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Drupal CMS: Twitter feed

Learn to embed a Twitter feed in Drupal.

Before you start 

You need to be a Senior Editor, Editor or Author
When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer



You need the username and password for the Twitter account.

  1. Go to the following URL: Publish Twitter.
  2. Paste your Twitter URL underneath 'What would you like to embed'
  3. Press on the arrow pointing to the right
  4. Choose which type of embed you would like: embedded timeline or buttons
  5. If you just copy the code, you will see the whole of your Twitter feed. To make it shorter e.g. 600 pixels, click on 'Set customization options' and put '600' under height
  6. Click on 'update'
  7. Copy the relevant code

Adding the Twitter Feed

  1. Go to the page where you want to embed Twitter
  2. Click on the 'Twitter Feed' icon in the editing toolbar
  3. Place the code in the Widget code box
  4. Click on 'Insert'
  5. The account should now be visible i.e. you can see 'Tweets by ....'
  6. Depending on your role:
    if you are a Web Content Manager: click on 'Publishing options - Draft (Current)' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are a Contributor: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'needs review' from the drop-down menu
  7. Save
  8. Finally, check on different browsers to check you are happy with the result, including on a mobile device

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