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Instagram made some very big changes to authentication process. About 70% of our users are affected by them.


Before the changes the process was quite simple:


Sometimes Instagram decided that login from SNAP is “unusual” and asked for confirmation. You just had to open Instagram on your phone and tap “This was me” button on “We have detected an unusual login attempt” screen.


The process become much more complicated now. Instagram is treating different accounts differently. Here is our analysis based on our user data:



  1. About 30% of accounts are not affected by the change at all. They work as they worked before.

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<p>Instagram made some very big changes to authentication process. About 70% of our users are affected by them. </p>
<p>Before the changes the process was quite simple: </p>
<blockquote><p>Sometimes Instagram decided that login from SNAP is &#8220;unusual&#8221; and asked for confirmation. You just had to open Instagram on your phone and tap &#8220;This was me&#8221; button on &#8220;We have detected an unusual login attempt&#8221; screen.</p></blockquote>
<p>The process become much more complicated now. Instagram is treating different accounts differently. Here is our analysis based on our user data:</p>
<ol>
<li style="padding:10px;">About <strong>30% of accounts</strong> are not affected by the change at all. They work as they worked before.</li>
<li style="padding:10px";>About <strong>45% of accounts</strong> require to enter the code from email or SMS. SNAP supports this type of authentication starting from versions: SNAP Plugin 4.1.1 and SNAP API 4.0.37.</li>
<li style="padding:10px;">About <strong>15% of accounts</strong> require to enter the code from email or SMS and confirm the &#8220;unusual&#8221; location from the phone. SNAP supports this type of authentication starting from SNAP API 4.0.42.
<p>You are in this category, if you saw this error: </p>
<blockquote><p>&#8220;message&#8221;: &#8220;login_required&#8221;, &#8220;logout_reason&#8221;: 3, &#8220;status&#8221;: &#8220;fail&#8221;</p></blockquote>
<p>Once you get API 4.0.42 update, SNAP will ask for code confirmation and then you will see the message:</p>
<blockquote><p>You&#8217;ve got checkpoint! Please login to Instagram from your phone and confirm the login or action before trying to post again</p></blockquote>
<p>Please open Instagram on your phone and confirm the the &#8220;unusual&#8221; location. SNAP will work fine after that. </li>
<li style="padding:10px;">About<strong> 10% of accounts</strong> got demoted to the lowest trust status. You are here if you got an infinite loop of confirmations or empty errors. &#8220;Infinite loop&#8221; means that once you are successfully passed either code confirmation, you immediately asked to do that again. <i>Please do not confuse &#8220;code infinite loop&#8221; that you might get with SNAP Plugin 4.1.1 and SNAP API 4.0.42 with &#8220;unusual&#8221; location infinite loop that almost everyone got before SNAP Plugin 4.1.1 and SNAP API 4.0.37.</i>
<p>There are two reasons for this: Your IP belongs to the hosting provider with the big number of abuse complains and/or your account got a lot of spam or abuse complains. About half of the accounts affected by &#8220;Infinite loop&#8221; or empty errors could be recovered using real mobile IPs. This means you MUST confirm your account location from the smartphone connected to the mobile network. Please disable WIFI and login to Instagram from LTE/4G/3G/EDGE network. Alternatively you can try to find &#8220;mobile&#8221; proxy.</li>
</ol>
<h4>Issues and how to fix them:</h4>
<ol>
<li style="padding:10px;"><b>“checkpoint_required”/&#8221;Please enter the code&#8221;</b><br />
<blockquote><p>“checkpoint_required”/&#8221;Please enter the code&#8221; issue. </p></blockquote>
<p>It has been fixed in the plugins version 4.1.1 and API 4.0.37. Please update both plugin and API.</p>
<p>1. Make sure you have SNAP Plugin at least version 4.1.1 and API at least version 4.0.37.<br />
2. Go to Instagram account settings and click “Send Test Post” button.<br />
3. Plugin will ask you for a code. “Do not close that window!”. Check your email or phone, get the code, enter it.<br />
4. It will work fine after that. (Unless you get a different error).
</li>
<li style="padding:10px;"><b>login_required</b><br />
<blockquote><p>““message”: “login_required”, “logout_reason”: 3, “status”: “fail””</p></blockquote>
<p>Fixed in the API 4.0.42.<br />
1. Make sure you have SNAP Plugin at least version 4.1.1 and API at least version 4.0.42.<br />
2. Go to Instagram account settings and click “Send Test Post” button.<br />
3. You will get &#8220;You&#8217;ve got checkpoint! Please login to Instagram from your phone and confirm the login or action before trying to post again&#8221;.<br />
4. Open Instagram on your phone. (There are much more chances that it will work, if you disable WIFI and do that from LTE/4G/3G/Edge mobile connection). Tap &#8220;This was me&#8221; button on &#8220;We have detected an unusual login attempt&#8221; screen.<br />
5. It will work fine after that. (Unless you are in 5% of the users who are using &#8220;bad&#8221; hosting provider or got account marked as &#8220;spammer&#8221;).</p>
</li>
<li style="padding:10px;"><b>Bad request</b><br />
<blockquote><p>““message”: “Bad request”, “status”: “fail””</p></blockquote>
<p>Fixed in the plugin version 4.1.2 and API 4.0.39. No additional steps required. </li>
<li style="padding:10px;"><b>authenticated: true</b><br />
<blockquote><p>““authenticated”: true, “user”: true, “status”: “ok””</p></blockquote>
<p>Fixed in the API 4.0.38. No additional steps required.</li>
</ol>
<h4>Are we done?</h4>
<p>It looks like Instagram is still working on it&#8217;s infrastructure, so new issues could appear or existing fixes could stop working. We will continue to watch the situation and release new updates once necessary. </p>

