How to Connect WP to Twitter and Create an App

Posted OnJul 24, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The next step of guide concentrates on how users can connect WP to Twitter and create the application required to connect the two for future use.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) To find WP to Twitter head to the left-hand sidebar of your Dashboard and head to Settings. You’ll find WP to Twitter amongst the dropdown options.

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Step 3) The first section of the set-up process requires you to authenticate your Twitter account. Hit the Update Your Settings link, or scroll down to the registration section a little further down the page, and click on the link that says Twitter’s application registration page. You will be redirected to that page.

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Step 4) In order to use the WP to Twitter plugin, you have to create an application. This will give you the authentication details required on the Settings page you just came from (API and Token). Fill out the details of the application (reading the rules of the road at the bottom) before clicking on the Create Your Application button.

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Step 5) You will now have the application created for your website. You can change your settings, API Keys and Permissions on this page, before authenticating the app back on your WordPress site.

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Step 6) On the Settings page, you can add details including your organisation name and website, and you can also add a logo or image for the application, which could be your company logo.

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Step 7) The API Keys and Tokens are required to authenticate the application back on the site, so make sure you make a note of these and add them into your site.

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Step 8) In order for you to have full control over the content you create using the application on the site, change the permissions to Read and Write and save them at the bottom of the page.

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Step 9) Back on the site, add your API Key and API Secret to the Settings page, then add the Access Token and Access Token Secret to the page too. Click on the Connect to Twitter button and you will now have access to the application on your WordPress posts and pages.

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Step 10) You can disconnect your WordPress to Twitter connection at any time by hitting the Disconnect Your WordPress and Twitter Accounts at any time.

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The next step of the guide will focus on How to Configure the WP to Twitter Settings.

 


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