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New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.3.6
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.3.6 has been released. This version adds support for the API 2.0 from Facebook.


Facebook silently changed it’s policy regarding app permissions that available without review and approval. It means that if your app existed before April 30th 2014 plugin will use the same API 1.0 that worked fine for the last 4 years. If your app created on or after April 30th 2014 it will only be compatible with Facebook API 2.0 that requires a complicated review/approval process.


Please see the whole history of the issue here: www.nextscripts.com/known-issues/facebook-issues/


Updated instructions for Facebook are here: www.nextscripts.com/instructions/facebook-social-networks-auto-poster-setup-installation/



= 3.3.6 [05/09/2014] =


* [Critical] Bug Fix – Facebook – Facebook API 2.0 Compatibility. Please see here: www.nextscripts.com/known-issues/facebook-issues

* Improvement – Compatibility to up to WordPress 3.9.1.

* Improvement – Added support for Twitter multiline posts.

* Improvement – Twitter – Better 140 characters cut if a lot of tags used.

* Bug Fix – Contributors can’t submit posts for review.

* Bug Fix – app.net authorization issues. (like “Please contact the website that sent you here and let them know that there is a problem with the authorization URL”)

* Bug Fix – DeviantArt connection problems.

* Bug Fix – Delicious connection problems.

* Bug Fix – Delicious broken tags.


= 3.3.4 [04/11/2014] =


* Bug Fix – LinkedIn troubles with entering captcha

* Bug Fix – LinkedIn “Array – Array” Error

* Bug Fix – Plurk “Array” message removed

* Bug Fix – LiveJournal “Array” message removed

* Bug Fix – Sett error “You need to enter a name and email address”

* Bug Fix – Twitter “over 140 characters” error when too many tags are used.


= 3.3.3 [04/07/2014] =


* Bug Fix/Improvement – Connection to Facebook has been updated to comply with new requirements. This will fix all “(#100) Tried accessing unexisting field (access_token) on node type (User)” errors.


= 3.3.2 [04/02/2014] =


* New – New network “SETT”. Post your blogposts to your Sett Blog.

* Bug Fix – LinkedIn Connection issues.

* Bug Fix – Entries like nxs_snap_sh_ have been removed from “Custom Fields” list

* Bug Fix – Many minor bugs.


= 3.3.1 [03/12/2014] =


* New/Improvement – More advanced auto-reposting configuration. You can now control what should happen when it’s finished. You can turn it of, keep it in waiting mode, or reset and auto-start from the beginning.

* Improvement – Flipboard is now able so set custom URL for autoposting.

* Bug Fix – API message after the tumblr post has been removed.

* Bug Fix – Cron check could produce inconclusive results.


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




New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.3
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.3.0 has been released. This version adds support for Flipboard Magazines (Pro Only) and a lot of improvements.


One important improvement is rewritten Facebook API access.

When we started this project as “Facebook-Twitter-Google+ Autoposter” we took official Facebook PHP API library and used it. Two years and 21 networks after that we actually asked a question why exactly we are still using those 47kbs of code. We can do much better then that. We have enough knowledge and experience to use Facebook API directly, without some “middle man”. As a result we got much faster and more reliable Facebook autoposter engine.


Another important change is disabling Auto-Reposter if WP Cron service is not correctly configured. This should save a lot of frustration and prevent many issues.


= 3.3.0 [03/06/2014] =


* New – New network “Flipboard”. Post your links to your magazine.

* Improvement – A lot of code, error handling and interface optimizations and improvements.

* Improvement – Plugin is not using 47kb of official Facebook API for PHP anymore. Facabook autoposting is now more stable and faster.

* Improvement – Auto-Reposting functionality will be disabled if WP Cron is not configured correctly.

* Improvement – Plugin shows how many posts is included in auto-reposting on the settings page.

* Bug Fix – Many bug fixes and improvements to the “Auto-Reposting” and “Posts from Query” functionality.

* Bug Fix – Checkboxes with selected categories were not saving correctly.

* Bug Fix – Google+ – custom URL postings were incorrect.

* Bug Fix – Tumblr is now working “New Post to Social Networks”


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




Troubles with WP Cron and existing posts auto-reposter
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“Existing posts auto-reposter” functionality will be disabled if WP Cron is not configured correctly.


