Support » Plugin: Rotating Tweets (Twitter widget and shortcode) » Default Message/No Tweets?

  • Is there a way to have a default message in case there are no tweets for the account? I think I am getting the message:

    “Problem retrieving data from Twitter”

    Because there are no tweets. Should I just go into the plugin file and modify the default message?

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  • Plugin Author Martin Tod


    That would work.

    Any thoughts on what you’d like the message to be? It’s an easy fix to add a different message for this scenario.

    From my brief file searching, I wasn’t able to find the message in your files.

    Something like…

    if account.messages = 0
    then return ‘no tweets found’ or ” (nothing at all)

    The current message suggests a technical issue to me.

    It’s really just for our situation, where we use the plugin as a way to have an quick announcement for the website.

    Great plugin, thanks Martin!

    Plugin Author Martin Tod


    Are you using a shortcode or the widget?

    If you’re using a shortcode, then the development version will accept msg_no_tweets as a variable where you can set a message.

    Either way, the default message for no tweets has been set to ‘No Tweets found’.

    Plugin Author Martin Tod


    Did this work for you?

    Thank you for that and following up with me. Very interesting. I tested it out. With 0 tweets, I get that “Problem retrieving data from Twitter” message. So I test-tweeted (tweet count:1), and actually, the tweet showed up, so it’s not a configuration issue. Though I deleted the tweet and even with the 2 minute cache it’s still there 20 minutes later.

    Here’s my shortcode

    [rotatingtweets screen_name=’waialuafcu’ official_format_override=0 links_in_new_window=1 show_meta_screen_name=0 rtw_display_order=’meta,info,main,media’ rotation_type=’fade’ speed=3000 show_meta_via=0 show_meta_prev_next=0 show_meta_pager=1 show_meta_pager_blob=’■’ msg_no_tweets]

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by R J.
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