Display your tweets on your blog using Kebo Twitter Feed

With its easy-to-use and intuitive interface, Kebo Twitter Feed makes it easy to display your tweets on your Hypotheses blog.

There are two stages involved in configuring the plugin:

  1. In the Settings > Kebo Twitter Feed menu, click on the “Connect to Twitter” button. A new window will open and you will have to enter your Twitter username (or the email address registered to your Twitter account) as well as your Twitter password. Then click on “Connect”.

You will be automatically redirected to the plugin’s admin page on your blog’s dashboard.

NB: If you are already connected to Twitter when you configure the plugin, you won’t have to reenter your login details. Simply clicking on “Connect to Twitter” will connect your Twitter account to the Kebo Twitter Feed.

KeboConfig

Once you have done this, you will see a configuration page similar to the screenshot above. You now have several options:

  • If you wish to disconnect your Twitter account from the Kebo Twitter Feed plugin, click on the cross to the right of where it says “Connected as @your_Twitter_username”

  • The “Feed Refresh Rate” allows you to set the time interval between each update of your Twitter feed on your blog. If you are something of a Twitter addict or you are live-tweeting an event, a short time interval will be appropriate. However, if you use Twitter more sporadically, it’s better to choose a longer interval. In any case, the interval must be somewhere between 1 and 30 minutes.

  • Ticking the “Toggle Feature On/Off” box will prevent search engines such as Google from following the links contained in your tweets. This option is useful if the Twitter account you wish to display is managed by several administrators and you are not sure about the quality of the links being shared via this account.

Click on “Save Changes” once you have adjusted these settings.

  1. Go to the Appearance > Widgets menu and you’ll find the Kebo Twitter Feed widget in the list of available widgets.

Activate the widget by placing it in one of the widget zones.

 KeboConfig2

All you have to do now is configure how the tweets will be displayed on your blog.

  • You can use the optional “Title” feed to give your widget a name.

  • You can use the “Display” menu to choose whether to display your tweets, your retweets or all your combined tweets (including retweets).

  • You can use the “Style” menu to choose how your tweets are displayed: either vertically (“List”) or in “Slider” mode (one tweet is displayed at a time, and tweets are automatically rotated every 10 seconds or so).

  • The “Theme” menu allows you choose the colour of the buttons underneath each tweet. These buttons allow users to reply, retweet or save a tweet as a favourite. To do this you have to say whether your theme is “Dark” or “Light”. The colour contrast of the three buttons will then be adapted accordingly.

  • You can use the “Number of Tweets” field to choose how many tweets to display via this widget (between 1 and 50).

  • You can use the following tick-box options to choose whether to display your Twitter profile image alongside your tweets. This also applies to conversations associated with your tweets (i.e. replies to your tweets), to media (images, videos, etc.) shared via your tweets (this option is available only with the Style > List format) and to the buttons (“Intent Links”) that users can click on to reply to your tweets, retweet them or save them as favourites.

Once you have adjusted these settings, simply click on “Save”.

Featured image: Tweet by Thomas Hawk (licence: Creative Commons by-nc)

This post is a translation of this one, by Helen Tomlinson.

See you soon on Hypotheses!


François Pacaud

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