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Using Twitter with RQS

If you have your own Twitter handle, or an account for your business or organisation, you can integrate your Timeline, Profile, Specific Tweet or even a Hashtag within your RQSite. It’s a great way to bring more people to your site, and to attract more followers.

This is done by using a Twitter widget that will work in any Content Area. You can easily add the widgets by using some simple code.

In this tutorial we will go through how to add a Twitter Timeline to a page within RQS.

Although we’re adding the Timeline, adding the other options mentioned earlier is much the same – it will just involve providing the Twitter Publish page with different information.

Within RQS, using the Right-Click Menu, use the Edit Content option (or Add a Content Section) within the area you would like the Twitter content to display.

When editing the Content Area, right-click again and select Add Page Element, then Add Snippet. Next move your mouse cursor to your desired location, and click to Save.

In the example below we are placing our widget at the top of our content area.

RQS Snippet

Now either Double-Click the Snippet Area or select Manage Snippets from the Website Tools menu to open the Manage Snippets window. Select Create a New Snippet then enter your chosen Snippet Name in the relevant field.

We would advise you choose a Name that you can later identify, such as Twitter, or Twitter Handle.

If you have created a Snippet previously that you would like to edit, simply select the Edit Icon next to the Snippet Name to open this window.

RQS Edit Snippet Window

Visit the Twitter Publish page and enter the Twitter URL you would like to embed within your site. For this example, we will be using the @Freeola handle. Once entered, click the arrow or press Return on your keyboard to continue.

Twitter Publish Page

You will then need to select your display options. We will select Embedded Timeline in this example.

You can now make some basic customisation changes to your timeline, should you so wish. If you wish your changes saved, make sure to click Update.

Click Copy Code to store the information we need.

Now return to the RQS Editor and paste this code into the Snippet Content field.

If your browser does not allow you to Right-click>Paste, then you can use the keyboard shortcut of 'CTRL+V' to add this information.

RQS Editing Snippet

Now click Finish to save. You will be returned to the Manage Snippets window, from which you will need to select your new Snippet by selecting the radio button on the left. Once you have done so, click Finish (or Select Snippet).

Snippet Selection

Your Snippet Element will now update to show your Snippet Name and will allow to you change placement again, if required. Click Finish (or select another area) to save your changes.

Please Note: Due to the nature of Twitter Snippets you may be required to refresh the RQS editor to fully load this information within the editor.

RQS Tweet

As Twitter Feeds are very long (without using the customisation options offered earlier) these types of Snippets are best employed to one side of your site content.


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