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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (29 votes - 4.48 average) Installs: 353
Released: 17 Jun 2009 Last Update: 06 Aug 2009 Downloads: 2052
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Introduction & Description
It's amazing how twitter drives traffic to various websites around the web, so I thought it would be a very good idea to get advantage of it, because Twitter will bring us more traffic and more valuable registrations.

This add-on runs as a scheduled task every ten minutes, and posts the newly posted threads to twitter in the form:
Thread title - preview (if possible) - tiny or full URL.

Threads must be in forums viewable by guests, not private forums.

Features
  • 1.0.0
    • Post to twitter using OAuth authentication.
    • You have your own application at twitter, so the tweets will be appeared from your website name. Attachment 100694
    • Only guest-accessible stuff is posted at Twitter.
    • Integrated with bit.ly to shorten the thread URL, giving more space for title and preview.
    • Set it up once, and forget it. twitter's access token doesn't expire, unless you revoke the access permission.
  • 1.0.2
    • You can set from which forums the threads will be tweeted. (See the page where you edit the forum info and settings Attachment 100710)
    • vBSEO compatible (if available), so the URLs are rewritten before they get shortened. This will help to reduce the number of redirects as few as possible.
    • The task prints valuable information when you run it manually, to help you diagnose problems when they happen! Attachment 100725
  • 1.0.3
    • Non-Unicode forums can use the built-in conversion (to UTF-8) to abide by the requirement of twitter. Attachment 100687
    • You can disable the automatic tweeting function, and tweet threads manually right from the first postbit. with user group over which user group can tweet manually Attachment 100843 Attachment 100845
    • You can set threads from which user group will be tweeted. Attachment 100845
  • 1.0.5
    • Scheduled task: Post Hot threads.
    • Check port 443 on installation / upgrade.
    • The product can't be installed if cURL isn't complied into PHP.
    • Update forums / usergroups / permissions cache on successful authorization, to avoid problems with some admins, where caches don't get updated on upgrade!
    • strip_html from the preview text, for forums that enable HTML in posts.
    • Delete tweet if the thread is deleted.
    • Status Message Prefix. Attachment 100687
  • 1.0.6
    • Option: to remove URLs from preview text (enabled by default).
    • Option: to have only the thread title as a tweet without any part of the message.
    • Added form (in the footer) to allow admins to tweet from any page, right in their forums, with an option to disable it, also it's enabled only for super admins. Attachment 102934

How different is this from twitterfeed.com?
  • This hack is not intended to be an alternative to twitterfeed.com, however:
  • It may be safer than giving your Twitter-Login to twitterfeed.com (by redlabour)
  • Later, this hack will include more options so you have better control over what is posted at twitter. (like post only hot threads, or threads by certain usergroup, etc.)
  • You have your own application at twitter, so the tweets will be appeared from your website name, instead of any other service. Attachment 100694

Happy Users of This Product! contact me to add your twitter account.
Requirements
  • Mandatory:
    • vBulletin 3.8.0
    • PHP 5.2.3
    • cURL & OpenSSL compiled to your PHP installation.
    • Twitter account (I've created a dedicated account for my website @syrianmeds)
  • Optional (but recommended):
    • bit.ly account to shorten URLs.
    • Your forum's character set must be UTF-8 (required by twitter) or latin with no non-English characters. Alternatively, you can use the iconv built-in function to convert the encoding.

Installation
  1. Upload the files to their respective locations.
  2. Import the XML product file: product-twitterposter.xml
  3. *Optional* go to http://bit.ly/ and register an account there, you need it to shorten the URLs!
    There are two important values here: the login username and the apiKey (you can obtain it from http://bit.ly/account/)
    Attachment 100687
  4. Register your application at twitter. (You must be already registered as a regular member)
    https://twitter.com/oauth_clients/new
    Attachment 100688
    Pay attention to the Callback URL, it must point to the file twitterposter.php in your admincp, ex: http://www.yourdomain.com/forum/admincp/twitterposter.php
  5. After registering your application, twitter will provide two values to you (Consumer Key and Consumer Secret), keep them for use in the authorization later.
    Attachment 100689
  6. Go to vBulletin Tweet Poster -> Authorize.
  7. Enter the two values in there appropriate fields and submit (Attachment 100690). You will be given a link to twitter.com to authorize this hack (Attachment 100691) to post on your behave.
  8. You will be redirected to your admincp, and a "Hello World!" message will be posted to your twitter account.

