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Sitefinity Twitter Feed Widget Setup ​

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Sitefinity comes with a Twitter Feed Widget that can be configured to display any number of tweets from your Twitter account on your Sitefinity website.

Steps to Configure Twitter

  1. Go to https://apps.twitter.com and sign in using your twitter credentials.
  2. Click on the "Create New App" button – it will bring you to a screen like below
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3. Register your Sitefinity website as an application in your Twitter Account. Enter your website name and full URL in the Name and Website fields.

4. After creating your application, you will see an application details screen like below. Click on the “Keys and Access Tokens” tab and make note of the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret.

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5. Login to Sitefinity backend of your website.

6. Go to Administration > Settings and click on Twitter in the left column.

7. Click "Add a registered Twitter application" button.

8. 
Enter the Application Name, the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret that you noted you’re your Twitter account and click Save.

9. The application will appear in the list of registered applications

10. Click the Actions link of the newly added application and click Associate Twitter User.
This will redirect you to the twitter login page for authentication.

11. 
Enter your Twitter login credential once again (Use same credential that was used in the first step).

Steps to show tweets on a page:

  1. Edit any page where you want to show the tweets.
  2. Drag and drop the "Twitter Feed" widget from the Social toolbox into the desired area.

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  3. Click the Edit button from the top right corner of the widget
  4. Select the application that you have added in Sitefinity Settings and enter number tweets that you want to display into the page.
  5. Publish the page.
    If no tweets are visible on the published page, you might need to refresh the feed.
    Go to Administration > Alternative Publishing  > Click the Actions link of the respective application and click Run.
  6. Refresh your public page where you dropped the Twitter Feed Widget and you should be able to see your latest tweets. 

Note: If you want some changes in the twitter feed template then go to Sitefinity > Design > Widget Templates and search "Twitter Feed" from the search box. This will show you the Twitter Feed widget template. Click on the template to edit it and save your changes.                                           

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