UPDATE: The maker of “Better Click to Tweet” was kind enough to visit this blog and leave us a comment updating what’s going on! 🙂 The comment’s at the end of this article, so be sure and check out what he has to say!
Click to Tweet Broken?
The popular plugin (that I personally LOVE) isn’t just broken. It looks like it’s dead! All the “Click to Tweets” that I had in my blogs no longer work. It started out earlier this week with a Tweet from the plugin looking weird, with lots of hyphens. Now it just doesn’t work at all, and the graphical display has been replaced with plain text.
Oh, and the plugin’s page has been removed from WordPress.org. There’s still a ClickToTweet.com plugin, but it doesn’t have any reviews. And as of the time I’m writing this, if you go to the Click to Tweet’s plugin page, you get this:
In fact, the plugin’s developer, TodayMade, is now listed on WordPress.org as only have one plugin, “CoSchedule.”
BUT, there is a new nearly identical plugin that I’m now using called “Better Click to Tweet.” In fact, I’m using that one here:Better ClickToTweet is the old ClickToTweet's replacement. Click To Tweet
If you read the description, it sounds like it’s by the same guy who made the original plugin. In fact, I found a comment he made on a blog today (here) where he said ClickToTweet was pulled from the repository for some reason, but he’s made this new version that doesn’t say “Powered By” at the bottom.
So, I guess if the plugin was pulled and he didn’t have any warning, I can see where it would have been hard to update users. But I’m kind of sad that I’m going to have to go through my other older blogs and replace every “ClickToTweet” with “Better ClickToTweet.” Don’t get me wrong, I think this new version is even better, just as the name says. But it would be nice if the old plugin’s website, at least, could be updated to reflect that the old version is gone.
Do you know anything else about what happened? It kind of sounds like maybe a copyright issue or something came into play, but that’s complete conjecture on my part.Find out what happened to Click To Tweet here. #ClickToTweet Click To Tweet
So.. Is Click To Tweet broken? Yes, but there is a better replacement!
By the way, I’ll be posting more interesting articles in the near future. Stay updated on the latest by subscribing to the blog right here! 🙂
Subscribe to Blog via Email
If you enjoyed this post, please subscribe to the blog below. 🙂