Digicution Simple Twitter Feed

This plugin provides a simple list of Tweets from a users screen name for usage within your WordPress Blog or Template.

Author:Dan Perkins @ Digicution (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.1
WordPress version tested:4.1.1
Plugin version:1.4.4
Added to WordPress repository:09-11-2013
Last updated:23-02-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://www.digicution.com/wordpress-simple-tw...
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  • If using OpenSSL encryption and upgrading from a version below - you will be required to re-enter your Twitter API details to comply with the latest OpenSSL iv security implementation.

  • If your Twitpics aren't displaying in 1.4.4 and above and you are using manual styling, please make sure you add a height property to the a.dt-twitter-media-image CSS property

WordPress 4.1 Responsive Interface Design - Fully Backwards Compatible With Earlier WordPress Releases (Down to 3.1).

This plugin provides a simple list of Tweets from a users screen name for usage within your WordPress Blog or Template.

Since Twitter implemented it’s new API (v1.1) in June 2013, a lot of old WordPress Twitter feed plugins stopped working. I received quite a few requests to from various devs and designers to create new Twitter feeds and the majority of these that I built used the same or a similar framework.

I still get quite a few requests for updates on these feeds and rather than emailing the new version over to them to install, I figured I’d compile all the options and get it up on the WordPress repo so I could push updates directly to the WordPress installations and standardize the installs 🙂

It’s a pretty simple plugin but hopefully, it should help anyone out there who simply wants a decent Twitter feed on their WordPress site.

The ‘Digicution Simple Twitter Feed’ plugin includes a linking system to hook up your Twitter App with your WordPress Blog or Template, 3 methods of integration: Widget, Shortcode & Direct PHP Function and a large number of customisable options for tweet display including:

  • Correct parsing of @username, #hashtag & URLs into links
  • Number of tweets to display at a time
  • Twitter update frequency (how often to check Twitter, to comply with API Rate Limiting)
  • Show / hide re-tweets
  • Show follow links / buttons
  • Display full name option
  • Display screen name option
  • Display Tweet date option
  • Display Expand Tweet option
  • Display Reply to Tweet option
  • Display Re-Tweet option
  • Display Favourite option
  • Profile image display
  • Profile image size & margins
  • Tweet text padding & margins
  • Tweet background colours / customisable for odd and even alternate colours
  • Tweet text colour
  • Tweet link colour
  • Tweet font size
  • Container width, background colour, padding & margins

I’ve used it on a number of sites and so far it seems to be working very well. However, if anyone finds any issues or bugs with the plugin, please let me know and I will endeavour to get them fixed as soon as I possibly can. There are thousands of unique WordPress installs out there and it is impossible for me to be able to test them all so, if you do find an issue, please report it at http://www.digicution.com/contact/

The plugin REQUIRES PHP's cURL function to be installed and available. If you're unsure, please install the plugin and the diagnostics will let you know if you are able to use it or not.

PHP's mcrypt library is also recommended but not essential.

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