WordPress Plugin v2.0 Goes Live

Submitting articles right from your WordPress interface just got a whole lot easier!

When version 1.0 of the EzineArticles WordPress plugin was unveiled last month, members rejoiced at the opportunity to easily repurpose new and existing blog and website posts right from their WordPress user interface. The resulting influx of excited new users was like beta-testing on steroids!

Our development team quickly realized that version 2.0 needed to come sooner, rather than later.

As soon as the new version was live, we immediately went to work creating the following video to show you how to use it. In this video, I’ll walk you through the simplified installation and activation process as well as the enhanced article submission procedure.

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EzineArticles WordPress Plugin v2.0 Features:

  • Completely rewritten from the ground up based on our members’ feedback
  • Fully supports PHP 4.3+ in addition to 5.x
  • Works in all major browsers (Firefox 2+, IE 6+, Chrome, Safari)
  • You no longer need to register for an API key – we’ll do it for you right from WordPress
  • Built in support and feedback – send requests right from WordPress
  • Simplified interface
  • Bug fixes for all known issues

Installing the Plugin

  1. Log into your WordPress interface
  2. Click on the “Plugins” drop-down menu in the left navigation bar and click on “Add New”
  3. Type “EzineArticles” into the search field and click the “Search Plugins” button
  4. Find “EzineArticles WordPress Plugin” in the list of plugins and click on “Install” on the far right
  5. In the dialogue box that opens click the orange “Install Now” button
  6. On the next screen, click the “Activate Plugin” text link – a new “EzineArticles” menu will appear in the left navigation bar
  7. In the “EzineArticles” menu click on “Account”
  8. Type your EzineArticles member username and password in the appropriate fields. Then click the “Save Settings” button

Submitting an Article

  1. Write an article/post in WordPress, or use an existing post
  2. Fill in all the items in the “WP EzineArticles” menu on the right
  3. Choose the category from the “Category” drop-down menu
  4. Choose the author name from the “Author” drop-down menu
  5. Choose the appropriate resource box from the “Resource Box” drop-down menu
  6. Choose either “Use Excerpt” or “First Two Sentences of Post” from the “Summary” menu by clicking the “Edit” text link
  7. Choose either “Use Post Tags” or “Use Custom Keywords” from the “Keywords” menu by clicking the “Edit” text link
  8. Click on the “Validate” button to confirm that your post meets EzineArticles’ submission guidelines – a message box will appear when validation is complete
  9. Fix any problems listed in the message box and click the “Validate” button again.
  10. Once validation is successful, click the “Publish” button to publish your post on your blog and/or click the “Submit” button to submit your post as an article to EzineArticles.

If you’re a WordPress user, take a few moments to install or upgrade this plugin. The savings in time and effort will make you very glad that you invested the time!

Then, of course, submit some of your existing and/or new posts as articles today. Then stop back here and leave a comment to let us know what you think of this latest upgrade.

114 Comments »


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Rose writes:

I had the older version of the plugin and absolutely loved it. But the new version has some major bugs and I can’t get it to work. As soon as I installed it, I could not longer publish anything to my blog. Everything saved as draft when I clicked the publish button as soon as I deactived the EzineArticles plugin, I was able to publish again.
I went back to the older version but I hope the new one is fixed soon :)
Thank you for all the work you have done to bring this awesome tool to us. I know you will get it ironed out soon.

Rose

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

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Rose,

This has been fixed and the update has been pushed to WordPress for upgrade.

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Rose writes:

Awesome. Thanks for working it out. I will upgrade as soon as WP has the upgrade available :)

Thanks!

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Hello,

I had downloaded this plugin and did exactly what you said and I received an email saying that my account had been suspended. Can you please help me with this?

Monique

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 12:12 PM

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Monique,

We are addressing this privately with you. You will see an email from our Member Support team shortly.

