WordPress plugin Jetpack publicize to FaceBook Page broken
I’ve been having trouble for the last few weeks getting a few of my blogs to connect to my FaceBook pages using the popular WordPress plugin, Jetpack. Every time that I would configure Jetpack to publicize to Facebook, it would not give me the option of selecting any of my facebook pages – and I didn’t want these posts going onto my personal facebook profile.
How to fix “Invalid security token” errors upon users commenting
I’ve been posting more frequently lately, and was surprised that no one had commented on any of my recent posts.
But then I went and tried to comment on one of my own posts and was surprised to receive an error of “Invalid security token” after I submitted my comment (and this was while I was logged in as admin no less!)
I had a feeling it might have to do with one of the additional plugins I’d installed to combat spam, and seeing as how Akismet has been doing such a great job on it’s own anyhow, I figured that deactivating them one at a time would be the best way to test what was causing the problem. Needless to say, as soon as I deactivated Antispam Bee, the “Invalid security token” error went away and I was able to leave comments once again on my blog without a problem.
Perhaps my WordPress update didn’t go as smoothly as I’d initially thought… Somehow, my permalinks changed of their own accord! I had always had them as a custom one of “%postname%-%post_id%.htm”, and hadn’t even noticed that my post permalinks suddenly were in the form of “/%postname%/”.
Luckily, I have a 404-Error monitor plugin installed, and quickly discovered that all of a sudden my site was generating an enormous amount of 404 (page not found) errors! Upon looking at the list of URLs that were suddenly “not found” and recognizing them as some of my most visited posts’ permalinks, I immediately went and scanned my blog and noticed in Settings|Permalinks that my site was no longer configured with my custom pretty permalinks!
Wow – all of my wordpress posts disappeared!. Talk about a very scary experience!
UPDATE – RESOLVED!: Thanks to the tech team at Hostgator, I was able to determine that an errant plugin was causing the repeated problems with all of my posts disapearing – deactivating and deleting this plugin stopped this problem from reoccurring
I was doing some maintenance on How to Blog, and deactivated the Subscribe2 plugin as well as the Subscribe To Comments plugin I had been using as they are no longer necessary since Jetpack has both of those functions built into it.. I then went into Appearance | Widgets in my dashboard and dragged the ‘Blog Subscriptions (Jetpack)’ widget to the top of my sidebar and configured it. Then I dragged the “Top Posts and Pages (Jetpack)’ widget to the bottom of my sidebar and configured it.
I have now updated all of my WordPress sites to 3.5.2 – all wordpress updates went smoothly. I highly recommend you update wordpress to 3.5.2 immediately
Another WordPress update is out. Now we’re up to WP 3.5.2. Twelve bugs got fixed and seven security issues were resolved. HOWEVER, I would hold off a few more days before updating to this new version of wordpress.
The reason? In the past there have been a few releases which ended up causing more problems than they fixed or were incompatible with some of the more popular plugins. Its always best to wait a week or so to find out whether other people’s installation of the WP update went smoothly, or if they had problems updating wordpress. AND it’s always nice to let the WP plugin developers have a minute to update their plugins if there are compatibility issues with the latest WP release.