Quick warning: don’t run WPBook with the latest version (0.99.9.8-BETA) of the Lifestream plugin. Bad things will happen.
Here’s why it’s important to test plugin updates.
After my last post about beta testers for WPBook, I decided to go update my other plugins which had updates available, including Lifestream, which had an update to 0.99.9.8-BETA from 0.99.6 available.
So I jumped in without really doing any investigating of what changes there were – bad idea.
Here’s what I got for my mistakes:
Somewhere between whatever version I was running (I believe it was 0.99.6) and this current 0.99.9.8-BETA, the Lifestream developers changed the way they track new events, and started to “publish” every Lifestream event as a post, using custom post types as defined by WordPress 3.0. Unfortunately this wasn’t stated very clearly in the documentation.
I’ve deactivated the plugin and deleted all the extraneous wall posts Lifestream created – hopefully not too many got passed into my friends streams.
I’ll have to look at how WPBook can better handle “custom post types” and perhaps create a setting whereby folks using custom post types can decide which post types WPBook should and should not cross post to Facebook.