The bad news: in 8 days as of writing, Twitter will be shutting off basic authentication for third party applications. No more entering your login/password, but a more secure OAuth system that redirects you to Twitter's site and confirm you're allowing access to your account. All this, honestly, kind of sucks.
The good news: I've updated my YOURLS: WordPress To Twitter plugin to now support OAuth, as well as a lot of other improvements. Go check it now! Update and play, you've got 8 days to return feedback if something is not working as you were expecting :)
Speaking of YOURLS, version 1.5 is coming along nicely. No, no ETA. Check out this screenshots: YOURLS interface (notice a new menu?) and, as an example of a bundled plugin, a "social" toolbar. The trunk version, labeled 1.5-beta, is stable enough if you want to play with it (I've been using it for weeks now). Join the fun and code some plugins!
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