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Elizabeth writes:

I have had the same problem. Doesn’t let me do anything but save my posts as drafts. When the plug-in is deactivated I am able to post fine. I’d love to be able to use this plug-in again so I hope they fix this major bug! I haven’t been able to get back to the old version, how did you do it? I’ve had to completely stop using the plug-in.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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Rose writes:

I always save a copy of the current version on my computer just for tese reasons. Plugins can foul up a WordPress installation if new versions do not upgrade at the same time as WordPress does, or, in this instance, when the new version of a plugin has a bug in it. That way I can easily ftp the old version back into the blog.

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Elizabeth,

This has been fixed and the update has been pushed to WordPress for upgrade.

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Rome Saranto writes:

Wow, thanks for the update, this has been a great addition to the wordpress arsenal. Can’t wait to use it.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 12:42 PM

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Lawrence Reaves writes:

The original Plug in didn’t work for me. It would not bring up the drop down boxes and would never save the setting details. I was hoping that the new version would work.. Apparently not…

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 12:48 PM

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Lawrence,

Can you tell us what version of WordPress you are running, what browser you are using, and possibly a list of other plugins you have installed?

If you like, you could send this information via our member support as well.

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Hilary Albutt writes:

Lawrence it sounds like a file permissions thing, if you are using someone’s WPMU install they might not allow certain functions to work.

Also you might have some other plugins that are causing the javascript to stop functioning. put your wp into maintenance mode (there are loads of great plugins to do this easily), disable all the other plugins and try again. If it works then its not the file permissions bug I found but one of the other plugins. Switch each and every one of them on separately after getting this plugin to work and then you will see what is causing the issue.

Hope this helps

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Jane Parker writes:

Is it true that this plugin can only be used in the full version WordPress.org not the ordinary wordpress.com? The choice of Plugins is not even listed on my nav bar.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM

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Jane,

I believe that in order to install plugins for the wordpress.com blogs you are required to buy a package from them.

I would recommend you contact them to see what you can do.

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Marina writes:

Was about to install this plugin on our custom developed WP site which is not hosted with WordPress, and now I am not sure if this will work on it at all. What package do we need to buy from WordPress.com, if any? Any specific requirements for hosting?

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Marina, This is a very specific question best suited for a private conversation with our Member Support Team. I have forwarded it to them. –Marc

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colin martin writes:

When i try and enter my account info it says:

“Setting saved locally. However, the server returned an error message:
Name is required.” Help?

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 3:38 PM

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Colin,

In the EzineArticles settings section of the plugin you need to enter the email address and password for your member account with us.

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Rob Jewell writes:

Having the same problem…logged into EzineArticles and verified that I had the correct login info and still not luck. Here’s the error message I’m recieving: WP EzineArticles – Account
Setting saved locally. However, the server returned an error message:
Name is required.

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Rob,

Please share the version of WordPress you are using as well as your hosting provider so we can further troubleshoot this for you.

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Jesse writes:

I’m having the same problem. I’m using wordpress MU 2.9.2

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Jesse,

This plugin is not compatible with WordPress MU.

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Joan Sotkin writes:

Plugin is a great idea. I’ll definitely be sumitting more articles in the future. Thanks.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 3:48 PM

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Ryan writes:

Will you be creating a gadget for Blogger in the near future?

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 3:55 PM

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Ryan,

There is no ETA if/when we’ll have a gadget for Blogger.

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Frank Loethen writes:

Just installed the plug in, wrote a blog and had no problems. This is a good time saver for me.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

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I like that it auto-removes the images for you. My theme uses images in every post, so removing images was a huge PITA. Good job guys!

Rafael

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 4:25 PM

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Hope Wilbanks writes:

I just added the plugin and definitely look forward to trying it out. Thanks!

