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  1. how do I put the twitter html into the RSS feed for it to work?

  2. You don't. They should give your an RSS link (a URL) that you can put into the RSS widget.

  3. I'm new to this site but wow, someone makes a request for what truly is a very popular web 2.0 site amongst techies and many others and gets jumped on. Is the wordpress community really this snooty and biased? If you don't like the idea, no one would make you put it on your page but if you use it then what's the big deal? I don't use twitter, i like jaiku which is basically one site that shows any updates you make in your entire web presence through rss and also any text update as well. I was going to start a new thread to ask if the badges for it will be allowed sometime soon as many techies and bloggers are now using it but since it's inline somewhat with twitter i thought i'd post here. It specializes in flickr rss feeds as well, showing thumbnails of your new uploads in addition to just the text. I see a lot of flickr users in this community so i thought it'd be a good idea. Anyhow, please don't jump on me for making a suggestion please.

  4. What I'm going to ask is, have you read the whole thread, do you understand why we can't just add in whatever's hot and why the approval process takes so long, and have you followed the instructions in this thread to submit something for consideration? If you do those things, there's no reason for anyone to jump on you.

  5. I would like twitter too, and can't understand all the angry talk here. I'm just a teachers, and we use it in global projects. If we can have meebo on wordpress, then why not twitter? I would love to be able to have my twitter doings embedd on the blog

  6. The reason we don't have twitter is, it hasn't passed the security clearance yet and it hasn't passed the "we're confident it isn't just a flash in the pan" test yet either. Give it some time.

    The hostility goes back to the tone of some of the early posts on the subject. Requests that are polite are treated with respect. Requests that are demanding, emotional, disrespectful of the security of other WordPress users, etc, do not tend to elevate a discussion. I'm assuming you're familiar with the security issues because you've read this thread, right?

  7. I'm assuming you're familiar with the security issues because you've read this thread, right?

    *sigh* Which is another issue around here. Thinking of making that into a tshirt for WordCamp actually....

  8. A twitter widget is a must. Blogging and twitter go together like lamb and tuna fish. Maybe you prefer spaghetti and meatball?

  9. A twitter widget is a must

    So's reading the thread that you post in. Might do some good as there's a method of doing this already as you can add in your Twitter RSS feed into an RSS widget. Feel free to suggest via feedback a dedicated widget though.

    Do note though that it seems like 900k+ blogs are going just fine without it though and that you don't speak for everybody.

  10. It would only make sense for wordpress to add a widget in the sidebar for twitter to make things easier for its users. Going through the trouble to research a read through a thread for something that can be easily remedied is ignorant on wordpress's part. And no one speaks for everyone.

  11. It's ignorant to read the thread that you post in? OK.....

    Please note that it's also discussed up above as the possible reasons why it heasn't been added yet. (ie security, not enough requests, etc.)

    It would only make sense for wordpress to add a widget in the sidebar for twitter to make things easier for its users.

    And again you're assuming that everybody wants this feature.

    Best bet would be to use the workaround as described up above and request this feature via feedback.

  12. are you that guy that goes hangs around forums just to argue with people? hmm "dr" mike?

  13. Dr Mike has several degrees, excellent reading skills, and a notably low level of attitude. Try your best to replicate that when you make your requests, because WordPress does notice.

    Read the thread you post in.

  14. I would also love twitter support. I am using the rss thing right now. It works ok, it just isn't too pretty. It would be great to be able to use the real Twitter badges on my blog. I have it on my myspace and it works pretty well.

    [Deleted Link Spam - drmike]

  15. I would also love twitter support. I am using the rss thing right now. It works ok, it just isn't too pretty. It would be great to be able to use the real Twitter badges on my blog. I have it on my myspace and it works pretty well.

    [Deleted Spam links for a second time. Please note that sig links are not allowed here, especially for offsite websites - drmike]

  16. Nat, please do what's suggested and send in a feedback with this suggestion on Monday. Please be sure to include why you would like to see this feature as that gets brownie points.

    bafinney, please don't waste my time as I'm here to try and help those who want our help. You've already proven to the rest of us that your ability to read is lacking. You don't need to prove it anymore.

