Embedding Twitter

Our editors have been asking for a way to embed twitter searches into their blogs.  It turns out it’s really easy.  Twitter offers a number of embeddable widgets.

  1. Log in to Twitter and click on Resources in the right sidebar
  2. Choose Widgets and then click “My Website”
  3. Choose the Search widget or any other widget
  4. Customize then embed!
  5. You may want to add some css on the page to customize the look of the widget. I had to here because my styles were interfering with it a bit.
  6. Edit the settings to set interval: 5000.  This will make the widget update every 5s instead of the default 30s.  You can also adjust the width and height.

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