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 6:03 PM

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Steven writes:

Hi,
Great plug in idea. Just one query though, it has probably been answered elsewhere (I did look but could not find) so please excuse my ignorance, but how does this affect the duplicate content issue if an article has already posted and/or submitted to Ezine at the same time as posting?
Thank you
Steven

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 9:49 PM

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Steven,

Chris addressed this question in the previous WordPress blog discussion so I copied his reply here:

“EzineArticles accepts original content that is 100% exclusive and original to YOUR NAME, but we will accept articles from you that you also have on your own website before or after you submit them to us.

As for your duplicate content question… As long as you don’t syndicate or distribute 100% of your content, your risks of any perceived duplicate content worries will be very minimized.”

Does this help you?

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Jennifer Akers writes:

I’m having problems getting it to save my EzineArticles membership settings. I know I’m entering my username and password correctly, but I keep getting an error message saying it can’t authenticate my membership.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

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Jennifer,

It sounds like you are using WordPress MU, is this correct?

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Cak writes:

i will try this plugin, when it works it will save up more time. thanks

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

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kadals writes:

its auto approve ??

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 11:22 PM

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Kadals,

Your articles are not “Auto Approved” when you use this plugin. All articles require review by two separate humans in order to be accepted.

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Lisa Angelettie writes:

This is exciting! The new version of the plugin works fantastically with my “hostgator” hosted blog and I love how I can create one version and publish to my blog, then refresh and tweak the article for submission to EzineArticles.

I also love that it analyzes the content for “issues” before submission. This is a well done plugin – I just might have to write a review for it!

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 11:41 PM

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Sandy writes:

Lisa, I have read that its better to change at least the 1st and last paragraph of a blog post before submitting it as an article to directories so I was interested to see that you tweak your blog posts for submission.

How much tweaking do you do?

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Lisa Angelettie writes:

Hey Sandy. Yes, I think a lot of people on this thread are missing the point of revising their content in order to submit to both places.

While you could submit the same articles as-is to both place – more than likely Google would only show the EzineArticles version in the search results because they have more authority, ranking, traffic, etc. then your own site. BUT in order to build up authority, etc., it’s a good idea to submit an altered version of the original post.

I simply go through my article and rewrite sentences that I thought could have been better anyway:) I obviously take out links for the EzineArticles version. I do this throughout my article and just naturally end up adding or deleting stuff. It’s basically a re-write, but the bulk of the article is there so it takes less time. When you get really good at it, it takes less than 5 minutes, because you are not changing the topic or subject matter – just how you say it. I’ve been doing this for years and have had no duplicate content issues – ever.

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Paul Smith writes:

Lisa

Thanks for the rewriting ideas.

But when submitting from WP, how do you make these changes? There is my post, I go to the panel for the submission process, where and when am I going to do the revising?

I mean, I can understand revising the actual post before sending to EzineArticles, but if I then update my post, won’t it then be duplicate again?

Best wishes

Paul Smith

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Lisa Angelettie writes:

Hi Paul,
There are a couple of ideas I’d try. I’d write the article for EzineArticles first. Save as draft. Submit it to EzineArticles. Then re-write and publish to your blog.

For old articles, I would copy and paste original article in a text application and save. Tweak the article in WP and submit to EzineArticles. Copy and paste the original article from textpad back into the original post and save.

If your old articles are not getting ranked well in the search engines, then I wouldn’t even worry about the step I just mentioned and just submit to EzineArticles as is. You have a better chance ranking with them.

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Naveen writes:

Thats fantastic reply.
Thanks Lisa

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RevathiSankaran writes:

Awesome. Now it will be as easy as it can be to publish my site contents .

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 3:05 AM

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Hans writes:

Great feature. I’m also interested in the blogger-variant. Could you keep me informed about this.

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 4:33 AM

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This is great. I have just set up my ezine account and was about to tackle getting my head around the submission process. The timing couldn’t be better.
Thank you.

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 4:55 AM

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Marco writes:

If submitting both the article and the post, wont that be regarded by Google as duplicate content, since it’s been published twice?

