As we’ve hinted in a few threads lately, as part of ongoing improvements to Twitter for Websites tools, we’ve enabled a new feature to make embedded Timelines easier to implement for directories, social networks, publications with multiple authors, and many other use cases.
From now, you can use a single widget configuration to render multiple timelines on your site, and specify different timeline sources (user, favourites, or lists) with attributes added to the embed code itself. The core configuration of size, theme, and colours remains shared, but you can reuse that widget when adding a different author’s profile to your site, or to use a different Twitter List alongside an article. Publishing systems and applications will not require managing duplicate widget configurations for every source on a site.
The documentation has been updated here: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/embedded-timelines#timeline-selection
For example, our team at Twitter can now use a single widget ID to embed timelines for each of us:
With this update, you can reconfigure user, favourites, and list timelines from a single widget ID. Please note that at present, search queries cannot be reconfigured. We’re aware there are uses for doing so, and will continue to build new timeline features in the future.
We hope you find the enhancements useful, and look forward to seeing the things you build.