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WPMU-compatible Tweet This plugin? (12 posts)

  1. jshare
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Does anyone know of one? I've tried TweetSuite and TweetMeme and neither of them work with WPMU.

    To be more specific: I'm looking for a plugin that will display a button for a reader to share the article via their Twitter account as a retweet. Ideally, the button displays the number of times the article has been RT'd (just like the 2 above plugins do for vanilla WP blogs).

  2. SteveAtty
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Why don't they work? You may find that it just needs a minor fix to work on WPMU.

  3. jshare
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Correction: the TweetMeme button does work on WPMU. Just don't use it behind a password-protected site and make it only appear on single pages or posts.

  4. jshare
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Another thing: right now, you need to hardcode it into your theme, the plugin version doesn't work.

  5. SteveAtty
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Have you looked at TwitterTools?

    Twitter Tools integrates with Twitter by giving you the following functionality:

    * Archive your Twitter tweets (downloaded every 10 minutes)

    * Create a blog post from each of your tweets

    * Create a daily or weekly digest post of your tweets

    * Create a tweet on Twitter whenever you post in your blog, with a link to the blog post

    * Post a tweet from your sidebar

    * Post a tweet from the WP Admin screens

    * Pass your tweets along to another service (via API hook)

  6. NewInWpmu
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    The tweet-this plugin worked pretty good on my site. Here is what I did, I just followed the instruction in the readme file. It also have extentions for facebook, Digg ... Very nice.

  7. DeannaS
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Steve - have you gotten TwitterTools to play nicely with Donncha's Sitewide tags? In initial testing, if we had both enabled, it double tweets the blog posts.

  8. DeannaS
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I may have just answered my own question. I modified the do_blog_post_tweet thusly and it seems to be working. Of course, this means you couldn't tweet from the tags blog at all - but we don't care as we're not using it for anything but amassing all posts....

    function do_blog_post_tweet($post_id = 0) {
    	global $blog_id; // add this to get the blog id
    
    // this is only called on the publish_post hook
    		if ($this->notify_twitter == '0'
    			|| $post_id == 0
    			|| get_post_meta($post_id, 'aktt_tweeted', true) == '1'
    			|| get_post_meta($post_id, 'aktt_notify_twitter', true) == 'no'
    			|| get_site_option('tags_blog_id') == $blog_id // this seems to stop double posting...
    		) {
    			return;
    		}
  9. SteveAtty
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Isn't the idea of the Tags blog that its never actually posted to? Its just a collection point?

    I've not used Donncha's site wide tags plugin, I've got Mutags which is a bit buggy (like it crashes out importing if it finds an empty blog) and sometimes redirects oddly.

  10. DeannaS
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    @SteveAtty - you could theoretically still post to the tags blog. I'm not sure exactly why you would. But you theoretically could. I suppose if you were using the main blog as the tags blog and still wanted some main blog news, you could have a special category that got displayed on the main page via theme customizations. But, I digress. We're not doing that, so in our case my fix above seems to work.

  11. kgraeme
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Ooo hey, that's a good idea. We should do that!

  12. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    "I suppose if you were using the main blog as the tags blog and still wanted some main blog news, you could have a special category that got displayed on the main page via theme customizations."

    Yep, that's what we do on homeschooljournal. :)

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