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 6:13 AM

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Naveen writes:

That s the interesting point which even I was about to ask.But since E Zine understands this and still given a plug-in for this means there should not be any issues with google terming the post of duplicate content since the owner of the posts is same.
However http://www.copyscape.com will defenitely treat them as duplicate content.
Awaiting reply from ezinearticle about this so that I can go ahead and install the plugin

Have a great day
Naveen

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Naveen writes:

Even I have a doubt whether google will treat ths posts as duplicate content??

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Lisa Angelettie writes:

Please look at my reply to Sandy above.

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Hoping to try it, be then?

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 11:49 AM

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Vicki Fassler writes:

WOW – this plug in is GREAT! I didn’t have the first version at all so I have nothing to compare it to except the “old-fashioned” way of submitting to EzineArticles. Made my life sooooo much easier.

Thank you EzineArticles!

Vicki

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM

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Liz writes:

I would really love to use this plug-in but I keep having problems with it…first with the old version now with the new version… , I activated the plug-in on the original blog I wanted to use it in and its fine, but when I tried to activate it in another blog I keep getting this message “Setting saved locally. However, the server returned an error message:
Member could not be authenticated. Username or password is incorrect.”

The user name and password are correct. Do I need to open another account in order to use this on a different blog?. I couldn’t find anywhere to add a new blog.

Thanks for your help.

Liz

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 6:52 PM

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Liz,

You do not need to open another account to use the plugin on a different blog.

Since it is working on the first one you installed we should should focus on what the differences are between the one that it works with and the one it doesn’t.

For example, are they hosted with the same place? Are they the same versions? What plugins are different between then?

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Naveen writes:

I installed this plugin from wordpress. I generated a code from analytics site and grabbed the analytics ID as well and promptly placed in the plugin settings.
Problem is its not adding the javascript code to the footer.php which should have been done automatically by the plugin.
I found that to do any changes in footer.php , its related to permission issue on the file? If yes..how do I make changes to footer.php.
Otherwse my analytics report says tracker Unknown.

Please help folks

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 8:35 PM

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I am kinda new with WordPress, but this will be a great plugin as I have many articles that I want to submit on sports injuries.

Comment provided May 2, 2010 at 1:35 AM

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Sam Deane writes:

Just installed the plug in and loving it.

You do need to do a re-write, also, as ever, I find I have to take a lot of keywords out to keep EzineArticles happy. Was concerned about messing with the original, but I realised that having submitted the article to EzineArticles, so long as I close the window without saving the WP post, my original article will still be there. My fumbling around saving it in word therefore is not necessary.

Abolutely LOVED the live appraisal as opposed to waiting hours or days before that dark and doom-ladened rejection email arrives thru the inbox! Now its just ‘rejected + reason’ – go amend and re-submit – perhapes another ‘rejected + reason’ – amend and re-submit – ACCEPT – Yeay – So much quicker and easier!

I’m in! – will be posting a LOT more articles to EzineArticles now for sure.

Thanks EzineArticles dudes!

Comment provided May 2, 2010 at 3:52 AM

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Clarence Close writes:

When I log into my wordpress.com interface there is nothing in the left bar for plugins. Further reading requires installation of wordpress.org on a hosting server to use any plugins as they have taken it out of wordpress.com for security.

1. Is there a way to install the plugin on WordPress.com?
2. If there is not a way to install the plugin on the .com then how to go about getting the .org installed? I am not hosting my own server.
Thank you.

Comment provided May 2, 2010 at 8:20 AM

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Clarence,

You will need to get your own hosting account. Many hosting providers offer WordPress as part of your hosting account.

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Leon Noone writes:

G’Day Marc,
I’m just about to publish my first blog. I’ll be trying your plugin soon.

But I wanted to congratulate you on the clarity of both your video and text instructions. They are such a pleasant change.

