Varying 'Embed Tweet' Dimensions?


#1

Hello,

I work for a membership organisation that offers a Wordpress site to our members. I’ve been trying to prepare guidance on embedding tweets, but the standard ‘Embed Tweet’ html doesn’t appear to offer any function for amending the height/width. The problem we have is that the standard tweet box width is just a little too wide for the desired sidebar that we’d like to see members’ tweets appear in.

Grateful for any advice.

Craig W.


#2

The Embed Tweet feature is really meant to be used inline within articles and not in contexts like sidebars. As such, there are no width adjustments available.


#3

That being said, embedded Tweets do narrow themselves down a bit if you stick them in a smaller containing block. Looks like they shrink down to about 252px.


#4

Thanks, guys.

Much appreciated.

Craig.


#5

I noticed this page comes high in SEO as I was searching for an answer myself. I found one fairly easily.

When embedding a tweet the first line will look something like this:

blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” lang=“en”>

Just add width=“x” after the lang component…

blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” lang=“en” width=“325”>

In fact there are many things you can add at this stage to modify the embed. Some are helpfully listed on this post by Wordpress: https://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter/twitter-embeds/

Hope this helps someone in the future.


#6