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twitter tools 1.5.1a won't authenticate at twitter (58 posts)

  1. Helene
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried both my Twitter user name and e-mail. Verified the password, even changed the password to make sure I had the right one.

  2. riversaredamp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue, getting the message about failure to authenticate. Sometimes, when I try to test the login, I *instead* get this message: Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour.

    My Twitter feed hasn't updated in a week on my blog.

  3. ozgeekmum
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    mine is not authenticating either.

    freshly upgraded to wordpress 2.7 and twitter tools 1.5.1a

  4. pacificbro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have tried everything to get TT to work. Every suggestion in the forums. The only thing I can think of is that Twitter is blocking addresses from outside of the US?

    Why on earth Twitter doesn't move to a paid service is beyond me? I would gladly pay 5$ a month, even fortnightly for the coolest little tool on the web.

    Pure speculation based on nothing other than I have yet to see a site with TT working and all I see here is people not even being able to authenticate TT???????

    Mr King any ideas?

  5. Dingle Speaks
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Don't think it's that, I can log into twitter from China without a problem!

  6. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try version 1.6b1 - hopefully it fixes this.

    http://alexking.org/blog/2009/02/13/twitter-tools-16b1

  7. rawswift
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Had the same problem a couple days ago. Though my twitter widget works just fine, the Admin test login fails. I have version 1.5.1a. Well the problem is, if you have a special character in your password, the test login will fail.

    Here's a quick and dirty solution (for v1.5.1a):

    1. Edit your twitter-tools.php
    2. Find the function aktt_login_test
    3. Replace:

      $snoop->pass = $password;

      with

      $snoop->pass = str_replace(array("%26","%27","%3A","%2F","%40"), array("&","'",":","/","@"), $password);

    4. Save!

    ...and that would fix it!

    I haven't yet tried version 1.6b1. But I hope that bug is already fixed.

  8. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is this still needed with 1.6b2?

  9. rawswift
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Tried version 1.6b2 and it worked perfectly! No need to hack or replace anything.

    Great Plugin! Thanks Alex!

  10. ericgs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have tried 1.6b2 twice, and still not working...

  11. CharlieChalk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi

    I'm running 1.6b2, whenever I hit 'Test login info' I get:

    "Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: This method requires authentication."

    My tweets appeared yesterday, but they are no longer being collected.

    I tried the password hack further up this thread, no joy either.

    Any suggestions anyone?

    Thanks

    CC

  12. rtkeiper
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I was able to correct this problem with v1.6. Since I don't know the exact fix, here is what I did:

    Go to Twitter and change your password. In my case, the password was rather lengthy. I shortened it to nine characters and used only letters and numbers. Then logged out.

    Went back to the plugin and entered the user and pwd. Test worked! Tweets updated.

  13. shahin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried that either, changed the pass to a 6 letter word but didn't work

  14. na3s
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    *bump, I am still experiencing this problem on 2.7.1, I have tried all suggested fixes. Is it possible that something other than API is triggering this error? Maybe hosting environment?

  15. herold
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same problem with version 1.6. Resolved it by using a new password for my twitter account. Changing it on twitter did not work. I used the email option to rest my password! After that updated the option for twitter and hit the test button and it worked.

  16. nightfishing
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mine worked for a day and now I get the auth failures.

    WordPress 2.7.1 and latest version of Twitter Tools.

  17. melikbilge
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mine has been working for a long time, and stopped this week. It hasn't updated in several days now.

    WordPress 2.7.1 and the latest version of Twitter Tools.

  18. Luiz Aquino
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have same problem.
    My panel show me message when try to login:
    Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour.

  19. katenutri
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same problem as above: Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour.
    Using Twitter Tools 1.6 on WordPress 2.7.1
    Never seen that plugin working so far - bit disappointing :/

  20. dgumpper
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm curious. How many people here that are still receiving the Login Failed message in Twitter Tools has enabled the Twitter Application in Facebook?

  21. joshellington
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm receiving the "Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour." error as well. I'm using Twitter Tools 1.6 on WordPress 2.7.1. Would having Twitter Tools installed on multiple WordPress installations, using the same user credentials be the cause of the error?

  22. katenutri
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    could be, I run a backup locally, Twitter tools works nicely since disabling the plugin on my local copy.

  23. juicysauce
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @dgumper: I'm receiving the "login failed" error and I have the Twitter Application in Facebook enabled as well.

  24. asrguy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have two blogs and one was working and the other wasn't posting tweets from posts. I realized that the broken blog was not upgraded to wp 2.7.1 so I updated it. Still no luck. Then I deactivated and removed twitter tools, re-uploaded to the plugins directory, and activated. Now it's working.

  25. geeboy30
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am receiving the auth error
    tried changing my password
    tried deleting the plugin and reinstalling
    Still wont work
    Please help

  26. Humber_Stone
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    With WP 2.6.2 and TT 1.5.1:
    - Added TT code to add tweets to sidebar (not using widgets)
    - Tried the 'latests tweets' version = it was pulling the OLDEST 5 tweets.
    - Tried the 'only the latest tweet' code and it was pulling an old post still (from March, when there are many new posts in the last week - granted there were not many tweets in april and may)
    - Realized I was running 1.5.1 so I upgraded to 1.6
    - Then tested login and was getting the "Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour" error.

    Next, deleted TT plugin altogether and reinstalled 1.6, reactivated.
    After initially getting the 'requires authentication" error a couple of times, it suddenly started working with the latest tweet posted and the 'goog to go' message upon testing login.

    I guess the delete and reload worked.

  27. MattDinnery
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WP2.8 & TT1.6:
    * Deactivated
    * Deleted
    * Reset password by email to a six alphanumeric character sequence
    * Reinstalled
    * Reactivated

    "Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour."

  28. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are a couple of things to consider here:

    1. Make sure your browsers "auto-fill" feature isn't inserting the username/password it has saved for your WordPress login into the Twitter Tools username/password fields. SOme browsers/toolbars do this, regardless of the instructions given by the HTML page. Since you can't see the password, you may not be aware of this auto-fill happening, but then save the WordPress password as your Twitter Tools Twitter password.

    2. Make sure you aren't using a client that is hitting Twitter to frequently and getting rate limited.

  29. hannahpt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a new blog and a new Twitter account. After having the above error I tried authenticating using my main Twitter account and had no problem. It's only with the new one. Am not using any clients.

  30. hannahpt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Don't know what I did, changed my password a bunch of times but I got it to work.

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