WordPress received a set of plugin updates today. The Jetpack plugin was updated to version 2.5 resolving an issue of the Twitter widget not displaying tweets. The issue had to deal with the Twitter widget ID not being saved properly in Jetpack’s Twitter widget. A Twitter site owner needs to create a Twitter widget first in twitter.com as a pre-requisite to using this WordPress widget. The widget works properly now.
You know there’s a however coming next, right?
However, certain browser add ons or extensions may prevent it from displaying properly. In the event that you still do not see the Twitter timeline, then first clear the browser cache and settings (Google it if you don’t know how), and see if it works. If that does not work, then disable your add ons and figure out which add-on was preventing it from being displayed by re-enabling the add-ons (Firefox) or extensions (Chrome) one at a time to figure out which one.
The other plugins that were updated were: SI Captcha, WordPress SEO, and WP-PostRatings. Please go to the respective plugin sites to look at what was updated for these.
In between terms, we will be looking to upgrade the WordPress version to the latest, as that change will be more involved and require a longer period of downtime.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.