💡 How to upgrade your Patreon WordPress to use API v2

You can follow the below simple steps to upgrade your Patreon WordPress installation to use API v2, which is required by many advanced features like post sync.

1 - Visit “Patreon settings” menu in your WP admin
2 - Click ‘Connection details’ button
3 - Clear all fields which you can clear, and click Save.
4 - Visit the below page that lists the apps you have at Patreon:

5 - Find the app for your website. You can confirm the app by checking the ‘Redirect uri’ value for the app, visible in app details. The redirect uri that matches your site is the app.
6 - Delete that app.
7 - Go to WP admin at your site, visit “Patreon Settings” menu
8 - Click “Connect” to start connection wizard to reconnect your site to Patreon

When you finish the connection wizard steps, your site will have upgraded to API v2 automatically, and you will be able to use advanced features like post sync.

Note: If you have connected a WordPress site to Patreon api using the setup wizard before, you wont be able to use the setup wizard to connect another site to the api. In such a case you will need to manually create a client at Patreon and copy its details to your site.

Response code: 401, WP5.5
Can't link plugin with my Patreon - error message
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Posts Not Syncing
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Wordpress plug in not working for both £/$ patrons
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Users Not Able To Connect
Users Not Able To Connect
Users Not Able To Connect
Users Not Able To Connect
Patreon App Sync no longer working for Patreon Wordpress plugin
Failed to get posts from Patreon
Unlock with Patreon button doesn't unlock content for patreons
Initial Import/First Auto-Update Successful, Then Stopped
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Tiers suddenly fail to sync to Wordpress integration
Patrons can't login to my site (time out and invalid grant errors)
Patrons can’t access anything
Stuck Ongoing post import
Posts are not showing up on site, neither are any buttons
Posts not showing
Major Plugin Issues
Unlock with Patreon button doesn't unlock content for patreons
Patreon Plugin Connections
Post locking won't work without Creator ID. Please confirm you have it here
Patreon Wordpress Plugin won't set minimal Tier required anymore
Patreon Wordpress Plugin won't set minimal Tier required anymore
Plug In not displaying correct pricing
New users unlocking isn't working
Patreon App Sync no longer working
Patrons cannot log in to Wordpress site
[Mostly Resolved] WordPress Plugin 204 & 401 Errors; Post Sync Issues
401 Unauthorized and long API calls
No options to set tier for Wordpress post anymore
Post Integration from Patreon to Wordpress
Posts Not Unlocking (Wordpress Plugin)
Can't connect patreon and wordpress
getPatreonUser returning false [SOLVED]
Users Not Able To Connect
Response code: 401

Thanks, but I’m back to my original problem…

errors
0
code 3
code_name “ParameterInvalid”
detail “Invalid parameter for ‘oauth_client_id’: 7800.”
id “085dae85-15ca-42ac-b30f-aee9572ecdcb”
source
parameter “oauth_client_id”
status “400”
title “Invalid value for parameter ‘oauth_client_id’.”

The Set-up link does not work. I’ve tried 2 different browsers safari and firefox no difference. The only way I could get this to work in the first place was to manually copy the secrets etc across from Patreon to Wordpress.
Any other ideas, I really need to get this working as my hole model is based on posting via Patreon… many thanks,

Sorry, managed to delete the APP and redo connection worked this time as before. I’m doing an initial post import and then will create a new post and see if it automatically comes across. Was setup as API v2. Will update soon.

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It’s asking for a Client Secret to delete the app. What is that?

Client secret is one of the fields in app details. View app details, and you will be able to see and copy/paste the client secret from relevant field.