[Resolved] Unshortened URLs being cut short when posting
I’ve run into a problem with the latest version of WP to Twitter recently that I don’t remember experiencing with the previous version.
I have the plug-in configured to automatically send a tweet in the format #title# #tags# #url# when I create a new post in WP. I have “Don’t shorten URLs” selected, so any URLs sent to Twitter should be shortened by Twitter (or at least that’s my understanding).
At first, I found that the plug-in would sometimes omit the tags when creating the tweet, even though the Twitter post was within the 140 char limit, so I amended the plug-in’s settings so that titles and tags were both set to 0 in the “Preferred status update truncation sequence” section, and that seemed to stop that.
However, what seems to be happening now is that the plug-in is truncating the URL when creating the tweet, even when there should be enough ‘space’ within the 140 char limit.
Also, if when creating a new post in WP, I scroll down to the WP to Twitter panel and create a custom Twitter post by manually entering the post’s title, tags, and add #url# at the end, the “Characters left” count shows there’s still a few characters left.
But when I publish the post, the tweet that appears in Twitter has still had its URL truncated, and is therefore invalid.
Any ideas why this is happening? Has something changed in the way URLs are sent to Twitter since the previous version? Is the only way to fix it to use one of the other shortening services?
Grateful for any suggestions.
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