Support » Plugin: Twitter Embed » There was a problem connecting to Twitter

  • Hi, Ive been trying to embed a tweet and I keep getting the following error message:
    “There was a problem connecting to Twitter”

    I’ve been looking around and read that Twitter has changed its api and that might be the reason why it is not working. Is that true? In that case will the plugin be updated soon?

    In case that is incorrect, what might be the problem? Here is a link where a tweet is embedded.

    I am aware that WP has twitter embed integrated, but I get the same error message. I get it with “Blackbird Pie” plugin as well.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Plugin Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    Twitter Embed does not use the Twitter API. It’s just a wrapper around Core’s methods to embed tweets which allows the use of shortcodes. The only method Core is using is the oembed endpoint, which was not removed as part of Twitter’s API v1 shutdown.

    Can you install a plugin called Core Control and use its HTTP Logging module to find out what’s happening with those API requests?


    I will install the plugin you mentioned later today. As soon as I do it, I will post the results here so we can continue troubleshooting.

    Thanks for the help!

    Core Control HTTP logging suggests that we’re still using the v1 API:

    Method GET
    Result 410 Gone

    Plugin Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    That’s strange, it shouldn’t access the show.json endpoint, I’m confused. Does that also happen with the plugin deactivated?

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