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Why isn't publicize working for my blog?

  1. Why isn't my new post publicized automatically? I have to go in the next morning and log in for it to push it to Twitter and email my followers. It works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I never know.

    The blog I need help with is rjfleming.wordpress.com.

  2. I am having the same problem (geojono.wordpress.com).

    I found this in the help pages:
    "If you schedule a post, it will not be Publicized until it is actually published. You must still be connected to an external service at publish time for Publicize to work."

    Does this mean that I have to actually be logged into WordPress and Twitter on my computer in order for the post to go to Twitter? That seems odd to me, but that's what it sounds like.

  3. The strange thing is I used this feature off and on for the past few years and it worked perfectly . . . without being logged into WordPress. It even worked last week. But the week before and now again this week, it didn't worked.

    I have no clue.

    Is this a glitch? Are they working on the issue? Is there anyway to actually communicate with someone at WordPress that might have some answers?!?

  4. @rfcopywriting

    1. Try flushing your FB cache but disconnect from FB first http://umairj.com/146/how-to-clear-facebook-shares-cache/
    2. Try the full reconnect procedure again detailed at http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-facebook including step 3 (removing the FB app), which is probably the most important step.

    Note: RSS Grafitti http://www.facebook.com/RSS.Graffiti can be used for posting to Facebook walls if you prefer. RSS Graffiti periodically checks the RSS/Atom feeds that you specify and posts any new entries it finds to the Facebook Walls that you specify. You can get any feed written on any wall (Facebook Profiles, Fan Pages, Groups, Events and Application Profile Pages). In fact, multiple feeds to multiple walls. You choose the combination.

  5. @timethief - I'm not sure if this relates, but here's what happened with mine this morning.

    Last night I completed a post and I scheduled it to post this morning at 8:30. At 11:15 this morning, I logged into WordPress and it was at that moment the post went to Twitter. I checked that the post published on WordPress at 8:30 and it had, so no problem there. But why did it not post to Twitter until I logged into WordPress almost 3 hours later?

  6. Geojono: That's exactly what happened to me today and week before last. Right now I'm only posting once a week and it's scheduled for the wee hours of the morning on Tuesdays. Both times it published on time but did not post to Twitter until I logged in to WordPress and then it posted to Twitter immediately and also emailed to my followers.

    TimeThief: Thanks but I'm not posting it to Facebook from WordPress. I posting it to Twitter that then posts to my Facebook page.

  7. Hi there,
    Scheduled posts do not publish until a visitor clicks into the blog after the time the post is scheduled to be published.

    As far as your Twitter delay question goes I don't have an answer to it. I tagged this thread for a Staff response. Will both of you bloggers please subscribe to this thread so your are notified when Staff respond?

  8. Thank you, timethief!

  9. The publicization is another RSS function, which is also related to the Scheduled Post. In all cases, the feed doesn't go out till someone visits the blog.

  10. @raincoaster
    True but that's not what geojono reports above. He reports a 3 hour delay.

  11. The post will display the time it was scheduled to publish, not the time it ACTUALLY published.

  12. Thanks timethief! I've subscribed to this thread.

    Raincoaster - Are you saying that someone has to go to my blog before a post is published? Is there no way to schedule a post to publish where it actually publishes at the scheduled time regardless of whether or not someone visits my blog?

    I guess my bottom-line desire is this: I want to schedule a post to publish at 8:30 Tuesday morning. I also want it to go to Twitter at the same time. Is that possible?

  13. Yes that's what she is saying and it's what I said above as well.

    Scheduled posts do not publish until a visitor clicks into the blog after the time the post is scheduled to be published.

  14. I apologize for messing up this thread you. No scheduled post will publish until a visitor clicks into the blog. Publishing will also result in posting to Twitter.

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