Twitter Tools 1.6b1

We’ve finally gotten a chance to do some cleanup and testing on a new version of Twitter Tools, and the new version is ready for public testing.

Twitter Tools is a WordPress plugin that creates an integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. It allows you to pull your tweets into your blog (as posts and digests) and create new tweets on blog posts and from within WordPress.

Among other changes, this version has the following major revisions:

  1. Fixed the issue where posts via XML-RPC/AtomPub or scheduled posts would not get tweeted – these now use your default settings.
  2. Fixed issues with digests – both daily and weekly should be working correctly now1 The digest features are no longer listed as experimental.
  3. Changed the code that checks to create the Twitter data table so that it works properly with the new bulk plugin activation features.
  4. Added a new filter tweet_blog_post_url so that other plugins can hook in and run the URL of your blog post through an URL shortening service of your choosing before sending the full URL to Twitter (which uses TinyURL by default).
  5. Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Test Login’ functionality to report a failure with a correct username and password (though the regular functionality was unaffected).
  6. Fixed several auto-linking issues.
  7. Bunch of little/under the hood stuff.

I’m calling this a beta release since it hasn’t had public testing, but it is the version I’d recommend using at this point. It should address commonly reported issues – I really hope it does.

The download and more information are available on my WordPress Plugins page.

If you have any trouble with this, please open a thread in the WP Support Forums and e-mail me a link to the thread or post a link here.

  1. Though bug reports on these won’t shock me. [back]

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