I'm trying to make it so that I can send automatic Twitter updates whenever I post a new blog, however none of the plugins are able to connect to Twitter. I've tried half a dozen Twitter plugins (WP To Twitter, TweetThis, TweeU, Twitter Tools, ShortenToPing, TwitMe, TweetylyUpdate and more) and none of them will connect to twitter.
Most just dont connect and say failed. With WP To Twitter I atleast get this message:
Successfully contacted the Cli.gs API via Snoopy and created a shortened link.
Successfully contacted the Bit.ly API via Snoopy.
Failed to contact the Twitter API via Snoopy.
Your server does not appear to support the required PHP functions and classes for WP to Twitter to function. You can try it anyway - these tests aren't perfect - but no guarantees.
One time I did get this message:
Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to
twitter.com:80 (Connection refused) in
[full path to WP site]/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php on line
Im using Hostgator as a host and WordPress 2.9.1. Any idea how I can make WordPress connect to Twitter (either using thi splugin or a different one)?