Upgrade
  1. Upload the files to their respective locations.
  2. Import (Allow Overwrite: Yes!) the XML product file: product-twitterposter.xml
  3. Re-authorize the hack, to make sure everything works for you.

Troubleshooting
  • Q: I'm not seeing any updates after the one "#vBulletin Tweet Poster by http://services.milado.net/ Hello World! #testoauth".
    A: Please make sure that you have new threads in forums available to guests, otherwise the hack won't post anything.
    After that go to Admincp -> Scheduled Tasks -> Scheduled Task Manager, then find the task "vBulletin Tweet Poster" click run and see if there is any error displayed.
  • Q: I'm getting the error "Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /home/investme/forums/includes/twitterposter/twitteroauth/twitterOAuth.php on line 126"
    A: That error says that you don't have cURL installed on your server. If you have a dedicated server/vps, install and compile curl, if you're on shared/reseller hosting, contact your host and ask if they can install cURL support. (thanks stapler2025 for answering on my behave)
  • Q: I receive the following error:

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    A: You have to enable write & read for your application at twitter, so go here, edit your application access setting and request new consumer key and token. If it didn't work, please delete the application, add a new one and use my settings from the screen shots.

Credits
I've used the Twitter's OAuth library, by Abraham Williams | http://abrah.am | @abraham

Change log
  • 1.0.0 first public release (beta) Jun, 17th 2009
  • 1.0.1 (beta) Jun, 17th 2009
  • 1.0.2 (beta) Jun, 18th 2009
  • 1.0.3 (beta) Jun, 21th 2009
    • Implementation of iconv conversion for non-unicode forums.
    • Control threads by which usergroups will be posted to twitter.
    • Tweet threads in forums manually instead of it being automatic. Attachment 100843
  • 1.0.4 (beta) Jun, 22th 2009
    • Bug fixed: Manual tweeting doesn't show thread preview!
    • Bug fixed: Plugin overwrites the hook: $template_hook['postbit_controls']
  • 1.0.5 (beta) Jul, 23th 2009
    • Renamed function_twitterposter.php to functions_twitterposter.php
    • Moved some functions from functions_twitterposter.php to a new class in class_twitterposter.php (New PHP class is created, first step to move to OOP).
    • Canceled the redirection to twitter (on authorization), and replaced with a link opening in a new tab / window.
    • New scheduled task: Post Hot threads.
    • New: Check port 443 on installation / upgrade.
    • New: The product can't be installed if cURL isn't complied into PHP.
    • New: Update forums / usergroups / permissions cache on successful authorization, to avoid problems with some admins, where caches don't get updated on upgrade!
    • New feature: strip_html from the preview text, for forums that enable HTML in posts.
    • New feature: Delete tweet if the thread is deleted.
    • New feature: Status Message Prefix.
  • 1.0.6 (RC1) Aug, 6th 2009
    • Add phrase 'HOT:'.
    • Improve bit.ly class a bit.
    • Push the plug-in at hook (postbit_display_complete) to run lastly, to put the tweet button at the last.
    • Include an option to remove URLs from preview text.
    • Option: to have only the thread title as a tweet without any part of the message.
    • Added form (in the footer) to allow admins to tweet from any page, right in their forums, with an option to disable it, also it's enabled only for super admins. Attachment 102934
  • 1.0.7 (RC2) to be released.
    • Bug fixed: improperly cached template.
    • Bug fixed: Hot Threads Look up Time Span.
    • New feature: Include thread prefix in the tweet.

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  #571  
Old 27 Jun 2010, 15:57
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Originally Posted by marshal_ramdev View Post
Now it is saying


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

what to do now ?

thanks
Originally Posted by Milad View Post
It seems like all of the new columns are exist, you have to drop them all before you can install it again.

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Originally Posted by marshal_ramdev View Post
Milad , ahh and how to do that ?? in all ?

Thanks n Regards

what no answer mate??? been going at this for awhile, driving me frigging nuts!!!

edit: sorry, it just goes from MySQL Error : Duplicate column name 'twitterenabled' back and forth to another a few posts back,
dropping this one i dont know how please?
working fine on my other forums, just not 1 !!
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 00:10
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ok, i had to drop all these 1 by 1 then the product re-installed.

