Was unable to generate a widget preview with this configuration. Some of the settings may be in an invalid or unexpected format


#1

upon creating new Widgets for his website then i got this message
"Was unable to generate a widget preview with this configuration. Some of the settings may be in an invalid or unexpected format."


#2

I’m having the same problem !


#3

me too


#4

me three


#5

Guys, i had the same problem but fixed it !!

In the line of code, add http: just before // in the source path.

follow that code and you will find that yours will be broken too… fix it and it works !


#6

same problem, which line?


#7

Was unable to generate a widget preview with this configuration. Some of the settings may be in an invalid or unexpected format.


#8

Yes, it stinks that the widget preview STILL isn’t working when it’s just a tiny bit of code that needs adding.

When pasting the code onto your site page you need to edit the code slightly. On the bit where it says; “//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” add http: to the front of it so that it says; “http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

It should then load the widgets JavaScript and work ok on your site. Unfortunately this doesn’t fix the preview.

T


#9

I’m looking into the issue of previews not display on twitter.com’s widget configurator. Thanks for the reports.


#10

Taylor,
I’m getting this widget preview error message as well, and any new widgets I try to generate simply don’t work. Last week, however, none of this was an issue; previews and widgets worked just fine. I’m not doing anything differently now.
Please advise.
UPDATE: Nevermind, figured it out by fixing the problem in the code. See https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/11125
Would be great if you guys could correct this however.


#11

Our engineering team has found the issue with the preview tool and is working to resolve it – don’t have an ETA on when the fix will make it to production though.

When you say that none of your widgets are working now – are you saying they aren’t functioning for you on your site any longer? If so, do they fail with a specific error message?


#12

Taylor, the site containing the embed code simply generates a “Tweets by @User” link; clicking the link doesn’t render anything. Many thanks for investigating.


#13

Thanks, Taylor. I figured out the problem. Turns out it was not connected to the preview issue addressed here.


#14

Thanks for clarifying, @adweek!


#15

We’re having a similar problem, not sure if there’s a quick fix? On our site where our embed code is, it just displays ‘Tweets by @teenage_market’ rather than generate the widget: http://www.theteenagemarket.co.uk/index_new.html

I’ve double checked the code and the javascript file has the correct ‘http://’ prefix before it. I’ve also double checked the widget options and our website is included as the correct domain for the widget to be featured on.

Is there a solution?


#16

Are you using Iweb? I’m experiencing the same problem is this a iweb of twitter issue?


#17

I’m also having the same problem in that it just displays the tweets by @name could really do with this working today as I have a site ready to show a client.


#18

Same issue
It’s not yet resolved


#19

I have the same problem as well. The only thing tha appears is ‘Tweets from @X


#20

As soon as I go to the widgets page to create a new widget or edit an existing (previously working) one, this error message appears before I even change any of the default settings.

“Was unable to generate a widget preview with this configuration. Some of the settings may be in an invalid or unexpected format.”

So it seems there is a system error right from the start of the process.