Twitter offers embeddable timelines that allow you to display any public Twitter feed on your blog. These timelines are interactive, so readers can reply, retweet and favorite tweets straight from your blog or website.
Twitter Timeline Widget
You can use our Timeline Twitter widget to put a timeline in your sidebar or other widget areas on your blog.
First, download and install the plugin in the link above and add your Twitter username. Then, you’re ready to add the widget.
- Create a widget by going to My Sites and selecting Appearance.
- Under Appearance, go to Widgets.
- Search for “QR Twitter Timeline” and you’ll see a Widget option for adding your Twitter Timeline.
- Open the widget, and add your Twitter Username.
You’ll also be able to customize the following layout options:
- Title: Set a custom title to be displayed above the widget. The default text is “Follow me on Twitter,” but you can also change it to anything you like (e.g. “I’m on Twitter” or “Recent Tweets”).
- Width: You can set a specific width (in pixels) for your timeline. If you set this to “0” then it will try to automatically fill your sidebar.
- Height: You can make your timeline taller or shorter by setting a height. The default is 500px which will normally show 3 or 4 of your most recent tweets (you can see the rest by scrolling).
- # of Tweets Shown: This setting overrides the “Height” setting – if you select 5 tweets, it will always show 5 with no scroll. If you don’t set a # of tweets, it will fall back to your height setting, and you can scroll to see more tweets.
- Widget ID (Optional): A unique number that identifies your widget with Twitter. See the above “Get Your Twitter Widget ID” section on where to get this number.
- Layout Options: You can play around with these options to change how your timeline looks.
- Link/Border Color: If you’d like to customize your timeline to match your theme better, then you can enter the Hex Code for a color in these boxes.
- Timeline Theme: Twitter provides a dark and a light color theme for the timeline, so depending on your blog’s theme, you might want to change this.
Once you’re done setting your options, just click Save and you can refresh your site to see it in action.
That’s it! When you publish the post, it will look something like this:
Want to know more about this plugin? Give it a Try!