Would you like to share your Tweets on your website or blog?
Adding your Twitter feed to your blog or website can display more content from you. If you are active on Twitter, this can also add to your site’s dynamics making it feel current to followers and you may even gain Twitter followers and engagement.
If you are trying to add your Twitter feed to your blog and can’t figure it out, this post is for you. This post will help you do this on a WordPress.com site.
Let’s Begin –
The first thing you need to do is create your Twitter Timeline widget within your own Twitter account. This will generate a widget ID code that WordPress needs in order to enable the Twitter widget on your site.
So let’s go to your Twitter account and follow these steps –
1. Click on your profile photo in the upper right hand corner.
2. This brings up the Account menu on the left side of your screen. Click on the Widget menu located near bottom of the account menu.
3. Click Create New.
This will bring you to the widget menu with options to auto expand photos(this option will display pictures you link to in tweets) and exclude replies(this option will not display a tweet if it is just a reply to someone’s tweet). These are automatically checked off. Uncheck the boxes if you wish to change these settings.
Choose the Height – this will determine how many tweets will be displayed at one time. Think of how you wish the feed to look like on your site.
Choose the Theme color – light or dark which means your Twitter feed on your site will either have a white background or black background. Choose the color which will make more sense to blend on your site.
Click ‘Create Widget‘
If you wish to change the background or other settings, you can always go back to this menu and change the options.
Twitter will now display an address to copy. The most important part of this address is the numeric code which appears within the address. Your WordPress widget needs that code. Copy the code and return to your WordPress site.
Now Go To your WordPress – Dashboard – Appearance – Widgets
In the widget menu, choose the Twitter widget box from the settings. Copy the Twitter widget code into the Widget ID (?) box.
Click SAVE to complete the process. Now go to your site and check out your Twitter feed. If you wish to make appearance changes, go back to your Twitter widget menu in your Twitter account to make any changes.
Now you have your Twitter Timeline feed on your site and you may want to add your Facebook like box to your WordPress site . . . that will be my next post ! Right now I have to get outside and enjoy this beautiful Autumn day !
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