The Advanced Twitter Feed Integration (ATFI) can be easily integrated into any WordPress theme that uses widgets. Not only this but you can also integrate a twitter feed into any post, page or WordPress template using our simple shortcodes.
Featuring two separate types of Twitter Feed (the Timeline API and the Search API) you can quickly display your latest tweets or specific hashtag/search term.
As of June 2013 Twitter updated their API to version 1.1 (which requires authentication), we have provided an easy-to-follow guide with this plugin that will show you how to generate all your required API keys through a simple step-by-step process.
Additional to this, we have also integrated API errors into the settings page. If your Twitter Feed generates any errors, such as API credentials being incorrect or the Twitter API being unresponsive, you can see these inside the ‘Errors’ tab within ‘Settings > Advanced Twitter Feed Integration’. The Errors tab only appears if there are errors present.
To combat the Twitter API usage limits we have also included a caching feature. The caching feature will always show the most recent ‘successful’ feed to your visitors – until the API limit is lifted or normal service resumes on Twitter.
Here are some of the main features:
- Twitter API 1.1 Compatible
- Timeline & Search API integration
- Easy to use Widgets & Shortcodes
- Twitter Display Guidelines Compliant
- Customisable display (change links, display avatar etc)
- Caching System
- Error reporting
- Quick API test tool
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Installing and using our Advanced Twitter Feed Integration could not be simpler:
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Follow our step-by-step guide and enter your API credentials into ‘Settings > Advanced Twitter Feed Integration’
- Add our widgets to your theme, or use our example shortcodes (examples can be found within ‘Settings > Advanced Twitter Feed Integration’)
- How do I get my Twitter API credentials?
Please follow our simple guide located within ‘Settings > Advanced Twitter Feed Integration’ (in the ‘How Do I Generate My API Keys?’ tab)
- I’ve entered my Twitter API credentials but my Widget is still not showing?
Please check to make sure that you have dragged our widget into your widget areas. If the widget is still not appearing please check to see if there is an error tab within ‘Settings > Advanced Twitter Feed Integration’.
- Why can’t I see my Widget options?
Widget options are only available once you have entered your API information
- Why is my widget not showing?
Widgets will not display unless your theme is Widget-Compatible. Please ensure that your theme still contains its widget functionality (i.e. it’s not been commented out)
Contributors & Developers
“Advanced Twitter Feed Integration” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Added new quick-check tool to test API connection
- Added password type to secret keys
- Removed dependancy on external Twitter icons
- Added support for Twitter avatars in shortcode implementations
- Initial release.