Embedding Twitter Widgets In Your Website

With social media cornering a huge slice of the online market, it would be unwise not to take advantage of the platforms like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by featuring them on your website. Embedding Twitter widgets, for example, is an invaluable choice these days, not only because it can increase the visibility of your website. It’s also because it allows you to get valuable information from your readership.
So, how are you going to embed Twitter widgets in your website? Well, first of all, you’ll want to pay special attention to Twitter timeline as it’s a really handy way to keep multiple Tweets in one field. This will allow you to get the best out of the widget, especially if you’re interacting with your followers a lot.

Types Of Twitter Widgets

There are four types of Twitter widgets that you can embed in your website and these are:

  • User Timeline
  • Favorites
  • List
  • Search

User Timeline is what you want if you just want the basic set of Tweets from users on Twitter. Favorites is how you see the Tweets that a particular user marked as Favorites. List is the Tweets that are on public lists that you yourself own or are subscribed to. Finally, Search is how you can customize which search results you get in real time, which is great for special events like concerts and such.

How To Embed

You can embed Twitter in your website by signing in to your Twitter account, going to settings, selecting Widgets and then clicking New. Once that’s done, you can choose which Widget type you will choose and do the following depending on the type you’ve chosen:

  • User Timeline – enter the name of the Twitter user whose Tweets you want to display
  • Favorites – same as above, just enter the name of the user whose Favorites you to display
  • List – this is where you choose the public list that you yourself own or are subscribed to
  • Search – just enter your search query here (you might want to turn on Safe Mode to avoid seeing or showing inappropriate results)

Once that’s done, you can now customize how the Widget will look such as the height, theme and so on. Click Create widget and then copy/paste to your website’s HTML. Now, you’re finished.

Rimons twitter widget by Rimon Habib