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  • I tried both my Twitter user name and e-mail. Verified the password, even changed the password to make sure I had the right one.

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  • I’m having the same issue, getting the message about failure to authenticate. Sometimes, when I try to test the login, I *instead* get this message: Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 100 requests per hour.

    My Twitter feed hasn’t updated in a week on my blog.

    mine is not authenticating either.

    freshly upgraded to wordpress 2.7 and twitter tools 1.5.1a

    I have tried everything to get TT to work. Every suggestion in the forums. The only thing I can think of is that Twitter is blocking addresses from outside of the US?

    Why on earth Twitter doesn’t move to a paid service is beyond me? I would gladly pay 5$ a month, even fortnightly for the coolest little tool on the web.

    Pure speculation based on nothing other than I have yet to see a site with TT working and all I see here is people not even being able to authenticate TT???????

    Mr King any ideas?

    Don’t think it’s that, I can log into twitter from China without a problem!

    Try version 1.6b1 – hopefully it fixes this.

    Had the same problem a couple days ago. Though my twitter widget works just fine, the Admin test login fails. I have version 1.5.1a. Well the problem is, if you have a special character in your password, the test login will fail.

    Here’s a quick and dirty solution (for v1.5.1a):

    1. Edit your twitter-tools.php
    2. Find the function aktt_login_test
    3. Replace:

      $snoop->pass = $password;


      $snoop->pass = str_replace(array("%26","%27","%3A","%2F","%40"), array("&","'",":","/","@"), $password);

    4. Save!

    …and that would fix it!

    I haven’t yet tried version 1.6b1. But I hope that bug is already fixed.

    Is this still needed with 1.6b2?

    Tried version 1.6b2 and it worked perfectly! No need to hack or replace anything.

    Great Plugin! Thanks Alex!

    I have tried 1.6b2 twice, and still not working…


    I’m running 1.6b2, whenever I hit ‘Test login info’ I get:

    “Sorry, login failed. Error message from Twitter: This method requires authentication.”

    My tweets appeared yesterday, but they are no longer being collected.

    I tried the password hack further up this thread, no joy either.

    Any suggestions anyone?



    I was able to correct this problem with v1.6. Since I don’t know the exact fix, here is what I did:

    Go to Twitter and change your password. In my case, the password was rather lengthy. I shortened it to nine characters and used only letters and numbers. Then logged out.

    Went back to the plugin and entered the user and pwd. Test worked! Tweets updated.

    I tried that either, changed the pass to a 6 letter word but didn’t work

    *bump, I am still experiencing this problem on 2.7.1, I have tried all suggested fixes. Is it possible that something other than API is triggering this error? Maybe hosting environment?

    I had the same problem with version 1.6. Resolved it by using a new password for my twitter account. Changing it on twitter did not work. I used the email option to rest my password! After that updated the option for twitter and hit the test button and it worked.

    Mine worked for a day and now I get the auth failures.

    WordPress 2.7.1 and latest version of Twitter Tools.

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