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Layout widgets! Add a Twitter widget to your paper

Animate your paper with a Twitter widget

Create a more dynamic paper by embedding a Twitter widget directly onto your newspaper's main page.  

Twitter's Widgets Configurator allows you to embed:

  • User Timeline: Display public Tweets from any user on Twitter.
  • Favorites: Show all Tweets a specific user has marked as favorites.
  • List: Show Tweets from public lists that you own and/or subscribe to. 
  • Search: Display customized search results in real time (perfect for live events, conferences, brands, etc.).

 

To get started, sign into twitter, go to the Widgets Configurator

  • Click Create new.
  • Choose the type of embedded timeline you’d like (described above) and start to configure the widget.
    • For User Timeline, enter the username of the user whose Tweets you want to display.
    • For Favorites, enter the username of the user whose favorites you want to display.
    • For List, select a public list that you own and/or subscribe to in the drop-down menu.
    • For Search, enter your search query (for advanced searches, use Twitter’s search operators).
    • Make sure to select Safe mode if you want to exclude sensitive content, profanity, etc.
  • Customize the design by specifying the height, theme (light or dark), and link color to match your website. You can also configure your embedded timeline to auto-expand Tweets containing media.
  • Click Create widget 

After creating your widget on twitter, copy the code and paste the code into your paper settings.

 From your Paper Settings Dashboard, click Web NewspaperLayout & appearance Layout widgets > Twitter widget.  

 

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Last Updated:  Julia Yaziji  November 1, 2016

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