How to add Twitter to my blog
Thanks. I don’t see that link on the blog in your user name. Did you take it off?
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…
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?
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.)
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? :)
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.
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 :)
Glad you got it to work. (And I didn’t know about the protected thing, rain.)
No worries. I did something similarly obvious myself yesterday. You’re welcome.
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!
I would but the bloody thing has stopped working again!!
The error message is back and the link has returned to my blog. My updates are unprotected too :(
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.
It’s probably Twitter. Fail Whale has been swimming in these waters lately. I’ve had two failures in the last hour.
Oh okay. I won;t worry about it then. I just assumed it was me!
No, once you’ve got it configured properly (and you do) it’s up to Twitter.
helped me as even i have protected my updates on Twitter
HOW AM I need to know =(
HOW AM I need to know =(
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