Support » Plugin: WP Twitter Wall » It’s a Twitter Wall!

  • So this does exactly what the developers describe. It creates a nice-looking Twitter wall based on criteria you define. You do need to set up a Twitter Application which means your cell phone number must be given to Twitter, but this is not a major impediment.

    The plugin still needs a bit of work to be truly useful to a wide audience. The spam controls are a little too restrictive for me (multiple hashtags are common enough that they shouldn’t be an automatic trigger) but the ability for an admin account to quickly single out a spam account and block it is useful. Some other tweaks are also needed around allowing users to control more of the settings and language but that should smooth out once people start using it more.

    The only real concern I have is that the wall is intended to be scrollable throughout the history of the display. Over time, I can see an active conference/event overloading a browser and causing a crash. It may be worthwhile for someone to figure out how to limit the overall number of tweets displayed or create two separate walls, one for browsers and a more limited one for projection.

    Otherwise, this is great work!

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  • Plugin Contributor Thierry Pigot

    (@thierrypigot)

    Hi jason1178,

    Thanks for your feedbacks.

    We are open to any suggestions of evolutions 😉

    I not really understand what you mean by “The only real concern I have is that the wall is intended to be scrollable throughout the history of the display. Over time, I can see an active conference/event overloading a browser and causing a crash. It may be worthwhile for someone to figure out how to limit the overall number of tweets displayed or create two separate walls, one for browsers and a more limited one for projection.” ?

    The option “Number of tweets to display” is not enough?

    Thierry

    Hi Thierry, thanks for responding.

    What I meant is that the plugin loads the newer tweets every 30 seconds. The older tweets are not removed, simply pushed down. So if I want to see an older tweet, I can scroll down to any point in time from when I loaded the wall display.

    The only thing I’m afraid of with that is if I leave a Twitter wall up for 12-18 hours, will the browser crash from lack of memory?

    Plugin Contributor Thierry Pigot

    (@thierrypigot)

    Hi Jason1178,

    You right. We have forgot to limit this with the option “Number of tweets to display”.

    I think we are going to implement a limit equal to “Number of tweets to display” + 10 tweets. Do you think this is enough?

    Thierry

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