Monthly Archives: March 2014

  1. New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.3

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    March 7, 2014 by nextscripts

    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.
    * Improvem

  2. Troubles with WP Cron and existing posts auto-reposter

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    March 5, 2014 by nextscripts

    “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 thos