Major update to Tweet Old Post

A long awaited update. Tweet old post has been updated to v4 now.

Checkout the latest updates

– You can have your own application name instead of  “Tweet Old Post”. That is whenever a tweet will be posted from the plugin it will show the application name you have configured in the settings. However it is bit difficult rather a lengthy process to create your own application name in twitter. Whatever application name you create it will appear under “via” in that tweet. For this you have to create an application in twitter and specify its “Consumer Key” and “Consumer Secret”. Creating Twitter Application for Tweet Old Post WordPress Plugin.

– Pages can now be included. Added an option to select what is to be tweeted (pages, posts, or both).

– Removed “.” and used “-” when adding additional text, “.” was causing grammatical mistakes if sentence was trimmed.

– Added option to specify number of posts that can be tweeted simultaneously. You can specify a maximum of 10 and minimum of 1. If you specify 4 it will pick 4 random posts and tweet it. So basically you can specify how many tweets you want at a time.

– Last but not the least, removed random time slot was causing lot of confusion.

 

 Note: Please update your settings once after updating.

If something is not working try following steps,

– Make sure “Tweet Old Post Admin URL (Current URL)” is showing your current URL.

– Click on “Update Tweet Old Post Options”.

– Try again.

 

 

Creating Twitter Application for Tweet Old Post WordPress Plugin

To create twitter application for using it with Tweet Old Post wordpress plugin follow following steps,

1 – Login to Twitter Developers Site with your twitter credentials

2 – Hover on your username on top right hand side and select “My Applications”

Hover on username to get to applications

Hover on username to get to applications

3 – Click on create new application

Create Application

Click on Create Application

4 – Create the new application, accept the rules enter the capture and create

Enter all necessary details

Enter all necessary details

5 – change the access permission for your application.

5a – Move to settings tab of your application

Move to settings tab

Move to settings tab

5b – Change the access to read and write

Change access level to read and write

Change access level to read and write

5c – Update the settings

Access level should change to read and write in details tab

Access level should change to read and write in details tab

6 – Scroll at the bottom of your application details page and Create access token by clicking on create access token button

Click on create token

Click on create token in details tab

It should look like this after access token is created

It should look like this after access token is created

7 – In the settings tab, in callback URL, enter the url of your home page. For e.g. http://www.ajaymatharu.com/index.php (just a URL it will not go to that URL)

8 – Copy the consumer key and consumer secret and paste this on tweet old post settings page and update settings.

9 – De-authorize and Re-authorize again for it to work (Thanks to DiTesco)

Feel free to drop a comment or mail me the details if something does not works.

Update:

Added a new step 7 which is the solution to 401 status code in log file. It is tested and works.

 Update

Added a new step 9 for people who were not able to make it work