Create a Twitter Sidebar Widget within WordPress

This is how you create a simple Twitter sidebar widget that shows your last few tweets (I hate that word) from your Twitter account in three simple steps. It was actually really simple. I was initially looking for a plugin, but figured out I didn’t need one.

Step 1:

Sign in and create a new widget https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/new.

Note: Manage your Twitter widgets via https://twitter.com/settings/widgets.

Change any settings you’d like (I changed the theme from Light to Dark) and click Create widget.

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Step 2:

Copy the code.

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Step 3:

Browse to your WordPress widgets section and add a Text box to your Primary Sidebar, or anywhere you’d like to display the Twitter Timeline, and paste the Twitter widget code there.

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Click save and you should have a nice simple Twitter Timeline right in your website to help drive social traffic to your Twitter page.