Use the Twitter Widget to display tweets from a specific Twitter user, or tweets that contain text that matches search terms you choose.
Click the Authorize ShortStack button and follow the instructions in the popup window. This step is mandatory so that ShortStack can display your tweets on your behalf.
Authorizing ShortStack betters the widget’s performance by avoiding API rate limit problems that can arise when accessing tweets anonymously. Once you authorize ShortStack, each new Twitter Widget you add is authorized automatically. Only one Twitter account is used per ShortStack account.
Your Twitter account is used only for widgets that you create or edit. Your authorization information is kept safely in our database. We request read-only permission, so we can’t tweet on your behalf. You can revoke ShortStack’s permission to access your Twitter account at any time by going to the account settings of Twitter account.
Choose What to Display
Enter a Twitter Username to show the latest tweets from that user.
Instead of a Twitter username, you can show tweets matching the search terms you provide. This only works if the Twitter Username field is left blank.
With These Search Terms
Enter one or more search terms, separating each term with a comma. The tweet must contain every search term you indicate to be included in the results.
Excluding These Search Terms
Enter one or more search terms that should be excluded. A tweet must not contain any of these terms to be included in the results.
Number of Tweets to Display
Use the Number of Tweets to Display drop-down menu to select the maximum number of tweets the widget displays, between 1 and 50 tweets.
Four layouts are available. Choose from the Compact, Full Size, Wide (left-aligned photos), and Wide (right-aligned photos).
Check the Show Retweets checkbox to display retweets.
Show Tweet Timestamp in This Time Zone
By default, tweet timestamps are in UTC. Use the Show Tweet Timestamp in This Time Zone drop-down menu to match your time zone.
Show Tweet Timestamp in This Format
Use the Show Tweet Timestamp in This Format drop-down menu to select the timestamp format.
Refresh Cached Data
ShortStack caches tweets for performance reasons. Use the Refresh Cached Data drop-down menu to control how often ShortStack checks for new data.