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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (29 votes - 4.48 average) Installs: 355
Released: 17 Jun 2009 Last Update: 06 Aug 2009 Downloads: 2064
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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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  #616  
Old 01 Feb 2011, 17:06
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Cannot get Authorize to work. It opens twitter in a new tab. Click Allow, and twitter gives me a pin. Redirect never occurs.
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 05:11
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make the twitter application settings properly.
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  #618  
Old 02 Feb 2011, 05:35
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show error when i put below url in twitter apps

www.mydomain.com/forum/admincp/twitterposter.php

after blank callurl field

it's show me this message

You've successfully granted access to MKNexusonline!

Simply return to MKNexusonline and enter the following PIN to complete the process.


Please people make user friendly twitter mod
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Old 15 Feb 2011, 06:51
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Not compatible with version 4.1.0
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  #620  
Old 20 Feb 2011, 20:18
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ran the scheduled task and got this message.

twitter keys and tokens aren't registered in the database


what do i need to do??

newbie here.
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  #621  
Old 01 Mar 2011, 19:05
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I have this error, but the guest can see links

I'm not seeing any updates after the one "#vBulletin Tweet Poster by http://services.milado.net/ Hello World! #testoauth".

vBulletin Tweet Poster

Last run was at: 21-Feb-2011 23:26
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Excluded forums
Zona Cam
Encuentros Stylers
Encuentros y Perdidas
Solo Chicas
Solo Chicos
Academia de Diseño
Zona VIP
Sección VIP
Zona Staff
Administración
Usuarios
Batallas
Modificaciones
Zona Admin
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142 thread(s) have been fetched from the database!


Nothing is post on the twitter
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Old 24 Apr 2011, 15:49
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thx bro

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  #623  
Old 09 May 2011, 09:15
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I installed the addon in our vB 3.7.3. but I can't see the tweets.

vB don't show any error and bit.ly is working well because it shows the shortened URL's. So it's only Twitter that don't receive the message.

Any idea what could happens ??

By other hand, how can I use the test plugins to check the system?

Thanks in advance
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Old 09 May 2011, 12:58
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This addon does not work on my installation of vBulletin 3.8.7 - can anyone help me?
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  #625  
Old 31 May 2011, 23:58
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Confirmation, not working on vBulletin 3.8.7. Twitter also changed the authentication method. I get these notices when running the cronjob:

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

and under that:
Twitter message:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<hash>
<error>Could not authenticate with OAuth.</error>
<request>/statuses/update.xml</request>
</hash>
=============
Never mind.
Fixed by editing the permissions manually in Twitter and force re-authorisation.
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Old 11 Jun 2011, 06:04
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http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=265025
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 19:28
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The author is alive in well.
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Old 01 Nov 2011, 23:25
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Another report: worked in 3.8.7, not in 4.1.7. Otherwise, a nice app, but time to uninstall.
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Old 02 Nov 2011, 01:02
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Thanks 4 amazing work
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Old 08 Mar 2012, 10:27
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I have had this installed for a long long time. I moved servers on Dec 3 2011. The new server did not have curl support in PHP, and I just corrected this today (March 8 2012). With in minuets of curl getting installed the server CPU went up, to many SQL connections. Eventually the data center rebooted the server and changed the wait_timeout to compensate. Now the DB errors are


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

I am not wanting to ask them to increase the wait time out because it will take me right back with to many SQL connections.

What can be done so the modification don't try to tweet everything since Dec 3? I hope I explained what is going on with me. I have this disabled in my adminCP right now.

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