Hashtags in Twitter widget

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  • #734681

    You guys should definitely look at changing the Twitter widget to allow for searches, like hashtags. I’m wanting to promote on my blog the use of the hashtag #politicalisation and it’s a pain not being able to use the twitter widget to bring up all the posts using that hashtag.

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

    #734839

    timethief
    Member

    Maybe I’m missing something here, but if you Tweet all your post links and use hashtags then why don’t you use Twitter Search?

    #734896

    I don’t want to search for the hashtag, I want the search to appear on the blog. You can do it with the official Twitter widget, but that doesn’t work with WP.com, as it runs on flash, I believe.

    #735004

    I really want to use this function too, so strange that it doesn’t exist in WordPress.

    #735005

    raincoaster
    Member

    If they’re already on your blog, directing them to a hashtag search isn’t going to help you.

    #735006

    timethief
    Member

    Indeed it will only send them off the blog.

    #735007

    raincoaster
    Member

    Not only that, but if the intention is to publicize the twitter account, the TWITTER WIDGET itself with a link to the twitter account is a better bet. Hashtag promotion doesn’t really work in the way this poster appears to think.

    #735008

    I worked it out in the end. I specifically want people to see the conversation on the blog and to get involved in the conversation, so its justified to feature the hashtag stream on the blog.

    I visited http://sociable.co/ and followed their advice in:

    Find tweets containing a hashtag:
    http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%23hashtagsubject

    changing the hashtag subject to whatever you want to track. I think case ‘cmxd’

    Then I added this URL to the RSS feed widget.

    Its all working perfectly!

    #735009

    raincoaster
    Member

    Great workaround!

    #735010

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for sharing that workaround. Bookmarking! :)

    #735030

    grahamh
    Member

    Thanks for this.
    Although of course, it only shows a static stream – it doesn’t allow for showing the conversation as it is happening – or, indeed, for showing this as a twitter stream!

    Any recommendations on that?

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