I’ve heard from a number of people that have had trouble with the digest features in the current version of Twitter Tools. I’m guessing that there are a couple of bugs in there that are causing the problems.
At this time, the digest features of Twitter Tools should be considered experimental and should not be relied upon.
It was important to get the 1.5 version of Twitter Tools released because the 1.5 betas had a bug that was causing Twitter Tools to behave badly. Apparently that haste has resulted in the digest features being released before they were fully baked.
Unfortunately I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to attack these problems due to other current commitments1. I welcome patches from anyone who may have time to check this out and find solutions. The SVN repository is publicly accessible. Please send patches to me through the contact page.
The problems that I’ve heard:
- Digest posts created properly but not published.
- Duplicate digest posts being created.
- Digest posts not appearing at the correct time.
The way I think the digests should work, at a high level, is that digest activity should get kicked off after the plugin connects to Twitter to download tweets. It should check to see if anything needs to happen and do the right thing. There is already (working) code in place to make those checks one at a time and only once every 10 minutes. We just need to get the digests working properly.
Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to send in a patch, and to everyone for your patience while this gets squared away.