Directory theme provides you with a facility to connect the twitter account to your website. This can be done very easily just by adding the required fields in the T → Twitter feed widget. Once properly configured, you can place this widget in the sidebar, main content area or the footer to show the twitter feeds on the website.
Connect your twitter account to your website and get the live twitter feeds displayed on your website using the T → Twitter feed widget.
Why would you like to fetch the latest tweets to your website?
Twitter feed on your website will keep the visitors aware of the current happenings of your business. For business, it is always beneficial to keep the customers updated with the latest news and refinements. Using this widget will also ultimately result in some of your customers becoming your followers on twitter.
Moreover, It is quite obvious that most of your visitors are not your followers on twitter. So, this widget also helps to deliver your tweet to them. This way your message will reach to even those who are just casually visiting your site and not following you.
The twitter feed widget can be placed in the sidebars or the footer to display latest tweets. The widgets updates the tweet displayed on the website and replaces it with the latest one as soon as a new tweet is made using the connected account. This keeps the visitors updated with the latest news from your business.
How to use the widget?
This widget can be easily configured once you obtain the required information by creating an app. To know how to create an app and get this details go to Next section “Configuring the T – Twitter feed widget”. Following the steps mentioned will fetch you the customer key, Customer secret, Access token, and Access token secret. Enter these details in the relevant field in the twitter widget and the home page will start displaying the live twitter feeds.
You can set the number of tweets to be displayed on the website. If you set 3, the three most recent tweets will be shown. Clicking on the twitter post on the website will redirect the customers to your twitter account.
Suppose you have launched a new business scheme under a marketing strategy. You tweet about this to let your followers know this. But with this widget configured and active, you can also let your site visitors know this .So whenever you tweet about your achievements, new undertakings, your vision or a recent news, it will directly reach the visitors of your website.
By configuring a simple widget, you can get the live twitter feeds on your web-page.
The casual visitors who come to your website and not your followers on the twitter can see the tweets you have posted on your twitter account. The twitter widget will show a sequence of latest twitter feeds on the page. It will also show a follow button clicking on which will lead the visitor to your twitter account.
Configuring the T – Twitter feed widget
The widget is available at Appearance >> Widgets. This widget can work well in almost every widget area. Simply drag and drop the widget to the required place.
Title: Text to be displayed above the widget content.
The information required for the following fields can be gained from here.
Access Token Secret
Number Of Tweets: The number of tweets to be shown by the widget.
Twitter button text : The text for the twitter button.
When the users stay connected to you through twitter, they can get the latest updates of what you post on your twitter account. It helps building an informal relation between you and your potential customers. It is always good to let the customers know about the latest happenings and events at your business. This twitter feed will help you achieve that.
Consider an online business directory that sells beauty products online. The business also uses social networks to announce the launch of new products or discount offers. The users will be shown the latest twitter feeds on the homepage of the website. This will keep them updated about the latest happenings in the business.