Installing Anderson Makiyama‘s Admiyn Twitter WordPres plug-in seemed like a good idea, as it allows you to automatically update any Twitter account whenever you publish a new post. Well, it turned to be a pain in the ass.
It’s not that the plug-in doesn’t work, it’s that it works most than it should: unless there is an option that I missed, it will update your Twitter not only when you publish a new post but every time you edit one too. Maybe some bloggers find this useful but I don’t: sometimes can be good reasons to your followers ) but what if you just edit a post because you forgot a question mark or mistyped a name?
Wait, it gets worse.
Admiyn Twitter also updates on new comments
Another ‘feature’ of Admiyn Twitter is that it will also update your Twitter status whenever a new comment is added to any of your posts. First of all, I don’t see the need for this feature: really, what’s the point of updating on once and every new comment? This could be nice for a small site with almost no activity -and no followers- or as way to have you informed of new comments, but WordPress already does this, so…
But let’s imagine that you like this ‘feature’ . Again, the plug-in works more than it should, updating your status on new comments… even if they are not published! That’s right: I received the usual SPAM comments and guess what? Admiyn Twitter updated my status for every new SPAM comment.
Be warned: as of version 1.2, avoid Admiyn Twitter! Unt
Of course, I appreciate the work of Anderson Makiyama and any other person involved in the development of the plug-in, but it has two major flaws that I thought were worth spreading.