For a couple of months now, I have been experiencing an issue with a very popular plugin for WordPress called (SNAP) Nextscripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster developed by OWS Software, Inc. For some time, I speculated that the issue was not actually with the Social Networks Auto-Poster itself but rather with another very popular plugin that everyone has heard of named Jetpack.
Well, after using Jetpack on most all my personal WordPress blogs as well as on my clients for over six years, I have finally decided to take the advice of some of my peers concerning issues they’ve also been having with Jetpack. Yes, I started to experience problems with Jetpack not allowing other plugins to function as they were intended, so I finally bit the bullet and replaced it with other much slimmer and adequate plugins.
However, the problem with removing Jetpack took me down a road less traveled by most, however having made it to the end with positive results, in this article I will take you by the hand and help you come out to the other side with a smile on your face.
As it turned out, after deactivating and deleting the Jetpack plugin, the Social Networks Auto-Poster plugin was no longer auto posting. I would imagine that if you are reading this article you know about (SNAP) and its highly helpful options, but if you don’t know about it then I highly recommend looking into getting it ASAP.
What is (SNAP) Social Networks Auto-Poster all about?
NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster plugin automatically publishes posts from your WordPress blog to your Social Network accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+(Google Plus), Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, LiveJournal, Flipboard, FriendFeed, DreamWidth, Delicious, Diigo, Instapaper, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Plurk, VKontakte(VK.com), YouTube, App.net, Scoop.It, WordPress, XING, etc. The whole process is completely automated. Just write a new post and either entire post or it’s nicely formatted announcement with backlink will be published to all your configured social networks. You can reach the most audience and tell all your friends, readers and followers about your new post. Plugin works with profiles, business pages, community pages, groups, etc. Messages are 100% customizable and adopted for each network requirements.
8 Small steps to getting (SNAP) up and running again
So to make the long story short, here is what I did to resolve this problem on two of the blogs that had this issue.
Deactivate and delete the Jetpack plugin.
If you already have (SNAP) installed, copy all your Account Info from Setup in Notepad.
Deactivate and delete (SNAP) (we want to do a fresh install after we do a thorough clean up).
We want to clean up your WordPress Database now. This will require you to put on your white gloves and be very careful. Sign into your host cPanel, go to phpMyAdmin, choose the appropriate database for your blog and make a backup.
Look inside wp_options table for anything related to Jetpack. Here is a list of option names I found and dropped from the table:
Ensure your blog is still working then backup your Database once more.
Go to your Plugins and Install a fresh copy of (SNAP), activate and add the data you saved in the Notepad.
Submit Test Post to your Social Media Network, check your overall settings and check your Log/History ever so often to make sure it is doing its job.
60 Days later
It’s been over 60 days since I have made the above cleanup and fresh installation. Everything is running like a champ. If you find yourself with the same issue, you can follow my advice above to get yourself out of this mess. If, however, this is beyond your ability and need a helping hand, I am one email away, and as always look forward to helping out. 🙂
Get NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster plugin for your WordPress by following the link below and put your blog on Auto Pilot as you relax knowing your posts are Auto-Posted to all your social media accounts.