Display Your Twitter Feed on Your Church Site

Using social networking sites like facebook and Twitter can greatly enhance your church’s visibility on-line and help build a stronger sense of community. Following our recent post about using a facebook page feed with your site, we thought we’d complete the picture with a post about using Twitter with your church web site.

Displaying Your Twitter Feed on Your Church Web Site

twitter-bird-blue-on-whiteIf your church has a Twitter account, you can use the Twitter widget available in churchuna to display your latest tweets. If not, then why not create one? It can be a great tool for spreading the word about what’s going on in your community and starting conversations with others.

Adding a Twitter Feed to your site is done using the Twitter Widget you will find in Appearance->Widgets in your site’s dashboard.

Using the Twitter Feed Widget

1. Visit the Widgets page in Appearance->Widgets.

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2. Select and drag the Twitter Widget into one of the widget areas available with your chosen theme. (Each theme has different widget-ready areas, so your screen may look a little different).

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3. To use Twitter on your site, you will need to create a Twitter App and enter the relevant API keys in the fields in the widget options.

To create a Twitter App:

Go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new and log in, if necessary. Create a new app and just select “Read Only” access.

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Copy the keys from your Application’s details page and paste them into the widget in churchuna.

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4. With your API keys in place, you can now just add your twitter handle/username and the number of tweets to show.

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5. Visit your site and check all is working. The widget cache’s the feed so updates won’t always be instantaneous.