Tweets Missing from Your MODX Site?

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Over a year ago, Twitter announced changes to its API which included the dropping of support for RSS feeds. Version 1 of the Twitter API (Application Programming Interface) was turned off on June 11, 2013. If you were relying on RSS feeds to display your Twitter feed on your website using getFeed or some other tool, it will no longer work.

Twitter does offer the ability to use embedded widgets to display feeds on your website, however, you don’t have any control over it—and that’s not very MODXy, is it? MODX Ambassador, Jeroen Kenters has written a short guide to get your custom Twitter timeline back on your site using TwitterX and the new Twitter API.

Jay heads up Customer Development and Delight at MODX. He started with MODX while running his small web development and marketing company and has a background in Marketing and Management. He lives with his wife Tracy and daughter Georgia in a small riverside town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.


  1. Michiel
    Jun 12, 2013 at 08:14 PM
    Great tut by Jeroen!

    Or else you can use the addon JSONDERULO by pdincubus
    This nice extra also works with the new API 1.1

    1. Phil Steer
      Jun 22, 2013 at 03:05 PM
      Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    2. Mark Saragossi
      Jun 17, 2013 at 09:45 AM
      I'll vouch for JSONDERULO

      Using it on several sites. Worried at first I'd be forced to attend a Jason Derulo concert with pdincubus but he said it's not mandatory.

      1. Phil Steer
        Jun 22, 2013 at 03:05 PM
        Thanks for the vouch!

        I wouldn't wish attending one if his concerts upon (almost) anyone!

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