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SimpleTwitter displays the most recent twitter post (tweet) for a given user. The tweet is cached on the webserver for a number of minutes.

What is my twitter user id?

Your twitter user id is the user name that you used to sign up to twitter.

Can I use any twitter id?

Yes. Anything that resolves to http://twitter.com/twitter_id/ can be used.

Why not just use the Javascript badge?

The javascript badge makes a call to twitter.com every time a page is requested. SimpleTwitter caches the tweet for a few minutes, so your web pages should be complete faster.

I've just posted to twitter. Why isn't my tweet showing?

This will be because of the cache. This will always be a compromise between instantly updating your website with the most recent message, and always serving a complete webpage to your visitors.

Why does my web page occasionally takes a long time to load?

SimpleTwitter runs before a page has finished loading. If the cache has expired, a request to twitter.com will be made. Depending on how busy twitter.com is, it may take a while to respond. There is a fairly small time out set in the plugin, which should restrict the time it waits for a response to an acceptable level. If twitter.com hasn't responed in this time, the cache will not update and the old message will be displayed. Remember, it should only have to do this after the number of minutes configured in wp-admin.

How long is the length of the time out?

A connection has to be made to twitter.com within 4 seconds. A response has to be received within 8 seconds.

Can I change the length of the request time out?

Not yet, no.

How do I show the time of the tweet?

You can't just yet. This isn't called SimpleTwitter for nothing!

Requires: 2.0.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.0.5
Last Updated: 10 years ago
Active Installs: 300+


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