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  1. tactics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I installed the Twitter Tools plugin on a client site and the tweets aren't updating. The one that is up on the site now is from 6 days ago, but there was a more recent one 3 days later. I've tried the manual reset and updates, and neither has any effect. Here's a link to the site:

    http://www.sexlifeandhannah.com/

    Plugin version is 2.0. Any ideas?

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

  2. maxwell_pink
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having a similar problem.

    I had been running Twitter Tools on WP 2.8.4 for a couple of months now. Have been using 2.0 since it became available. Midway through September my daily digests stopped posting. However, if I told TT to repost each individual tweet on my blog, as a post, it would.

    From what I've been reading elsewhere this is becoming a large scale issue.

  3. menslow
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm also having an issue with twitter tools.

    I'm using: WP 2.8.4
    With Twitter Tools 2.0

    The plugin installed just fine, but it does not log into the twitter account successfully. When I configure the admin and click [Test Login Info] I get the following error:

    "Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter:"

    With no error message returned from twitter. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!

  4. rubhi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    twitter is not not informed about my new post...

    HELP ME. ASAP

  5. wp_user_br549
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Using

    WP 2.8.4
    Twitter Tools 2.0

    Tools quit updating Twitter with daily blog posts, deactivated then downloaded fresh copy of Twitter Tools 2.0, reactivated.

    I'm stumped.

  6. Tecil
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Another 2.8.4 user. Tools quit working on all of my WordPress sites earlier this week. I've tried removing and re-install the plugin, but it still is not updating when I submit a new post.

    I even went as far as creating a brand new WordPress setup on my development server with just Twitter Tools installed. It shows the login is successful but when I publish a new post nothing happens on Twitter.

  7. dellsadvice
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Add me to the list. WP 2.8.4 and TT 2.0. I have been using it for months without problems. Stopped working yesterday for some reason. We started using RSS Graffiti on our Facebook fan page yesterday too. I don't think that is what caused TT to stop working, but who knows. We uninstalled RSS Graffiti (it is a FB application, not WP), and TT still is not working.

    Are there any good alternatives to TT?

  8. edhkirk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having the same issue. Mine is working here and there, but certainly not like it used to.

    I was wondering if it is being blocked by twitter.com as part of a spam reduction effort?

  9. richardault
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Having similar issues here, still troubleshooting myself.

  10. fob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Seems to be a Twitter problem. Same issue with two client blogs and different plugin solutions. Updates stopped working a view days ago.

    Update:

    Interesting: http://www.google.de/webhp?hl=de#hl=de&q=twitter+tools+stopped+working

  11. depiction
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I noticed the same issue with all of my blogs a few days ago. Twitter Tools is up to date. I just upgraded today to WordPress 2.8.5. so we'll see if that fixes it.

  12. cogmios
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    idem, while this still works:

    <?php
    $url = "http://twitter.com/statuses/update.json";
    $data = array('status' => "test hello world");
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, 'USERNAME:PASSWORD');
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Expect:'));
    $body = curl_exec($ch);
    curl_close($ch);
    ?>
  13. cogmios
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    anyway if you need to post your RSS feeds content to Twitter (without duplication) just use magpie, read the rss feed and write the lastdate to prevent duplication then crontab it = NICE SIMPLE WORKAROUND:

