Setting up your very own, personalized twitter widget is fairly simple. Simply follow the instructions below to get started.
Generating the Widget[edit | edit source]
The following steps explain how to generate your desired widget on twitter.com and then grab the embed code.
- Log in to your Twitter account
- Go to twitter.com/settings/widgets/
- Click on the "Create new" button
- Choose a timeline source, normally your "User timeline"
- Options: Enter the Twitter username in the textbox
- Height (optional): Set the size of the widget to ensure it fits properly on your website
- Theme (optional): Set the colours of your widget by choosing a theme
- Link color (optional): Set the link colour for your widget or leave the default
- Have a look at the Preview column to check whether the Twitter feed is displaying the way you'd like it to
- Click on the "Create Widget" button
- Copy the entire code provided in the text box
You will now need to embed the code into your page.
Embedding the Widget[edit | edit source]
Steps to embedding in the widget area:
- Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets
- Drag the "Section" widget into whichever widget area you'd like (widget areas are marked in the sidebar, ex. frontpage, primary, secondary, etc.)
- Optional: Add a title to the widget
- Select all the areas that you wish the widget to appear in using the "Special Pages", "Pages", "Categories", and "Tags" tabs
- Paste the widget embed code in the entry field textbox
- Click on the "Save" button
Other Widgets You Can Use[edit | edit source]
- Section (Tabbed)
NOTE: Depending on the theme in use, widget areas can differ in size but all should be able to fit a properly sized Twitter widget. If your theme does not have a widget area, you could try simply embedding the code into a page or post.