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[resolved] Shorten2Ping no longer working (41 posts)

  1. MKachtan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    From the ping.fm website.

    "Note: API keys are meant for application developers. If you are using a Ping.fm app that someone has created, it shouldn't require you submit an API key. Since we've recently changed this process, some of the apps might not have been updated to meet new requirements.

    If you are using an app that requires an API key, contact the developer, or visit the app's website for an up-to-date version."

    Any word on an update?

  2. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It seems that Ping.fm is now property of Seesmic.

    Maybe it's related to that.

    It's a weird thing because it was working for many users after first postings regarding to this issue.

    Anyway, I just send a help request to seesmic (can't find any ping.fm developer contact form or email), so now we must wait for them to reply.

  3. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Very very bad news... this is the reponse from Seesmic support (new owners of Ping.fm service):

    In regards to your inquiry, right now we are not approving the API key request for the wordpress plugin Shorten2Ping.

    These past couple of weeks we have been battling spam attacks that are happening frequently and have been causing posting delays for all our users. In response, our team has suspended certain API keys due to suspicious activity.

    We know that this has nothing to do with you directly but we are taking this time to review and consolidate the current structure of ping.fm to ensure this is stable and is improved for our users.

    Please keep in mind we are temporarily postponing the API approval requests until we have a new system in place and properly running. We'll be sure to keep you updated on this.

    So unfortunately to solve this is not in my hand :(

  4. fanfanfan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Which alternatives are the in the meantime that do the same as the shorten2ping + pingfm combination (I post updates not only to Twitter via it)?

  5. deeannr
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am looking for the same thing as I was using shorten2ping and pingfm and it is no longer working.

  6. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I sent another email to Seesmic support. And this was their reply:

    At the moment, there is nothing which we can do. We are building the Ping,fm website and this takes time and care.

    Please, feel secure that the Seesmic team is aware of this and is working non-stop to have the things functioning correctly again.

    So, if you like Shorten2Ping and want to get it back to work soon, I suggest you to support me sending your complains to Seesmic via Twitter at @askseesmic or via email to the same person who I have emailed my complains about this problem.

    If you ever wanted to support Shorten2Ping, now is THE MOMENT.

  7. Casper
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Damn, this is bad news.
    As far as I know, Shorten2Ping is the only plugin that successfully enables me to notify facebook+twitter, when I publish new posts.

    @Samuel; What exactly should I ask of Seesmic? That they approve your API key request, or..?

    Thanks for your awesome work on this plugin!

  8. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks CabGfx.

    My API key was approved for more than a year ago...

    The problem is that seesmic suspended it because they say that Shorten2Ping is used by spammers users.

    So they blame on the app instead of blaming the users that are spamming. They can suspend USER api keys if the want, but it seems that people at seesmic like the "easy way".

    My thinking is that the real thing is that Shorten2Ping is maybe the app for ping.fm with more users, and ping.fm servers are known as one of the most saturated services... and that's the real thing (IMHO).

    What should you ask to seesmic?, simply that, enabling again the Shorten2Ping api key.

    Anyway, I'm thinking in a workaround and maybe in a few hours I'll get it ready.

  9. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, I just found this post and it explains my problem. I will bookmark this one and try to get rid of my post I just made and watch this one carefully. !Thanks!

  10. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just uploaded to SVN Shorten2Ping 1.4.7 (in a few minutes it will be ready to download) with a new option:

    * Added option to send updates using posting email (http://ping.fm/email/), so now we don't need a f*cking API key!

    Simply choose 'Ping.fm email' (general tab) and put your posting email (notification tab) in S2P options.

    It works just like API key/User key method, no difference at all.

  11. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Las personas de seesmic son bichos en eso. !Muchas gracias, Sr. Aguilera, uno ves mas!

  12. Sandeep Nehra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good Job Samuela Guilera

    I was waiting from several days for your plugin back to work and mean while I was using publish2ping.fm plugin but that has big drawback that sub menu of all plugins stop working and show error that you don't have rights to access this page or so on...
    Your plugin is simpler and so useful
    Thanks for making it work again... I am trying it now.

  13. Sandeep Nehra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did not work for me. I put the ping.fm secret email provided by them and also API but did not work. It is going well to bit.ly and shortening the link but after that not publishing to ping.fm
    Please check out.

  14. Sandeep Nehra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Waiting for you to fix.
    Anyone has idea that why Publish2ping.fm plugin disables sub menus and how that can we resolve that issue?

  15. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry not working for you Sandeep. It should work if your hosting provider allow the use of mail() php function.

