New twitter timeline widget not hyperlinking

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  • #1245820

    rawoncemore
    Member

    I’ve put the new twitter timeline widge on my blog, and followed all of the instructions about getting the widget id from Twitter etc. I tried both typing and pasting this number into the ID space on the widget. The widget only has the title on my blog, not what twitter previewed, and the link does not work – there’s no link just underlined text. I followed all of the instructions and read through all information on the help pages. What am i doing wrong?

    The blog I need help with is rawoncemore.com.

    #1246108

    mediengarten
    Member

    Same problem….

    #1246109

    rawoncemore
    Member

    It’s working for me now. For some reason it doesn’t work on my iMac but is working on other devices

    #1246117

    mediengarten
    Member

    And how does it look like, if it works?

    #1246121

    I’m having the same problem. Even though I paste the ID number into the widget and save it, only the title appears in the sidebar, with no working link.

    I’m also using an iMac, but I can’t see why that makes a difference.

    #1246126

    itwasjuly
    Member

    I cannot stand the new widget. I hope updates are made soon which add more user configuration. The old widget was simple and minimalist – not user avatars or pictures. Plus not having the ability to turn off retweets and replies is terrible.

    #1246127

    societyfirst
    Member

    I’m trying to use it on my sidebar but I also ony get the heading and a line of text underneath that simply says ‘My Tweets’ it highlights like a hyperlink but you cannot click on it and no tweets are displayed.

    #1246128

    mediengarten
    Member

    I finally found a way to solve the problem for my blog. In my case it was a Google Chrome Addon (Disconnect), which blocked Twitter on my blog, so I could not see it. As I wrote before, I just saw the title and “My Tweets” which was not hyperlinked. After checking the Addons under Chrome, (because it worked under IE), I found the bug. So, may you should check, if there are any Addons which are blocking Twitter.

    #1246129

    societyfirst
    Member

    Thanks for the message mediengarten – I actually use Firefox rather than Google Chrome but as it seems to be the same problem I checked my blog using IE and it worked so it seems like a similar problem to the one you experienced – I will check out add-ons for Fireox and see if that is the problem as clearly it works on IE

    #1246130

    An add-on proved to be my problem too: Adblock Plus. When I disable it, the widget works fine.

    Maybe WordPress ought to mention that in the widget instructions!

    #1246131

    societyfirst
    Member

    Good idea – I have currently disabled all add-ons – and it is working so I will add them back over time and then disable the one that creates the problem! Thanks for the help!

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