OpenScholar: Adding a Twitter feed to a site

You can easily add your Twitter account to your OpenScholar site through the Twitter widget. You can also collect posts with a certain hashtag or word.

To add a Twitter widget to a site:

  1. Go to Admin Bar > Appearance > Layout
  2. Click on the Add New Widget tab and choose Twitter (under Social).
  3. Give the widget a description ("My Twitter Feed"). You can also give it a title so people visiting your site can see it.
  4. In the Display Tweets From dropdown, choose what type of tweets to display. If it's a personal account, type the username including the @ sign. For hashtags, type in the full hashtag including the # sign.
  5. Choose the number of tweets displayed (5 is the default). You can also include a follow me link (for which you would type
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Drag and drop the widget to the sidebar on your site layout.
  8. Click Save to save the Layout.

*If a Twitter account hasn't tweeted anything in awhile, the owner of the account might have to post a tweet to get the widget to display the tweets.