    It's working for me in several blogs.

  16. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    By the way... if anyone needs more instructions on how to setup the email posting, you can see it here.

  17. Filippo73
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I read the link and I made the upgrade and changes. My server supports the use of mail() php functions, but shorten2ping doesn't work :(
    Any other idea?
    Thank you

  18. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can't figure out why not working for some of you without having more info (i.e. error message).

    I have it running without problems in 4 of my customers sites at the moment. So I can't debug something that is working on my servers...

    If someone of you having issues wants to give me access to debug it on your side, I would need administrador user for your WP, phpmyadmin and ftp access.

    Anyway, here is some points that you can try:

    - Deactivate the plugin.
    - Access to phpmyadmin, locate sp2_options at the wp_options table, delete it.
    - Activate and configure again.

    Or you can try too:

    - Reset posting email at ping.fm
    - Update it in Shorten2Ping settings page.

  19. Casper
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much, Samuel! It works again!

  20. Filippo73
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS
    Resetting the e-mail at ping.fm and changing it into Shorten2Ping it works fine!!!
    Thank you

  21. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much for your hard work. I made it come back with the addition of your two helpful suggestions. That is the raw attempt, now to try to figure out how to put in pictures so they appear with the message and also formatted correctly (with text wrap, sized and such).

    This is actually a lot more useful than just having WordPress be the focal point for blogging and sending out to the other social media. Why? Because I have an iPhone and the WordPress app does not work. So I can't send blogs or posts to my social media from my iPhone. However, now that it is done with e-mail, I can add to my blogs and posts anytime I want without a problem. Es mas facil. !Gracias!

  22. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well guys, this is a perfect moment for donate something... don't you think? :)

    Do it from Shorten2Ping settings page if you want to support my efforts to mantain the plugin live.

    @FabiennePossets: I suppose that you're talking about Facebook when saying "how to put in pictures so they appear with the message and also formatted correctly" ?

    If so, all I can do it by my side is done. Not showing picture and formating is not an issue of the plugin. I can`t say if it's Ping.fm (maybe) or Facebook, but you can be sure that I followed Facebook developer guide to add the required info into the post page to show thumbnail and description for Facebook.

  23. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Rats. Facebook is good when I update from my e-mail, but WordPress isn't responding. I am going to have to make that work...after all it's my blog that I am trying to get out there. Getting late and I have to go to work now. More later.

  24. Sandeep Nehra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, still not working. I tried deleting database in phpmyadmin as well as resetting the ping mail . Tired all ways you told and also talked to my host. That mail() is provided by default.

  25. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Sandeep: I'm sorry for you, but like I said, I can't debug something that is working at my side. And you can see that is not only working for me.

    Please, take in mind all of you an important thing: The plugin relies on Ping.fm service, so if Seesmic want they can block you in any way (or do whatever they want to the service behaviour), and they don't give warns to anyone. That is a fact.

    So is not only a matter of the plugin working or not working.

  26. Sandeep Nehra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok Samuela Guilera

    Thanks for your support. My Ping API is working fine with publish2ping.fm plugin but that has drawback that it makes all submenu ueseless.. we cant access them... can you check that as there is no contact of that plugin developer... i tried to contact but no response.

    Thanks once again.. I will try on some other sites of my friend and will let you know soon...

  27. carpathia
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has anyone heard from ping.fm / seesmic? Gotten a response from them? They write this is temporary, but have not replied to my emails for over three weeks.

  28. lns2000
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's working for me through email posting. However, it don't submit scheduled post to ping.fm . Can samuelaguilera fix it?

  29. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @lns2000: The plugin uses exactly the same procedure for any type of publication method including scheduled posts. It's working for my and many customers without problem. And no change was made to this since many versions ago (it's not necessary because it simply use documented WP hooks that remains the same since then).

    If it's not working for you on scheduled posts maybe you should look for another plugin using no standard calls that maybe is breaking the WP scheduled posts hook used by my plugin to do his work.

    So, there is no need to fix anything at my side for this.

  30. Sandeep Nehra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Samuelaguilera

    I tried it on my site as well as on site of my friends... Did not work for us so no other other option other than using publish2ping.fm which has bugs and all sub menu of other plugin becomes unaccessible.

    I don't know what wrong while i have tried resetting all... resetting email at ping.fm ... deleting content from phpmyadmin... deactivating ... activating.. My host provide that required mail function... hosting24.com is my host... my friend has hostgator.com and did not work for him too.
    So, how to use it now... required help...

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