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[resolved] Tweets not updating (32 posts)

  1. clearpointpr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Tweets stopped update last Wednesday (5/8). I am trying to update the twitter app now and link accounts but when I click on 'authorize your twitter accounts' nothing happens at all. The screen just refreshes. I updated the consumer key and secret but now I can't update the app. Please advise.

    Thanks, Rachel

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-widget-pro/

  2. dankfresh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Had the exact same thing happen. May 8th. No clue as to why. I ended up making a new Twitter app, getting a new APP key, etc, and trying again. It's the strangest thing, if I change the amount of Tweets to show in a feed, say 5, it will go get the most recent Tweets, but then never update. If I go back to 1, where I had it before, it goes right back to the 1 tweet I had May 8th. It's almost like it caches the request.

  3. Strong Island
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem here, cannot find a way to fix it. I have the plugin on a client's website and they are not pleased about it being frozen. Please find a fix asap!!!!

  4. Strong Island
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FYI Just updated the plugin and this problem still exists

  5. lisa18a
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Exactly the same problem - single tweet shown hasn't updated for 3 days but if I change to showing 3, it shows latest 3 fine. Go back to 1 and it reverts back to the really old one.

    Also, the reason I'm using this plugin is to display tweets from a list but despite selecting that option it's just getting them directly from the account owning the list.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated! I'm running the latest version of the plugin.

  6. Rootside
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I’d like to add my voice to this. Same issue here.

  7. Strong Island
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Really need an answer to this. Would rather not drop this plugin but this is getting silly, could really do with a fix to this fundamental issue.

  8. zerodotnine
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also have this issue, described as above, 1 tweet only pulls in an old tweet, change to 3 and new ones appear...
    This site is going live today and I would rather not have to switch plugins so late on..
    Please advise asap!

  9. suresh2020ind
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have tried the hack to the version 2.5.4 as per the forum's suggestion and now it works fine http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-twitter-widget-pro-tweets-not-updating-hosting-incompatibility-with-tlc-transients

    I tried to add the host entry to enable HTTP lookup which is not helpful so went with the code change.

  10. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How did you manage that? Is it still working now?

    I tried reading the thread and came to do the following (which did not work):

    1. Open file 'tlc-transients.php'
    2. Line 179 says: "return $transient;"
    3. Replace it with the solution given in the thread:

    return tlc_transient( $key )
    			->prevent_background()
    			->expires_in( 300 ) // cache for 5 minutes
    			->updates_with( array( $this, 'parseFeed' ), array( $widgetOptions ) )
    			->get();

    This did nothing. Is this correct? Or did u follow other steps? Please advice!

    Or an other similar plugin, i really need to get this working

  11. zerodotnine
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys
    I updated the plugin using the one for download here: http://oikos.org.uk/2012/03/tech-notes-twitter-widget-pro-not-updating-for-heart-internet-users/ and that seemed to work.

  12. ChristinaHendriks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same issue.

    Currently within my settings I have "How many items would you like to display?" set to "3" and it's displaying the 3 most recent Tweets.

    However when I switch to "2" (which is how we had it two days ago and now we're having this problem) it shows 1 Tweet that's over 9 hours old.

    When I select "1" it shows 1 Tweet that's REALLY old.

    Authors, please fix this. This Twitter Widget was PERFECT before this. We're begging you, CHECK YOUR SUPPORT FORUMS DAILY. Jeeze.

  13. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, did you replace it as an whole.

    I did that and no luck here, same issue still exists.. no updates. Pull in latest tweet dating 27th of may.

    Is the support still working on this issue or has this plugin lost its use?

  14. ChristinaHendriks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For those that are still having this issue, I found a work around.

    Currently I am using RT-Theme 15 on my WordPress Instance. I was able to get 3 of the most recent tweets to show by selecting '3' in "how many tweets would you like to show?'

    Once I had the 3 tweets showing, I isolated the third by using this:

    div.box.dynamic_sidebar.widget div ul li:first-child +li +li {
    	display: none;
    }

    Hope this helps.

  15. Sith Lord Goz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    +1

  16. Sith Lord Goz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is an issue with the _transient_tlc_ keys that TWP writes into the database, so may extended out beyond just problems with Twitter feeds.

