no problem with server config.

  14. arielmeadow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm on LiquidWeb with nginx.

    Key plugins: Edit Flow, W3,

  15. Benny Powers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem. Posts won't pub to my VB page or linkedin profile

  16. designsimply
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not really sure what the problem is based on the info collected here so far, and I can't reproduce the problem in any tests. What I know so far is that Publicize is indeed working for scheduled posts, but it sounds like it's not working for some of you but there's no trend I can see so far that might give us a clue as to what's causing that problem on your side.

    Are you guys also using the email subscription service in Jetpack? If you are, can you tell me if the email messages get through but the Publicize messages don't? Also, if you report in about this, please note exactly which services you're having trouble with, whether Publicize works for you without scheduling the post, and some basics about your server setup if you can provide that, and anything else you think might be worth tracking as a possible trend. I noticed two of you mentioned using nginx, but the others didn't say what kind of web server they're running. I'm just looking out for any trends (not sure exactly what yet), so the more details the better. What we really need are steps to reproduce the problem reliably in order to even start to try to fix it.

  17. Kulwant Singh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i have the same problem and now switched to manual task .

  18. arielmeadow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sheri to answer your question: I am not using the email subscription service.

    I'll do some more testing this week to see if I can find a pattern in the posts that don't publicize.

  19. arielmeadow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ooh question: are posts scheduled *before* the Publicize function is added NOT be publicized?

  20. evanw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to follow up on my original post: Posts are not being publicized to Twitter or Facebook for me whether the post is scheduled or published directly.

  21. arielmeadow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Testing this out some more this week to see what's working/not working. Both these sites are on the same server and are running off the same WPMU install.

    Testing on: offbeathome.com
    Author: me
    Scheduled post: yes
    Set to publicize to:
    Facebook: Offbeat Home
    Twitter: @offbeathome
    Tumblr: Offbeat Empire
    Where it appeared: on none of the sites

    Testing on: offbeatempire.com
    Author: me
    Scheduled post: no, published live
    Set to publicize to:
    Facebook: Offbeat Empire
    Twitter: @offbeatempire
    Tumblr: Offbeat Empire
    Where it appeared:
    Tumblr: Offbeat Empire

    One thing I'm noticing that confuses me:
    On Empire post: http://goo.gl/LizgX
    On Home post: http://goo.gl/mN29U

  22. soflaweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We have the same problem.
    Our is setup to only post to Facebook and sometimes it does and sometimes it does not.
    I am sorry that I cannot provide more information at this time.

  23. designsimply
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ooh question: are posts scheduled *before* the Publicize function is added NOT be publicized?

    I don't think that should matter, but the post does have to be brand new and not have been published in the past.

    One thing I'm noticing that confuses me:
    On Empire post: http://goo.gl/LizgX
    On Home post: http://goo.gl/mN29U

    Those are supposed to become disabled after the post is published for the first time. A post should only ever be sent via publicize onceā€”the first time it is published.

    @arielmeadow, so based on what you've written above, you're trouble is not just with scheduled posts? The best advice I can give so far based on the info provided is to try to disconnect and reconnect the publicize various connections and try again.

  24. evanw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update: I disconnected and reconnected my site's Twitter account from Publicize, but when I reconnected, I enabled the option to "allow all authors access to this account" within Publicize. After enabling this feature, Twitter Publicize worked for the first time.

    I'll try with Facebook next, although I hate having to enable a setting like that to make it work.

  25. carotids.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We are experiencing the same problem. If you need data for debugging, please let us know.

  26. pwradio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one with this problem. I have mine configured to send to Facebook and Twitter. When I tested manual posts there were no problems. I had a scheduled post work once, but fail the rest of the time.

    To answer an earlier questions, the subscription email seems to work just fine.

    Thanks.

  27. fackass
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same problem here. Hit or miss posting behaviour.

    On my Publicize I have connected a Facebook and Twitter account, not without any trouble, had to retry several times for my social accounts to get connected.

    Once they were connected, made a test post that was posted on both social sites with success. After that, made something like 15 posts with Publicize enabled, directly published and only 4 were published on Facebook and Twitter.

    So has idoubtit said this is VERY hit or miss. Sometimes it work, sometimes it fails completely.

    Could someone point to plugins alternatives for automate posting to social sites, mainly Facebook and Twitter?

    Thanks

  28. soflaweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We did not find a solution to this problem.
    But we did find a fix for those in need of a way to post to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
    We switched to twitterfeed.com and use their service to publish our feed.
    While this does not fix the solution for Publicize. It did solve our dilemma and so far has been working great for the past month or so.
    I just thought I would share if anyone is in need of an alternative.

  29. idoubtit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I seemed to have fixed the problem. I was having issues with usage with my host company. I changed cache programs (went from W3 Total cache to Quick cache and I deleted my feedburner feed (was not using that). For some reason, this fixed the issue and my site runs better and the publicize feature works.

    I still do not use the facebook publicize feature because of the gravatar issue. I use IFTTT for that. You can easily create recipes that post where ever you wish.

  30. fackass
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to give another alternative, I have just finished configuring NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster plugin.

    It's working flawlessly for my facebook and twitter accounts. It supports many other social sites for autopost.

    It has a very useful feature, an actions log where you can see if the actions succeded or failed. It also support manual reposting from the Edit Post in case the autopost fails or want a manual repost of and old one.

    Deactivated Publicize.
    Hope it helps!

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