If your department or research project has a Twitter account, you may wish to include a feed from it on your web site. You can see examples of Twitter feeds on Insite and the external home page.
To insert a Twitter feed into a page:
Browse to the page onto which you want to add the Twitter feed and sign in if not already signed in.
Hover over the Edit link and select Edit Centre/Surrounding/Right content as appropriate.
Place the cursor at the point on the page where you want to insert the Twitter feed. You can specify how many tweets to display, a title for the feed, and the Twitter username you want to use. Insert the feed in the following format:
For example, if you wanted to display the three most recent tweets from the University Twitter account, with the title "Tweets from Warwick University", you would need to type:
[twitter-feed num='3' title='Tweets from Warwick University']WarwickUni[/twitter-feed]
If you are unsure of the username of the Twitter account you wish to display, you can find it in the Twitter profile URL (eg. http://twitter.com/#!/WarwickUni).
If your title contains an apostrophe then use double quotes to enclose it like this: [twitter-feed num="5" title="I'm going to use a long title"]WarwickUni[/twitter-feed]
You can also include retweets in your twitter feed. Retweets are tweets originally made by other users, that have been shared by the Twitter account you are displaying. Retweets aren't shown in twitter feeds by default, but you can choose to include retweets by adding the option retweet=true eg. [twitter-feed retweet=true]WarwickUni[/twitter-feed]
You can display a plain text (unstyled) version of the twitter feed, including web links for hashtags, @mentions and URLs, by adding the option plaintext=true eg. [twitter-feed plaintext=true]WarwickUni[/twitter-feed]
When you have finished editing the page click on 'Publish' .