Twitter Widget

The Twitter Widget displays a feed of recent tweets for a given Twitter account. Once you create a Twitter widget, you can choose to display the most recent feeds from a Twitter username, hashtag, or search term to be shown in the box. You can also give the widget a unique name and description as well as control how many tweets you want to appear within the widget. You may also encourage visitors to follow you by checking the “include a follow me” link option.

Adding the Twitter Widget

    1. Go to your Control Panel, click to expand Appearance, and select Layout.
    2. Click on the Add New Widget button and select the Twitter Widget

    3. Fill out the form (shown below) and save
      Twitter Widget Setup

    4. Drag and drop the Twitter widget into your page layout.

    5. Click save and the bottom of this page

    The example below displays tweets from the username, @HarvardResearch.

    OpenScholar Twitter Widget on Page

    Should be used: When you want to display a feed of recent tweets for a given Twitter username, hashtag, or search term onto your site. 

    Should not be used: For when you want your site visitors to solely connect with your social networking accounts -- use the Follow Me widget for this purpose.

    Updated: 12May16