Embedding Twitter widget in WordPress.com blog

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  • #804178

    alextabone
    Member

    I would like to embed the Twitter list widget on a WP.com Page. The script is similar to the following:

    <script charset=”utf-8″ src=”http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js”></script>
    <script>
    new TWTR.Widget({
    version: 2,
    type: ‘list’,
    rpp: 30,
    interval: 30000,
    title: ‘title’,
    subject: ‘subject’,
    width: ‘auto’,
    height: 300,
    theme: {
    shell: {
    background: ‘#ffffff’,
    color: ‘#ffffff’
    },
    tweets: {
    background: ‘#ffffff’,
    color: ‘#000000’,
    links: ‘#755e4f’
    }
    },
    features: {
    scrollbar: true,
    loop: false,
    live: true,
    behavior: ‘all’
    }
    }).render().setList(‘username’, ‘listname’).start();
    </script>

    How can I embed it in a WordPress.com Page please?

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is alextabone.wordpress.com.

    #804314

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    That code uses javascript, which we cannot use on WordPress.com. See here.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/#javascript

    We can use the Twitter widget offered by WordPress.com, which you can read more about here, and which also explains other ways to integrate Twitter with your site. http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter/

    #804317

    alextabone
    Member

    Thanks for your help.

    Is there a way to make the Twitter Blackbird Pie widget (http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter-blackbird-pie/) automatically read from a Twitter feed/list/username and post tweets to my blog as posts?

    #804321

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Sorry, but no automatic posting of feeds as posts. Have a look at the TOS. It falls under that “machine generated” content, which is pretty much frowned upon and could lose you your site.

    You could probably add a twitter widget to your sidebar for usernameX. That’s not a problem or you could set up an RSS widget for your sidebar if you have the feed to that username or topic. If you do it would be great to share how you did it because twitter pretty much did away with that option with their redesign.

    #804322

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Ah, but I see you are already using multiple twitter widgets on the site linked to your username…

    #804492

    alextabone
    Member

    Yes, but I need them to be in the main content area of a Page, not as sidebar and footer widgets. Do you think it’s possible to place them in the middle of the page (with comment boxes underneath them)? Thanks

    #804493

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    No, as already explained above, no automatic posting of feeds as posts.

    If you really need to auto-post material to your site, perhaps you should set up a self-hosted site instead.

    #804495

    alextabone
    Member

    @justjennifer Thanks.

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