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Monday, September 13, 2021

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Just a little housekeeping note for this little ol’ blog: Today, I removed the CommenTwitter plugin for WordPress, which I’d installed more than a year ago.

Frankly, it never lived up to even my modest expectations. I can count on two hands (barely) the number of times someone other than myself actually used it to send out a comment to Twitter. I guess I’m one of the very few who thought it was neat to tweet out a comment snippet with backlink…

On top of that, the plugin appears to have stopped working recently; again, since it got so little use, I can’t say how long it’s been out of commission. In any case, that served as enough of an excuse to finally de-commission it, which I’d been thinking of doing for a while. It wasn’t as simple as just deactivating and deleting the files — I actually had to dig into a couple of theme templates to remove some hard coding. Luckily, I must have had some foresight when I first added that, because it was pretty painless to complete. Done and done.

Not that I’ve abandoned the concept of tweet-ability for this blog. I’m still using WordTwit, which auto-tweets a link to each post as soon as I publish them. And I’ve since installed the official Twitter Retweet Button, which more or less supplants what CommenTwitter was supposed to fulfill, in an even simpler way from the user’s perspective. (Not that the Retweet Button has seen a lot of action on this site, but I’ll stick with it as a more elegant solution, regardless.)

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 09/13/2010 10:36pm
Category: Bloggin', Social Media Online
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