Adds a “Tweet this” link to posts, shortens URLs with tr.im or TinyURL and sends the user to Twitter.com.
|Author:||Ricco Førgaard (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||2.3|
|WordPress version tested:||2.7.1|
|Added to WordPress repository:||12-02-2009|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||1 143|
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Adds a link to each post that points the user to Twitter.com. Before the redirect, the URL for the actual post is sent to Tinyurl.com and the tinyurl-ified URL is used as an argument to Twitter.com thus putting it in the status field when the page loads.
Are there any special requirements to use this plugin?
Yes, PHP on the server you install the plugin on must have enabled the setting allow_url_fopen. If not, the plugin cannot shorten the URL.
What if I’m not logged in at Twitter.com
If you aren’t logged in when you click the “tweet” link, it’s not a problem. First, you’ll be redirected to the login page at Twitter.com. Once you’ve logged in, you are redirected to your home page at Twitter.com and the URL will be ready for you in the status field.
Can I use an image as a link?
Unfortunately no. This will be available in a later version.
I get an error about ‘allow_url_fopen’?
If you get this error it means that PHP on the server you use isn’t allowed to access other web pages using file_get_contents(). Unfortunately, this is the way FishyTweet connects to the selected URL shortener to shorten the URL to your post. The plugin will still work but URLs won’t be shortened.