[T3EXT DAY] Twitter plugin to display all your Tweets

[T3EXT DAY] Twitter plugin to display all your Tweets

Nowadays the business showcasing scene rotates around social media. Business seems incomplete without a Twitter page. Using key tools and important features that Twitter provides us enables organizations to stay on top of trends and prevalent regarding what the market is keen on.

Why this TYPO3 extension developed?

Twitter for Websites is a suite of tools bringing Twitter content and functionality to your website page with Like, Retweet and Reply etc., functionality to your tweets directly from your TYPO3 website.

[NITSAN] Twitter TYPO3 Extension brings your all twitter timeline tweets to your TYPO3 site so your tweets will not be rate limited at Twitter!

Your Tweets will look like this at frontend:


1. Overview:

Extension Key:ns_twitter
Extension URL:https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_twitter/
Category:Frontend Plugin
TYPO3 version:(6.0.0 - 8.9.99)

2. Installation:

The extension needs to be installed as any other extension of TYPO3 CMS:

2.1. Install Extension from EM:

  • Switch to the module “Extension Manager”
  • Get the extension
  • Get it from the Extension Manager: Press the “Retrieve/Update” button and search for the extension key ns_twitter and import the extension from the repository.
  • Get it from typo3.org: You can always get current version from http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/ns_twitter/current/ by downloading either the t3x or zip version. Upload the file afterward in the Extension Manager.


2.2. Preparation: Include static TypoScript:

The extension ships some TypoScript code which needs to be included.

  • Switch to the root page of your site.
  • Switch to the Template module and select Info/Modify.
  • Click the link Edit the whole template record and switch to the tab Includes.
  • Select [NITSAN] NsTwitter (ns_twitter) at the field Include static (from extensions):


3. Configuration

3.1. To activate the Twitter service for your TYPO3 site :

  • Step 1: Sign Up with your twitter account details over here https://apps.twitter.com/
  • Step 2: After Sign Up to your account Create New App
  • Step 3: Click to Create Your Twitter application
  • Step 4: Now you will get keys from this tab Keys and Access Tokens, Just note it down to setup at our TYPO3 extension.


3.2. Quick & Easy Configuration in this TYPO3 extension :

Step 1: Switch to the module Admin tools Extensions and then edit configuration


Step 2: Paste your required keys into this settings


Step 3:Add Plugin to your page where you want to show your tweets.


Step 4: Configure it as per your requirements.


4. Clear Cache:

Please, clear cache from top panel 'Flush frontend caches' & 'Flush general caches'. It will be also great to clear cache from Install tool too.

5. Support:

Feedback & Suggestions:

Just download & try the EXT:ns_twitter extension. You can write down your feedback/suggestion/comments to below comment box. So, we will adapt it for next version of EXT:ns_twitter.

Now, It's time to display all your awesome tweets at your great TYPO3 site.

Sanjay Chauhan - TYPO3 Technopreneur

A young technology enthusiast and entrepreneur. At 24, he co-founded NITSAN – a TYPO3 Agency in Bhavnagar, India. He is sought-after marketing face of NITSAN, is accredited with the management of customer-service teams, collaborations with agencies and clients, projects executions, and more. A tech guy in every sense of the word, Sanjay is the real TYPO3 Guru at NITSAN.

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