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[resolved] Support for multiple twitter accounts? (11 posts)

  1. i-Mobyl
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello - Great plug-in! Of course, the second thing my client asked after seeing the plug-in in action was whether or not the feed could support a second twitter account of hers. So, I thought I'd ask if this was possible, or perhaps should be a feature request, and if there is some clever work-around (either at the plug-in level or with twitter itself) that could be used.

    Regards, and again, good work!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rotatingtweets/

  2. Martin Tod
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Various options...

    • You can have more than one widget
    • You can use a shortcode like [rotatingtweets search='from:mpntod OR from:twitter']
    • You can show a list with the two names on like [rotatingtweets screen_name='mpntod' list='alresford']

    Hope one of these works for you!

    Intending to add the functionality to the widget this weekend!

  3. i-Mobyl
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a bunch - I was missing the multiple "from" syntax. Exactly what I wanted.

    Are you sure there aren't 5 of you? You're very quick to respond. Thanks!

  4. ej350
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to do the same thing here 350seattle.org. where do I switch the short code? (forgive me if that's elementary--I'm new to wordpress.) I looked at the "edit plugins" code and also at the basic widget options, and neither seemed to have that option.

    thanks!
    Emily

  5. Martin Tod
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Emily,

    Are you using a widget or have you put a shortcode into a post or page?

    If the former, select 'search' as your 'type of tweets' and put something like:

    from:mpntod OR from:twitter

    in the search box.

    If the latter, then put

    [rotatingtweets search='from:mpntod OR from:twitter']

    in your post or page.

    Martin

  6. ej350
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    ah....thanks, Martin. do you know how many I could do before it would cause the script confusion? (I'm using widgets, btw. as a newcomer to WP, I thought one had to, for plugins.)

  7. Martin Tod
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    To be honest, I don't know. That's more of a Twitter question than a plug-in question. The best guide I can find is at https://support.twitter.com/articles/71577-using-advanced-search

    If you want a LOT of accounts, it may be easier to set up a Twitter list and display the Tweets from that rather than using the search function.

  8. Martin Tod
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

  9. ej350
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks again, Martin....I'll only want to call from a few accounts; I suspect it will be fine. Thanks for the plugin!

  10. lwdias
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hello,
    I need to show the tweets from the user worklearnmobile and of the list webnews that belongs to this same user. How can I do this?
    Thank you!

  11. Martin Tod
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    After looking at the options for advanced search and the Twitter search API, I don't think you can unfortunately - although given that there is one person on the list currently, you can currently do it via searching for:

    from:worklearnmobile OR from:geoffstead

    Another option is to set up a list that includes worklearnmobile and all the people on webnews on another account.

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