My Twitter Widget

Description

This is the best twitter sidebar plugin widget you will find for WordPress. It easy to use, easy to install and has all the features you needs to show your twitter profile, feeds off. My Twitter Widget is a sidebar widget that offers you the possibility to show your lastest in your WordPress web site. You can choose to show 1 or 50 of your latest tweets. You can choose from multiple themes, profile image, you can even set the cache time period to refresh your tweets. This is the ultimate Twitter Widget for WordPress and is easy to use, setup and easy to style to look good on your website. If you are looking for a easy to use and setup sidebar widget for your wordpress site this is the one your want.

**Features***

Easy to install, setup and use.

  • Text area in admin panel to customize with your own css

  • Show you avatar and the number of tweets

  • Choose from multiple css styles including your themes css style

  • Turn you cashe on and off* Can be used under 4 differet languages(English, Frech, Spanish, Germen)

  • Support available and instructions provided

Demo

You can find a demo for this widget by visiting a live site online at WordPress Extensions Demo site.

Credits

Jack Higgins – This plugin was created by Jack Higgins. If you like this widget and would like to donate to help support new versions of this widget you can do so at the support center website.

Contact

If you need help, support or would just like to provide your comments and suggestions you may visit us online at our website support center.

License

My Twitter Widget is released under the GNU General Public License V3.For more information please readhttp://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.png My Tweet as seen to your users (will match your themes style and use your themes css)

  • screenshot-2.png My Tweet with a different background color. You can make it any color you want.

  • screenshot-3.png Backend screenshot showing the available settings

Installation

Choose either of the methods below that is best for you:

Install through your WordPress website using the upload function

  1. Go to the admin menu ‘Plugins’ -> ‘Install’ and search for ‘My Tweet Widget.zip’

  2. Click ‘install’ and activate it

Installs just like all of your other widgets and plugins through the administration section of your website.

Manual Installation

  1. Unzip the folder my-tweet-widget.zip and move files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

How To activate and setup the plugin PLEASE READ!!

With the new Twitter API updates you are now required to create an API and setup an authorized feed. Below you will find the instructions for how to setup your new WordPress Twitter Feed for your sidebar widget.

You will first need to create an application by logging into the twitter developer portal https://dev.twitter.com/apps. Twitter no longer allows unauthorized access to your twitter feeds so you are required to login to the developer portal and create an application. You can name your application whatever you want, such as “WordPress Feed” or “My Widget”. Write whatever description you want, maybe something related to the site and widget your are creating the application for, and then you will put in your web address that the plug-in will be installed on. You can leave the URL callback blank if you don’t know what its for. Click, I agree then if will generate your first set of Keys. Then at the bottom of that page you will click the button labelled “Generate Access Key Code”. Put this information in the corresponding fields found in your widget and you should be all set. Further details below.

  1. First login to you twitter account

  2. Go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps

  3. Click on Create New Application button.

  4. Fill out the form and submit it.You can view complete instructions here Web Designer.

  5. After submitting the form, Scroll down a little, you will see Consumer Key and Consumer Secret information, but you will still need access token.

  6. Click “Create my access token” button at the bottom of the page, then you will get Access Token and Access Token Secret information. thats everything that you need!

You can download the plugin directly from our website if you like from here Website Designer.

FAQ

I have tried many widgets found for WordPress and they all lack something. What makes this one different?
  • Well we tried to keep the entire widget as simple as possible yet still provide you with options. The number one item most people complain about is how the widget looks on their site compared to the rest of their site. It either looks like a big sore thumb on their site or the way the twitter feeds are formatted look horrible and sloppy. We tried to resolve this problem by providing options for the css of the widget. You have several options you can choose from without any css knowledge and if none of those work you can override the css using the css field to style the widget to look in uniform with your site.
Sometimes my feeds stop working
  • Often times twitter is updating their system, and the feeds will disappear from time to time. If there do not return after several hours then you can contact us and we will look into the problem.
I have changed twitter usernames, but its still showing my old account feeds
  • You need to clean the cache of the browser you are using or your wordpress site. The widget is designed to cashe the feeds to provide a quicker more real time display as you tweet, therefore it will tell your browser to store and use the same data. If after clearing the cache from both your website and brower you still experience problems please contact us.

