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How to Create a WordPress Twitter Widget

Posted on 17 July 2011 by Liza Mae V.

I realize that I update my Twitter feed quite more often than my blog, so I decided to place a WordPress Twitter Widget on the side bar so that my readers who aren’t following me on Twitter get my latest update.  This is how my current Twitter feed looks like and it is quite easy to create without installing any plugins on WordPress.  This guide can be used with a regular website for the scripts can be used outside of WordPress.

Twitter Feed on WordPress Blog

How to Create a WordPress Twitter Widget

Visit Twitter’s website resources under widget profile to create your customized WordPress Twitter Widget.  (Please note that this will not work for privatized Twitter accounts.)

  1. Enter Twitter user name.  Create WordPress Twitter Widget - Enter User Name
  2. Customize your WordPress Twitter Widget preferences.  These are the settings I chose for my site but you can customize it for your own personal preferences.Create WordPress Twitter Widget - Enter Preferences
  3. Customize the appearance of the WordPress Twitter Widget.  Since I know the color scheme of my site I customized the widget’s colors accordingly, so you can control the color of the background, text, and links of your widget. You can test the different color settings and preview it before creating the widget.
    Create WordPress Twitter Widget_Appearance
  4. Click Finish & Grab Code, then copy code for your WordPress Twitter Widget.Create WordPress Twitter Widget_Get Code
    You can customize the dimensions of the widget but I just used the default setting of auto width. (OPTIONAL STEP)Create WordPress Twitter Widget_Dimensions
  5. Go to the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets and drag the Text Widget to the widget sidebar you would like your WordPress Twitter Widget to appear.  If your theme does not have widgetized areas, you can paste the code in the Editor.  Paste the code into description area and Save.
    WordPress Widgets Sidebar - Twitter WordPress Widget Creation

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