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

  1. oneone11
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

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

    running WP 2.8.1 and TT 1.6.

    Was able to fix it by deactivating, upgrading, and then reactivating Akismet.

  2. mandolinaes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I have proved it with another twitter and works but with the one of my web it doesn't work. This is very strange. I don't know what more to do.

  3. ChrissyMorin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here is what I just tried and it worked. When I have my twitter name appear on twitter @ChrissyMorin it has the caps in it.. so after doing everything everyone else tried.. I simply entered it as chrissymorin and it worked perfectly.. ug.. sometimes stuff is sooo simple.

  4. gopnation
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am not exactly what worked for me but I

    1. deleted Twitter Tools,
    2. changed my twitter password
    3. installed the dev version of Twitter Tools. That newer version (2.0dev) is available on Alex's site.
    4. Once installed and worked all twitter postings that did not post properly were okay then.

  5. thesalescorner
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm not sure where I'm going wrong.

    I've installed Twitter Tools 2.0, and I'm running WP 2.7 -

    I'm getting the error that it cannot authenticate my twitter account login - Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter:

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled
    I've changed my twitter password on twitter
    I've also written a blog post, utilizing the twitter feature that let's me "notify twitter" and it never showed up as a tweet.

    Nothing I'm doing is seemingly successful.

    Any help would be awesome!

  6. Trueking
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I simply deactived the plugin, then activated it. I entered my username and password and SAVED the info on the Twitter Tools options page, it now works. Hope this helps

  7. runnermonkey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This may sound ridiculous, but I noticed there were two fields and I was entering my info into the first one (user/pass). I tried entering the username into the first field and the password into the second, and it worked just fine.

  8. Sproke
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I logged into my account with a different browser that I don't usually use, so doesn't have the passwords and things saved. I changed the password, and then logged out of my account with that browser. Logged back in with my usual browser, and all was fixed, as it automatically updated the password that I'd just changed.

  9. JasonCRomero
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Like ChrissyMorin above I put my username in in lowercase rather than mixed and it fixed my problem logging in.

  10. seochick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks to member oneone11 I was to trouble shoot the twitter authenticate log in message!

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

    running WP 2.8.1 and TT 1.6.

    Was able to fix it by deactivating, upgrading, and then reactivating Akismet.

  11. menslow
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm also having a problem with the twitter authentication.

    I'm using: WordPress 2.7.1 and Twitter Tools: 2.0

    The error message I receive when I click test my login is simply: "Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter:" with no actual error message returned from twitter.

    I've tried using a short, 6 character, all lower-case password with no luck. My twitter username is all lower case and 13 characters. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

  12. Gruny
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've the same problem with WordPress 2.8.4 and Twitter Tools 2.0

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

  13. Dermod
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've the same problem. WordPress 2.8.4 and Twitter tools 2.0

    I do have an accented character in my latest blog post, if that's any help, although I see that that was covered. It's a new blog - I've only posted twice, first one went through fine, this second one didn't get "tweeted" and when I check the settings I get

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

  14. seochick
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you get the authentication twitter login error, you can also go to plugins, then deactivate, then activate, then type in new password for twitter tools.

  15. rascalrg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same authentication problem resulting in a changed password. None of the recommendations here are working.

  16. rascalrg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I should have said "resulting FROM a changed password."

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks

  17. The HollywoodSouth Blog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Discovered in the 'Connections' tab in Twitter (using web access http://www.twitter.com/username) there was an application blocking 'spam' etc.

    I revoked access and it solved the problem.

    Twitter Tools is attempting to login from our WP admin panel however, was being blocked by this application.

    Just revoke the access in your Twitter.

    Login>Settings>Connections

    "You've allowed the following applications to access your account"

    Revoke any spam blocking apps.

    Good luck!

    [sig removed]

  18. liquidcross
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I changed my Twitter password, and now Twitter Tools doesn't work for me, either. None of the recommendations posted thus far have worked for me. Running WP 2.8.6, and TT 2.0.

  19. joshuamcgee
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I changed my Twitter password, and now Twitter Tools doesn't work for me, either.

    Here's another sample point for that. Help?

