Goodbye to the widget called: “Twitter”. Hello to the new widget called: “Mini Twitter Feed”
We have disabled the older widget called “Twitter” because it is outdated and no longer supported by the developer.
Fear not! We are introducing a new Twitter feed widget called: “Mini Twitter Feed”.
With the new widget, you will also be able to display your Twitter feed in any post or page you wish using a WordPress shortcode!
1. First, activate the “Mini Twitter Feed” plugin from your Dashboard > Plugins > Click Activate.
2. Then, go to Appearance > Widgets and add the “Mini Twitter Feed’ to an area in your sidebar or footer.
3. Now it’s time to configure the widget: In the miniTwitter widget, click “Create a new widget”.
This will take you to your Twitter account. Login and click on the blue button: “Create Widget”
You will be presented with a small bit of HTML code, something like this:
data-widget-id="365134152221200385">Tweets by @SharkWeek</a>
The box maybe difficult to see but the text will be selected. You only need to note the data-widget-id number and your Twitter username.
4. Copy and paste the code into a blank Word document or the text editor of your choice.
5. Look for the numbers assigned to “data-widget-id” as well as your Twitter account name.
6. Copy the data-widget-id into the Twitter Widget ID box.
7. Then, type your Twitter user name into the “Username” box.
8. Click Save.
Putting Mini Twitter feed on a page or post instead of the sidebar
If you want this on a page or post, use the Widget’s shortcode;
[minitwitter id="SERIESOFNUMBERS" width="250px" username="YOURTWITTERUSERNAME"]
Your shortcode will look something like this;
[minitwitter id="365134152221200385" width="250px" username="SharkWeek"]
Now your Twitter feed will appear inside in your post or page.
For more information about this widget, please see – https://wordpress.org/plugins/mini-twitter-feed/
As always, feel free to send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.