A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I learned to exclude WordPress categories from appearing on the main page and archives of my web site. I did this because I wanted to archive my tweets using the Twitter Tools digest feature. It mostly worked but I ran into a couple of problems with my code in that the category was still showing up in my list of recent posts. I still have not figured out how to correct that problem, although admittedly I haven’t spent much time working on it. As I mentioned, I discovered the Ultimate Category Excluder Plugin, which did the same thing I was trying to do via code.
Unfortunately, even though I learned a lot, this was an a futile exercise. Four days after setting this up, the Twitter Tools digest stopped posting. It worked wonderfully for four days and then nothing. I thought that perhaps there was a plugin conflict but I haven’t found any. I searched Google for solutions to this problem but found others having the problem but no real solution to it.
I’m not spending any more time on this. Not unless someone comes along and offers a solution or something for me to test. Having a daily digest post of my tweets that is hidden in WordPress is not important. It’s just frustrating because it did work and unexpectedly stopped. I’m often driven to find a solution just so I can understand what is happening. I suppose this has really been a life lesson exercise in not being obsessive and letting the little things ago.
It also occurred to me that even though the tweets are not posting to a daily digest, they still exist in a mySql database table created by Twitter Tools. Since I have just enough php knowledge to break my site, I could make a project out of pulling the tweets onto the site myself. Hmmm…
If anyone knows why the Twitter Tools digest post would suddenly just stop working after an exciting but brief run, please please let me know.