I’m afraid that most provider instructions are confusing, jargon ridden and assume a high level of web “savviness.” in the reader. Yours are clear,cogent, lucid and simple.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks

Leon

Comment provided May 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM

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Thanks, Leon. I have a lot of help behind the scenes. :) – Marc

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Lisa M Cope writes:

Love the plugin! It makes the process so much easier. I have a question though.

You said that we can publish on our blog and/or click the “Submit” button to submit your post as an article to EzineArticles.

If I do both will it affect whether or not my new article is accepted to EzineArticles?

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM

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Nope. Clicking both is going to be pretty common for most folks.

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Lisa M Cope writes:

Thank you for answering my question so quickly Marc!

I’m off to post and submit!

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RevathiSankaran writes:

Thanks again for the excellent plugin. I got a question about dupllicate contents. What if i publish a post in my blog and submit the same content to EzineArticles. Will this be considered as duplicate content ? Will my content pass your guidelines? Please let me know.

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 1:24 PM

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I addressed this question above as someone else asked the same question. :)

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We’re having problems getting it to save my EzineArticles membership settings. I know I’m entering my username and password correctly, but I keep getting an error message saying:

“Settings saved. However, a connection could not be made to EzineArticles.”

I’ve even tried this plugin on a test blog and i’m still getting the same error message

Thanks,
~ Pat & Lorna

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM

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Pat & Lorna,

It sounds like you are using WordPress MU, is this correct? If so, this plugin is not compatible with WordPress MU.

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Sandra Kumskov writes:

I am using MU – is it still the case that the plugin is not compatible with MU?

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Sandra – Yes, you’re correct. The plugin is still incompatible with MU. There are currently no plans to add that functionality.

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RevathiSankaran writes:

Thanks again for the excellent plugin. I got a question about duplicate contents. What if i publish a post in my blog and submit the same content to EzineArticles. Will this be considered as duplicate content ? Will my content pass your guidelines? Please let me know.

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM

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See comments 21 and 30 above.

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3TAJIOH writes:

Really cool plugin thx.

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM

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This plugin rocks, thank you! It makes it super easy to submit articles.

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM

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Rebecca Massey writes:

Having the same problem…logged into EzineArticles and verified that I had the correct login info and still not luck. Here’s the error message I’m recieving: WP EzineArticles – Account
Setting saved locally. However, the server returned an error message:
Name is required.

I just upgraded to latest version 2.92 I think. I am using WebHostiingPad

Comment provided May 4, 2010 at 1:36 PM

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Rebecca,

This was resolved a few hours ago, please try again :)

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andrea writes:

Help!
This the error message it gives me when I’m trying to validate the post:
A required parameter Resource Box was missing or invalid.

Comment provided May 4, 2010 at 2:32 PM

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Andrea,

Are you selecting a default Resource Box or are you entering a new one?

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andrea writes:

The default one. Still it gives me the error message…

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Andrea,

Are you able to try this in a different web browser?

This does not appear to be a global issue; we are not able to duplicate this, and the majority of folks using the plugin are not having this issue.

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Archie Davidson writes:

Hi. There is no drop down menu for plug ins on my word press site. Do I have to purchase something?

Comment provided May 6, 2010 at 10:37 AM

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I believe that in order to install plugins for the WordPress.com blogs you are required to buy a package from them.

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james kerrison writes:

Hi there,

Nothing happens when I click validate or publish.

Nothing.

I have waited a long on each click, tried Safari, Firefox…

Any ideas?

Comment provided May 12, 2010 at 8:11 PM

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James – I have forwarded your message to Member Support. Expect to be contacted soon regarding this issue.

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Martin Haworth writes:

I’m in the same position Marc – nothing happens either when I validate or publish.

Can this be resolved?

Martin

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As with James, I have forwarded your message to Member Support. Expect to be contacted soon regarding this issue.

I’m looking into it as well and will post a common solution here if one exists.

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Thanks for the plugin release, please I have a question
Is it not in the TOS of EzineArticles not to publish content that have been posted somewhere so post and old blog post, is it not against the TOS? I am waiting for your reply.Thanks.

