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twitz.js The greatness of twitter without twitter API

twitz.js

What is it?

Twitz.js is a pure js library that somehow overcomes most of the hassle and constraints of the twitter API and lets you load and manage many different twitter user timeline widgets effortlessly.

All you have to do is get a twitter list url, and a list widget number. All explained in detail below

The list of twitter accounts and other functionality as well as the styling can all be customized through the js setup and css.

DEMO

What do I need to set it up?

  • Sign in to twitter and go to your twitter lists and create a dummy list with public status (if you don’t have one already)

  • Now go to your widgets and create a "list" widget for the dummy list. Then from the generated code copy the url and the id of this list widget

Example

list url ‘ https://twitter.com/ExampleTwitterUsername/ExamplePublicTwitterListName

widget id ‘123456789012345678’

You can find these from an existing widget for public list as well.

  • Make the appropriate changes to the setup file
  • Add your twitter list url and id
  • Add the twitter users you are interested to show through twitz.js
  • Make appropriate changes to js variables and css to fit your needs of style and functionality

YOU ARE DONE!

Useful to create pages with context related twitter accounts (eg.news, sports, cooking etc)

Can I customize it?

You can do a great deal of styling through css and some js setup variables. You can not edit the actual widget though (apart from dimensions) since it comes through an iframe from twitter. In terms of functionality you can set if you want more widgets to load after the first load, the number of widgets to load at every press of the more button, and also where to start within the accounts list.

  • Every element of the widget container is targetable through css (twitz.css)
  • The accounts (twitz.setup.js)
  • The title of each widget (twitz.setup.js)
  • The widget border color (twitz.setup.js)
  • The color of links within the widget (twitz.setup.js)
  • The height of the widgets (twitz.setup.js)
  • The class name for widget style 1 and 2 (twitz.setup.js)
  • The number of widgets to load on every step (twitz.setup.js)
  • The load more button text (twitz.setup.js)
  • To load more or not (twitz.setup.js)

Every set of widgets that is loaded is first shuffled – future plans to make this optional as well

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