Instagram "checkpoint_required" Issue (Fixed) and SNAP Plugin for WordPress Version 4.1.1
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Sometimes Instagram decides that login from SNAP is “unusual” and asks for confirmation. Until yesterday, you just had to open Instagram on your phone and tap “This was me” button on “We have detected an unusual login attempt” screen. Yesterday this stopped working. Instagram is still asking you to confirm the login, but confirmation has no effect on the actual login anymore. You are still going to be told that “checkpoint_required” next time you try to use SNAP.


So we had to switch to a different way of Instagram account confirmation. Please update your plugin to the version 4.1.1. When you click “Send test post to Instagram” and Instagram decide that your login is “unusual”, you will be asked to enter the code. Please check your Instagram email or phone message for the code and enter it. SNAP will be working fine with Instagram after that.


== Changelog ==


= 4.1.1 [12/08/2017] =


* New – “SNAP Quick Post” custom post type is now available in reposter.

* Improvement – Better protection against duplicates.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – [Instagram] We have added a different way of dealing with “checkpoint_required” message.

* Bug Fix – [StumbleUpon] “Invalid Token” issue.


You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel or download it from WordPress.org


New Release: SNAP Plugin for WordPress Version 4.1
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SNAP for WordPress Version 4.1 has been released. This version adds support for WPML and Polylang in filters and one new network – Messenger Line. It also eliminates the necessity to “Save” WordPress post after making changes to SNAP message format.


== Changelog ==


= 4.1.0 [12/05/2017] =


* New [Beta] – WPML and Polylang support in Filters.

* New Network – Messenger Line (line.me)

* New/Improvement – [Post Edit] – All changes are saved instantly. No more “Please save the post to apply changes”.

* New/Improvement – [Import/Export Accounts] – There are 4 options now – Export All, Export Selected, Import and replace, Import and Merge

* New – [Instagram] “Default Image” field in settings.

* Improvement – PHP 5.3 compatibility. (It still works better on PHP 5.6 and 7+)

* Bug Fix – [Facebook] & instead of & in the “Additional URL Parameters”

* Bug Fix – [Twitter] Option “Dash” has been removed from “Replace spaces in hashtags with …” because Twitter no longer supports dashes in hashtags.

* Several minor bug fixes.


You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel or download it from WordPress.org


New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 4
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SNAP for WordPress Version 4 has been released. This is the biggest SNAP update ever. Almost 100% of the code was re-written.


– New Autoposting Engine. Faster and 180% more efficient engine. It takes less memory and resources to preform autoposting jobs.

– Old Posts Auto-reposting. Automatically post your already existing posts to your social media accounts.

