A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including parsing @username, #hashtags, and URLs into links.
clean output. no funky colors or borders.
I wish I had read the reviews rather than just looking at the stars. A half a day down the tubes trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. Developers ask for contributions for their plugins? Do we get anything from them when they waste our time?
There's a lot of great code underneath this plugin, but it no longer works. Either Twitter's API changed or the plugin did, but there are several points of failure that now exist, rendering the plugin unusable.
$this->_token comes back as a string, but the code is expecting an Array. The net result makes it impossible to authorize any Twitter account, because the
oauth_token sent to the Twitter API comes out as a single character. I managed to get around this with a couple of nested
explode() calls that parse the response into an expected format, but once I got my account Authorized, it showed up as "@o" in the list of accounts (which is decidedly not my account name), and no tweets were displayed. At this point, I threw up my hands and deleted the plugin, instead switching to Simple Twitter Tweets, which installed and configured in seconds.
I've tried a lot of Twitter widgets and have not liked any of the newer ones, but the Twitter Widget Pro plugin seems to be the best of the new ones so is what I have started using on my own site.
I found the instructions a little confusing and not entirely intuitive, but it seems to work well and is very feature rich.
I think this is headed in the right direction though and it will hopefully improve over time.
Works with the new Twitter API (requires new Consumer key etc.) and seems to work fine for multisite too.
Had the same trouble as others -- authorization needed. But from that point on, you're kind of lost. :(
Plugin used to be great, but it's not working anymore.
Backend admin keeps on saying: "you need to authorize your twitter account".
I like the plugin but there is a bit problem with it, which is there is black underline under my widget title/LATEST TWEETS.Does anybody knows how to fix this?
Authorizing the Twitter accounts does not work.
I have been using Twitter Widget Pro for 2 years now. This is a very good plugin.
Difficulties mid-2012 caused me to switch to the WordPress JetPack twitter-widget (I think Twitter Widget Pro made the jump too soon to accommodate twitter's new authentication requirements), however Twitter Widget Pro has stood the test of time, made it through an awkward adolescence and has proved to be a very useful plugin.
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