Everything a developer or designer needs to pull in a Twitter feed. All in a slim package that won't get in the way of your creativity.
A plugin for developers and designers that sets up a WP_Cron to pull in and cache a user's stream using OAuth and the Twitter v1.1 REST API. It's all that a developer needs to incorporate a Twitter feed on their site, the OAuth handling, caching to avoid rate limiting, and utilities to easily format Tweets correctly without predefined styles to work around. For designers, the plugin creates a widget that can be used to easily display and style Tweets in your theme.
There are two main ways to access the Tweets, one aimed at developers and one aimed at designers.
This plugin creates a widget that allows display of the most recent Tweets in any sidebar in your theme. When adding the widget you can customize how many Tweets and what information is displayed, choosing from content, time, author, and source. The widget outputs HTML5 which with classes to style on every element, including flagging Tweets as Retweets and Replies. You will be able to style this widget to look exactly as you need it it to.
For those with something special in mind and willing to get their hands dirty, this plugin provides powerful access to the DB of Tweets. Tweets can be grabbed through a template tag and are provided in a special object jam packed with features:
An array of these objects is returned by the template tag instead of the
WP_Post object, or an individual can be constructed by passing the post ID of the Tweet to the object constructor.
The object provides a number of useful methods when working with Tweets. This object has the following accessible properties:
is_retweet- This boolean will be
truewhen the Tweet is a Retweet
is_reply- This boolean will be
truewhen the Tweet is a Reply to another Tweet
content- The content of the Tweet, this will be automatically formatted to link other referenced Twitter users, hashtags, and inline links
time- A timestamp of the Tweet, timezoned to the WP install, in Y-m-d H:i:s format
time_gmt- A timestamp of the Tweet, timezoned to GMT, in Y-m-d H:i:s format
time_str- The string that represents how long it's been since the Tweet, in the way that Twitter usually dates its Tweets, good for an international audience since this isn't timezone specicific
The object has the following methods:
get_source()- Returns the string representing the device used to Tweet this status
get_raw_tweet()- Returns the cached raw response from the API as an object, this should rarely be used as almost all information on the Tweet is accessible without loading this object
get_author_link()- Returns a string that is the link to the Tweet's author's page on Twitter
get_retweet_info()- Returns the info on the original Tweet of a Retweet, or false if the Tweet is not a Retweet, the object returned contains:
username- The Twitter username of the original Tweet
screenname- The Twitter screenname of the original Tweet
content- The unformatted content of the original Tweet
time_gmt- The GMT time of the Retweet
url- A direct link to the original Tweet
user_url- A direct link to the profile of the original Twitter user
get_reply_info()- Returns the info on the original status that this Tweet is replying to, the info is as follows:
url- The direct link to the original status
in_reply_to_name- The screenname of the original Twitter user
in_reply_to_user_url- The direct link to the original Twitter user's profile
get_author_info()- Gets the raw object response from the Twitter API scrape, there are a lot of variables in the raw object, but here's the main attributes:
id_str- The id of the user
name- The nice name of the author account
screen_name- The username of the author account
description- The self-provided description of the author on Twitter
created_at- The creation date of the Twitter author account
profile_image_url- Link to the profile image of the Twitter author account
profile_image_url_https- Secure link to the profile image of the Twitter author account
This will be the main function used to get Tweets from the DB. This function takes an array of parameters as follows:
$args['num']- This tells us how many Tweets to get from the DB, defaults to 5
$args['offset']- This tells us how many Tweets to skip over when selecting our Tweets, defaults to 0
$args['retweets']- This tells us whether or not to get Retweets, defaults to
$args['replies']- This tells us whether or not to get Replies, defaults to
trueThis function returns an array of STF_Tweet objects, the use of these objects is described above
Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2014-10-17
Active Installs: 50+
0 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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