It’s been more then three months since we released SNAP for WordPress Version 3.0 with “Existing posts auto-reposter” functionality. It was one of the most requested features and a lot of people are enjoying it. However this feature brought a lot of troubles to us. The problem is that this feature could work properly only with correctly configured (healthy) WP Cron. It turned out that a lot of people have no idea what is “WP Cron”, how does it work, and why it’s important to keep it healthy. Combination of unhealthy WP Cron and “Existing posts auto-reposter” feature could cause: no auto-repostings, no auto-postings, many duplicate postings and repostings, site crashes, 500 Internal server errors, etc.. and of course we are getting the blame for all those problems.


We don’t feel that we deserve all those bad reviews and being called “Unhelpful Support” simply because we don’t have technical capabilities to spend hours on each website debugging WP Cron. WP Cron is a part of WordPress itself and its absolutely not related to our products. Healthy WP Cron is a requirement for “Existing posts auto-reposter” functionality and SNAP for WordPress Version 3.3 will check and disable this feature if it detects that WP Cron is not configured the way it should be.


Please go to the “Help/Support” tab and click “Show Cron Test Results” to see how your WP Cron is doing.


We have a very good tutorial about correct configuration of WP Cron: WP-Cron: Scheduling Tasks in WordPress


Once the WP Cron is configured correctly, please go to the Help/Support tab again and click “Show Cron Test Results” and then click “Re-do Cron Check”.


“Existing posts auto-reposter” functionality will be reactivated after successful test.


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We are really sorry, but we can’t offer troubleshooting services for WP Cron as part of our support for SNAP plugin. This is a server administration issue, so please work with your server admin or hosting provider if you need help setting it up correctly.


New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.2
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.2.0 has been released. This version adds an ability to make posts to social networks without making a new blogpost and adds Scoop.It to the list of supported networks.


= 3.2.0 [01/29/2014] =


* New – Post to social networks without creating WordPress post.


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* New – New network “Scoop.It”. Make text posts, link posts, or image posts. Post with tags.


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* New – New LinkedIn Showcase pages are supported. (Pro Only)

* Improvement/Bug Fix – New interface for checkboxes for networks with excluded categories.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – tags won’t cut the actual excerpt to 300 characters anymore.

* Bug Fix – filed link [Enabled/Disabled for Repost according to Categories/Tags/Taxonomies filters]

* Bug Fix – Stability improvements to re-posting functionality.


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




New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.1.2
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.1.1 has been released. This version fixes several bugs.


= 3.1.2 [01/15/2013] =


* [Critical] Bug Fix – [ERROR] (#100) actions should be a JSON-encoded dictionary with ‘name’ and ‘link’ keys

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Plugin will import all comments from Facebook posts, not just the first 100.

* Bug Fix – Plugin were re-posting the same “Sticky” post in some configurations.


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




New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.1.1
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.1.1 has been released. This version brings compliance with “Jan 14 Twitter API changes” as well as some bug fixes and stability/compatibility improvements.


= 3.1.1 [01/14/2013] =


* Improvement/Bug Fix – Update for Jan 14 Twitter API change – requirement for ONLY secured SSL connections

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Better compatibility with some WP Admin themes – like fixed missing “Update Settings” button

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Stability improvements and better error handling for WordPress based sites.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Some fixes, improvements and optimizations to the re-posting functionality.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – More clear interface for category filters.

* Bug Fix – Missing Twitter image on servers without proper “Content-Length” header

* Bug Fix – Duplicate categories filter for Twitter has been removed.

* Bug Fix – vBulletin module optimization and better error handling.

* Bug Fix – General options were getting overwritten by post options in some configurations.

* Bug Fix – Memory limit problem for servers with more then 1GB of allowed for PHP memory.


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




New Release: SNAP for Wordpress Version 3.1.0
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SNAP for WordPress Version 3.1 has been released.


* New – WordPress 3.8 Compatibility

* New – New Ajax based settings page – 7 times lighter and faster.

* New – Filter autoposting by tags and custom taxonomies.

* New – Ability to set all posts “Enabled/Disabled for repost” according to the Categories/Tags/Custom Taxonomies filters

* Improvement – Performance/compatibility improvement with latest LastPass extension.