Comment provided May 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM

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Paula Belyeu writes:

Whenever I save the settings, I receive the following error:

“Settings saved. However, a connection could not be made to EzineArticles.”

I am NOT using WordPress MU.

Thanks in advance for your assistance,
Paula

Comment provided May 17, 2010 at 9:22 AM

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Paula,

Do you have a firewall plugin installed?

I would recommend disabling all plugins except the EzineArticles plugin, if this works, then you should turn on one plugin at a time and continue to test to find out which plugin is causing this to happen.

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Paschal writes:

I installed the plugin but couldn’t get it activated.

Below is the error message I got each time i tred to get it activated.

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Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare wp_EzineArticles_add_post_meta_box() (previously declared in /home/www/zanswer.freehostia.com/bible-marriage/wp-content/plugins/ezinearticles-wordpress-plugin/wp_EzineArticles.php:47) in /home/www/zanswer.freehostia.com/bible-marriage/wp-content/plugins/ezinearticles-wordpress-plugin/wp_EzineArticles.php on line 51

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Please help me out Chris!

Comment provided May 31, 2010 at 5:42 AM

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Paschal writes:

I wonder if my first report containing the error message I got
when i tried to activate the plugin got to you?

Comment provided May 31, 2010 at 5:44 AM

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Paschal, I have forwarded your request to our Member Services Team. They will be contacting you via email directly.

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Hugo Rivera writes:

I installed the plugin and the setting saved locally. However, the server returned an error message:
Invalid API Key.

Comment provided June 3, 2010 at 10:29 AM

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Greg Larkin writes:

Hi,

I have the same problem here – the plugin reports “invalid API key”. I checked the key at api.EzineArticles.com, and it appears to be correct. Every time I enter my username/password in the plugin settings, they are reset to letter “a”.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

Thank you!

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Greg – please verify that your sign-in credentials are correct and that you are using the same email/username/password that you use for your EzineArticles membership. If you still experience problems, please contact Member support by clicking the “Contact” button in the upper-right corner of the Member interface.

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Greg Larkin writes:

Hi Marc,

I updated WP to version 3.0.1 and PHP 5.3.3, and it looks like everything is working now. The account credentials are preserved correctly, instead of being replaced by the letter “a”.

FYI – I think the letter “a” value means that the options were not serialized or unserialized properly when saved or retrieved from the database. There may also be some issue with the fact that PHP 5.2.5 was used instead of PHP 5.3.3. At any rate, it works now.

Thank you,
Greg

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Robert Jones writes:

I have attempted to “Save Settings” while setting up my account information and I get the message “Settings saved. However, a connection could not be made to EzineArticles.” I have tried ti a number of times and even logged into EzineArticles using the same information. I can log in using it but can not set up the WordPress plugin. I am using WordPress 2.9.2, Mizilla Firefox browser and Windows 7. I thought you would want to know about this problem. I’ll keep working on it and if I resolve the problem I’ll let you know.
Thanks for the help.
Bob Jones

Comment provided June 5, 2010 at 6:55 AM

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Bjorn Zellweger writes:

I have the same problem when trying to save my account details. Settings saved. Error: “However, a connection could not be made to EzineArticles.” I tried deactivating all plugins and ran it on another test blog, but no luck. Any idea what else I can try?

Thanks for your help.

Comment provided June 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM

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Kim writes:

When I tried to submit a post from my WP blog, I got validated but the error message stated that “could not communicate with EzineArticles.com.

I then closed my WP and opened it again. I chose a different post, and got the same message.

Help!

Comment provided August 11, 2010 at 6:32 AM

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I’ve forwarded your message to our Member Support Team – they’ll contact you privately to assist you. :)

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Mitch writes:

Just to add to this, I’ve sent a message 3 times and haven’t received a response to this yet.

