WP publicizing my drafts to Twitter before I post/schedule them

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  • #1020228

    I have linked my Twitter and Tumblr to the publicize feature on WordPress. Beginning today, any time I update or compose a

      draft

    , WordPress publicizes via my linked Twitter account. Obviously I want my posts to be publicized, but not my drafts! Is anyone having this issue? Does anyone know how to fix it?

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

    #1020310

    supahcute
    Member

    I’m having the same issues.

    supahcute.com

    #1020334

    zooey
    Member

    I have the same problem. It really is very bad — I don’t want drafts announced on twitter, what’s the point of that?!

    #1020336

    I’m having this issue too!

    #1020339

    zooey
    Member

    Really. It is so bad. Even if you desperately turn your blog to private (I had to do that for a few secs, in order to rescue something, and I hoped by turning it private I wouldn’t accidentally post to twitter…) — it still posts drafts to twitter.

    I’m not touching my wordpress account until this issue is solved…

    #1020342

    zooey
    Member

    And the problem remains even after I have disconnected the blog from twitter…

    #1020346

    zooey
    Member

    Actually, it is no longer possible to disconnect the blog from twitter. I clicked on disconnect, but it seems to either not work or revert back to being connected again automatically.

    #1020356

    Yikes. This is not good. Hopefully they can fix this asap. I suppose all we can do it not start new posts until we’re ready to sit down and write the whole thing.. Boo.

    #1020357

    margatesands
    Member

    I have same problem with not being able to disconnect from Twitter. Reverts back to being connected despite message in yellow box saying disconnect successful.

    #1020363

    I meant to put that it is also happening on my Tumblr. I’m assuming it happens to any social media you have selected to publicize to. This blows.

    #1020377

    beau
    Staff

    Our apologies for this — there was a bug for a few hours this morning that mean that all posts (even drafts and scheduled posts) were Publicized immediately. That should now be fixed, and you should be able to schedule a post or save a draft without it being Publicized until it passes the scheduled time for publishing.

    We’re very sorry for the bug (this is part of some new upgrades coming to Publicize that will hopefully make up for it!)

    #1020381

    zooey
    Member

    Does this mean that the posts — the content I mean — were also published on the blog? Or was it only a notification going out to, e g, twitter?

    #1020382

    beau
    Staff

    @zooey: It was only a notification going out via Publicize. Unfortunately that would have linked people back to a “broken” link (since the post wasn’t actually published yet), but they wouldn’t have seen your unfinished post.

    #1020390

    zooey
    Member

    Beau: thank you! I’m extremely relieved to hear that.

    #1020435

    same bug still going, here:
    – saving drafts makes them…publish
    – I still see “Twitter (2)” in the Publicize dialog
    – as an attempt, I’ve clicked disconnect LinkedIn. But I can’t (I still see the green button: “connected”). As a result: I can’t know, now, if Linkedin is connected or not.

    #1020440

    sorry to repeat, but the bug is still there (the blog is that on my link).

    I still see Twitter (2) and Linkedin (2) in the “publicize” line, even after I’ve tried to disconnect.

    And I can’t save drafts, if I don’t want them published…

    #1020443

    beau
    Staff

    @fumettologico I’ve seen your post, and I see your post in the other thread as well. Please don’t repost like this. We’re looking into it.

    #1020444

    zooey
    Member

    I tried save a draft of a test post just now and for me it did not post to Twitter.

    (But I also see the ‘Twitter (2)’ thingy and have no idea what it means. That troubles me much less than the involuntary ‘publizicing’, however.)

    #1020452

    beau
    Staff

    @zooey, please try disconnecting from any services you’re connected to and then reconnecting. We just put out a fix that will hopefully clear up and remaining weirdness like that.

    #1020462

    zooey
    Member

    Beau — that seems to have worked. Disconnected, despite this remained connected but now looks normal when looking on the ‘Publish’ thingy on a ‘new post’ page. Didn’t need to reconnect, it seems.

    Thanks.

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