ALTER TABLE `thread` DROP `tweeted`
ALTER TABLE `forum` DROP `twitterenabled`
ALTER TABLE `thread` DROP `tweet_screen_name`
ALTER TABLE `usergroup` DROP `twitterposter`

go to phpmyadmin and chose your database, then click SQL: Run SQL query/queries on database.

run the above separate.
then re-upload the product.
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Old 29 Jun 2010, 02:26
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this hack works fine on all my forum apart from 1.

Can't reach twitter, either the port 443 is closed by a firewall, you didn't enter the correct Consumer Key and Consumer Secret values, or you don't have openSSL complied to your PHP installation.
Consumer Key and Consumer Secret values are correct, i contacted my host about openSSL and everything is fine.
any advice on this please guys?

wow the Support is fast
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Old 03 Jul 2010, 22:37
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update to vbulletin 4 please
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 11:58
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Getting this error when trying to install.

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class OAuthException in /home/rluna559/public_html/nailforums.com/includes/twitterposter/twitteroauth/OAuth.php on line 8

I saw some other people had the same error, how do I fix this and authorize my app? I used this before successfully on another forum, but ran into a brickwall on this installation.
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 04:36
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Originally Posted by rluna559 View Post
Getting this error when trying to install.

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class OAuthException in /home/rluna559/public_html/nailforums.com/includes/twitterposter/twitteroauth/OAuth.php on line 8

I saw some other people had the same error, how do I fix this and authorize my app? I used this before successfully on another forum, but ran into a brickwall on this installation.
OAuthException class is used by Facebook. Change class name may resolve.
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 02:24
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finally after some playing around and swearing my head , i got this working , i kept on getting the failed to authorize message , reading previously to delete the connection in the twitter profile and retry , so i did that and it worked
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 04:47
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Originally Posted by rluna559 View Post
Getting this error when trying to install.

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class OAuthException in /home/rluna559/public_html/nailforums.com/includes/twitterposter/twitteroauth/OAuth.php on line 8

I saw some other people had the same error, how do I fix this and authorize my app? I used this before successfully on another forum, but ran into a brickwall on this installation.
Got my problem fixed. It had to do with the php settings on the server. I have my forum hosted on hostgator and I contacted support. I directed them to the information I found on this website and they fixed the problem.

http://community.invisionpower.com/r...-register-r451

I'm running this add-on on 3.6.12 with no problems.
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 05:08
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god still no answer to my help!!!!
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Old 17 Jul 2010, 11:13
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Originally Posted by jaycob View Post
ok, i had to drop all these 1 by 1 then the product re-installed.

ALTER TABLE `thread` DROP `tweeted`
ALTER TABLE `forum` DROP `twitterenabled`
ALTER TABLE `thread` DROP `tweet_screen_name`
ALTER TABLE `usergroup` DROP `twitterposter`

go to phpmyadmin and chose your database, then click SQL: Run SQL query/queries on database.

run the above separate.
then re-upload the product.
Many thanks for this useful explanation. Now Im able to run this excellent product again.
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Old 21 Jul 2010, 19:27
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I've just noticed my tweets are pointing to an old URL.

I recently moved from forum.domain.net to domain.net/forum

I've changed all settings I can see, but its not pointing to the new location. How can I fix this?
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 20:08
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It should take your up to date settings, it seems like you didn't change all settings, double-check.

On the other hand, you should have placed a way to redirect all old URLs to the new ones. so even if someone visits an old URL, you would survive.
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 19:10
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I want to use this hack & i have installed it successfully but after install i don't see any changes in my board there is not twit button in postbit & nothing in navbar too please anyone help

Here is my board u can check it is installed but there is no changes http://www.vedesi.com
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Old 01 Aug 2010, 03:32
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Originally Posted by AWS View Post
I fixed the problem with it not working with vbseo 3.5. It was an easy fix.

in includes/twitterposter/functions_twitterposter.php

change this line in function initialize_vbseo()


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

to:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

vbSEO changed the structure of where the files are in 3.5. This hack couldn't find the file it needed. Once you change that line it will work.

See http://twitter.com/macminiforums
thats help and should be in the first thread created thanks.
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 12:36
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Originally Posted by jaycob View Post
thats help and should be in the first thread created thanks.
I second this.
Thank you for the fix.
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