How to add Twitter to my blog

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  • #256293

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Thanks. I don’t see that link on the blog in your user name. Did you take it off?

    #256294

    paulg1
    Member

    Er. Confused now. I took the feed and placed it into the RSS widget as advised. Have I missed something. Sorry, not the most technologically minded of people…

    #256295

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Sorry – didn’t mean to confuse you. I clicked on your blog http://cadmium2.wordpress.com/ and I don’t see the widget in your sidebar. Is that not the blog you are referring to?

    #256296

    paulg1
    Member
    #256297

    vivianpaige
    Member

    OK, I see the problem. Somehow, the link in the RSS feed you have there is to http://endofthelane.wordpress.com/ In your dashboard, go to design > widgets and make sure you have sidebar1 selected. Edit the RSS widget (should be the one at the top) and in the url, put in http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/16983153.rss Be sure to click change (at the bottom of the widget) and then save changes (at the bottom of the page). Then see if the message disappears. (Might take a few minutes.)

    #256298

    paulg1
    Member

    Sorry, I did as you said and left it half an hour. It still links to my blog. Its no different to what I did before… Any other ideas? :)

    #256299

    raincoaster
    Member

    You still have the wrong link in there somehow. Sidebars do take awhile to refresh, but it shouldn’t take more than an hour.

    But when I clicked on that feed link in your post here, it asked for my Twitter API key. Are your updates protected? Because then this will never work.

    #256300

    paulg1
    Member

    Aha! You are a genius! Either that or I am a dunce. (Rhetorical question – please don’t answer)

    It was staring me in the face. I have unprotected my updates and it now works.

    It’s Sunday. I’m allowed to stupid on a Sunday. Well, that’s my excuse anyway…

    Thanks to you both for your help :)

    #256301

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Glad you got it to work. (And I didn’t know about the protected thing, rain.)

    #256302

    raincoaster
    Member

    No worries. I did something similarly obvious myself yesterday. You’re welcome.

    #256303

    raincoaster
    Member

    Kind of ironic now that it displays ‘”End of the Lane is wondering why his blog won’t display Twitter updates’.

    Quick, post twice more!

    #256304

    paulg1
    Member

    I would but the bloody thing has stopped working again!!

    #256305

    paulg1
    Member

    The error message is back and the link has returned to my blog. My updates are unprotected too :(

    #256306

    paulg1
    Member

    And now its working again. I have blown a loud and vulgar raspberry at my laptop and now I am going to bed. Thanks again for all your help.

    #256307

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s probably Twitter. Fail Whale has been swimming in these waters lately. I’ve had two failures in the last hour.

    #256308

    paulg1
    Member

    Oh okay. I won;t worry about it then. I just assumed it was me!

    #256309

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, once you’ve got it configured properly (and you do) it’s up to Twitter.

    #256310

    gshanky
    Member

    thanks guys
    helped me as even i have protected my updates on Twitter

    #256311

    fluf1423
    Member

    HOW AM I need to know =(

    #256312

    fluf1423
    Member

    HOW AM I need to know =(

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