– Filters. Filters allow you to post only specified categories, tags, post types, etc… to each Social Network account.

– Query/Timeline. New dedicated page to see all future jobs – postings, re-postings, scheduled and queried posts.

– New mobile friendly Interface. New interface is easier to use and much more mobile friendly.

– WordPress Multisite Support. SNAP is now WordPress Multisite Network Compatible. Yes, even free and “Pro” versions will work on one site in the WordPress Multisite Environment


Please see here for more details about Version 4: Version 4 Features


You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel or download it from WordPress.org


SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 1
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The final release date for the long awaited SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 is set for October 1, 2017. The first closed beta version is available today. The first public beta version will be available on August 31, 2017.


Here is the full release schedule:



Version 4 Release Roadmap/Schedule



[Closed Beta Testing]

August 10, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 1

August 17, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 2

August 24, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 3


[Public Beta Testing]

August 31, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 4

September 7, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 5

September 14, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 6 (Release Candidate 1)

September 21, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 7 (Release Candidate 2)


[Final Release]

October 1, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4.0 (Final Release)


XING Autoposting - New NextScripts Premium API
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XING has recently decided to discontinue its official free API.


Today we are introducing the better alternative – new NextScripts Premium API for XING. Unlike the API from XING that was able to make posts to profiles only, NextScripts Premium API for XING can post to profiles, company pages, and groups.

All current API subscribers are getting it for free today. SNAP WordPress Pro plugin users can use it starting from version 3.7.16 (API 2.27.0). SNAP Pro API and SNAP Light API users should download package version 28 (API 2.27.0)



New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.7.10.Beta
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New beta version is available for download. Two most popular networks Facebook and LinkedIn just got a completely new configuration interfaces.


You can get new version from here: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7.10.Beta

Just upload it to your plugins directory replacing current files or delete your current SNAP version install it from WP Admin. (That will not delete or anyhow affect your currently configured networks and settings).

Since it’s a beta version, please make a backup before upgrading and please report any issues right away.



1. Facebook.


No more entering Facebook URLs and figuring out your Facebook groups IDs. No more coming back to finish configuration. Please enter your key and secret and click “Authorize”. Then just choose your profile, page or group from the dropdown list.



Facebook also finally dropped obsolete “Attached link” style in favor of “Shared link”, so less complication there as well.


2. LinkedIn.


LinkedIn got more options and features. Premium NextScripts API got support for rich text “Pulse” posts. Support for new built-in LinkedIn v2 API also has been added. LinkedIn v2 API allows posts to company pages, so free plugin users can do that now.

LinkedIn also got the same brand new interface as Facebook. You can just enter your key and secret or username and password and select your profile, page or group from the dropdown list.



New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.7
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7 has been released. This version adds support for two new networks.


1. Weibo. Biggest Chinese Microblogging Service. You can post your messages and images.


2. MailChimp. One of the most popular email marketing tools. You can send your blogs as email campaigns to specific subscribers.


Version 3.7 also has cleaner and less cluttered interface for both settings and “new post” page, new “Post to all checked networks” button on the published post page, new categorized list of networks on the “Add New Network” page.


You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel, download it from NextScripts or from WordPress.org


FIlters
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General Settings:


V4


Network Advanced Settings:


V4


Posts could be filtered by Type, Format, Categories, Tags, Meta (Contents of custom post fields), Taxonomies (custom post attributes like product categories or tags), Author, and a search keyword.


Examples:


1. Post only posts assigned to categories “Cars” or “Trucks”.


V4


2. Post only video posts to youtube account.


V4


3. Post only posts about “Headphones”.


V4


4. Post only Woocommerce products tagged “Headphones” or “Speakers”


V4


Autoposting to Instagram
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Instagram Autoposting is coming to SNAP!


3 years ago we wrote an article explaining why Instagram was not supported. Instagram was accepting images only from the phones and other mobile devices and there was no way to post there from the website or API. Since then we were considering creating our own API for Instagram. Well, today we are announcing it.


NextScripts API for Instagram will be available for all active API subscribers Friday March 5, 2016 as part of the Universal API.


More info as well as demo is here: SNAP: Autoposting to Instagram