Simon Willans

3rd Party (Free)

315 downloads (last 90 days)


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



We can already hear you thinking “not another Twitter plugin?!” Don’t worry – this is one with a difference.

There were several things that the Twitter Timeline can’t do ‘out of the box’ (including working all of the time):

  • Use the OAuth method to pull in tweets.
  • Support custom cache expiry time (if you don’t get much traffic, you could even disable the cache).
  • I found that the Twitter Timeline sometimes didn’t link certain parts of a Tweet. Sometimes link URLs, usernames and hash-tags were not linked.
  • Allow the user to flip between time/date styles (I wanted the ability to flip between date wording like ‘About 3 days ago’ and regular date formatting).
  • Offer the ability to disable retweets.


  • Ability to exclude retweets.
  • Show replies.
  • Custom cache expiry time (and have ability to disable cache during development).
  • Custom time formatting as mentioned above.
  • Number of tweets to pull in via the API, and number of tweets to show (due to the structure of the Twitter API, and to prevent multiple API requests, this may need to be different depending on the showing replies option as this cannot be exlcluded via the API).
  • Custom HTML formatting using standard EE-like template tags, i.e.  {twittero_tweet} {twittero_time}


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This entry was created May 17, 2012, 11:12 am.
This entry was last updated May 17, 2012, 5:14 am.

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2 Reviews:

msibley 11.20.12

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Great add-on - seems more reliable than others. I found that opening up the plugin file and adjusting the default cache time (line 192) from 30 to 0, then setting the cache time using a parameter once you have set your limit, sorts the issue described above.

Kinetic Pulse 06.20.12

Kinetic Pulse
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This seems to be an excellent, easy-to-implement addon for getting a reliable feed into EE.
Only issue I have is that I can’t control the number of tweets returned - it always returns 10 whatever I specify in the ‘tweets_to_display’ parameter