WiscWeb CMS - How To Put A Twitter Widget On Your Page

This document shows how to use the Twitter Widget on your website.

Twitter Widget

Twitter Widget: How to put on your page ...
Twitter Widget default view

Twitter widgets can go in left/right-side columns or the main content area. The default configuration is pictured above.

IMPORTANT: Due to the way Twitter has built these new widgets, you cannot display identical widgets on the same page!

Twitter Steps

  1. Log in to Twitter.

  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen, and choose Settings.
    Image of Settings Option

  3. Click Widgets on the left hand side of the screen
    Find the

  4. Click Create new (upper right corner).

  5. Configure the widget. Note that some of these items are NOT configurable inside the CMS. The following are the important fields: Username, No replies, and Auto-expand photos. Those need to be set here as WiscWebCMS cannot set them!
    Widget configuration screen shot

  6. Click Create Widget

  7. Copy/Write down the WidgetID, which can be found in two places: In the URL between /widgets/ and /edit/ OR in the text box (which will select everything when you click in it so you will have to paste it else where and then extract just the WidgetID).
    Location of the newly created Widget's ID

CMS Steps

  1. Open the Page
    open page.jpg
  2. Click on Manage Side Blocks
    manage_ ide blocks
  3. Click on Create and Connect Page
    create and connect page
  4. Click on Twitter Widget
    Twitter Widget Create and Connect

  5. Click on Edit Configuration and use the Widget ID from the steps above in the appropriate field and fill in the other configuration options.
    edit configuration

Common Questions

Q: I sent out a tweet but it didn't show up in the widget. How come?
A: There is a configuration item to exclude certain types of tweets (called "replies"). By default Twitter assumes you do not want these "conversational" tweets (i.e. tweets directed at a specific person vs tweets for everyone following you) on your website.

Keywords:wiscweb cms templates content classes Twitter widget tweet   Doc ID:29254
Owner:Matthew G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2013-03-28 11:20 CDTUpdated:2014-12-02 12:34 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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