[wp-hackers] Twitter API and Authentication

Lew Ayotte - Full Throttle Development lew at fullthrottledevelopment.com
Tue May 11 15:02:12 UTC 2010

Ah yeah... I was mistaken about that... thanks.

Lew Ayotte
Full Throttle Development, LLC
lew at fullthrottledevelopment.com

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Lew Ayotte - Full Throttle
> Development <lew at fullthrottledevelopment.com> wrote:
> > Currently my application allows all authors to store their twitter
> > credentials in wordpress. Whenever a post is published it can tweet to
> all
> > the users (or just a single user) -- depending on how the admin has the
> > plugin setup. Requiring oAuth essentially kills my plugin. It will
> require
> > each user to create their own app in twitter. It may be easy for you and
> I
> > to do this, but I get tons of support requests from people who just
> didn't
> > type their user name in properly.
> Whoa.. Back up a second. I think you have the wrong idea.
> Define "users" in your context. If you mean "multiple users on a
> single website", then you are mistaken.
> Every website only needs ONE Twitter Application for it. The
> application is basically tied to a domain. Any user can then give that
> application permissions to publish as them.
> So your admin will create the app for his website, then the users of
> that instance will authorize the application to act on their behalf.
> -Otto
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