twitter widget in Footer #3 disappears

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    Gordy
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    I have a twitter widget in Footer #3 on the site : http://www.afroscandic.com and it has been working for months. But to my surprise, I did’t see the twitter widget today.  Slot Footer #3 is now empty.

    Could somebody please point me to what might have gone wrong.

    Thanks in anticipation of a positive response.

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    #45691

    Bill Murray
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    The most likely cause is that in the past day or so, Twitter updated their API, and the code used to grab your latest tweets has changed. If you are using a script directly from Twitter, your best bet is to see if that script changed in light of their upgraded API.

    Your tags say that you are using Simple Twitter Connect, and I know that Otto is working on an update, but I have no idea when it will be released.


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    #45698

    Bill Murray
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    Actually, let me clarify what I said about an update being forthcoming on STC. Otto very recently mentioned on Twitter he was looking at the updated Twitter API, and he mentioned on his blog late in 2012 he was working on an update to STC, but he removed the plugin from the WP repo some time ago because of, as far as I know, API issues. If you want to get Twitter working in a hurry, at this point you might need to explore other plugins or using Twitter’s script directly.


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    #45713

    Gordy
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    Thank you so much Murray. Your response has given me a respite. I will think of what to do.

    And I must add that I have noticed that all your suggestions and advices in this community is great. Please keep it up.

    #45733

    Bill Murray
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    A short time ago, Otto released version 0.16 of STC, which now supports version 1.1 of the Twitter API, so you should be good to go.


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    #45737

    Gordy
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    Ok. But, I have not got any update notice for STC plugin in the admin area. Do I need to go and re-install the 0.16 version? Or should I wait?

    Thanks.

     

     

     

    #45803

    Bill Murray
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    You should be able to trigger a manual update check in your WP dashboard. If the update does not show up and you want to push ahead and if you are familiar with FTP (or preferably SFTP), you can download STC version 0.16 as a zip file.

    Only go the download route if you are comfortable manually updating a plugin. Otherwise, be patient for the update to show up or consider other options (using another plugin or using Twitter’s script directly).


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