Support » Plugin: Official Bitly for WordPress » Fatal Error When bitly API is Down

  • evanrose



    When pointing and to to simulate the bitly API being down and then attempting to write a post, I get:

    Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘BitlyServiceError’ with message ‘couldn’t connect to host’ in /wp-content/plugins/bitly/lib/BitlyService.php:294 followed by a stack trace.

    I would expect that the plugin would fail silently and simply not create the URL in the post_meta table, for which I test in my code. Can you provide a fix, or, if I’m testing this incorrectly, let me know how to test correctly.



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  • ljg3


    This also occurs if you bump into your API rate limit, which is a deal breaker, as it can unexpectedly take the site down.

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