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Instagram “checkpoint_required” Issue (Fixed) and SNAP Plugin for WordPress Version 4.1.1

Instagram “checkpoint_required” Issue (Fixed) and SNAP Plugin for WordPress Version 4.1.1

Sometimes Instagram decides that login from SNAP is “unusual” and asks for confirmation. Until yesterday, you just had to open Instagram on your phone and tap “This was me” button on “We have detected an unusual login attempt” screen. Yesterday this stopped working. Instagram is still asking you to confirm the login, but confirmation has no effect on the actual login anymore. You are still going to be told that “checkpoint_required” next time you try to use SNAP.

So we had to switch to a different way of Instagram account confirmation. Please update your plugin to the version 4.1.1. When you click “Send test post to Instagram” and Instagram decide that your login is “unusual”, you will be asked to enter the code. Please check your Instagram email or phone message for the code and enter it. SNAP will be working fine with Instagram after that.

How to Fix “checkpoint_required” issue:

1. Make sure you have SNAP Plugin at least version 4.1.1 and API at least version 4.0.37.
2. Go to Instagram account settings and click “Send Test Post” button.
3. Plugin will ask you for a code. “Do not close that window!”. Check your email or phone, get the code, enter it.
4. It will work fine after that.

Update: There are few more issues with Instagram. Please see the status here: Known Issues

== Changelog ==

= 4.1.1 [12/08/2017] =

* New – “SNAP Quick Post” custom post type is now available in reposter.
* Improvement – Better protection against duplicates.
* Improvement/Bug Fix – [Instagram] We have added a different way of dealing with “checkpoint_required” message.
* Bug Fix – [StumbleUpon] “Invalid Token” issue.

You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel or download it from WordPress.org

New Release: SNAP Plugin for WordPress Version 4.1

New Release: SNAP Plugin for WordPress Version 4.1

SNAP for WordPress Version 4.1 has been released. This version adds support for WPML and Polylang in filters and one new network – Messenger Line. It also eliminates the necessity to “Save” WordPress post after making changes to SNAP message format.

== Changelog ==

= 4.1.0 [12/05/2017] =

* New [Beta] – WPML and Polylang support in Filters.
* New Network – Messenger Line (line.me)
* New/Improvement – [Post Edit] – All changes are saved instantly. No more “Please save the post to apply changes”.
* New/Improvement – [Import/Export Accounts] – There are 4 options now – Export All, Export Selected, Import and replace, Import and Merge
* New – [Instagram] “Default Image” field in settings.
* Improvement – PHP 5.3 compatibility. (It still works better on PHP 5.6 and 7+)
* Bug Fix – [Facebook] & instead of & in the “Additional URL Parameters”
* Bug Fix – [Twitter] Option “Dash” has been removed from “Replace spaces in hashtags with …” because Twitter no longer supports dashes in hashtags.
* Several minor bug fixes.

You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel or download it from WordPress.org

New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 4

New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 4

SNAP for WordPress Version 4 has been released. This is the biggest SNAP update ever. Almost 100% of the code was re-written.

– New Autoposting Engine. Faster and 180% more efficient engine. It takes less memory and resources to preform autoposting jobs.
– Old Posts Auto-reposting. Automatically post your already existing posts to your social media accounts.
– Filters. Filters allow you to post only specified categories, tags, post types, etc… to each Social Network account.
– Query/Timeline. New dedicated page to see all future jobs – postings, re-postings, scheduled and queried posts.
– New mobile friendly Interface. New interface is easier to use and much more mobile friendly.
– WordPress Multisite Support. SNAP is now WordPress Multisite Network Compatible. Yes, even free and “Pro” versions will work on one site in the WordPress Multisite Environment

Please see here for more details about Version 4: Version 4 Features

You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel or download it from WordPress.org

SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 1

SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 1

The final release date for the long awaited SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 is set for October 1, 2017. The first closed beta version is available today. The first public beta version will be available on August 31, 2017.

Here is the full release schedule:

Version 4 Release Roadmap/Schedule

[Closed Beta Testing]

August 10, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 1
August 17, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 2
August 24, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 3

[Public Beta Testing]

August 31, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 4
September 7, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 5
September 14, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 6 (Release Candidate 1)
September 21, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4 Beta 7 (Release Candidate 2)

[Final Release]

October 1, 2017 – SNAP WordPress Plugin Version 4.0 (Final Release)

Facebook is dropping support for manual setting of shared/attached links info

Facebook is dropping support for manual setting of shared/attached links info

Update – July 21, 2017
In order to comply with new Facebook API, ability to manually set “shared link info” has been removed from SNAP Version 3.8.6. Also SNAP implementation of OG tags has been improved a bit, but we are still recommending to use more powerful solutions.


