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Twitter development tools

Have thoughts to use amazing twitter services on your site. There you go, twitter has opened up a developer platform for developers to write applications, share them and use them. Thanks to Rajesh Gollapudi our co web developer who mentioned about it yesterday. And I took a sneak peek at it.

I had trouble registering the application in the beginning. I thought it didn’t like my callback url. But I guess it didn’t like my application name. I changed the name from ‘My twitter Application’ to ‘My tweet bash’ and it worked!

The best first thing you get from it is Hover cards. The name sounds so interesting right? These are the cards that get displayed when you hover over the usernames on twitter feeds.

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Show protected tweets on your WordPress site!

I protect my twitter account to save myself from email spam of requests through twitter. And hence my tweets are private too and not public. I have been looking for wordpress plugins to display the protected tweets and Twitter Stream wordpress plugin came at the right time. It allows to you display the protected tweets on your site.

But please make sure you have installed latest WordPress version(currently its 2.9.2) for this plugin to work.

Some other good features about this plugin are that it caches the tweets in local file system. So the tweet cache is used when the twitter API requests exceeds the limit. The default rate limit for calls to the REST API is 150 requests per hour.

There you go you got the latest protected tweets!


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