Twitter Block

Module Type: 
Sitewide Tags: 
Social Media

Version 7.x-1.0 (please see alternate instructions for 7.x-2.0)

Allows you to create a block that lists Twitter posts for a specific account. It is relatively easy to configure.

  1. Enable the Twitter Block module and a Discussions on Twitter block is available in the Disabled area of the Blocks listing.
  2. Click on configure and scroll down to the Twitter Block Configuration section (if your configuration block doesn’t look like this, please see the 7.2 instructions)
    Twitter Block Configuration
  3. Enter your Twitter Account user name in The string or username to search.
  4. Choose type of tweets to display
  5. Enter the number of tweets to list in the block.
  6. As with all blocks, indicate the region (Sidebar First or Second)and pages you want the block to display.

  7. Save the configuration. Your block will display in the region with the most recent tweets.

Twitter Block Sidebar Second

Twitter Block 7.x-2.0

Twitter Block Module is a 2 step configuration process: 1) get a Twitter ID for the Widget you want to display. 2) configure the Twitter Block Module.

1) Acquire a Twitter ID

The Twitter ID you will use is associated with a specific widget you want to use (User timeline, Favorites, List, etc). to create the Widget and then find the Twitter ID for that Widget:

  1. Login to your Twitter Account.
  2. Click on your picture in the upper right corner and then the Settings link in the resulting drop-down. 
  3. Click on Widgets, the very last option under the Settings Menu on the left.
  4. Click on Create New in the middle pane to create a new widget.
  5. Choose the type of widget you want to create.
  6. Enter the Twitter Username and configure based on preferences.
  7. Click on Create Widget and copy and paste the embed code to a text editor. Then locate the Twitter ID for the Widget after the following text: data-widget-id=“12345678910” (this is not a real Twitter ID).

2) Configure the Twitter Block

Create and configure the Twitter Block as follows. 

  1. Enable the Twitter Block module.
  2. Enter a Block Title and Description as you would for any Block.
  3. Add the Twitter ID  from step 1 in the Widget ID field.
  4. Configure the rest of the Block based on the instructions for each field.
  5. Assign to the Block to regions and pages as desired.