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Twitter Blog

Description

This plugin is no longer supported.

Updated to use Twitter OAuth. You’ll have to re-login to Twitter. Basic Authentication is scheduled to end in June breaking all versions of this plugin before version 0.8

Twitter Blog will not only tweet your blog post, but it will also check hourly for replies to that tweet and turn it into a comment on that blog post. It also uses the bit.ly API for URL shortening and adds link generated to your bit.ly account for tracking purposes. Tweets with a hashtag of #blog (customizable) will also be converted to a blog post.

Current Features

  • Tweets about your blog post on posting
  • Creates a bit.ly link when your blog post is tweeted and adds it to your bit.ly link history
  • Checks for replies to the tweet hourly and converts them to comments
  • Direct Message is sent to the user notifying them their tweet has been added to your blog post
  • Comment will be moderated and administrator will be notified according to system settings.
  • Customizable Tweet format
  • Converts tweets with #blog hashtag to a blog post. (Hashtag is customizable)
  • Allows for Start and End parts of tweet to be customized.

Future Enhancements

  • Use the Twitter user’s image for the comment image
  • Add Twitter hashtags to tweets for individual posts

Installation

  1. Upload twitter_blog folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings -> Twitter Blog, and set your Twitter username and password as well as your bit.ly username and API key.

FAQ

Do I need a bit.ly account

Yes, currently you do.

Contributors & Developers

“Twitter Blog” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.8.4 (06/25/2010)

  • Fixed: Blog posts weren’t tweeted because of change in WP code.

0.8.3 (06/03/2010)

  • Fixed: Wouldn’t install if another plugin using the same OAuth class was already installed.

0.8.2 (06/02/2010)

  • Fixed: Blog post tweets are displaying bad characters.
  • Will tweet any post that hasn’t already been posted regardless of status. (Thanks David)

0.8.1 (05/27/2010)

  • Fixed: Callback script didn’t work with all hosts.

0.8 (05/26/2010)

  • Converted from basic Twitter Auth to a more secure Twitter OAuth
  • Option to send DMs to users that replied to a tweeted post.
  • Fixed: Strip HTML tags out of post titles when tweeted.

0.7.5 (11/10/2009)

  • Replies to blog posts created from hashtagged tweets are converted to blog comments.

0.7.4 (08/28/2009)

  • Fixed: Bit.ly API Key is copied into the Bit.ly username field

0.7.3 (08/24/2009)

  • Fixed: Warning not displayed on Settings page on first visit.
  • Fixed: Bit.ly login fails if there is white space on either the login or API

0.7.2 (08/24/2009)

  • Fixed: Errors displayed on settings page for 1 refresh after they were corrected.

0.7.1 (08/24/2009)

  • Displays warning on every admin page if Twitter or Bit.ly login fail.

0.7 (08/22/2009)

  • Converts tweets with #blog hashtag to a blog post. (Hashtag is customizable)
  • Allows for Start and End parts of tweet to be customized.

0.6 (08/04/2009)

  • Will truncate blog post titles that will push the tweet over the 140 characters allowed.
  • Checks Twitter and bit.ly authentication when credentials are saved.
  • Fixed (This time for real): Tweets that weren’t in reply to any blog posts were being converted to blog comments.

0.5.1 (08/04/2009)

  • Fixed: Tweets that weren’t in reply to any blog posts were being converted to blog comments.

0.5 (08/04/2009)

  • Changed Twitter reply search to reduce the amount of Twitter API calls from many down to one.

0.4 (08/04/2009)

  • Comments added will now be approved or wait for approval based on your system settings.
  • Reduced the amount of Twitter API calls used each time comments are searched for.
  • Email notifications for comments will be sent according to system settings.
  • Manually creating comments will now display Twitter API errors and the number of comments created when successful.

0.3.1 (08/03/2009)

  • Fixed: API call for Twitter reply searching failed.

0.3 (08/03/2009)

  • Improved search for Twitter replies that need to be converted to blog comments.

0.2.2 (07/31/2009)

  • Fixed: Bit.ly links aren’t Tweeted when the URLs contained some certain characters.

0.2.1 (07/31/2009)

  • Fixed: Post Titles with & and other characters didn’t post correctly.

0.2 (07/30/2009)

  • Added option to not create comments from Twitter replies
  • Added button to manually check for Tweets to be converted to comments.
  • Fixed: Post is tweeted again if you re-publish the post.

0.1.1 (07/25/2009)

  • Fixed: Links aren’t tweeted properly

0.1.0 (07/25/2009)

  • Alpha release