During the installation of the Timeline Express Twitter Feeds Add-On, you’re going to need to enter your Twitter API key and Twitter API Secret Key. Both of these items can be retrieved from the Twitter Apps page.
Below, in this documentation article we will be walking through the setup of a new Twitter App, and retrieving the API key and API secrets.
Setup a New Twitter App.
The first step we need to do is head over to the Twitter Apps page, and create a new application by clicking on ‘Create New App‘ in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, or if you don’t have any applications setup yet – by clicking ‘Create New App‘ in the center of your page.
On the application details page, you can enter the following details:
- Name: Timeline Express
- Description: Timeline Express plugin for WordPress.
- Website: This should be the URL to your domain.
But anything you enter will work. This is, more-or-less, for you in the future to remember what the application is for.
Don’t forget to accept the ‘Twitter Developer Agreement’ at the bottom before creating the application.
Once entered you can click on ‘Create Application’.
Enter your API & Secret Key
Once you have clicked the ‘Create Application’ button, you’ll be redirected to your application settings.
At the top of the page you’ll see a few tabs. One of them should be ‘Keys and Access Tokens‘. Click that, and you’ll be presented with your API key and API secret, that you should enter into the Timeline Express Twitter Feeds Add-On settings page.
Copy and paste each key into the respective field on the Timeline Express Settings Page, under the Twitter Feed tab.
Start Using the Plugin…
Once you enter both your API and Secret key into the fields on the settings page, you can start creating your Twitter timeline feeds on your site.
Head over to our ‘How to Create a Twitter Feed‘ guide, if you need help generating the Timeline Twitter Feeds shortcodes.