Technology Insights

Pretty Link Pro – Tweet Post After Publishing

We use the Pretty Link Pro WordPress plugin, which is a bargain and can be purchased by clicking here, to tweet articles under the @questiondefense Twitter account. This not only is easy to do with Pretty Link Pro but it provides a great method of driving traffic to our articles here on Question-Defense.com. There have been numerous times when one of us forgets to check the tweet article checkbox in the Pretty Link Pro bucket from the Add New Post page when writing articles. The issue with that is the fact that once an article is published there is no tweet article button from the Edit Post page within WordPress. Below we describe the process of tweeting a post after it has been published in WordPress.

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Restore Trillian Activity History On Windows 7, Import Trillian Chat History

As noted in previous articles my laptops Windows 7 Ultimate x64 operating system install became corrupted after I attempted to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update. I believe the issue was related to some sort of software conflict so not necessarily¬†all SP1’s fault though you would think there would be some form of error checking involved in the install. I waited out the upgrade for over 8 hours but in the end it still failed out. Anyhow during the process of reinstalling Windows 7 x64 on my laptop and installing all of the applications that were installed previously I wanted to restore my Trillian chat history for all of the various Trillian Connections. Below I describe what connections were configured and what Trillian Connections chat logs were restored.

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Twitterific: The connection to Twitter failed with ‘Operation could not be completed (YAJL error 3.)’

I was recently on a trip and trying to update Twitterrific on my iPod Touch device. When I would attempt to update the tweets for numerous users I kept getting an error that said it was unable to connect to Twitter because of a YAJL error. The exact error is displayed below.

Error: The connection to Twitter failed with ‘Operation could not be completed (YAJL error 3.)’

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Automatically Follow People On Twitter

Automatically following people on Twitter when they start following you is easy. All you need to do is sign up for an account at Tweet Later. Setting up and account at Tweet Later will provide you with a dashboard where you can configure multiple Twitter accounts. Once configured you will be able to set up various automation tasks including following those that have followed you, sending private messages to people, or stop following people who stop following you.

Once you have a verified Tweet Later account login to the tweetlater.com website. Once logged in select the Accounts menu item which will open a sub navigation menu. Select “Add Account” to add the Twitter account where you want to set up automation tasks. During the setup process you will be able to configure multiple options including Auto Welcome, Auto Follow, Vet Followers, and Auto Unfollow. Below is a brief description of each of these four options.

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Remove Your Cell Phone Device From Your Twitter Account And Add The Number to a New Twitter Account

Recently I decided to split my Twitter feeds into personal and business so it would be easier to read technical tweets separate and distinct from the personal Twitter feeds I wanted to follow. So I decided to keep the first account for my personal account since my friends will already know how to find me and then open a new account for getting technical provider tweet updates and various other technical blogs Twitter feeds. So this left me with a minor issue which was my cell phone was configured already for my personal Twitter account though I needed to use it for my new account. I will be using the new account to get text messages for immediate notification if one of the providers I use is having some sort of outage.

You are only allowed to have a phone number, in this case my cell phone, configured for one Twitter account. So to accomplish my goal of splitting out the technical tweets from the personal tweets I needed to move my cell phone over to the new account. Follow the below instructions to move your mobile phone number from one Twitter account to another Twitter account.