  20. Dan Butcher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Twitter Tools was working fine for me a few weeks ago, and then stopped today. I'm getting the "Twitter requires authentication" message as well. I'm running WP 2.9 (just upgraded) and TT 2.0

  21. dorianj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This plugin doesn't work. It's going on 3 hrs now. I tried every suggestion in this forum, even created a new twitter account and fresh installation of wordpress. It continues to give this error:

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

    Furthermore, to quote the The HollywoodSouth Blog about the "Connections Tab", there is nowhere in any of my twitter account to access such a tab. Login>Settings>Connections does not exist. Yes, I can login and goto Settings, but there is nothing about "Connections".

  22. Dan Butcher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @dorianj, can't help you get the plugin working (I'm still having problems with it too), but I can direct you to the connections tab:

    Login to Twitter, click settings, and you'll see these options on the nav bar--Connections is the last one:

    * Account
    * Password
    * Mobile
    * Notices
    * Picture
    * Design
    * Connections

    I checked there but couldn't find anything filtering spam, so that seemed to be a deadend.

  23. Joel de Bruijn
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My updating of tweets stopped, after changing my Twitter password. So I changed in Twitter Tools my password accordingly. However, I did't got it to work again.

    I'm on WP 2.9 and TT 2.0

    So I changed my Twitter password (which was long > 10 characters) to something shorter and everything worked again.

    Safe (?) to conclude: TT can't handle longer passwords.

    Time for some OAuth implementation for TT?

  24. dorianj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @danbutcher
    Twitter must be displaying different options for different accounts or different browsers. "Connections" is omitted from the nav bar on my screen. I tried with Mac FF and Safari and it does not display. The other six options are there; connections is not.

    @joeldebruijn
    I reduced my password to exactly six alphabetic characters and it worked. I then changed it to 7,8,9 and more characters and that error message returned. Furthermore, it would give the error if there was a single special character (!@#$...) or a number in the password! Even if the password was again reduced to six characters. Definitely a bug that needs to be worked out with TT.

    So to recap, the solution that allowed me to use Twitter Tools was to use a 6-letter lowercase alphabetic password.

  25. chucklehead
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any chance Alex King might chime in here? I've completely lost all of my Twitter integration and nothing I've tried is bringing it back...

    • deactivate/delete/activate, enter username/password
    • use a completely insecure 6 letters or less alpha-only password
    • deactivate/delete/activate akismet

    Is there anyone who TRULY knows a fix for this? I've had this every time I have used Twitter Tools, on all twitter accounts. Had it months ago... it's working on some, not on others, but no idea why.

    Help!!

    Thanks,

    Chucklehead

  26. chucklehead
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Fyi I’m TT 2.0 and WP 2.9. I tried to deactivate/delete, and then delete the entries from the wp-options DB table using SQL 'delete from wp_options where option_name like 'aktt%';' (which worked), but even after entering a fresh username and password after logging out of WP, reactivating the plugin (installed via ftp into the wp-content/plugins dir instead of "Add New"), TT still gives the same error. Hate to say it, but I’m going to have to let go of TT. This has happened too many times, and I know it’s hard to maintain software for free, so I don’t fault the developer, but I’ve got to move on. Thanks for the tips tho! Wish they had worked for me. I will watch this space tho, and I would be thrilled to return to TT (it's truly an awesome plugin), and I’d love to hear if anyone has finally gotten to the solution to this issue.

    See this blog post here for an excellent breakdown on TT and some good comment back and forth: http://www.shekhargovindarajan.com/wordpress/a-perfect-integration-of-wordpress-and-twitter/

    Thx!

    Chucklehead

  27. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've never been able to reproduce this, and the fact that the same code works on some installs and not on others makes me think it may be a server config/environmental issue.

    I've documented all of the known issues and workarounds I'm aware of here:

    http://wphelpcenter.com/plugins/twitter-tools/

    Hope this helps.

  28. jeffmcneill
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The problem is with the Twitter accounts. I have one account that gets this error, even when I change password, name, and username. I create a new account with the previously used (and changed) password, name and username and I am able to authenticate. Something is wrong on the Twitter account side of things throwing the error. If someone could sniff the network traffic to get an idea what is going wrong, that would be nice.

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