A way to generate timeline widgets in code?


#1

I need to auto-generate timelines within my own-created CMS based on screen name only (the only thing a user would know about).

The new timeline widget requires an ID, and the ID controls what account is being displayed rather than the URL that is also included when creating a new widget via twitter.com.

If I remove the ID no timeline is rendered despite the URL still being there.

Is there a way to create a timeline widget without the ID or is there an API call to generate it? Is the ID actually the account ID?

Thanks in advance,
Anders


#2

The widget id is required, and is not related to the account id.
But you don’t need a different widget id for each account you want to display. You can use “Timeline Selection” as explained there: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/embedded-timelines#timeline-selection


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