Reviews

Thanks

Works with some small errors in links of widget.
Please update it, I installed and I wait for small update.
41000 downloads

Thanks, Regards

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Contributors & Developers

“My Twitter Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.1

Changed some of the css structure so that the widget displays better on most themes. Also cleaned up some whitespace and made some other adjustments to insure fast load time.

= 1.2
Updated some of the php to properly refresh the tweets more quickly. Was having a problem with tweets not updated and rendering for a long period of time once new tweets were posted on twitter website.

1.3

Had to change some of the programming to increase the refresh rate on each tweet. Also added some default CSS to allow
the widget to inherit all the template styles that it was installed on.

1.3.1

Had to change some of the programming to increase the refresh rate on each tweet. Also added some default CSS to allow
the widget to inherit all the template styles that it was installed on.

1.3.2

Made some slight modifications to the twitter API to speed up refresh rate.

1.3.3

Cleaned up and made the style sheet more compatible with all themes for WordPress. The widget has been given the method to use the the style sheet of the theme being used.

1.3.4

Received an error on the last install version so we made the adjustments, fixed the issues and made sure all versions are working correctly.

1.3.5

Had some comments about the tweets not refreshing often enough. Cleaned up some of the code and added a few lines to ask the widget to refresh every 3 minutes.

1.3.6

Updated twitter API so that the cache refresh rate is every 1 min. Also changed up some of the css so that the module is more fluent with the theme being used.

1.3.7

Again i had some feedback that the cache was not refreshing the tweets quickly enough. Added some json to purge the tweets every 30 seconds. This should elemenate any delay issues.

1.3.8

Updated Twitter API. We were getting support tickets stating that the Tweets where disappearing all the time for short periods and then reappearing. So we update the API which should fix the issues, but please let us know if you experience any problems.

1.3.9

Corrupted files with lastest update. Mxes file from another component so the system thinks it got the wrong version. Please be sure and up date to the latest version.

1.4

USers where complaining that the plugin was not showing their tweets sometimes so we changed the refresh rate to refresh quicket to try and keep the tweets fresh.

1.5

This update brings the plugin up to date to use Twitters OAuth settings and requires a consumer key, token and a few other API keys. This is a complete overhaul and pretty much a brand new plugin. Since Twitter has changed their API rules and you can not longer access their API without the proper access the plugin had to be rebuilt. If your tweets have stopped showing then you need this update. You will need to create an account on the application section of Tweeter. You can do so by logging in HERE using your twitter account login information. The plugin still works with your themes css and will be styled to match all of your other plugins and/or widgets.

1.6.0

Was having problems with last update so we did a complete redesign of the plugin giving you more control over the look of the plugin. You can now change the border, background and font color of your plugin. If you are using a version older than 1.5 then we recommend that you update your plugin now as your tweets have probably stopped working. This update brings the plugin up to date to use Twitters OAuth settings and requires a consumer key, token and a few other API keys. This is a complete overhaul and pretty much a brand new plugin. Since Twitter has changed their API rules and you can not longer access their API without the proper access the plugin had to be rebuilt. If your tweets have stopped showing then you need this update. You will need to create an account on the application section of Tweeter. You can do so by logging in HERE using your twitter account login information. The plugin still works with your themes css and will be styled to match all of your other plugins and/or widgets.

1.6.1

Some people are claiming to have problems when upgrading or installing the plugin. We think it maybe some conflict with another plugin or something. As it does not do this for every person and it maybe 1% of all that are using it that has this problem. In order for us to try and identify the problem any feedback you can provide would be great. We have tried to install the plugin under many different scenarios and have been unable to reproduce the issue.