HOTFIX: ThinkTwit 1.3.9 to fix italic issue

So you may or may not have noticed ThinkTwit turning everything italic – either way you’ll be wanting to download this update. The long and short of it is that Twitter have changed their API and this version is 100% required if you want to keep using ThinkTwit – and no doubt every other Twitter plugin will need to be updated as well.

For some reason Twitter was responding with <em> tags everywhere thus turning our lovely pages italic; this is something to do with them dropping support for ATOM (XML) and so I have made a fix which instead uses JSON. Currently ThinkTwit is still using version 1.0 of the Twitter Search API as Twitter have not yet released their Application only Authentication using OAuth, once this has been released I will release another update bringing us on to version 1.1 which will hopefully allow for more features in the future.

As usual if you have any questions please ask, in the meantime I apologise for any issues caused but this was  completely down to Twitter.

About Stephen Pickett

Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist and architect, project manager and business analyst, Oracle Service Cloud and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Technical Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.

Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, a leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.

Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.

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