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JA Twitter

This is the userguide on how to install and configure the module in your Joomla site

If you are new to Joomla, you can check our detail guide of How to install extensions in your Joomla site. This guide not only shows you how to install extensions but also how to set up the new installed extensions.

To get content from Twitter, we need to get OAuth information. The OAuth includes: Consumer key, Consumer secret, Access token, Access token secret.

Step 1: create new application

  • Login the site: https://dev.twitter.com with your twitter account, if you do not have a twitter account yet, please register one.
  • Once you login, access My Application
  • Now Click on button: Create a new application
  • Add all requred information in this form then creat the twitter application

Step 2: Create my access token

When application is created successfully, open the created application the click on the button Create my access token

Step 3: Get OAuth information

After access token is created, now go to tab: OAuth tool to get the OAuth information that we will add to JA Twitter module to get content from the twitter account

From the back-end of your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions >> Module Manger, then click on module named JA Twitter to go to configuration panel.

Parameter Explanation

  • Twitter Screen Name: add your twitter name to the field.
  • Show The Twitter Account Info: select to display twitter account info. The info includes:
  • Location:
  • Web:
  • Bio:
  • Size Of Avatar: set the size of twitter's avatar (in pixel).
Front-end Appearance

Parameter Explanation

  • Show tweets: To choose show tweets info or not.
  • If user click Yes to show tweets, system will show some info to configure

  • Limit Tweets: To specify how many tweets to show in frontend.
  • Twitter Avatar: To choose show/ hide Twitter Avatar.
  • If you choose Show, you can specify the size of avatar in frontend

  • Size Of Avatar: To specify the size of avatar
  • Display Twitter Username: If set Show , Username will show above Tweets
  • Show Tweets Source: To enable/ disable source of Tweets
  • Custom Text Heading: If set Show system will show text heading.
  • Text for custom heading: You can input text heading here
Front-end Appearance

Parameter Explanation

  • Display My Friends: Set Show to show friends, you can configure some parameters
  • Size Of Avatar: To specify the size of avatar
  • Limit Friends: Input the number of friend that connected to the Twitter page
Front-end Appearance

Parameter Explanation

  • Display following button: Set Yes for choosing to display following button or not, you can configure some parameters
  • Type of follow button: There are 2 types of button. >>Simple
  • Style of follow button:Select style of follow button and see in frontend
  • >> API Connect - Input API Key to set style of button

Front-end Appearance

In case you don't see the module displaying in front-page, you need to check:

  • Is the module published ?
  • Please make sure that the module is published.

  • Is the module assigned to a visible module position ?
  • There can be many module positions listed for you to select, but make sure that the module position you select is visible in front-page.

  • Is the module assigned to a menu ?
  • When you want to display a module on specific menus, you need to assign it to the menus.