The Twitter widget is available to use on any Sidebar, Widget Area 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Twitter Widget’s ‘Twitter Preconfigured Style’ option is deprecated due to Twitter’s recent update. This style will be removed in an upcoming version update.
Twitter Widget Styles
Twitter Preconfigured Style – This style is deprecated and will be removed in an upcoming version update.. 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.
Avada Style – This is the classic Avada style. It requires you to create a new app via http://apps.twitter.com/. You will then be requested to enter a few Keys and Access Tokens.
How To Use ‘Twitter Preconfigured Style’ Style
IMPORTANT NOTE: The ‘Twitter Preconfigured Style’ option is deprecated and will be removed in an upcoming version update.
This style was specifically for Twitter’s old Widgets Configurator page. It’s now been replaced with the Twitter Publish page. For the time being, you can continue using this style, if you’ve already created a widget using Twitter’s old Widgets Configurator page.
Step 1 – Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets tab on your WP Admin Sidebar.
Step 2 – Add a new Twitter Widget into your chosen Widget Area.
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://developer.twitter.com/en/apps 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.