Twitter updates not displaying

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  • #272520

    shirishag75
    Member

    Hi all,
    I have installed the Twitter updates link but twitter does not display anything.

    This is the code I got from Twitter for using as a widget.

    <div id=”twitter_div”>
    <h2 class=”twitter-title”>Twitter Updates</h2>

      </div>

      Can somebody help me in getting it right.

      #272647

      shirishag75
      Member

      scratch this one, this I resolved myself, took an hour. Finally understood it needed to be an RSS widget not a text widget. My mistake, apologies lazy web :)

      #272648

      shirishag75
      Member

      Hi all,
      It still is not displaying. This is me and my friends RSS feed URL

      http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline/16242986.rss

      I have done the following settings on my RSS feed widget inside wordpress Design > Widgets

      a. Added an RSS widget
      b. In the RSS feed link gave the link above

      http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline/16242986.rss

      c. Asked to show the latest/last 10 twitters

      d. Named the RSS feed as Tweets.

      e. Checked all the three settings given

      Display item content?
      Display item author if available?
      Display item date?

      Went to the site and it says Twitter is probably down.

      Went to twitter and the site is up.

      I do know it takes a bit of time for the feed to show up, but how much time?

      #272654

      bubel
      Staff

      The URL should look like this –

      http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/########.rss

      #272676

      shirishag75
      Member

      bubel,
      hi. I know that one, I am trying to get friends timeline on mine as well. The FAQ tells this http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/12/can-i-have-a-twitter-badge/

      Explicitly these two lines from the page

      ‘1) Go to http://twitter.com/YOUR USERNAME HERE to view your timeline. Alternatively go to http://twitter.com/home if you also want to include your friends tweets.

      2) Scroll down to the bottom and look on the left for ‘RSS’.’

      This tells me that I can add there, now is the FAQ wrong.

      I am able to add mine, I want to actually have mine as well as friends feed as well.

      #272679

      bubel
      Staff

      It does not appear to work with the friend feed; I tested and encounter the same error. Allow me to verify the situation, as our FAQ may need some tinkering.

      #272682

      shirishag75
      Member

      Thanx.

      #272685

      bubel
      Staff

      Okay here’s the deal. The friend timeline is password protected; as such, our RSS Widget will not perform any sort of authentication on it. In other words, it will not work.

      Here is the workaround (and this will be going directly into the FAQ article later today):

      Go to http://www.feedburner.com and register.

      You can burn the feed, but you will need to pass your credentials with the RSS feed’s URL.

      Thus, you will burn the following:

      http://username:(email redacted)/statuses/friends_timeline/16242986.rss

      Once the feed is burned, you will get something like this:
      http://feeds.feedburner.com/Twitter/TwitterUserNameWithFriends

      Add this new URL into the RSS Widget, and it should work.

      #272705

      raincoaster
      Member

      Useful to know, thanks!

      #272708

      shirishag75
      Member

      It works but now I get duplicate content

      http://flossexperiences.wordpress.com/

      At the feed-burner I did a slight change though instead of using

      http://feeds.feedburner.com/Twitter/TwitterUserNameWithFriends

      I changed it to :-

      http://feeds.feedburner.com/Twitter/TwitterUserName-With-Friends

      Now what is happening that the feeds are being repeated, any ideas?

      #272713

      bubel
      Staff

      I am unable to see any duplicated entries from http://flossexperiences.wordpress.com/

      Can you still see them there? Which ones?

      #272758

      shirishag75
      Member

      Please have a look at http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=xu0p&s=4
      and lemme know if there are duplicates or not.

      By duplicate I mean a hyperlinked and a non-hyperlinked entry displaying the same content. This, from my perspective shouldn’t be happening.

      #272778

      raincoaster
      Member

      That is because you’ve set the RSS widget options to display Content as well as title. And since it’s Twitter, the content and title are identical. You can change that under your widget configuration.

      #272866

      shirishag75
      Member

      Hi Raincoaster,
      Its still not doing it right. I deleted and did it from scratch.

      In the options given :-

      Display item content?
      Display item author if available?
      Display item date?

      I have used only :-

      Display item content?

      Even then it comes double :(

      #272869

      shirishag75
      Member

      Ah ok so its this one which fixes it .

      I just needed to use

      Display item author if available?

      Although a suggestion that there should be lot of difference while writing the options. The options wording is confusing.

      #272958

      I just tried to set up twitter on my blog & have same problem as shirishag75.

      I went to the site and it says Twitter is probably down.

      Went to twitter and the site is up.

      I do know it takes a bit of time for the feed to show up, but how much time?

      #272959

      carocat
      Member

      Hi professorbeach,

      I’ve have a twitter feed on my blog for abotu a year and I’v found it’s down about 20% of the time.

      However, it would help if you could give us the link to your blog and the link of the Twitter RSS. The important thing with the Twitter RSS is that it includes user_timeline as friends_timeline doesn’t work.

      #272961

      thanks carocat.
      here is the link to my blog
      http://www.professorbeach.com
      you will find the RSS feed in the top right corner.
      I am not interested in adding my friends.
      I just want to post a daily comment here.

      #272962

      carocat
      Member

      Can you double check that you followed the exact steps here, please? http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/12/can-i-have-a-twitter-badge/

      #272979

      Hi Carocat, I’ve deleted the code and started again from the very beginning & it is still not working. Here is the code:
      <div id=”twitter_div”>
      <ul id=”twitter_update_list”>,</div>,<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://twitter.com/javascripts/blogger.js”></script>,<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/DouglasDoebler.json?callback=twitterCallback2&count=5″></script>
      It looks fine to me.
      What could be the problem?

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