autoTweet 2.0 now available

Yep another version of autoTweet for Zen Cart. Just thought I’d share it here until it’s up at

Note: This mod was tested on Zencart 1.3.9a and up although probably works just fine on 1.3.8.
This modification automatically updates your Twitter
followers every time you add a product to your store. It will tweet your product’s name as
well as a shortened URL to the specific products page all without you ever
having to log in to twitter.
It also allows you to use’s free link tracking analytics.

Change log v2.0:
  • Made install much easier (about 3 minutes)
  • Added option to turn on/off price.
  • Added twitter error checking set 10 second timeout so store doesn’t break if twitter goes down.
  • Added error checking in case links don’t shortening.
Change log v1.01:
  • Updated for zencart 1.3.9a
  • Fixed ‘cannot re-declare class bug’ cause by bilingual stores
  • Fixed cURL Followlocation Error.
  • Added better support for future version of Zen Cart.
  • php5+
  • JSON support
  • cURL
  • Zen Cart 1.3.8 or greater
Getting Help:


1. To install first unzip and edit: admin/includes/modules/update_product.php

At around line 92 you should see:


$twitUsername = "youTwitterUsername";  //twitter username
$twitPassword = "yourTwitterPassword";  //twitter password
$bitlyUsername = "bitlyUsername";  // username
$bitApiKey = "R_0191a10f956ee982c1fda80f";  // api key.
$storeUrl = "";  //url to the homepage of your store.
$showprice = 0;  // Show the product price? 0 = off, 1 = on. no quotes.
2. Fill in between the quotes with your info.

$twitUsername = your twitter user name.

$twitPassword = your twitter password.

$bitlyUsername = your user name (available for free at

$bitApiKey = your API Key, find it by logging in to and clicking settings.

$storeUrl = The web address to your store’s home page. (Might be something like or Note: the “”http://”” before the url is not needed here.

$showprice = If you want to show your product’s price on twitter set this equal to 1 (with no quotes.) If you don’t want to set your product’s price set this equal to 0 (default).

3. Save and Upload

Save the file. Now upload the contents of your autoTweet 2.0 admin folder to your store’s admin folder. This will replace your existing update_product.php file with the autoTweet version. So if prompted allow overwriting.

That’s it! (waaaay easier than the old version!)
I hope you like the mod. If it happens to save you a whole lot of time or make you a whole lot of money… don’t forget us little people 🙂

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Note: there is a new version of autoTweet available here:

autoTweet 3.0