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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: 2048
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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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  #496  
Old 23 Feb 2010, 13:55
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The shortening things is done not by my hack only, but also by twitter itself too.

Regards
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  #497  
Old 23 Feb 2010, 14:07
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But the shortened Links comes first, if i create a account in bitly.
Bitly don't need canceled my account.. they mean, that is not going

What i can do, that i get normaly links to my side?
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  #498  
Old 23 Feb 2010, 14:16
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You didn't get it, twitter shortens the URLs sometimes.
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Old 24 Feb 2010, 19:16
MotMann MotMann is offline
 
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I have postet a new thread and that postet on twitter over your skript.
A mod delete the Tweet on twitter.

a) How i re-tweet the Thread from vB again? The "t" Icon will be glow blue.

b) I have in cronjob (vBulletin Tweet Poster: Hot Threads) followed problems:

Array
(
[threadid] => 11538
[title] => Spielesound Łber Headset
[forumid] => 76
[userid] => 2865
[usergroupid] => 2
[membergroupids] =>
)
URL re-written by vBSEO!
http://www.xboxgamertag.de/f76-xbox-...r-headset.html

URL Shortened Successfully!
http://bit.ly/cYiaeB
Tweet: Spielesound Łber Headset: Hallo !, Also es geht um folgendes: Ich wŁrde gerne den Spielesound von der Xbox auf meinen http://bit.ly/cYiaeB
Length: 138

Array
(
[request] => /statuses/update.xml
[error] => Incorrect signature
)
Twitter message:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<hash>
<request>/statuses/update.xml</request>
<error>Incorrect signature</error>
</hash>
c: If i use Bitly, i must register in the vB ACP the Key for Twitter? Or is the API for Bitly enough?
d: In my linkbacks are no Links to bitly or Twitter, just backlinks to my own side. What is there wrong?
e) in the Linkback Mail i can read:
Here is the associated message:
***************
Blogs vbmenu_register("vbbloglinks", true
But, the Linkbacks are not from the Blog, there are from the Forums.


Thank's for support.....need help

Last edited by MotMann; 01 Mar 2010 at 12:39.
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  #500  
Old 25 Feb 2010, 12:19
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its working but the display is not readable as its in arabic, can you tell me what to change exactely, i have the system characterset is utf8

Thanks

Last edited by bahrainonline; 25 Feb 2010 at 16:16.
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  #501  
Old 28 Feb 2010, 14:53
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I love this. I have it installed on two forums. The second one caused me some headaches but I was able to delete the necessary MySQL entries and try again.

Excellent job.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/evilgamers
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  #502  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 04:57
bahrainonline bahrainonline is offline
 
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still waiting if it can support arabic or not
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 20:03
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Of course, it supports Arabic
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  #504  
Old 03 Mar 2010, 11:49
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Originally Posted by Milad View Post
Of course, it supports Arabic
Milad

Thanks for your replying, but i am getting unreadable text in twitter, how can i fix this

Thanks

plz see the attached
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  #505  
Old 03 Mar 2010, 16:33
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What's your forum encoding?
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  #506  
Old 04 Mar 2010, 12:33
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its
windows-1256

waiting for your comments
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  #507  
Old 04 Mar 2010, 15:33
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The hack includes function to convert the encoding to UTF-8, use that option.

UTF-8 is mandatory to post tweets to twitter.com
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  #508  
Old 04 Mar 2010, 20:19
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Anyway to stop it tweeting from an RSS feed Forum I have.

If I can't either omit or select forums to use this in I'll have to use the plugin to tweet manually only. Which will make it work instead of a time saving wonder plugin.

My Twitter followers would find these RSS Forum tweets really annoying as there are hundreds of RSS Feed threads daily.

Thanks for your work.
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Old 04 Mar 2010, 21:24
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It has the option to be enabled / disabled in forums. see forum options!
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Old 04 Mar 2010, 21:30
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OK thanks, sorry no time to read 500+ posts.
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