WP Plugin “Tweet This” 403 Error -Solution-!
February 9, 2012
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Anyone having the frustration of using the WordPress plugin “Tweet This” in their blog(s) and getting the error:
“Tweet failed. Twitter returned HTTP 403. Check your OAuth settings and re-save this post to try again.“
I don’t remember ever getting anything but this error response using “Tweet This” in spite of this plugin being recommended by a lot of successful Internet Marketers and bloggers. I was giving up hope for this plugin and just about to delete it from all my blogs.
Finally out of desperation I checked out the “Tweet This” plugin settings. I found the “Report bugs here” link at the bottom of the page and followed this link to Richard X. Thripp’s plugin page.
You can read his remarks at the top of the page about his “Tweet This” WordPress plugin for information about the plugin and how to use it.
But, what you want to do is follow this link “WP Plugin “Tweet This” 403 Error -Solution-!” to read the solution for the “Tweet This” 403 error.
Richard responds to the commenter atif describing his disgust with this 403 error coming up using “Tweet This” trying to automatically post to Twitter from his blog posts.
“That usually means the tweet was over 140 characters or you published an identical tweet to Twitter in the past 25 hours. Also, make sure the Twitter application is set to “Read & Write” access.”
Atif the commenter said that everything was in order but he still got the error. However, when atif checked out Twitter he found that the tweet appeared in his Twitter anyhow even with the error in the blog.
After reading this I checked out my Twitter after posting from one of my blogs and getting this error. I too found out to my surprise that the tweet made it to Twitter even with the error in my blog.
So, I have to recommend checking this out for your own blogs to see if your tweets are making it to Twitter anyhow even in spite of the errors in your blogs.
Also, make sure to read the original response following the link above to hear it from the maker of “Tweet This” himself Richard X. Thripp.
If you still have any questions taking them to the maker of the plugin Richard X. Thripp may prove to be more fruitful than taking it anywhere else.