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Does Some Things Well, Could Use Some Improvement (2 posts)

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  1. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, to start off with, at least it was able to retrieve my Tweets, something that the two previous plugins that I tried was unable to do. There are some problems, however.

    • It displays links in the tweet correctly, but I would like to see the link open in a new window instead of the current one.
    • There doesn't seem to be enough space allocated to the tweet. Some of my longer tweets overlap the widget below it. Plus there's too much white space between the widget title and the tweet. I could probably fix it myself in the CSS file.
    • Ampersands in tweets display as & (ie, the HTML escape code for an ampersand). For example, "one & two" displays as "one & two". This should be fixed.
    • It would be nice to see the date (and possibly the time) of the tweet, because some of time references of a tweet use the tweet date as a reference point. For example, if I tweet "There's a game tomorrow," and a visitor to my web site happens to see it during the following week, they may get confused because they won't see the date of the tweet and think there is actually a game on the next day when the game date has already passed.

    Mainly because of the last item, I can't use this plug-in, but I will be following it to see if there have been any updates in case I might have to come back to it.

  2. RBijkerk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi CrouchingBruin,

    My apologies for the delayed reply, WordPress doesn't notify me on reviews or support.
    Thank you for the great feedback. Let me comment on each point.

    1. Opening links from tweets:
    I have created a note to improve this by adding a option in the widget so you can configure how to open links.

    2. Not enough space allocated to the tweet + too much white space between the widget title and the tweet.
    This is clear, I will try to improve this.

    3. Ampersands in tweets display as &amp.
    This is resolved in the latest update.

    4. Date (and possibly the time) of the tweet.
    This was already added to my todo list for the next big update.

    Again thank you for the great feedback.

    Greetings,
    Ryan

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