What is WordTwit?
WordTwit in a plugin you can enable to allow the automatic tweeting of blog posts to one or more Twitter feeds. This can enhance the reach of your posts and allow people to keep up to date with the latest news of your site.
How do I set up WordTwit?
Firstly you will need to activate the WordTwit Plugin through your Blog’s Dashboard. To do this, go to the Plugins section of your Dashboard and find WordTwit plugin and activate it.
You will then need to authorise WordTwit to use the Twitter feed/s you nominate. To Authorise the twitter feed follow the steps below:
- Click WordTwit in the Dashboard sidebar menu of your blog
- Click WordTwit settings
- Click Options (located in the main window of WordPress under Overview)
- In a new tab/window open the following website https://dev.twitter.com/apps
- Login to the Twitter Developers’ page using your Twitter username and password
- Click Create a new application button
- Fill in the from provided. the Callback URL needs to be the same as your blog (https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/<blognamehere>). Agree to the terms and conditions and click Submit
- Click OAuth tool button located under the Application’s name
- Copy and paste the Consumer key and Consumer secret into the relevant fields in WordPress’s WordTwit settings page
- In WordPress click Save Changes at the bottom of the page
- In the left hand WordTwit submenu click Accounts
- Click Add Account in the main WordPress window
- Login to Twitter if prompted
- Click Authorize app and you will be directed back to your blogs’s Dashboard
Tweeting posts when Publishing using WordTwit
When you compose a post you will have the option to tweet your post or not tweet a post. These options are located in the bottom right of the post editing window. An example of the Tweeting options are shown below
You can change the options to that a post is not tweeted or alter the text that is included in the tweet.