WordPress Drops Twitter Social Sharing Due to API Price Hike
Because of Elon Musk's new expensive API membership options, WordPress has joined the ranks of other big platforms and organizations that have discontinued Twitter integrations.
Under Musk's leadership, Twitter has discontinued its free API services to developers. Instead, the corporation revealed earlier this year that it would offer costly premium Enterprise membership levels, beginning at $42,000 monthly.
JetPack is an official plugin managed by WordPress and its parent company, Automattic. According to a statement made by WordPress, the platform will eliminate support for Twitter. JetPack Social, one of several security and marketing features, allows users to instantly broadcast posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more from their WordPress blogs.
In a post titled "The End of Twitter Auto-Sharing," WordPress makes it quite apparent that Twitter's departure from JetPack directly results from the API pricing increase.
"Twitter decided, on short notice, to dramatically change the terms and pricing of the Twitter API," stated Automattic. We have tried to negotiate new agreements in good faith with Twitter but have so far been unsuccessful. Your blog entries will no longer be automatically posted on Twitter because of this issue with Jetpack Social.
The firm has made it plain that just Twitter would be impacted. According to Automattic, all of JetPack's social integrations with services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr will continue functioning generally for WordPress users. Moreover, the firm intends to integrate Instagram and Mastodon, a decentralized Twitter rival, into JetPack Social in the "near future."
WordPress's decision to remove Twitter follows those of other large firms in recent weeks. Intercom, a well-known customer care platform, cut ties with the Musk-owned network after Microsoft banned Twitter from its Microsoft Ads service and Xbox gaming system.
The Loss of Wordpress is Devastating for Twitter
Here are some reasons that make WordPress the web's preferred CMS (Content Management System). About 43% of all websites use WordPress as their content management system. That's a lot of online journals, diaries, and shops.
WordPress has a free plugin called JetPack that helps with security, speed, and advertising. Premium functions are also available with paid membership.
The number of WordPress sites that have installed JetPack has yet to be discovered. Mashable has contacted Automattic for comment and will update this article accordingly whenever we hear back.
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