It’s my understanding that wordpress.com has yet to declare support for twitter and to introduce a widget for it. Perhaps whatever you are trying is simply being negated by the programming. You can get a definitive answer from staff by sending in a feedback.
timethief, that’s what I’m a bit confused about, since I’ve Twittered updates that show up elsewhere immediately — but an hour later on my blog.
Would need to see what you’re seeing to explain probably.
I recently tried twitter to see if it is useful. I use it like IM ‘status’, but I don’t have to have a computer booted and IM running.
I’ve subscribed to the RSS feed for twitter, but it doesn’t update. When I click the orange rss icon, I can see the update, but in my sidebar there is nothing.
However, when I manually change the feed from .rss to .atom (or vice versa) the update is reflected. This isn’t matter of patience and waiting 10 minutes or so, but actually updating.
I’m not too tech savvy, but if I can answer further questions about my issue, let me know.
RSS feeds are normally cached else they would be repolling on every page load. That’s probably what you’re hitting.
This reply is my vote for Twitter badge support in WordPress.com.
As staff are already using Twitter I wouldn’t be surprised if we will soon be getting some news to the effect that this feature is under consideration. Please send in a feedback on Monday. :)
I’d like tp see Twitter badge support as well. I’m sure it could be set as a specific sidebar widget as has been done for Flickr etc etc
considering the number of top posts about twitter since SxSW, i can’t imagine it’ll be long before we have some sort of official support.
Here it comes … there it goes … here comes the big twitter breakdown.
Wanna bet that twitter is overloaded with all those groupies, who have chatter about every minute of their lives with their friends?
how do I put the twitter html into the RSS feed for it to work?
You don’t. They should give your an RSS link (a URL) that you can put into the RSS widget.
I’m new to this site but wow, someone makes a request for what truly is a very popular web 2.0 site amongst techies and many others and gets jumped on. Is the wordpress community really this snooty and biased? If you don’t like the idea, no one would make you put it on your page but if you use it then what’s the big deal? I don’t use twitter, i like jaiku which is basically one site that shows any updates you make in your entire web presence through rss and also any text update as well. I was going to start a new thread to ask if the badges for it will be allowed sometime soon as many techies and bloggers are now using it but since it’s inline somewhat with twitter i thought i’d post here. It specializes in flickr rss feeds as well, showing thumbnails of your new uploads in addition to just the text. I see a lot of flickr users in this community so i thought it’d be a good idea. Anyhow, please don’t jump on me for making a suggestion please.
What I’m going to ask is, have you read the whole thread, do you understand why we can’t just add in whatever’s hot and why the approval process takes so long, and have you followed the instructions in this thread to submit something for consideration? If you do those things, there’s no reason for anyone to jump on you.
I would like twitter too, and can’t understand all the angry talk here. I’m just a teachers, and we use it in global projects. If we can have meebo on wordpress, then why not twitter? I would love to be able to have my twitter doings embedd on the blog
The reason we don’t have twitter is, it hasn’t passed the security clearance yet and it hasn’t passed the “we’re confident it isn’t just a flash in the pan” test yet either. Give it some time.
The hostility goes back to the tone of some of the early posts on the subject. Requests that are polite are treated with respect. Requests that are demanding, emotional, disrespectful of the security of other WordPress users, etc, do not tend to elevate a discussion. I’m assuming you’re familiar with the security issues because you’ve read this thread, right?
I’m assuming you’re familiar with the security issues because you’ve read this thread, right?
*sigh* Which is another issue around here. Thinking of making that into a tshirt for WordCamp actually….
A twitter widget is a must. Blogging and twitter go together like lamb and tuna fish. Maybe you prefer spaghetti and meatball?
A twitter widget is a must
So’s reading the thread that you post in. Might do some good as there’s a method of doing this already as you can add in your Twitter RSS feed into an RSS widget. Feel free to suggest via feedback a dedicated widget though.
Do note though that it seems like 900k+ blogs are going just fine without it though and that you don’t speak for everybody.
It would only make sense for wordpress to add a widget in the sidebar for twitter to make things easier for its users. Going through the trouble to research a read through a thread for something that can be easily remedied is ignorant on wordpress’s part. And no one speaks for everyone.
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