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  1. dobner
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you to samuelaguilera for a great plug-in. This has the potential of easily updating social networks.

    One thing that I cannot figure out how is that the updates that it is creating omit the URL from Facebook.

    Here is the "code" that I have entered into the Status Message entry on Shorten2Ping page on my site:

    New post, [title] - [link]

    Can you tell me what possibly I need to fix?

    Thank you as always.

    Frank

  2. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Check your Ping.fm configuration or link shortener configuration (the one you are using, not de S2P configuration for it).

    I'm sure that is not a S2P problem.

  3. dobner
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I will post again after I check these things and will let you know. Thanks Samuel,

  4. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Dear Dobner and others, I found out what the problem was. By going to Ping.fm and carefully reading what the instructions were, I realized that Ping shortens the URL automatically all by themselves. That's right, you don't need to sign up for Bit.ly or any of the others if you are going through Ping.fm.

    So, if you are using Shorten2Ping and you are not getting your URL's to show up, go back and take off the setting to shorten the permalinks with any other service, set that to "Nothing" and then give it a try. I think you will find that Ping.fm will shorten them all by itself.

    Putting one other shortening service in there (like Bit.ly) just sort of countermands the way that Ping operates and so the link doesn't show up at all.

    This worked for me, I hope it works for you. Shorten2Ping is a great plug in. ¬°Muchas gracias, Sr. Aguilera!

  5. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for posting your results Fabienne.

    Gracias a ti! ;)

  6. Lopo Lencastre de Almeida
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Fabienne

    That is optional. Ping.FM short the URL and should be used if you wish to benefit of their click statistics.

  7. Lopo Lencastre de Almeida
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Until Samuel decide if he adds or not my modifications to Shorten2Ping I made available Shorten2PingNG in our WordPress plugins folder at Box.Net.

    This version is mostly Samuel's one with the add of per user options and a few small other modifications. This is really useful when you have multi-author blogs and each author has his/her own social network places to (re)post to.

  8. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ipublicis: I'm willing to include your mods and to add some user requests, but the problem is that I don't have too much spare time for this until now :(

    I hope to have it not too late...

  9. junnakano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I installed this plugin few minutes ago but I cannot activate since it doesn't appear
    on my plugin panel. What should I do?

  10. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not a plugin problem. I'm sure there was some problem writing the files on your hosting...

    Check your wp-content/plugins/ dir, locate the shorten2ping dir and delete it. Install again.

    If you want to install fail safe, download the plugin to your computer first, and then upload manually to wp-content/plugins

  11. junnakano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I actually did what you wrote and I got the message "The plugin does not have a valid header." What does this mean?

  12. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The only reason for that message error is a corrupted/modified file.

  13. junnakano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I download the file to my Mac and compress it to a zip file. Is there something wrong
    that I'm doing in this process?

  14. ryanerickson
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've come aross a rather annoying problem that just started about three days ago. Some, not all (seems very random in fact), of my posts are being double pinged to Ping.fm. I just has a scheduled post hit the internet and Ping.fm indeed added two entries to be pushed out (http://ping.fm/v06LL and http://ping.fm/qXtyk both go to the same post) within on minute of eachother.

    As I noted it just started about three days ago and not on every post. Thoughts?

  15. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, darn. Now I am having trouble again. My posts are not showing in Facebook any more. I was also told that they didn't have good links now in Twitter. This just started happening on 2/27. Any ideas? I have tried to use it with Ping.fm chosen and "both" chosen.

  16. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Did you check the custom fields of the posts affected?

    If your WP tries to do the "ping" and any of the services gives an error message, it'll be stored in the custom fields of the post.

  17. FabiennePossets
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Looked all over my site and Ping.fm and just about every place else I could think of to see if I could get a looks at the error message which should have been stored in the custom fields of the post. No luck. I had none because there weren't any generated. Why? Because Facebook had decided to unhook itself from ping! Once I reestablished the connection between Facebook and ping, I could post again with shorten2ping with no problems. I did see where an error message would have been if there had been one (in the custom fields section of the post).

    ¬°Uno ves mas, muchas gracias Sr. Aguilera!

  18. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ipublicis:

    Your Shorten2Ping fork, is using my Ping.fm developer key (line 508), so please, remove it and request one for you at Ping.fm.

    My code is GPL, but MY api key is not.

    Best regards,

    Samuel.

  19. teammcneilremax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How do I get rid of the "Get Adobe Flash Player" image from being displayed when I transmit a new post from my blog to my Facebook Fan Page via Shorten2Ping and ping.fm?

    See http://www.facebook.com/teammcneilremax

  20. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Read Shorten2Ping readme and you'll find how to do it.

  21. fondalashay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does anyone have trouble with scheduled post not showing up? I try to schedule the majority of my post, though when it is actually published it does not show up. However it works if i directly publish without scheduling it.

    Any ideas or help!?
    Thanks!!!

  22. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have many blogs running with sheduled posts and S2P working fine.

    Wich version of WordPress are you using?

  23. fondalashay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The newest.. Version 2.9.2

    The only thing is I am using the NG version.. is that the problem. I just thought that it was a more updated version?

    Could another plugin be affecting it? I have went through and deleted all the ones that are inactive.

  24. fondalashay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have switched to the non NG version. It works just fine now with scheduled post. Odd that happens. Thanks for the tip :)

  25. TheBigAppleBlog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using version 1.4.4 and it's not working.
    Sam - I'm on the one who posted it on your site (Justin)
    What happens is it posts to facebook and such like this:

    New Post - "puts in the correct title" -

    no link or anything.

    thanks!
    J

  26. Samuel Aguilera
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    fondalashay: The NG version is a fork of an user, I don't give any support for it, so I'm glad for you that the original Shorten2Ping works for you ;)

    TheBigAppleBlog: Can you see any custom field in the edit post page with any error message?? (i.e. bitly_error)

    Have you try to choose another shortener? what happens?

    Wich method are you using to send the notification? (ping.fm or twitter directly).

  27. TheBigAppleBlog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    We haven't tried another shortener - we only have an account with bit.ly
    We send the notifications to ping.fm

    I just tried turning off the shortener and letting ping.fm do the work and it seemed to work...

    Ok we'll go with that for now.
    Thanks!

  28. FerranMV
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just installed and tried the plugin and despite it took about 20 minutes to update my post, it worked...

    Nevertheless I get this message in a custom field called "pingfm_error": Your API key has been suspended. Please contact us regarding this matter.

    Does it mean that the plugin will not work again?

  29. etsutton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have downloaded and installed this plug-in and configured to send posts to my Ping.fm account with the correct API key. I have also double checked that my hosting account supports PHP 5.0 with cURL and JSON enabled. However, when I post a test message onto my WordPress Blog it does not send the notification to my Ping.fm account.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!

  30. etsutton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am getting the same pingfm_error as FerranMV above, but my post did not update to my Ping account. It has been over 25 minutes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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