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Twitter Friends


Widget that allows you to give love to the people that follow you on Twitter. You can choose different display styles of either picture only or picture, username, and most recent tweet. Due to Twitter limit on API hits, I cache the friend list and only hit Twitter every 5 minutes to avoid getting “Over the limit errors”

Version 1.1 fixes the issue that prevented the posts to update when viewed from front page of blog. Added a tweet box that allows you to post to twitter directly from the widget. Removed users that have not made a tweet in a long time.

Version 1.2 fixes a couple bugs, and adds optional direct message to new followers. Adds ability to block followers from the widget
Must use PHP5 because I use simple_xml functions


1.0 (2008-10-08):

  • Initial Public Release

1.1 (2008-11-23):

  • Bug Fixes and additional features

1.2 (2008-11-25):

  • Added Direct Message to new followers

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