The Twitter Feed WordPress Plugin lets you output Twitter’s embeddable timeline into your WordPress site!

On 11th June 2013, Twitter deprecated v1 of their API, changing the way this plugin works. There are now 2 versions of this plugin. The free version outputs Twitter’s official (and very limited) embeddable timeline.

Twitter Feed PRO uses API v1.1 to output tweets in the way the plugin used to work -with complete versatility and is still fully customisable.

You can read more about the API updates and its implications in a blog post I wrote about Twitter API v1.1

 

Installation:

  1. Download the plugin direct from the Plugin Page at WordPress.
  2. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin
  4. Set up your new Twitter Widget
  5. Copy the ID of the widget
  6. Insert the shortcode!

 

The Shortcode:

To insert the Twitter feed, enter the following shortcode within a page, post or text widget:

[twitter-feed username="alexmoss" id="123456789"]

Setting up the Twitter Feed Widget

You have to insert these values to make sure the feed is set up for you:

Option Value Comments
username alexmoss the chosen username that matches the username chosen in the widget management area.
id N/A widget ID show after creating the widget, which is located in the URL
(https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/YOUR_WIDGET_ID/edit)or in the HTML code Twitter provide for you
(data-widget-id=”YOUR_WIDGET_ID”)
mode feed
fav
search
this needs to correlate with your choice within the widget management area.

The Settings Page

Because the plugin has been totally revamped, we have added a settings page as well as options. These options include:

  • Enabling/disabling Twitter’s JS call
  • Adding a Twitter follow button complete with size and language options
  • Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin

Information about Version 2

You may be viewing this page because the old version of Twitter Feed no longer works. This is because of an update Twitter made where they shut down v1 of their API and promoted their Embedded Timeline. This plugin now supports Embedded Timelines.

If you still require the same functionality than the older version (and much more) you will need to purchase Twitter Feed Pro, which incorporates all the old settings and adds a load more!

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