Embedded Tweets not showing author, reply, retweet etc


Hello there, I’m trying to embed a tweet for a blog and newsletter. The content of the tweet shows up, but not the author, reply, retweet, etc like it does in the demonstration pages. Am I missing something? Do I need to manually code that in?

This is what I’m inserting:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-left" width="350"><p>Search API will now always return "real" Twitter user IDs. The with_twitter_user_id parameter is no longer necessary. An era has ended. ^TS</p>&mdash; Twitter API (@twitterapi) <a href="https://twitter.com/twitterapi/status/133640144317198338" data-datetime="2011-11-07T20:21:07+00:00">November 7, 2011</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Should there not be additional code for the items shown in your demonstrations?


I’m actually using this:

Infographic on Infographics! Why Infographics Make Great Marketing Tools - bit.ly/TonmIW #marketing

— Mambo Media (@MamboMedia) October 16, 2012


When you’re viewing the embedded tweet, are you viewing the web page through a web server or just locally on your machine? The Javascript to include widgets.js requires that content is served through a web server. If you’re using a CMS, you’ll also need to make sure you can include arbitrary javascript.


I’m both viewing on a web server AND using an email client.

I figured out on the web server I needed to add http:// to “//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” to get it to work.

Am I out of luck with embedding tweets in email newsletters (no javascript)?


Yeah, embedded timelines and tweets will not show full representations in emails.

You shouldn’t need to add http:// to that URL to make it work on a page served from a web server (as opposed to served over the local file system, a plugin, or the file:// protocol)

HTTPS would be better if so, though – the relative protocol we use “//” automatically pre-pends http: or https: when loading the content.


Strange on the pre-pend. Doesn’t seem to work without adding the protocol. I’ll change it to https.

For future use, it would be HELLA nice if you could embed a tweet into an email while including the author, retweet, favorite, etc. Just some light unstyled code. I’m afraid to use anything via twitter api without it being documented.

Thanks again!


is there any way to view the retweet count on an embedded post?

closed #8