Twitter

Your school or class Twitter content can be included in your site in a couple of ways. 

Main Twitter Feed

Your main school Twitter feed (only one) can be displayed at the bottom of each page in the site. If you have a Twitter account that you would like to have integrated into your site, please follow the instructions on Staff Insite (step 2 on the Principal Instructions page, in the School Websites section). If your school doesn't have a school-wide Twitter account, tweets from the CBE Twitter account will be shown instead. 

Teacher or Class Twitter Feeds

If you use Twitter to update parents and would like to include Tweets from a specific teacher or class on a single page in your website, as shown at the bottom of this page, you can do that as well. There are two parts to the setup: first, the Twitter account owner needs to create a widget and copy the embed code as outlined below. We can then use that embed code to insert the feed into your page. 

Before you Tweet (and definitely before you display your Tweets in your website) make sure you're familiar with the CBE Social Media Protocols on Staff Insite. There is no "undo" in social media!

To get your feed embedded in your page, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Twitter account you would like to have displayed, and go to your Settings:




  2. Choose "Widgets" from the options on the left.

  3. In the Widgets page, create a new List widget:


  4.  
  5. In the "What would you like to embed?" field, enter the URL of your Twitter account:


     
  6. In the display options, below, choose the Timeline display:


     
  7. When your widget is successfully created, you'll see this message:


     
  8. Click the Copy Code button to copy the text to embed your widget. When it's copied, you'll see this confirmation. You can close the notification by clicking the X, but don't close the Twitter tab in your browser yet, in case you need to copy the code again:


     
  9. Open a text editor on your computer (like Notepad for Windows or TextEdit for Mac)

  10. Paste the text you copied into the editor, and then save the file to your computer. Name it using the page you want to have the Tweets displayed on and then "-twitter.txt" as the file name (grade5-twitter.txt or mrmiller-twitter.txt).

  11. Send an email to School Web Support with:

    1. The exact URL (address) of the page you want the feed to be displayed on

    2. If you want a limited number of Tweets displayed, specify that number (by default, the feed will display enough Tweets to fill your page, so if the Tweets are not your main content, limiting the number to 3-5 helps make the page more manageable). The feed below is limited to six Tweets.

    3. The attached txt file with the copied code


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