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Simple Twitter Tweets

Simple Twitter Tweets - Display your Tweets on your WordPress site using the new Twitter OAuth API v1.1. (even when you can't connect) Because th

Installation is as simple as 1,2,3 or maybe 4 because of Twitter :)

  1. Upload 'simple-twitter-tweets' to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Add the Widget to your page (e.g. Sidebar) and update the required details
  4. Click Save
  5. Note: You will need to create a Twitter Application - See below. Oh, it's really easy.

Creating a Twitter Application

The Twitter Widget will never ask for your password, as it gets all your required data from the Open Authentication keys and secrets you will get by creating your application at Twitter. It also means that if you change your password, you won’t need to update any of the details of your Widget.

To find these details, go to https://dev.twitter.com/ and sign in.

Once you have logged in successfully, hover over your name in the top right corner, and click "My Applications," then "Create a New Application."

Enter a unique name (anything you want), a description (again this is just for you), and your site's URL. You can leave the Callback URL empty as it is not used for this implementation.

Yay, success - OK! You will be taken to a new screen, there's one more step then you can copy all the details into correct fields of the Widget and be on your way.

OK, click the "Create my Access Token" button. This is a shortcut to authenticate your own account with your application (so you never need use your password).

Good. Now click the Details Tab as all the information you need is presented hereso you can just copy the required information into the exact corresponding inputs fields of the Widget.

Full details and screenshots of this process can seen on the Simple Twitter Tweets page

The Widget Options

Fill in your details, copy and past the Twitter Application details (as described below).

  • You can select the Title of the Widget as you like.
  • Enter your Twitter username (without the @) just the name.
  • How many Tweets to display
  • The time in minutes between updates (per the API requirement) this should be 5 but if the API changes you can alter it here.
  • Consumer Key: Under the OAuth settings heading
  • Consumer Secret: Under the OAuth settings heading
  • Access Token: Under the Your access token heading
  • Access Token Secret: Under the Your access token heading
  • Choose if you want the @replies included or not
  • Avatar: Your image or logo as displayed on Twitter – show on/off
  • Avatar: Round the corners to your image (5px on modern browsers)
  • Avatar: Set the size - defaults to the Twitter default of 48px
  • Time Display: Default is WP human time (i.e. 5 hours ago)
  • Time Display: New option – if set, Twitter time (i.e. 5h)
  • Time Display: Choose to display the 'ago' or not
  • Twitter Intents: Show Twitter intents for 'Reply', 'Retweet' and 'Favourite'
  • Twitter Intents: Option to hide the Text and just use icons
  • Twitter Intents: Colourise the icons to your display
  • Twitter Follow: Choose to Show the Twitter Follow button
  • Twitter Follow: Choose to show your Twitter name
  • Twitter Follow: Choose to show your follower count
  • Twitter Follow: Enforce your language (defaults to en [English])
  • Click Save

Enjoy!

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-4-22
Downloads: 47,381

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