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Social network widgets 4.1.1

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Itzknotty is a small application that brings several widgets with it to display your tweets from twitter or posts from your facebook pages / groups:

  • A widget to display the latest posts of a configured facebook page
  • A widget to display the latest live stream of a configured facebook page. The livestream widget will only be displayed if there are users viewing the stream at the moment.
  • A widget to display the tweets of a configured twitter page

There is also a page...

  • ...that shows the complete activity stream of the configured facebook page. The user can click on a button to load the next activity items from the facebook page.

Configure the application (Facebook)

  • Go to the admin control panel of your site and login with your account.
  • Go to Community > Itzknotty > Settings
  • Select the tab for the facebook settings
  • Fill in your data:
     
    • Facebook Pagename
    • The name of the page you want retrieve data from (https://www.facebook.com/your-pagename). You could also insert the id of a group or other endpoints that support the "feed" configuration. But: the data must be public accessable!
       
    • Facebook App ID
    • The app id of your application. For further information how to create an app scroll down.
       
    • Facebook App Secret
    • The secret of your application.
       
  • Place the widgets you prefere to your board.


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  • Add a link to the complete stream if you want:

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How to create a Facebook application to access data of your page

You need an active Facebook account to create an app.

  • Go to https://developers.facebook.com/apps/ and make sure you are logged in with your preferred account.
  • Click the button "Add a new App" And fill in the information for Display Name, Contact Email and choose Apps for Pages as category.

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  • Click on Create App ID and confirm the security check to proceed.
  • Navigate to the Settings page in the left navigation bar.
  • Copy your App ID and your App Secret and insert both in your admin control panel.

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Everything should work now.

Configure the application (Twitter)

  • Go to the admin control panel of your site and login with your account.
  • Go to Community > Itzknotty > Settings
  • Select the tab for the twitter settings
  • Fill in your data you can get from your twitter application.
  • Place the widgets you prefere to your board.

How to create a Twitter application to access data of your page

You need an active Twitter account to create an app.

  • Go to https://dev.twitter.com/ and make sure you are logged in with your preferred account.
  • Click the button "My Apps" and "Create new app"
  • Fill in the details and accept the Developer Agreement. Choose "read permissions" only to be more secure. You do not need write permission for the application.
  • You can copy & paste your data from there

What's New in Version 4.1.1   See changelog

Released

  • Implement a new widget option to show twitter tweet embedded images or not. If multiple images are embedded only the first one will be displayed. All other will be shown in a lightbox if the user clicks on the image.
  • Implement a new widget option to limit the widget height and display a scrollbar.



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