The Twitter widget is available to use on any Sidebar, Widget Section or Widget shortcode. The Twitter widget comes in 3 styles, the Twitter Preconfigured Style (Deprecated), Twitter Style and the Avada Style. Each style has it’s own setup instructions and options. Continue reading below to learn more about the new Twitter widget and the available styles.
Twitter Widget Styles
Twitter Preconfigured Style – This style is deprecated and will be removed in the next few version updates. This style will only work if you’ve already created a twitter widget using Twitter’s old Widgets Configurator.
Twitter Style – This style will only import your tweets. You have to set the different options found under this style to customize your Twitter widget.
Twitter Widget Styles
How To Use ‘Twitter Preconfigured Style’ Style
This style was specifically for Twitter’s old Widgets Configurator page. It’s now been replaced with the Twitter Publish page. You can continue using this style, however, if you’ve already created a widget using Twitter’s old Widgets Configurator page.
Step 1 – Log into your Twitter account. Click your avatar, then select the ‘Settings’ tab.
Step 2 – Switch to the ‘Widgets’ tab located on the left side. Here you’ll find a list of the old widgets you’ve created with Twitter’s Widget Configurator page. Select the one you’d like to use and click the ‘Edit’ button.
Step 3 – Adjust the Configuration options to your liking. Once finished, click ‘Save Changes’. You can also find your Twitter Widget ID in the URL of this page.
Step 4 – Go to the Appearance > Widgets tab on your WP Admin Sidebar, and add a new Twitter Widget to your selected Widget Section.
Step 5 – Select Twitter Preconfigured Style in the ‘Widget Style’ option, then enter the Twitter Widget ID in the field provided.
Step 7 – Once finished, click ‘Save’.
How To Use ‘Twitter Style’ Style
Step 1 – First go to https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/new/user and sign in with your Twitter account.
Step 1 – Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets tab on your WP Admin Sidebar.
Step 2 – Add a new Twitter Widget into your chosen Widget Section.
Step 3 – In the ‘Widget Style’ option, select Twitter Style.
Step 4 – Enter your Twitter Username into the provided field, then customize the widget’s styling as you’d like.
Step 5 – Once finished, click ‘Save’.
How To Use The ‘Avada Style’ Style
Step 1 – Navigate to https://apps.twitter.com/ and sign in with your Twitter account.
Step 2 – Once you’ve logged in, click the ‘Create New App’ button.
Step 3 – Fill out the required fields. You can leave the ‘Callback URL’ field empty.
Step 4 – Don’t forget to check the ‘Yes, I agree’ checkbox in the Developer Agreement window. Then click the ‘Create Your Twitter Application’ button.
Step 5 – In the top section, click the ‘Key and Access Tokens’ tab. Then you will see the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret. To receive your Access Token and Access Token Secret, click on the ‘Create My Access Token’ button.
Step 6 – Copy and paste each of those items along with your Twitter username into the corresponding fields in the Twitter widget in the Appearance > Widgets tab.
Step 7 – Once finished, click ‘Save’. Please wait 10 minutes for the changes to take effect. This is due to Twitter’s cache.