Twitter generator

Twitter generator is working through the Twitter API, which requires some “work” on your part, you will need to create a Twitter application to access the data stored on Twitter.

Creating Twitter application

Steps

  1. Go to the Twitter generator plugin settings
  2. On a new tab go to this page:
    https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new
  3. Create a new application on the Twitter API page
  4. Then you will get the Consumer key and Consumer secret which is required for the Twitter generator
  5. and hit the request token in the plugin and save the configuration

Video tutorial for the Twitter app

Generate slides

If you haven’t used the generator of Smart Slider 2, please check the common generator documentation before you continue. Those informations are important to understand the following section. You could also try to create your generator with Dynamic slider and you will have a basic generator with much less effort.

Sources

Tweets from timeline

This will generate slides which depends on your Twitter timeline tweets.

Parameters

Currently there is no custom parameter

Variables

twitter_var

  • {|tweet-x|} – the tweet
  • {|source-x|} – Utility used to post the Tweet, as an HTML-formatted string. Tweets from the Twitter website have a source value of web.
  • {|userid-x|} – the id of the user who posted the tweet
  • {|user_name-x|} – the name of the user who posted the tweet
  • {|user_screen_name-x|} – the screen name of the user who posted the tweet
  • {|user_description-x|} – the description of the user who posted the tweet
  • {|user_location-x|} – the location of the user who posted the tweet
  • {|user_image-x|} – the avatar of the user who posted the tweet
  • {|user_url-x|} – the link to the user profile who posted the tweet