(cancelled) Twitter and Facebook connector do duplicate postings



A connector is responsible for finding out if a document needs to be updated or created on the target (http://www.integratedfordevelopers.com/content/documentation/article/creating-an-exporter-for-content-distribution).


  • Add a Facebook or Twitter connector

  • Publish an article to it

  • --> article is posted

  • Edit and save the article

  • --> article is posted again

The article should not be posted twice. The previous post should be updated (or the second one should be ignored).

Technical approach

Available in (and added to the technical tasks)


  • The exported can return an array with remote_id, url and state. All are optional. In this issue only the remote_id is implemented.

Technical tasks

  • Enable the IntegratedSocialBundle in the AppKernel and implement the config.yml

  • Add an ID field to 'channel_connector_config' and refactor the connector controller to make use of the ID
    In 'Integrated\Bundle\SocialBundle\Connector\Facebook\Exporter::export' check if is posted before.

    • Check the response code from '$this->facebook->post()' if the request was successful
      In 'vendor/integrated/integrated/src/Common/Channel/Exporter/Exporter.php' change the function getExporter(OptionsInterface $options) to getExporter(ConfigInterface $config); (change all methods, including the interface). Need the connector ID to check if posted before.

    • Save the state per connector config to the metadata if not posted before (to support multiple connector configs).

    • The connector should return the remote post ID (or other data) and should not save the data. The data should be saved in the QueueExporter class. The data will be an array.

    • Save the Facebook/Twitter post ID to remove the article later (if the article is not published anymore)

NOTE: the exporter should not save any data to the document.

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