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theoptimystic    0
theoptimystic

Since the Pagelines upgrade this morning My twitter bar is not working. It says Unknown Twitter error.

 

Here's my site you can see the twitter feed on the homepage:

 

http://thinkwithyourheart.com/

 

Oh and just because I read some other stuff about this, I already have my own dedicated server.

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Simon    247
Simon

The public twitter API was switched off this month, to get timeline stuff now you can either use their official javascript widget, or find a plugin that uses authentication.

 

Sorry about this, the next update will disable the now defunct twitterbar.

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Mogwai    1
Mogwai

We have about 15 different client websites that use this plugin. Are you saying the twitterbar is now dead and there is no fix or update???

 

Don't get me wrong, I am a massive fan on Pagelines but this is a pretty major oversight by Pagelines if this is the case!....

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Danny    1,327
Danny

We are sorry to here the trouble this may cause but we have no control over Twitters actions. As Simon mentioned above, with the changes to the twitter API, the TwitterBar section has now become defunct and recommends using a plugin that requires auth.


Please search our forums, before posting!

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photomomwife    0
photomomwife

I agree with Mogwai. Understandable in an open source, but I did pay for this.

 

Can you at least point us where and how to use their open javasource? 

 

Frankly, I've never liked the Twitter bar anyway and even though I leave it blank, it still comes up on the website saying that it needs to be configured. How about having it NOT come up on the website if I don't want it?

 

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Danny    1,327
Danny
If you do not want the TwitterBar to be visible, remove it from your template, goto Drag & drop and remove it from whichever template the section is active on. Usually this is MoreFoot.

Please search our forums, before posting!

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Rob    547
Rob

@photomomwife  Twitterbar is one of the default sections in PageLines, and not a premium product, so it wasn't specifically paid for as you suggest. Unfortunately,  Twitter has decided to retire their first generation feeds. We are aware of it, and working on a solution moving forward.   This is not a matter of accessing their javasource.

 

Twitter now requires a special API and key to make feeds work. Even our premium plugins are affected, as are everyone else's in the WordPress community.  There is no guaranty that any plugin or section will continue functioning indefinitely, especially those using a third-party's code.  The only solutions are to find an alternative or wait until our developers integrate these changes, which could take a while as they're rather complex.  I assure you that every Twitter plugin developer out there is working tirelessly to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

 

You may find some additional information here:  http://www.inverseparadox.com/2013/06/twitter-api-v1-is-retired/


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bizint    0
bizint

Hello. How do I disable the twitter feed in an old PlatformPro website though? If you leave blank (like I did)....it just says it needs to be configured...?! In platform pro there is no drag and drop for the twitter bar? Here is the website with the issue: www.lucyairambulance.org.uk Thanks

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greenfly    230
greenfly

Hello bizint - please can you create your own topic and we will help you with this in the meantime. 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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James B    436
James B

If using platform pro you can hide the twitterbar section using css

 

.section-twitterbar {

    displaynone;
}

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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bizint    0
bizint

Hi James,

 

That didn't work... but 

 

#twitterbar {display: none;}

 

Did!

 

Thanks,

 

BIZINT

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Rob    547
Rob

Bizint,

 

Go to Dashboard > PlatformPro > Template Setup and you should be able to find the TwitterBar in one of the templates.  You should be able to disable it there.

 

Unfortunately, PlatformPro has come to the end of its lifespan.  I'd urge you, strongly, to upgrade now to PageLines Framework.  It's quite likely that the next major WordPress release, coming very soon, will disable PlatformPro entirely.  To avoid losing your customizations, switch to Framework.  The transition will be much easier than duplicating your work from scratch.


Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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