This summer, the Twitter plugins on blog.ryerson.ca blogs (WordTwit and Tweet Blender) stopped functioning, as they had not been updated by their developers to work with a new Twitter API. We first reported this problem back in June, and have been working to resolve the issue since then.
We are happy to report that both of the plugins we were using have now been updated. If you were using either plugin previously, please see the details below to find out what you need to do in order to re-establish them on your site. Neither plugin will automatically start working again without your intervention.
We apologize for the time it has taken to get everything working again, and are thankful for your ongoing patience.
Twitter Plugin Details:
We’re *finally* back up and running with both of our Twitter plugins.
WordTwit, the plugin used to send a tweet when a new post is published on your blog, has now been updated. If you were using WordTwit previously, you will need to reconfigure the plugin – it will not automatically work. The new Twitter API has some new requirements, so the setup is a little bit more complicated. Instructions are available in the plugin’s own pages – please read them carefully.
Tweet Blender, the plugin we use to display tweets on our blogs, has also been updated. If you were using TweetBlender previously, you will need to go to the “Status” tab in the plugin and re-authenticate Twitter (by entering your username and password).