    If someone can offer a good solution (or at least a way to determine if the Transient API is working correctly on a WP site, and wp-cron is doing whatever it's supposed to) that would be really helpful!

    If I manually remove the _transient entry, and refresh - TWP grabs the latest tweet and all is well. However that's not a viable solution :)

    Thanks for any insight people may have.

  17. Sith Lord Goz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Further to above: I debugged the plugin code a little tlc_transients.php - line #72 - and it seems to think that $this->has_update_lock() is TRUE when there is no such lock.

    Clicking "clear locks" on the TWP settings pages reports "no locks to clear" so obviously something is wrong. I can see from mysql inspection that it has created the _transient_tcl_up__XXXX key, but after the 5 min expiration, it's not performing the update.

    Does the plugin author have any guidance on this please? This is the best of the MANY Twitter plugins I've used over the years, but this is a killer issue for many people it seems.

  18. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sith Lord Goz, thanks so much for picking this up and helping out!

    I´ve no idea how to debug such a thing but I agree that this one of the best plugins out there (as far as i know)

    Let's hope the creator(s) haven't abandoned this plug-in.

  19. Strong Island
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Worked for abit but now not working and just saying 'No Tweets Available'

  20. landseadel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Authors - please fix!

  21. Sith Lord Goz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would suggest checking that your server supports HTTP postback. This plugin uses wp_remote_post() to fetch new tweets.. (kinda like ajax)

    Some hosts don't let the server call itself. Read this post:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-twitter-widget-pro-tweets-not-updating-hosting-incompatibility-with-tlc-transients?replies=7

    and check your /etc/hosts file (if you are on *nix)

    Also, remember if your site is behind username/password (as a dev site may be) then the postback will definitely fail, because it is not sending the Basic Auth info.

    If you make a debugging page in WP using a dummy wp_remote_post() call to your own homepage, and it returns valid data (and a 200 HTTP code) - then you know your HTTP postback is fine.

  22. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How would I make a debugging page in WP using a dummy wp_remote_post() call to my own homepage?

    Also, I noticed that its loading up tweets whenever it feels like so.. skipping several tweets.. missing the last two but it DOES display that one of today. Any clue whereas this behavior is coming from? Thanks!

  23. patsky
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I find it odd that the author hasn't yet responded in this thread yet is active in others.

    I had the same problem using an older version of the plugin and the feed stopped updating on June 11th. I updated the plugin and went through the process of creating a twitter application, generating the various keys and authorising the account.

    Make sure when creating the account to enter a callback url - your site homepage will do or you will find you can't authorise the account and you will be stuck on the settings page scratching your head! I couldn't see how to edit the app I'd made in twitter to amend the callback url so deleted it and started over.

    If you are updating an older version like me then you will need to go to the widget and enter the username and list details. Ignore the message that the account needs to be authorised as once you save the widget this will disappear. Hope this helps somebody - mine is currently showing the recent tweets. Of course I don't yet know if it will update long term but hope it's now fixed!

  24. chrisbchrisb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    same problem here. i switched to the plugin "Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget". works without problems. :-)

  25. ExportExpert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I got it to work.

    To do this i went to:

    https://dev.twitter.com/apps

    got a new set of keys and popped them into the widget settings and reduced count to three.

    Defo an issue with the display 5 tweets.

    Embarrassing a potential customer brought this error on my site to my attention.

  26. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin "Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget" rules, thanks chrisbchrisb for the tip.

  27. Sobermedia
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi

    One of my clients had this problem and its an issues with the way Twitter allows you to access the tweets. You now need a consumer key and an Access Token which is done by creating a Twitter APP.

    If you go to https://dev.twitter.com and create an app you will be give your consumer key and secret. You will also have to create your Access Token.

    Once you have all this information go to your admin login of your website and enter the information into the plugin page.

    You should now have your tweets back.

    If you need any help let me know.

    Scott.

  28. adlawrence
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Scott, thanks for your help.

    I get that I need the consumer key, secret and access token (and create them on Twitter), however where do I plug in the access token with this plugin?

  29. TayWillard
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Same problem as adlawrence. I cannot resolve yet, thanks

  30. Sobermedia
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    adlawrence
    TayWillard

    The process is a little tricky, you can contact me through http://www.sobermedia.co.uk to get the issue sorted.

    Scott.

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