WordCamp.org websites have had the Tagregator plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party available and enabled for ten years. The plugin allowed organisers to pull content from various social media networks onto their pages.
Recently, many social media networks have introduced breaking changes in their APIs. Some have even made API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. access nearly impossible at our scale. At the same time, the WordCamp.org Meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team has not received many questions or feedback about how to use the tool, while it most probably hasn’t worked as expected for quite some time.
That is why the WordCamp.org Meta team has decided to sunset the Tagregator plugin after the discussion on GitHub.
Old sites with content that Tagregator has pulled from social media networks are unaffected since all the posts are cached in our database, and the plugin remains active on those sites.
Currently, there are no alternative solutions for displaying social media posts that the WordCamp.org Meta team would support. Given how restricted social media platforms are nowadays, it is also unlikely that such would come later. If you have good viable suggestions, you can suggest one in the comments.
Props @iandunn, @ryelle and @rmarks for helping with this effort.