jTweet is our very popular free twitter module for Joomla. Its based on the sea of clouds script and has been extended to provide considerable functionality. The jTweet module has a vast range of options to help you to personalise your twitter stream making it a flexible and stylish option for integrating your tweets into your site.
You can see an example of the jTweet script on the front page of the Strata demo site. Here is an overview of some of the features available for this module. Check the parameter settings below for a more detailed explanation.
jTweet Source Feed
- Choose to display your twitter feed, combine multiple feeds or a twitter query
- Display your twitter avatar or pick one of our fresh twitter icons.
- 3 different tweet templates and configurable join text options lend your tweets a unique voice.
- Embellish your compact module with a dynamic information popup, follow me button and custom messages.
- Experimental support for omitting @replies.
Here are some screen shots of the different styling available.
The optional bird icons will be displayed by the first first tweet in the stream while the optional avatar will display next to all tweets in the stream.
Parameters for the jTweet module.
Some screenshots of the different layouts in action.
An explanation of the jTweet module settings.
General Module Settings
Module Class Suffix : A suffix to be applied to the css class of the module (table.moduletable), this allows individual module styling.
Module ID : A unique ID to be applied to the Tweets of this module. This allows multiple JTweet modules on a single page.
Twitter Source Settings
Display your tweets or query? : If set to displaying your tweets the module will feed off your recent tweets, multi-tweets will merge feeds from multiple users, otherwise if set to query it will display all recent tweets returned for that query term.
Twitter Username(s) : Your twitter username or usernames seperated by commas. eg; joomla, joomlabamboo, seaofclouds
Twitter Query : is the query term for twitter whose search results are displayed in the module
Tweet Count : specifies the number of tweets you want displayed in the module.
Tweet Layout and Display Settings
Twitter Icon : Choose from one of 5 different Twitter bird icons to display by the first tweet in the module. This icon also acts as a trigger for the popup when it is enabled.
Display Avatar : Choose to display or hide the user avatar before a tweet.
Avatar size : Can be set between 0 and 48 to control the size of the user avatar.
Display Twitter Name? : Option to display the twitter username with each tweet.
Twitter Name Action Text : is the text following the twitter name when it is displayed. This text is used to define the users action eg; 'tweeted'.
Display Source? : when set to yes will add the source of the tweet.
Tweet Source Preceeding Text : is the text preceeding the Tweet source. eg; 'from'.
Display linking text? : Display the intro text nominated below to preface your tweets.
Display Replies? : Choose to display direct replies to other users. This is an experimental feature that may result in reduced and possibly no tweets being displayed in the module. It is recommended to set the tweet count high when set to no.
Choose a Tweet Template : Lets you pick between 3 different layouts for your tweets. The various components will follow the order specified here if they are set to be displayed in the module.
Non verb text : auto linking text for non verb: i said 'surfs up'
Past tense text : auto linking text for past tense: i 'surfed'
Present tense Text : auto linking text for present tense: i 'surf'
Text for reply : auto linking text for replies: 'i replied to' @someone 'with'
Loading Text : Informative text that is displayed while tweets load
Display Popup User Info? : This will display the twitter users information in a popup. This will be displayed only when a single user's tweets are set to show in the module. The popup is triggered by the optional twitter icon and the more info button below it. The popup contains a follow me link, the users avatar and following/followers/location information for the user.
More Info Text : is the text in the button below the twitter icon which acts as a trigger for the popup.
Popup Intro Text : is the introductory text within the popup.
Display follow text? : will set a follow me button below the twitter icon if no popup is set to show. It will link to the first user in the 'Twitter Username(s)' field.
Follow me text : is the text in the follow me button that links to the users twitter page.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2009 15:03