Twitter Profile Widget not working


On my website the widget isn’t working.

When using profile widget builder at, it is also not working.

Behavior occurs for my personal and public account.

Please advise.


The same thing is happening to me. Right now it looks like most of the widgets for ‘My website’ except for the Search Widget aren’t working.


Just checked it out a few seconds ago. Appears to be fixed and working for me. See the profile widget at


I just checked your site and it’s not working for me. I had been looking into the “Rate limit exceeded” threads, which is the error I’m getting, but I doubt 150 people from my IP had gone to your site in the past hour - and I would think Twitter’s own widget builder would not be hit 150 times from people at my IP. So I’m skeptical that’s the only issue.


hmmm, where did you see the error message? I just checked my site again and it seems to be working fine. Also the profile widget builder from above is working as well.


I had been seeing the error in the Net tab on Firebug. The response from the GET is

“TWTR.Widget.receiveCallback_1({“error”:“Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 150 requests per hour.”,“request”:”/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?screen_name=twitter&callback=TWTR.Widget.receiveCallback_1&include_rts=true&count=4&clientsource=TWITTERINC_WIDGET&include_entities=true&1324077096143=cachebust"})"

There are a few threads on this issue here. I just find it really hard to believe that Twitter’s own widget builder is falling victim to this. When I was coding my page, it worked every time, now all of a sudden it’s intermittent.


is the url of your page available?


This is the page I have the widget on:

Perhaps it is just the rate limiting - but I’m trying to figure out how I’m adding up to 150 in an hour and how to work around it.


Just visited your site. Works for me.

Perhaps the requests are getting routed through a proxy, and twitter is getting confused by the traffic coming through it.


Oh that’s a good point! Thanks.


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I am having problems too on my blog @
My profile picture and text are not at same height. This is the same cut and paste code. Am I missing something else here?


Did anyone find the solution/workaround for this issue? When viewing this from a campus or large corporation, you can hit this limit pretty quickly. I’m using the list widget, which is perfect for what I need, but just keep getting the rate limit error.


If you’re concerned that end-users would be rate limited, your best option is to not use the widgets but instead build your own solution, likely using the Streaming API or REST polling de-coupled from direct user interaction with the sites displaying tweets.


Twitter widget debugged

Removed settings checks on privacy and secure https in the Twitter account settings to get it to render again on website.maybe privacy is only needed…still checking…


I think we need to keep this thread up above.

I just made a customizable profile widget with the following code:

Put between the head tags:

!script charset=“utf-8” src=“”></script!

Exclamation marks are intentional to make the code appear rather than be loaded…

Put in it’s seperate

on the page itself:

new TWTR.Widget({
version: 2,
type: ‘profile’,
rpp: 3,
interval: 30000,
width: 215,
height: 300,
theme: {
shell: {
background: ‘#ffffff’,
color: ‘#707070
tweets: {
background: ‘#ffffff’,
color: ‘#707070’,
links: ‘#818181
features: {
scrollbar: false,
loop: false,
live: false,
behavior: ‘default’

The box itself is loaded, but the tweets aren’t appearing. I tried having both scripts in the div, but the result is the same.
Also one thing I noted was that during a re-code of the page, an error occured that messed up my menu, but then the tweets were suddenly visible… just at the wrong place.
I tried looking on different browsers through 3 different ISPs. It’s the same thing all over.

I could work so well, yet causing so much trouble.

TWITTER… please respond!

website to see the problem:

Thank you


Can you help me with my coding? idk if it’s right or not and it wont work!..


I suppose it’s because of the input proxy. I have the widget in an external hosting: I can perfectly see the widget from my home computer, but no chance from our organization, inside the proxy. After reading the thread I felt quite happy to see some light in the tunnel… :))

Even better. I was moving options and changed the “profile” setup to a “search” setup, and tried to look for @twitteruser AND THIS WORKS FINE and displays all recent tweets. Hope it helps!



Mine is not working either!

!script charset=“utf-8” src=“”></script!
new TWTR.Widget({
version: 2,
type: ‘profile’,
rpp: 4,
interval: 30000,
width: 250,
height: 406,
theme: {
shell: {
background: ‘#a4afc6’,
color: ‘#000000
tweets: {
background: ‘#dbd4db’,
color: ‘#000000’,
links: ‘#005eff
features: {
scrollbar: false,
loop: false,
live: false,
behavior: ‘all’


I’ve re-done it a couple of times and I just get a box with no tweets in it!? Help!!


The widget appears to be loading correctly for me. Maybe you’ve hit the 150 anonymous requests / hour limit from your IP address? Does switching IPs or waiting an hour help?