A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including parsing @username, #hashtags, and URLs into links.
This plugin has slowed my website dramatically. With it, my average load time was 8-10 sec. Without it 3 sec!.
There are several things I like about this plugin:
- Its developers take the time to keep it updates
- Its "look and feel" can be easily customized to work well with the rest of the site
- Users can control several elements, such as whether the time when a tweet was sent out gets published.
The only reason why I haven't given it 5 stars is because the option to hide the tool through which the tweet was sent is not working.
Other than that, I recommend Twitter Widget Pro.
Hi I really like the idea of this widget and I have it on my wordpress website.. although it runs all the words together and is very hard to read, and my users won't even bother to read it.
I know that in the description it says you can edit it to look like that nice version shown in the picture, but how? I don't know any code so if somebody could very nicely paste some code for me and tell me exactly where to put it I would appreciate it very much :D thank you!
Wanted to change from displaying 5 posts to 10 posts.After checking all the settings, trying different things, scowering the forums I found the answer: a) Settings in the "Installed Plugins" page must be the same as the settings in the widget settings and b) refresh browser several times and over a 5 to 20 min. period in order to have the Twitter feed respond as expected. See below, from the widget author.
"Twitter Widget Pro will use 20 requests per hour. It can use a few more if you change settings (changing from 10 to 5 will require an immediate refresh even if it hasn't been 5 minutes since the last one). It looks like There must be other people on your server (or server cluster) using the Twitter API and it looks like your IP is burning through all it's available requests in 20 minutes (maybe faster, I've seen overly-full IPs use their whole allotment in less than a minute, and IPs with sites that abuse the API can actually run out in less than a second). Once you've used all your requests, Twitter will simply refuse to reply to any more until the time limit has passed. This is going to make your Twitter Widget act very sporadically. Consider asking your host to move you to a server or cluster that has lower Twitter API usage."
Many options on what is shown (if you want the application source, title, show replies, twitter is down, etc.). The only thing that was a little confusing was that when I changed all those options in the Appearance/Widgets page and saved, it didn't reflect on my website. Turns out that I needed to change those options in the settings from the "Installed Plugins" page.
Other than that, works like a charm.
A great plugin. Easily customizable via CSS. Lots of metadata display options. Thanks for the hard work.
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