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Tweets get cut off much shorter than 160 characters (8 posts)

  1. aian
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hello

    I have a problem that appears to be happening with all URL shortener services, more or less.

    The tweet gets cut off much shorter than 160 characters, even though there is enough characters left to be used. That makes the post's title unreadable.

    Here's a screenshot

    http://oi62.tinypic.com/dy3hb8.jpg

    [Moderator Note: Please ensure that you are embedding links correctly in your posts. Link corrected.]

    Any ideas?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-to-twitter/

  2. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    First, Tweets are limited to 140 characters, so that's the longest you should be allowed.

    Since you're writing in Greek, you may running up against a normalization problem. Do you know if your server has PHP installed with the Normalizer class?

  3. aian
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    No, I'm afraid I don't.
    Is there any way to find out through phpAdmin?

  4. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    PhpMyAdmin is only a tool for looking into your database; this is your PHP installation.

    Easiest way is probably do ask your hosting service; they should have a help desk where you can ask questions, and a basic question like server set up should be easy to ask.

    Ask if your version of PHP is installed with the PEAR Normalizer class, and, if it's not, if it's possible to have it installed.

  5. aian
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks for your reply.

    I contacted my hosting company to find out about PEAR.
    I;ll come back to you once I get their reply.

  6. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks - let me know!

  7. aian
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    So, I got their reply.
    PEAR is not installed.
    Any ideas?

  8. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    There's no simple answer if the Normalizer class isn't available. It's a pretty basic class, and if they can't install any PEAR classes for you, that's pretty limiting on many levels, not just this one.

    I don't know what your hosting is; you may not have any choice about it, but I'd consider this to be a major limitation in your hosting environment.

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