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: How to put on your page ...
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!
- Log in to Twitter.
- Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen, and choose Settings.
- Click Widgets on the left hand side of the screen
- Click Create new (upper right corner).
- 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!
- Click Create Widget
- 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).
- Open the Page
- Click on Manage Side Blocks
- Click on Create and Connect Page
- Click on Twitter Widget
- Click on Edit Configuration and use the Widget ID from the steps above in the appropriate field and fill in the other configuration options.
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.