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I’m sorry to hear that. I will look into the matter and be certain somebody contacts you ASAP.

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Myki writes:

Hi,

I’m having precisely the same issue using the latest plugin and WP3. I can confirm account settings correctly and account status, but posting an article to EzineArticles or validating at a blog post screen always claims a connection error. However, after playing with this several times, I’ve noted the account status has dropped 2 points, one for each blog I tried to submit, and when re-logging into my account I via the web I see the articles have been submitted, however I received no email.

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I think it’s super that you allow us to BOTH publish on our own blogs AND on EzineArticles. Previously I was of the impression that we could only use a maximum of 25 articles as syndication on sites we personally controlled, but that way is absolutely marvelous – though, of course, rewriting could be better when you want to be absolutely sure you won’t fall for any duplicate content criteria out there. ;-)

Comment provided September 7, 2010 at 4:13 PM

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Om writes:

Is it wise to duplicate all your blog posts on EzineArticles without rewriting them?

Comment provided September 13, 2010 at 12:43 PM

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It really depends on how the content is written. Before submitting repurposed material to EzineArticles, check that the language matches our platform and remove anything that could confuse the reader like “In this post” or “In this blog.” Also, bear in mind that the article will be viewed completely outside the context of your Blog, so be certain it is written to stand alone.

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Pilar Manriquez writes:

Great help and easiest way to post our articles. Thank u so much for such tool !

Good Job !

Pilar

Comment provided September 13, 2010 at 3:36 PM

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Dave writes:

Wow ! Brilliant plugin, just something I was praying for to happen as it was getting tiring to write a post on my blog and then go to EzineArticles and copy paste and submit. This is what the doctor ordered. Thank you so much for this, it will help immensely.
Cheers!
Dave.

Comment provided September 13, 2010 at 6:25 PM

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I just discovered, my plug-in no longer works than I would like to know who to ask to troubleshoot this problem?
Regards

Comment provided September 17, 2010 at 4:47 PM

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Vic,

Simply click on the “Contact” link in the upper right corner of the Member interface to contact our Member Support Team. Provide the details of your problem and they should be able to help you.

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The following code appears when I click the acount button. “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

How can I fix it?

Comment provided September 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM

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This error sounds like you do not have permissions to use the plugin, which is something delegated by the blog administrator.

You will need to ask your blog administrator to grant you privileges to this particular plugin.

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Amit Laufer writes:

Hi,

I’ve installed the plugin and recieved the following message:

“The plugin generated 1894 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin”.

When I clicked on “Account” I recieved another
error message:

“You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”

My WordPress version is 3.0, I’m using Hostgator.

Please advise.

Amit

Comment provided October 1, 2010 at 6:36 PM

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This is an account permissions issue with your wordpress installation. You will need to get in touch with the admin of your blog or the hosting company to get permissions enabled.

Not all admin users are allowed to use plugins, that is a delegated permission.

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Jide Lipede writes:

Just registered with EzineArticles and installed the wordpress plugin. Whenever I try to ‘validate’, the plug in responds with error “A required parameter ‘body’ was missing or invalid.”

What does this mean?

Comment provided January 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM

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Janet Dobalina writes:

Hello,

First off, thanks for the plugin — I’d really like to try out this plugin it looks so cool! It installed perfectly and had really not many problems (except a weird javascript UI refresh issue that eventually went away)

But it just won’t publish my article! No matter what I try, I get the same an error:

There is a maximum word count for the Article Summary, 200 words.

But, of course, my article (and new custom excerpt which I re-wrote to be unique from my article post just in case) is more than 200 words, it’s over 535 words — and I even looked in the plugin code a little bit, saw it calls get_excerpt() so I wrote a super long custom excerpt… still it doesn’t work. WordPress version was just updated the other day, is this a new bug / regression?

Thanks for your help this plugin looks so super sleek and useful!

Thx [reposting – last post didn’t show up]

Comment provided July 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM

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