WordPress drops Twitter social sharing due to API price hike

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 shut down its free API offerings to developers looking to build Twitter-based apps or integrations. In its place, the company announced exorbitantly-priced paid Enterprise subscription tiers, which start at $42,000 per month, earlier this year.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 “The End of Twitter Auto-Sharing,” that Twitter’s removal from JetPack is due to the API price hike.”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…WordPress drops Twitter social sharing due to API price hike