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error checking your rate limit – only one post showing

  • Hi,

    We have been using Twitter Widget Pro successfully for about 4 weeks. Then as of this morning it is suddenly only showing one post.

    We have tried re-saving our settings etc but nothing helps. If we select show more that 2 posts (3 or more) the whole feed is blank. Current settings are set to show 2 posts. But only one shows.

    We noticed that in the main settings for the widget there is a message:
    Current API Usage:
    There was an error checking your rate limit.

    What does this mean, and is this the source of the issue?
    Please help.


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  • Plugin Author Aaron D. Campbell


    There are two things at play here. If your rate limit is showing that error, then it means that the request to twitter returned an error. I don’t know what that error was, but communications between your server and theirs is broken.

    The reason you saw only one in the first place is probably this:

    Hi and thanks so much for your reply.
    Any idea how we can find out how/why communication is broken. How would we go about fixing it and what impact does this have on our feed?

    Plugin Author Aaron D. Campbell


    If your server can’t communicate with Twitter, it can’t update your feed. There’s no real built-in debugging for this, so you’d have to go into the code and take a look at the response you receive around line 308. The code should look like this:

    $limit_url = $this->_api_url . "account/rate_limit_status.json";
    $resp = wp_remote_request( $limit_url );

    And you’ll want to change it to something like this and take a look:

    $limit_url = $this->_api_url . "account/rate_limit_status.json";
    $resp = wp_remote_request( $limit_url );
    echo '<pre>',var_dump($resp),'</pre>';

    Hi There,

    I am having the same problem. I cannot for the life of me find that info to change it?

    Thanks in advance. Desperate for a fix have tried EVERYTHING now.

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