Here is the Facebook announcement – API Change Log: Modifying Link Previews

Facebook API 2.9 update came with deprecation of support for manual setting info of shared/attached links – Facebook API 2.9 Changelog

This is exactly the part of the Facebook API SNAP was using to set shared/attached links info when “Plugin/API” or “Set your own” option is selected in the “What should fill attachment info” field.

Facebook API 2.9 made those fields 90 days deprecated. That means all apps stopped posting that info on July 18, 2017.

The only option left is “Facebook” that uses OG metatags. Please set your OG metatags correctly. There are dozens of plugins that can do that.

XING Autoposting – New NextScripts Premium API

XING Autoposting – New NextScripts Premium API

XING has recently decided to discontinue its official free API.

Today we are introducing the better alternative – new NextScripts Premium API for XING. Unlike the API from XING that was able to make posts to profiles only, NextScripts Premium API for XING can post to profiles, company pages, and groups.

All current API subscribers are getting it for free today. SNAP WordPress Pro plugin users can use it starting from version 3.7.16 (API 2.27.0). SNAP Pro API and SNAP Light API users should download package version 28 (API 2.27.0)

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New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7.10.Beta

New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7.10.Beta

UPDATE (Jan 20, 2017). Version 3.7.11 has been released to WordPress.org plugin repository. it has all code from this beta along with some fixes. Please update your plugin.
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New beta version is available for download. Two most popular networks Facebook and LinkedIn just got a completely new configuration interfaces.

You can get beta version from here: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7.10.Beta (No longer available)
Just upload it to your plugins directory replacing current files or delete your current SNAP version install it from WP Admin. (That will not delete or anyhow affect your currently configured networks and settings).
Since it’s a beta version, please make a backup before upgrading and please report any issues right away.

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New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7

New Release: SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7

SNAP for WordPress Version 3.7 has been released. This version adds support for two new networks.

1. Weibo. Biggest Chinese Microblogging Service. You can post your messages and images.

2. MailChimp. One of the most popular email marketing tools. You can send your blogs as email campaigns to specific subscribers.

Version 3.7 also has cleaner and less cluttered interface for both settings and “new post” page, new “Post to all checked networks” button on the published post page, new categorized list of networks on the “Add New Network” page.

You can install it directly from your WP Admin panel, download it from NextScripts or from WordPress.org

Autoposting to Instagram

Autoposting to Instagram

Instagram Autoposting is coming to SNAP!

3 years ago we wrote an article explaining why Instagram was not supported. Instagram was accepting images only from the phones and other mobile devices and there was no way to post there from the website or API. Since then we were considering creating our own API for Instagram. Well, today we are announcing it.

NextScripts API for Instagram will be available for all active API subscribers* Friday March 5, 2016 as part of the Universal API.

More info as well as demo is here: SNAP: Autoposting to Instagram

Clarification:
Autoposting to Instagram is available to all active SNAP API subscribers. Active SNAP API subscriber is anyone whose last payment for SNAP API was less then a year ago.
Instagram autoposting is available in all SNAP API versions including “Pro”, “Light” and “Run-Time”(this one is included with “Pro” WordPress plugin)
Clarification #2: Who is getting Instagram?
SNAP API Pro Subscribers – Yes
SNAP API Light Subscribers – Yes
SNAP Pro WordPress plugin users who subscribed to RunTime API – Yes
SNAP Pro WordPress plugin users who chose “One time payment” option after March 5, 2015 – Yes (but will loose it on the payment anniversary)
SNAP Pro WordPress plugin users who chose “One time payment” option before March 5, 2015 – No
SNAP Free WordPress plugin – No

New Strategy and SNAP for WordPress Version 3.5

New Strategy and SNAP for WordPress Version 3.5

Today we are announcing SNAP for WordPress Version 3.5. It will be released on Friday, March 4, 2016. This version is a result of our decision to change our release strategy. We are still working on completely new and totally re-written version 4. That version will be a major release and it already took a lot of time to develop. We realized that while we are sitting on some cool features that were made for upcoming V4, version 3.4 already got 32 almost featureless releases. We are sitting on them for too long. Some of those features require brand new V4 platform and engine, but some of them can be easily ported to V3 and work along with the old code.

So we decided to make several smaller releases instead of keep people waiting for one big.

We are starting with version 3.5 that got new API connection engine. New engine comes with highly optimized, smaller and faster V4 API connector files. We created a way for new API connection engine to seamlessly work with the old one.

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Version 3.5 has three networks based on this new V4 API connection engine:
Telegram [New] (Free and Pro),
Instagram [New] (active “SNAP API” subscription members only),
XING [Updated] (Free and Pro).

Eventually all networks will be ported to new V4 API connection engine. Very soon we will make couple more V3 releases with new interface, features and networks and then, once we finish new autoposting engine, we will switch it on and call that release V4. That’s the plan.

PS: We apologize to all people who are waiting for the new “existing posts re-posting” functionality. This feature actually requires new V4 posting engine and will be available only in actual V4.