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How to Add Real Time Twitter Updates to Your Blog or Website ?

Are you looking for a way to publish your tweets, twitter searches and updates in real time with your blog or website ? . No complex steps to configure it with your site. It takes few clicks to grab the code and paste it in the file, where you want to display your tweets. I was searching in google for some realtime update providing plugin from my twitter account. Surprisingly, Twitter provides the widget service under goodies to embed Twitter Update block in any website or blog. You can see the one in right sidebar of this webpage.

Step 1: Login to your Twitter Account.

Step 2: Navigate to http://twitter.com/goodies/widgets in your browser by typing the URL.

Step 3: Select My Website and you will see four options as shown in the above snapshot.

Profile Widget, Search Widget, Favorites Widget, and List Widget are the four options to generate the twitter box for your website. You can customize the color of the box, header text color, background and so on in the next screen.

In order to add up some list, you have to create one from your Profile  (Twitter.com/#username) page. You can see List -> New List option next to your Profile Icon in the header position. Once done with the changes you can select Test Settings to let the changes you have made to take effect. Finally, click on Finish & Grab Code button to generate the code (js script) to add in your site or blog. Here in the right side bar, i am using Search Widget to display the search results about the term gurusonline in Twitter. Blogger will see a separate icon once the code generated to grab the similar one for their blog. This code can also be used in html, php webpages.

If you are a blogger, then you might have read in many blogs that usage of plugins in a blog must be reduced to improve the blogs loading time and performance. Hence the above procedure may suite well for you as you do configure it in manual method that takes little more time than the widget scheme. Lets have a look at the plugin installation way to configure Twitter Goodies in your Blog.

If you like to add up any widget with your blog, then take a look at the Twitter Goodies WordPress Plugin for quick implementation of the Twitter Widget Box in your blogs Sidebar. Take a look at the Screenshots of the plugin here.

Thanks for the reading.. i hope you have enjoyed the small tutorial to add twitter goodies with your Blogger or WordPress Blog. Have fun !

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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