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Twitter Widget

Adds a sidebar widget to display Twitter updates (uses the Javascript Twitter 'widgets')

  1. Go to Twitter 'widgets'
  2. Create a new 'widget' with your desired settings
    1. IMPORTANT: make sure you enter the domain of the site the widget appears on
  3. Copy the generated code from the text field labelled "Copy and paste the code into the HTML of your site" and either:
    1. Copy just the data-widget-id number from the generated code. Paste the code into Notepad or your favourite text editor and copy the data-widget-id number from there (I know, it's a pain). OR
    2. Copy the number from the URL, e.g. https://twitter.com/settings/widgets//edit
  4. "Save changes" on the widget settings page
  5. Optional (If you didn't install direct from WordPress.org) Upload the 'twitter-widget.php' file to your WordPress '/wp-content/plugins/widgets' folder.
  6. Activate the 'Twitter' plugin in your WordPress admin 'Plugins'
  7. Go to 'Presentation / Widgets' in your WordPress admin area.
  8. Drag the 'Twitter' widget to your sidebar.
  9. Configure the options:
    1. Account: your Twitter account name, required
    2. Data Widget Id: the data-widget-id number
    3. Title: the heading you want to appear above your Twitters in the sidebar, defaults to 'Twitter Updates'

WordPress 2.0.x and 2.1.x users

You guys should also be able use this widget if you install the Widgets Plugin. I tested it briefly and it appeared to work.

WordPress 2.5 users

Beware, if you leave the 'twitter-widget.php' file in the 'plugins/widgets' folder you will erroneously be prompted to 'upgrade' it on the 'Plugins' admin screen. I recommend moving the 'twitter-widget.php' file into the 'plugins' folder.

Requires: 2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-10-20
Downloads: 147,144

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