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[resolved] Twitter Tools 3.0 nows lacks automatic tweeting of new Posts when Published? :( (25 posts)

  1. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In Twitter Tools previous to this latest 3.0 upgrade, all my WordPress posts automatically were made into tweets and posted to Twitter automatically when I published or scheduled the Post.

    However now with 3.0 it seems this is not automatic anymore? Instead in the top-right corner of the Post's Edit page I must now click "Edit" under "Social Broadcasting" and manually do this for each Post each time?

    I hope there is another way to automatically post each new Post to Twitter... is there? Am I missing a setting somewhgere to do this? My blogs have multiple authors posting many times a day and the automatic feature makes things much, much smoother and easier to administer.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-tools/

  2. pjpaul
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem too! :-( no automatic posting to twitter, with twitter tools 2.xx goes it very smoothly

  3. derekmacewen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue - I rely on this plugin for all my automatic tweeting, using the advance posting features of WordPress. This no longer seems possible, as there is now a prompt for the Twitter portion. I also used the Hashtags feature from the plugin to automatically add hashtags. This does not seem to be there either. I am reverting to an old copy of Twitter Tools until this rewrite is usable.

  4. pjpaul
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using the plugin wp to twitter it works great

  5. derekmacewen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - may be time to switch to a new product. I have been using Twitter Tools for a long time, and it has served me well, so it's a shame to have to switch.

  6. thinkwired
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem here. I dont like the interstitial publish to twitter button I see after clicking to publish an article. I'd rather just have it auto post like it used to.

    Another problem... the old twitter tools allow us to ignore certain categories. Losing that feature really hurts me. I have a category that I know I never ever want to publish to twitter so, why ask?

    Has anyone found a solid alternative?

  7. thinkwired
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Alex, I realize I am whining. Can I ask, are there plans to add any of the lost features back in future versions?

  8. mbquilts
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree - I thought by checking default publishing or whatever it would just go to facebook and twitter automatically.

  9. Alex King
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can set up default broadcasting accounts in Social. Social does the broadcasting now.

  10. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @alexkingorg Ok I see on new Posts the Distribution box does appear, so that is good :) My problem was I had scheduled Posts already before the plugin was upgraded, so after the ugraded I had to manually set them for distribution.

    I think this is the case and the solution, but I need to wait a few more days and see more Posts and also put this on other WP sites to double-check.

    @derekmacewen the hashtags are pain in the butt now, I agree :( You can set them site-wide in the Social admin area by doing something like this:
    {content} {url} #tagname1 #tagname2
    But it seems we can not set them on a per-Post basis :(

  11. derekmacewen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. Under the old version, I set my hashtags subtractively - I listed the several I commonly use, and removed at posting/scheduling time any I didn't require for that particular post. For the moment, I am modifying the tweet before it is sent to add the hashtags, but I keep forgetting! It looks like I could use the Social admin area, and remove the hashtags I don't need at post time. Now that I have time to look at this, I see that the scheduled posts DO show the distribution box, so I think I can work around these differences.

  12. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just upgraded to Alex King's newest version 3.0.1. It fixes some backend stuff but not the issues we discuss up top here.

    One of my other big problems is I only tweet Posts from certain categories, and not others. In the past there were great add-ons for Twitter Tools that allowed us to select which categories could post to twitter -- this seems gone now?

  13. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm, ok I am doing much more testing on 10+ WordPress sites for clients. I see a big problem in the new version of Twitter Tools and Social that did not exist before:

    The problem is with automatic syndicating of our network of blogs via Feedwordpress, none of the Posts seem to be broadcast via Twitter. Each seems to be manually posted to twitter when a Post is automatically created via Feedwordpress.

    Do other people seem to have this problem too? Or you see if there is a way around this to make automatic scheduling and/or broadcasting based on when the Post is made/scheduled?

  14. daveslc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Alex, what is 'Social'?

    My posts are not automatically being sent to twitter. How do I remedy this?

  15. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @daveslc Social is another plugin that you must install to use Twitter Tools. So now both work together. If you have the old Twitter Tools installed, you will not be able to use it anymore until you upgrade and add Social.

    However, some of the old features, such as automatic Broadcasts, are missing. it would be fantastic to see Social add automatic broadcasts when a Post is published. By default, each Post could have a box that has "automatic broadcast" already selected, but if a user wants to customize the tweet, the user can still click and customize the Tweet before broadcast.

  16. daveslc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, in order to send a Tweet automatically, you have to now install *another* plug in?

    I thought the whole point of Twitter Tools was to be able to send a tweet when you post a story.

    Puzzled....

  17. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @daveslc sure that was the focus of Twitter Tools in the past. But Twitter Tools does not own Twitter and Twitter Tools has no control over Twitter. Twitter changed their API at the beginning of this month, so your old Twitter Tools and its functionality now do not do what they did before. That is why Social is now part of the mix.

    Twitter Tools now appears to do more aggregation of your tweets and posting on your own site, rather than distribution. So Social appears to be the distribution arm, and Twitter Tools is the aggregation arm. Read the developer's website at http://alexking.org/blog/2012/10/11/twitter-tools-3-0 for more info.

  18. Alex King
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can set up automatic broadcasts with Social:

    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s7/sh/0918cfb2-16e4-4366-82cd-d9221009ca60/39e7f4ad566bee78bc5871326a5d718f

    Also see "Where can I update my default social broadcast accounts?":

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social/faq/

  19. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @alexkingorg Thank you Alex, I am looking at that now and have a question. In your image you say "Tun broadcasting on by default" but you have "No" ticked. Is that correct or should we tick "Yes"?

    If it is "Yes", all my sites have that set exactly like you have it, but Broadcasting is not automatically being done. Instead, each time a Post is Published or Scheduled, a separate Social page will open with the contents of the Tweet and then we can go ahead and confirm the Tweet with be Published or Scheduled. In the past we could skip this second page and just confirm that if a Post was Published, the Tweet would be sure to go out as well with no further tampering.

  20. Alex King
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now you have the ability to customize the message that is broadcast. New feature!

  21. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @alexkingorg Hi, right I understand that and it's a great feature.

    But is there a way to bypass that page and just have it automatically Tweeted in the background like previously? For example one of my projects is a blog network, so the main blog aggregates the child blogs and then Posts those on the main blog as well. In the past this was then automatically tweeted 24/7 but now if we want to replicate that we need someone watching the site 24/7.

    And in another project they do not want editors to have direct control over making Twitter tweet changes to the main Twitter feed, so automatically tweeting without ability to alter things is a good security protocol to follow for them. So in that case, maybe a feature in the Social Admin area would be "Would you like to be able to edit the Tweet before it is Broadcast"?

  22. Alex King
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds like a potential customization. This is really a Social feature, so a discussion there would make more sense.

  23. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @alexkingorg thank you :=)

  24. jamblo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In the 2.XX version, any tweet from our twitter account was automatically turned into a post and published into a category of our choosing.

    Under 3.0, you have to manually go to the settings area and press Download Tweets. How can this be set to automatically happen again? Isn't the Broadcast stuff related to WP > Twitter rather than Twitter > WP?

  25. bruce-s
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I moved away to WP to Twitter. It's hashtag friendly and I'm not too interested in importing tweets... the use of the Social plugin was a bit clunky too...

    Old Twitter Tools rocked though!

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