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Fetch Tweets

Fetches and displays tweets from twitter.com with the Twitter API.

Do I need API keys to use the plugin ?

They are not necessary as of v1.3.0. Just click on the Connect button in the Authentication page of the plugin and it will redirect you to the Twitter's authentication page. Then you log in to Twitter there and authorize the plugin.

Though you can use your own keys with the existing method. In that case, click on the Set Keys Manually button that redirects you to the page to set the keys manually.

If you set authentication keys manually, you need to create an application to access the Twitter API here. Then create consumer key, consumer secret, access token, and access token secret. Without these, you won't be able to fetch tweets.

How can I create my own template file?

See the How to Create Own Template section of the Other Notes page.

How do I display tweets with a certain hashtag from a specific user?

  • Go to Dashboard -> Fetch Tweets -> Add Rule by Search.
  • Type #HASHTAG AND from:SCREENNAME in the Search Keyword meta box option field. Change the part, #HASHTAG, to your searching hash tag and the part, SCREENNAME, to the account's screen name to fetch tweets from.
  • Create a rule by pressing the Publish button.

Why don't tweets update?

It could be that your host disables WP Cron. In that case, try the intense caching mode which can be configured via Dashboard -> Fetch Tweets -> Settings -> General -> Cache Settings -> Caching Mode.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-5-15
Downloads: 25,176

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