    require_once 'magpierss/rss_fetch.inc';
    $rss = fetch_rss('http://farmville.aweblog.net/feed');
    $filename = "/yourphysicalpath/ld.txt" ;
    $fp = fopen($filename, 'r');
    $lastdate = fread($fp, filesize($filename));
    fclose($fp);
    $wroteLastDate = false;
    // read feed
    foreach ($rss->items as $item) {
    	$published = $item['date_timestamp'];
    	if ($published > $lastdate) {
    		if ($wroteLastDate == false) {
    			$fp = fopen($filename, 'w');
    			fwrite($fp, $published);
    			fclose($fp);
    			$wroteLastDate = true;
    		}
    		$title = $item[title];
    		$url   = $item[link];
    		$guid   = $item[guid];
    		$description = $item[description];
    		$TwitterString = "$guid:$title:$description";
    		$url = "http://twitter.com/statuses/update.json";
    		$data = array('status' => $TwitterString);
    		$ch = curl_init();
    		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);
    		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, 'USERNAME:PASSWORD');
    		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    		curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Expect:'));
    		$body = curl_exec($ch);
    		curl_close($ch);
    	}
    }
  14. depiction
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thought I'd give an update after upgrading to WordPress 2.8.5. I added a new blog post this evening and Twitter Tools started working again with tweets being made for each blog post.

  15. ebloss
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Greetings! I'm running WP 2.8.5 and TT 2.0. Some posts go through and some don't and it seems to be on the Twitter end. Specifically, I found the words recommend and endorsement do not let the post through. How do we fix this? Can we at least get a message that it wasn't posted to Twitter?

  16. helloari
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm running WP 2.8.5 and TT 2.0 also. i also have found that twitter tools seems to have stopped working - right after i upgraded to 2.8.5 a couple days ago.

    magpie? is this something to add to my theme's function.php?

  17. jh20001
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same here...the tools have ceased their operation on our end.

  18. helloari
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    actually i was at 2.8.4 and now at 2.8.5 it is working again. but i didn't test right before i upgraded so maybe it's something on twitter's end.

  19. Pisanojm
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm also having this problem at http://mustech.net

    The problem is only with the Digests. It worked fine in 2.8.3, stopped working in 2.8.4 and still doesn't work in 2.8.5 for me.

    I'm hoping Alex will fix this with a new update of Twitter Tools soon.

  20. imwarrior
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i am using wp to twitter and it works excellent i am using wp 2.8.5

  21. jh20001
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    AN update on my end. I too am experiencing that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I don't know if it's keywords causing it or what but I am going to take a similar stab and say its Twitter that changed something. All I know is the majority of "chance" isn't in my favor as out of the last 10 or so posts...only one made it through to Twitter.

  22. weboptimist
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Seems to be a growing list of failures here. I, too, am experiencing failures to update Twitter using Twitter Tools 2 and WP 2.8.5.

    Just stopped working a few days ago. 90% of posts don't show up on Twitter.

  23. weboptimist
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, I tried installing the Twitter Tools: bit.ly plugin just in case Twitter is having trouble with converting or accepting URLs for some reason. So far it seems to be working. Will report back if it stops.

  24. Max
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    good to know that I'm not alone with the twitter tools problem.

    Today my personal blog doesn't tweet my new post, but manual tweets from WP-backend are working.
    Another blog of mine posts no digest since some days.

    I thought i should really update to twitter tools 2.0, but nothing changed :-(

  25. spikeweb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same for me on 2 different blogs running WP 2.8.5 and TT 2.0, no more auto tweets when publishing a note.

  26. teune
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same problems for me. WP2.8.5 first Twitter Tools didnt post to Twitter, and now it posts but no Bit.ly URL.

  27. health360
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I upgraded to WP 2.8.5 and then installed Twitter Tools. So far, it's working, feeding tweets to my blog.

  28. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are some FAQs and tips here that might be of use:

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

  29. dellsadvice
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry Alex, but your FAQ's don't address the problem that everyone here is having - TWITTER TOOLS IS BROKEN, AND NOT UPDATING TWITTER WITH ALL NEW POSTS. It appears to have something to do with changes to Twitter and specific keywords in the title of posts. That has been my experience.

    This was a great plugin when it worked....

  30. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If someone would like to document a reproducible use case, I'll be happy to look into it. Thus far, all issues I've seen and that the WordPress HelpCenter have looked into have been addressed by the notes on that page.

    Also, assuming that this is a bug and shouting about it is not really a good way to request someone to donate their time to help you.

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