Daily Deal Bar – Twitter Publishing

By Herb

As you know, Twitter has changed the API that was previously used to publish your Daily Deals. Prior to the change, you provided your username and password, which was then used to publish the deals. Earlier this month, Twitter implemented a new authentication scheme based on API tokens and developer registration which prevented the Daily Deal Bar from publishing. We have addressed the problem, and this has now been fixed. The fix will be released by the end of this week.

We no longer need to store your Twitter username and password (which is a security benefit) and instead you just need to authorize us to update your Twitter account. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you, our users.

Please follow the instructions below to restart Twitter publishing for your Daily Deal Bar.

  1. To begin the authorization process, locate the “Sign in with Twitter” button in the Syndication and Social Networking page of COD backend. Upon clicking the button you will be redirected to twitter.com where you log in.
  2. Then after successful login, you will asked to allow or deny the Daily Deal Bar the ability to publish through the API. Once you click “Allow” you will be redirected to the Conversions On Demand backend.
  3. If you are already logged into your Twitter account in the same browser you will be directly sent to the “Allow/Deny” page ( i.e. Twitter login page does not appear in this case).
  4. This only needs to be done once. The “Sign in with Twitter” button will now disappear.

Since we no longer require your Twitter username and password we have removed these entries as options. Please follow the above Twitter syndication steps and your deals will begin publishing.