  17. It's a shame simply cos the Twitter badge looks pretty. *I am a girl so I have rights to pretty things* haha.

    Well, not having twitter doesn't affect my blog at all. It's a plus that can be done without. I mean, those who are my twitter friends would have already got my SMS updates.. And those who log on to my blog can easily read from the RSS feed.

    Don't see a strong *need* for this function. It's a PLUS, not a MUST.

    I'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to techie stuff.

    ;)

  18. Yes. Twitter is very cool. look at this made with wordpress. You can see the customized twitter flas badge here at ginatonic.net. look the first sidebar
    1) Inform your audience what you are doing and when
    2) Inform your audience what did you do in the past or who you was communicating
    3) Cute personalization makes your audience feel you are near him
    4) Be on top web 2.0 technologies

    see ya Dr

  19. @ruku and blumerang
    Please do what's suggested and send in a feedback with this suggestion on Monday. Please be sure to include why you would like to see this feature.

  20. Another vote for a twitter badge! And yes, I have read this whole thread and will send my feedback to WP.
    Has there been any progress on this matter that I have missed?
    I don't think twitter is going anywhere soon and is a fantastic way to do a mini-update on your blog while you're mobile to whet people's appetite until you can sit down and post properly. Just my ideas!

  21. @taraskipp
    No progress that I'm aware of has been made. Only staff can provide an update on whether this is under consideration or not.

  22. I don't see why people really need a Twitter badge? Yes, I use Twitter [on occasion rather excessively], but you don't need a Twitter badge to have it displayed on your blog as it's been mentioned several times on this thread.

    Simply grab the RSS feed of your Twitter feed, stick it in an RSS widget and stick it on your sidebar:

    1) Go to http://twitter.com/YOUR USERNAME HERE to view your timeline. Alternatively go to http://twitter.com/home if you also want to include your friends tweets.

    2) Scroll down to the bottom and look on the left for 'RSS'.

    3) Right click it and 'Copy Link location' for Firefox or similar ones for Internet Explorer and other browsers.

    4) Go to your Blog > Dashboard > Presentation > Widgets.

    5) Drag a RSS widget from the bottom box to the sidebar.

    6) Paste the link from step 3 in, save the settings and voila.

    Yes, it may not look as shiny as a twitter badge, but is it really necessary? Many blogs already have quite a few images and other things in the sidebar that it would just clutter things up even more.

    That's just my opinion though. :)

  23. That should be FAQ'd.

  24. Agreed and done :)

    carocat - would you like a credit direct to your blog? I'm asking because I don't want to do it then have people descend on your blog asking for help.

  25. @carocat
    Are you aware of Lorelle's WordPress Tips celebration? I think you should submit your tip on "twitter" to her http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/weekly-digest-wordpress-tips-guest-bloggers-party-on-and-more-wordpress-and-blogging-fun/

  26. It's only something I quickly wrote, but thanks for the comments. :)

    @ Mark: If people want to ask me for help and it's actually somthing I can do, like this, they're more than welcome to, so feel free. :)

    @ Timethief: I've never looked into it, but I'll have a gander now. Thanks!

  27. Added you - thanks again :)

  28. @carocat

    I agree that it doesn't really matter if my twitter is pretty or not, but I do have a question that I'm directing at you simply because you wrote the nice FAQ :)

    Do you have any idea why an RSS widget would fail to reflect updates from Twitter? I added the widget to the sidebar about 5 hours ago and the only thing that is posted is my first "tweet." The others I made shortly thereafter are not showing up -- I even tried pasting the URL for the feed into the widget again, to see if that would force it to show the other items, but it still doesn't. Any thoughts on the subject would be appreciated.

  29. @cyrcipl
    Perhaps you would like to post this as a comment submitted to carocat's twitter blog post. If so then it's located here http://carocat.wordpress.com/2007/09/13/how-to-display-your-twitter-status-on-your-wordpresscom-blog/

  30. @timethief

    Thanks

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