Adding a Twitter feed to your site sidebar

Embedding a Twitter feed into a sidebar on your site is a relatively straightforward process, but there are few steps involved.

First up, see this post for details on how to get the Twitter embed code, and how to add it as a widget to your site: https://help.edublogs.org/adding-a-twitter-widget-to-your-blogs-sidebar/

Widget screen

Next, because our theme isn’t automatically setup using a sidebar, you need to do some extra configuration.

Add a sidebar to the homepage:

  1. Go to “Appearance” -> “Customize”
  2. Then select “Front page” and check “Show sidebar”

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Any widgets that have been configured to appear in the sidebar should now appear (including your Twitter feed).

Widget screen

Adding a sidebar to other pages

You can also add sidebars to your other pages, by selecting the appropriate Page Template. Andrew Harris has written about how to do that here: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/blog/2015/11/19/widgets-and-sidebars/


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