When users set up a brand new WordPress-powered website, they have long been greeted by a default, introductory post simply titled “Hello world!”
But, now it’s time for WordPress to say a farewell. Specifically, goodbye to Twitter.
WordPress has just become the latest major platform or organization to cut its Twitter integrations due to Elon Musk’s brand new high-priced API subscription plans.
Under Musk, Twitter has
According to a statement released by WordPress, the platform is removing Twitter from JetPack, an official plugin run by WordPress and its parent company, Automattic. Among its many security and marketing offerings, JetPack Social provides users with the ability to automatically share content directly to an array of social media platforms from their WordPress sites.
WordPress is clear in its statement, titled “
“Twitter decided, on short notice, to dramatically change the terms and pricing of the Twitter API,” said Automattic in a statement. “We have attempted to work with Twitter in good faith to negotiate new terms, but we have not been able to reach an agreement. As a result, the Twitter connection on Jetpack Social will cease to work, and your blog posts will no longer be auto-shared to Twitter.”
The company is clear that this will only affect Twitter. Automattic states that WordPress users will still be able to utilize JetPack’s social features as they did before with platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr. In addition, the company stated that its planning on adding Instagram and decentralized Twitter competitor Mastodon to JetPack Social in the “near future.”
In removing Twitter, WordPress joins the ranks of other major companies to drop Twitter in recent weeks. Microsoft, recently removed Twitter from its
Losing WordPress is a massive blow to Twitter. Here’s why.
WordPress is the most
JetPack is a free security, performance, and marketing plugin provided by WordPress. There are also paid subscription plans for premium features. It’s unclear exactly how many WordPress websites are using JetPack. Mashable has reached out to Automattic for more information and will update this piece when we hear back.
However, JetPack is
Twitter’s API moves have befuddled developers, both big and small. Many indie developers were
Public service accounts have not fared any better. Public transit accounts like the