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Twitter Thumbs 0.2

Discussion in 'Deprecated Plugins' started by JonH, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. JonH

    JonH Admin & Design

    Twitter Thumbs
    Version: 0.2
    Author: Jon H
    Created on: 2010/03/02
    Tested on: HotaruCMS 1.0.5 ~ 1.3.0
    Plugins Required: widgets
    Plug & Play: Yes
    Supported: No

    My apologies!​

    Twitter Thumbs is a sidebar widget that shows your sites Twitter follower count and followers thumbnails ( or people you follow) tweets. The thumbnail grid looks just like the one on Twitter pages (see example pic )

    1. Upload the "twitter_thumbs" folder to your plugins folder. Install it from Plugin Management in Admin.
    2. Go to the Twitter Thumbs settings and enter your Twitter username and password.
    3. Turn widget on in the main "widget" plugin settings panel in admin.
    4. You can set up this widget to display your followers or people you follow by editing twitter_thumbs.php,.

    Special thanks to Antonio Lupetti - See tutorial at http://woork.blogspot.com/2009/06/super-simple-way-to-work-with-twitter.html and the Twitter API Wiki.

    Twitter thumbnails hosted by http://img.tweetimag.es

    This widget utilizes Hotaru's smartCache feature to get around Twitters 150/hr API call limit (Thanks Nick!). It will only update every 10 minutes or when a new story is posted this is why the Submit plugin is needed.

    If your site is in debug mode you can see how many hits you have left that hour before you get to the 150/hr limit to make sure the caching is working correctly.

    This is a variation of Twitter Widget using twitterlibphp (but looks much cooler IMO).
    Future plans: Integrate this with Twitter Widget and let the admin select which one to use in the settings page along with how many followers to show etc.

    To change the number of followers/friends to show (100 max) open twitter_thumbs.php line 115 -
    if($i < 97){ //show up to 100 friends

    To show friends you follow instead of followers (keeps spammers from showing up) twitter_thumbs.php line 99
    $friends = $twitter->getFollowers(); to getFriends

    Revision History
    v.0.2 2010/05/27 - Nick - Added options for cache duration and number of follower avatars to display.
    v.0.1 2010/03/02 - JonH - Released first version

    Please click "Rate Thread" and give this plugin a rating. Thank you.

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  2. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Another smart plugin. Great work!
  3. JonH

    JonH Admin & Design

    Thanks! I threw it together kinda quick so it could probably use some testing, I checked it in IE and Firefox.
  4. baadier

    baadier Well-Known Member

    im having problems downloading the plugin, am i the only one?

    Working now, cheers
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010
  5. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    In the plugin management page, there's an "undefined offset" error. It's an easy fix, though. Just change
    * requires: Widgets
    * requires: widgets 0.7
    on line 8 of twitter_thumbs.php.

    In other words, "requires" needs the a plugin folder name and version number instead of the plugin class.
  6. yes

    yes Banned

    The blue bird background gets partially cut off with the shibuya theme.
  7. SocialLinks

    SocialLinks New Member

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Twitter in ***/public_html/content/plugins/twitter_thumbs/libs/twitter_lib.php on line 530
  8. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, this plugin hasn't been updated to use OAuth, which is now required by Twitter. In other words, this plugin no longer works.

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