Twitter Feeds Widget

Updated on December 31, 2018

The twitter Feeds widget allows you to display tweets in a widget area/sidebar. It displays recent tweets from an account you specify in the widget settings.

In this article, we’ll explain how to getting access information from the Twitter website, and then display tweets through thea Twitter Feeds widget in the Jupiter WordPress theme.


Creating an Application

To be able to use Twitter widget or Twitter Feeds element in Visual Composer editor, you need get Twitter keys at first.

1At first you must apply for a Twitter developer account and be approved before you may create new apps.

Once approved, you will be able to create new apps from developer.twitter.com.

2Log in to the developer portal on this site (must have applied or have been approved) or apps.twitter.com using your Twitter credentials.
3Open the Twitter app for which you would like to generate access tokens.
4Navigate to the “Keys and Tokens” page.
5Select ‘Create‘ under the “Access token & access token secret” section.
6Take note of the Consumer Key (API Key)Consumer Secret (API Secret)Access Token, and Access Token Secret.

Twitter feeds widget - keys


Adding Access Details in the Jupiter Theme

After getting the access details, you need to add them to the Jupiter Theme Options.

To add the access details:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Theme Options > Global Settings > API Integrations.

2Add the Consumer Key (API Key)Consumer Secret (API Secret)Access Token and Access Token Secret from the Twitter website (step 5).

3Click on the Save Settings button.

Displaying Tweets

In order to display tweets in a widget area/sidebar, you’llneed to add the JP – Twitter Feeds widget to a widget area/sidebar and then configure its settings.

1From the WordPress left menu, go to the Appearance > Widgets page.

Twitter feeds widget - widgets menu

2On the Widgets page, locate the JP – Twitter Feeds widget in the Available Widgets column, and then drag and drop it into a widget area. In this example, we chose the Page Widget Area.

Twitter feeds widget - widgets area

3Fill out the settings form with the necessary information, and then click on the Save button.
Setting Description

TitleDisplays a title at the top of the widget. If left empty, it will show nothing at the top of the tweets.
Username Sets your Twitter account username.
CountDetermines the number of tweets shown.
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