Say Goodbye to Tweetblender WordPress Plugin
We’ve been developing a custom sidebar for a partner/client and Tweetblender was at the core of what we’ve been working with to pull in multiple Twitter accounts. Tweetblender, a wildly popular WordPress plugin that compiles multiple account tweets into a single stream, used to work flawlessly. Unfortunately it began to act up during the past month or so as Twitter began to roll out API changes.
Tweetblender’s developer was tweeting his work as he frantically tried to make changes with Twitter’s new API. As the tweets show, the last change Twitter made was the death blow.
Started reworking the plugin for v1.1 of Twitter API. Should have 3.4.0 released by Monday. Current ETA = Friday
— Tweet Blender (@tweetblender) June 19, 2013
Well… Looks like TweetBlender is no more. Recent change to Twitter API (v1.1) does not make it possible to… http://t.co/shA8rtzSl4
— Tweet Blender (@tweetblender) June 20, 2013
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.
Today, we are retiring API v1 and fully transitioning to API v1.1. Given the array of blackout tests, blog posts, Tweets and other updates, this should (hopefully) not be a surprise. Before I get into the slew of resources available for you, let me first say thank you for your cooperation over the last several months.
Due to this we opted for a less fruitful but quick work-around by creating a Twitter list of users and using the default Twitter widget. It works. Not as pretty or functional as Tweetblender, but it will have to do for now.
Sorry to see you go, Tweetblender. You were, by far, the best of the best.