WP Twitter Feeder Widget 1.0

Description

Show your latest twitter posts with this easy to use twitter sidebar plugin widget for WordPress. Easy to setup and easy to use. This widget will use your themes styling so that the widget looks like the rest of your website. If your theme is setup, the widget will blend and look like all your other widgets. Download it today and start sharing.

Features

* Very easy to use
* Will install in seconds
* Simple to install
* Lots of customize options
* Uses your existing wordpress files for css, and styles
* Can choose to detect urls, no follows and choose the number or tweets to display

Critical Update

As of update 1.5 the plugin has been completely rewritten and is based on Twitters new oAuth API 1.1.

Recently the plugin quite working, but this was due to Twitter no longer allowing any unsecured calls to their API. Now, in order to display your tweets on your website you have to setup a personal twitter application using Twitters new oAuth API 1.1. You can login using your twitter account credentials here dev.twitter.com. You will be required to create the applications and the plugin will need the following to work correctly;

  • Consumer Key
  • Consumer Secret
  • Access Token
  • Token Secret

You can use the same Authorization strings for several widgets and multiple website.

If you have any problems with getting the new plugin to work please check that CURL and OPENSSL extensions are turned on in your PHP environment.

Usage

Once you have installed the twitter widget you will need to click on appearance then click on widgets and you will find the twitter widget there. You can then simply drag the twitter widget over and drop it into the location you want it to show on your website. Then click the little arrow and the twitter widget will have a drop down menu which will allow you to change and add options you wish to display.

  • See the the web company that developed this for further information.

Developer documentation is also available for those who need instructions on how to make modifications.

We specialize in Ecommerce Web Design and make no warranties against this plugin. If you need help installing please contact us using our support like found on our website. As with installing any new plugins on your website we encourage you to create a backup copy of your site. You are free to use and distribute this plugin as you want.

Demo

View this simple to use sidebar widget in action at WP Sidebar Twitter Widget.

Credits

Tony Alford

The plugin was built utilizing Pownce for WordPress widget with major modifications and features added.

In was made available by Web Design Company Team Web USA and chief developer Jack Higgins.

Contact

To contact the Web Designer of this widget

you can do so by visiting Team Web USA.

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.png Show how the plugin looks on the front end of a website

  • screenshot-2.png the backend options area for administrator

Installation

Either use your install option in the administration section of your WordPress blog or unzip

the files and drag and drop the entire folder wp-tweeter-sidebar into your plugins folder using your favourite ftp software.

If you need help installing this please visit us online at Support and use

contact us for support or help.

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 adress that the plugin will be installed on. You can leave the URL callback blank if you dont know what its for. Click, i agree then if will generate your first set of Key. 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/apps3. Click on Create New Application button.

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

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

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

You can download the plugin directly from our website if you like from here Web Designers.

FAQ

Can I control how many tweets will display on my site?
  • Yes you can choose to display as many of your latest tweets as you like.
Will the widget look different than the rest of my site or will I have to change some css or backgrounds in the code to make it look normal on my site?
  • No the twitter widget is designed to use your existing css files and design files so that the widget will look like the rest of your site such as a menu showing the same title text color and size, background color etc.

Contributors & Developers

“WP Twitter Feeder Widget 1.0” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

Cleaned up some of the code. Got a few people saying they their pages where loading slowing since they installed the plugins. So we tightened up and compressed the code. Remove allot of whitespace and test the plugin/widget to insure it loaded smooth on other large sites.

1.2

Made some updates to the twitter API, cleaned up some whitespace to ensure fast load time.

1.3

Changed the twitter API to refresh faster and without using the brownsers cookies. Plugin will render tweets more quickly and auto refresh every 30 sec.

1.4

Corrected some css problems to allow the plugin to work with any theme the user has choosen. Now the plugin should make any corrections such as the title tags, background color, borders etc. to match any other widget they have on their site and match the theme itself.

1.5

Cleaned up some of the code. Got a few people saying they their pages where loading slowing since they installed the plugins. So we tightened up and compressed the code. Remove allot of whitespace and test the plugin/widget to insure it loaded smooth on other large sites.

1.5.1

Updated entire API to the new current twitter API to ensure a successful stream and no problems.

1.5.2

Made some slight modifications to the twitter API to increase refresh rate on tweets.

1.5.3

Cleaned up some of the code. Got a few people saying they their pages where loading slowing since they installed the plugins. So we tightened up and compressed the code. Remove allot of white space and test the plugin/widget to insure it loaded smooth on other large sites..

1.5.4

Did pretty much the same thing as last time. Cleaned up some of the code. Got a few people saying they their pages where loading slowing since they installed the plugins. So we tightened up and compressed the code. Remove allot of whitespace and test the plugin/widget to insure it loaded smooth on other large sites..

1.5.5

Made some updates to the twitter API, cleaned up some white space to ensure fast load time.

1.5.6

Corrected some css problems to allow the plugin to work with any theme the user has chosen. Also change the cache rate so that the tweets refresh every 30 seconds.

1.5.7

Updated twitters API so that the tweets would refresh faster. Changed some of the core settings so that the tweets would refresh faster.

1.5.8

Corrupterd file with last update and the plugin was not working correctly. All problems should be fixed now. Please let us know if you experience any other problems.

1.5.9

Needed to update the refresh rate on the plugin so that the tweets show up more quicker.

1.6.0

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

Had some people that installed the plugin states they were getting some errors so we went through the plugin to issue there are not problems. We have been unable to replicate any problems so any help from anyone receiving any would help out. Please email all your issues to support@teamwebusa.com and we will reply back as soon as possible.

1.6.2

Having feed probrlems not showing in real time. Fixed problem and all seems to be working fine now.

WP Twitter Feeder Widget 1.0 is released under the GNU General Public License V3.

For more information please read

http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html