Description: Adds a sidebar widget to display Twitter updates using the more-reliable Google Ajax API.
The Solution: After much looking around, I've hit upon a simple method for displaying tweets using Google's Ajax API. Google's reliable servers do all the caching for us and life is good again.
I used the excellent Twitter Widget app by Sean Spalding as a base and the Google Ajax concept by Emmett Connolly.
Copy the folder to your WordPress '/wp-content/plugins/' folder.
1. Activate the 'Reliable Twitter' plugin in your WordPress admin 'Plugins'
2. Go to 'Appearance / Widgets' in your WordPress admin area.
3. Drag the 'Reliable Twitter' widget to your sidebar.
4. Configure the options:
1. Account: Your Twitter account ID, REQUIRED.
2. Title: The heading you want to appear above your Twitters in the sidebar, defaults to 'Twitter Updates'.
3. Show: The number of Tweets shown, defaults to 3.
4. Link Target: The default link target, defaults to '_blank'.
5. Follow Me Text: Text for a follow-me link after your twitter feed, optional and defaults to nothing.
6. Twitter Username: Only needed if you enter follow me text, used for the link. Defaults to nothing.
7. Google API Key: Your Google API key if you wish to include it, completely optional and not required in any way.
Related: Google, Sidebar, twitter, defaults, Wordpress, Badge, Reliable, completely, optional, Folder, Widget, Admin, required, heading
O/S:BSD, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X
File Size: 20.5 KB