* Improvement – Better compatibility with SSL.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – HTML tags and shortcodes are now removed from Facebook attached titles.

* Improvement/Bug Fix – Compatibility with new LinkedIn security feature “We just sent you the code”.


More about New Features:



New Ajax based settings page with full WordPress 3.8 Compatibility


New settings page loads networks settings only when you need them. This makes it 7 times lighter and faster.


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Filter autoposting by tags and custom taxonomies


Now you can filer your posts by Categories, Tags and custom taxonimies.


Only posts with those categories, tags or custom taxonomies assigned will be autoposted, you can include custom taxonomy tags in taxonomy_slug|tag format.


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Please see more info and instructions here: Filer your posts by Categories, Tags or custom taxonimies


Ability to set all posts “Enabled/Disabled for repost” according to the Categories/Tags/Custom Taxonomies filters


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In addition to the “Set all posts Enabled for Repost” and “Set all posts Disabledfor Repost” there is a new button [Enabled/Disabled for Repost according to Categories/Tags/Taxonomies filters]. This button will enable only the posts that belong to the categories/tags/taxonomies that set for autoposting.




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New non-numeric "custom" URLs for Google+ pages.
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Google is actively rolling out non-numeric “custom” URLs for it’s users and pages.


yes, we’ve got one too: http://google.com/+Nextscripts


This +NextScripts is not our page ID and it cannot be used in our API.


Here is how to get the numeric page ID:


1. Login to your account, go to “pages” and select your page.


2. You will see the front of your page with the new URL. Click “Manage this page” button.


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3. You will get to the dashboard and dashboard will show the numeric ID in the URL.


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Alternately you can just click “Manage this page” right from the pages selection.


New Release: Version 3.0.4
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The long awaited version 2 has been released.


* New – Major release with a lot of new and improved features.

* New – Auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules – one-by-one from old to new, one-by-one from new to old, from specific dates, “older then N days and younger then X days”.

* New – Add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules (like “two posts per hour”)

* New – Select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images

* New – Custom URL for posts

* New – Reset all Settings for existing posts.

* New – Extended debug info.

* New – Ability to send errors by email.

* New – New Option – How to handle spaces in hashtags.

* Improvement – Comments import has been completely redone. Disqus and usernames should be correct now.

* Improvement – Code was optimized for lighter footprint

* New – App.net Support

* New – Reddit Support

* New – Deviantart Support



More about New Features.


Schedule auto-posts for the specific time


You can set a specific time when the post will go to the configured social network. This feature expands the existing “delayed postings” functionality.


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Please see more info here: Schedule auto-posts for the specific time


Auto-repost existing and already posted posts based on some rules (one-by-one, random, from specific days, etc..)


This is actually two features in one.

1. You can use it to import all your existing posts one by one on specific schedule.

2. You can use it to recycle your old posts by reposting them (randomly or one by one) to your social accounts.


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Please see more info and instructions here: Old Posts Auto-Reposting


Add auto-posts to the query that will be posted according to some specified rules (like “two posts per hour”)


This will be useful if you import RSS or other feeds to your site. Your posts are imported all at once, but will go social networks one by one with specified intervals.


How to make autoposts


Select what image to use for “Image” and “Attachment” post types if post has several images


You can select what image to use for autoposting if your post has several.


Short video demo of auto-posting to Google+ with selected images. Video shows that image selection is working for both “Image Posts” and for thumbnails for “Text Posts with “attached” blogpost”



Custom URL for all networks and for each one individually.


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New Networks


App.net, Reddit and deviantart.com will be added.


Demos:

https://alpha.app.net/nextscripts

http://www.reddit.com/r/NextScripts/

http://nextscripts.deviantart.com/journal/




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Facebook new [bigger] shared link thumbnail images
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Facebook recently has made a change to shared link thumbnail image size. The whole layout of the share has been changed as well. The big image is now located under the text, not in the left column.


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While this new layout yet to be transitioned to the regular API shares, there is a way to make this happen right now. Version 3 has an option to let Facebook decide the share info by itself using your OG tags and other info.


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If you check this option and your image is up to the specifications Facebook will make your share presented in the new layout. The recommended og:image size for this feature is 1200x627px, minimum is 560x292px.