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Twitter Widget Pro Still not Updating (23 posts)

  1. PhoenixUK
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Really frustrating but unfortunately, for me, Twitter Widget Pro is till not updating. I have tried both HTTPS and HTTP. :(

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

  2. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please try version 2.3.7 or later and use the "Clear Update Locks" link on the settings page to try to fix this issue.

  3. Sifas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just uninstalled, updated, cleared all caches, updated all settings and the widget still isn't updating.

  4. andydarley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here. All locks cleared, no updates. Switched to HTTPS and it reverted to Tweets from a week ago.

  5. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did it clear any locks when you clicked the link? Also, after you clear the locks it may take 5-10 minutes to update.

  6. andydarley
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    From memory, it cleared two, then on a second click it cleared two again, then on a third click it reported none to clear. No update even after a couple of hours. Site is at http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/ with v2.3.8 installed. It's working fine on all the sites on our server, but this a client's site on the client's server...

  7. technoevangelist
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    same problem for me. partly my fault i'm sure since i changed my twitter name recently, but changing it in settings isn't rippling through to widget at all.
    'clear update locks' replies with 'no locks to clear'.

    tried http and https.
    https shows me the old username and a last tweet of jan 22nd.
    http shows the old twitter name and "no tweets available'.
    have waited a while in each setting and no difference.

    tried uninstalling/reinstalling widget. & deactivating/activating. and emptied cache.

    am on latest update (but was broken on last version too).

  8. jliZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem here in the Netherlands. I also don't get this widget to work properly. Can anyone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    Latest version of WordPress & latest version of Twitter Widget Pro.
    My WP-website is hosted on a Danish hosting-provider in Denmark.

    Https shows me my twittername, amount of followers and "no tweets available"
    Http shows me my twittername, amount of followers, tweets posted, but won't update the timeline. Even when I wait about 6 hours or more, no difference.

    When I hit the clear-update-locks button I got the message "There were no locks to clear!" So that's not the problem I think, but what makes it not to work the way this widget is supposed to do?

    I've tried to uninstall/reinstall the widget, deactivating/activating, but no change at all.

    Please help!

  9. jliZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    By the way... the WordPress-theme I'm using is Coraline. Does anyone knows if that is perhaps the cause why this widget won't work properly?

  10. ysamson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Exactly same thing with me.. But Im using Super Skeleton as theme.

  11. eaglejohn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still not updating...

  12. ysamson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Check if your privacy settings for your tweeds are open-Account-tweet privacy :)

  13. magicroundabout
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Everyone: I've just done some fruitful diagnosis on a non-updating TWP issue that I've written up. May be helpful to some of you.

    A rollback to v2.2.4 (pre-TLC-Transients implementation) may help you.

    @andydarley Your National Libraries Day site is on a Heart Internet server so you will definitely see the same problem as me. You'll also find that WP Cron is not working (see my write up of that)!

    @aaroncampbell: could we get some feedback on this? Is my analysis correct? Could TLC transients be removed or made an optional performance enhancement? I have no idea what kind of numbers of people will be having this issue.

    Thanks

  14. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    My immediate reaction is to say "find a better host". I mean that sincerely.

    The truth is that TLC Transients gives quite a nice boost both in efficiency AND in reliability. There are a small percentage of people that are having problems, but writing and maintaining the code to keep this as an option seems like an awful lot of effort that I'd prefer to avoid.

    Having said that, let me think on this a bit and see if I can come up with a quality solution.

  15. roothost
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not working for me either, and yes I am with Heart. Even magicroundabouts updated version wont work?

  16. magicroundabout
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi @roothost, I gather you got my version working now, is that right?

  17. magicroundabout
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, just realised that I didn't update this thread with a note about my modified version that may fix this issue.

    I've put a modified version of the plugin up on my work blog, in the entry that describes the issue that I discovered. Feel free to download it and give it a try.

    http://oikos.org.uk/2012/03/tech-notes-twitter-widget-pro-not-updating-for-heart-internet-users/

  18. Scasquiov
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm also experiencing this issue. But the admin of the server where I have my wordpress blogs hosted is... me!

    Any thoughts on how I can allow those lookback requests on my server? I've logged in through SSH and made a HTTP request from the machine to itself without any issue... so, maybe I'm experiencing an entirely different problem? (although with similar symptoms)

    Thanks,
    Sandro

  19. derrickr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    Another one for the pot. I really liked this widget as it just seemed to work out of the box - at first.

    I then noticed it wan't updating, I left it for a few hours to make sure there were plenty of new tweets (just using @bbcnews as a test feed), but it's still displaying the same tweets from before.

    I've googled around, read this and many other threads, I've even tried magicroundabout's modified version of the plugin, but this didn't have any effect.

    I've tried to clear update locks, many times, but it's still not updating as it should.

    I'm kind of banging my head on the wall with this one, and may have to resort to some embeded code to get an updating feed.

    Here's some possible help, for anyone else in a similar position:

    http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/01/19/facebook-twitter-google-wordpress/

    https://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets/widget_profile

    http://rick.jinlabs.com/code/twitter/

    If anyone has found a fix or has any guidance regarding what else I should be looking at, I'd greatly appreciate the feedback.

    Thanks,
    Derrick

  20. Jaaaarne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was so delighted when I came across this widget, it looked just like what I was looking for. And then I discovered that it wouldn't work the way it's supposed to. :( I've tried everything suggested in this forum and nothing worked. Two latest tweets was all I got. The only way to get it to display correctly was to have two instance of widget running at once, which is really strange. Removing one instance lead to only two tweets being displayed again.

    I really wanted to like it, but it just doesn't work for me. Can somebody maybe recommend a similar plugin that does work? Or at least a plugin that displays hashtags correctly, including non-latin ones?

  21. Warren
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I too was having problems with Twitter Widget Pro so I decided to change over to another plugin, link below :

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/latest-twitter-sidebar-widget/

    Twitter Widget Pro worked occasionally but most of the time displayed "No Tweets Available" so i gave up in the end.

    Its probably a server thing but as I'm not responsible for the hosting company it was much easier to use Latest twitter sidebar widget instead!

  22. aendrew
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm on a managed Rackspace install and having the same issue -- my gut feeling is that it's not a hosting problem.

    Everyone that's having problems -- have you tried changing the number of tweets being requested? I'm finding that it doesn't update if the number of tweets is set to 1, but works fine if it's 2 or more. Clearly an odd issue, but I can at least display two tweets and then use CSS to hide the older one. See: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/setting-items-to-display-to-1-prevents-twitter-widget-pro-from-updating?replies=1#post-3309019

  23. Lynn567
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having this problem as well. In another thread I saw the suggestion to check the API usage in Settings to see if it was regularly hitting the limit of 150 requests per hour (it was), and if so, to ask my Host to move my site to another IP address.

    My host said this wasn't possible - I forget why - but suggested instead that I switch to an authenticated plugin instead of an unauthenticated one. I have tried to set up Simple Twitter Connect, but have struggled wtih that as well. First, I have very limited technical knowledge, and second, I'm not even sure STC actually includes the functionality for embedding a twitter feed on a web page.

    All I want is to feature my latest tweets on my webpage, and to tweet out whenever I publish a new post to my blog (but ideally, not whenever I update an existing post). Can anyone suggest a simple plugin that does both of these things? Thank you!!

    http://www.exploring-org-stories.com/

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