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Twitter API with WordPress or PHP: How to Get twitter feeds on Website?

In this blog, you’ll learn how to implement Twitter API with  PHP or WordPress and show your tweets on your custom HTML format.

Get Twitter API Key Credentials

Get the API key & API secret key from Twitter’s dev portal.

If you haven’t already, so you follow this Link to get your Keys or follow the article How to get Twitter API Keys or Access Token.

Get the access token or connect to your account.

Add this code to your function.php or add your API key &  API secret key, which get by first step.

function get_twitter_access(){
    $key = ''; // Consumer Key (API Key)
    $secret = ''; // Consumer Secret (API Secret)
    $response = wp_remote_post( 'https://api.twitter.com/oauth2/token', array(
        'method' => 'POST',
        'headers' => array(
            'Authorization' => 'Basic ' . base64_encode( urlencode( $key ) . ':' . $secret ),
            'Content-Type' => 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=UTF-8'
        'body' => 'grant_type=client_credentials'
    ) );
    $body = json_decode( $response['body'] );
    return $body->access_token;

Connect to twitter and get tweet feeds or show in your html format.

Display all tweets on users timeline use 1.1/statuses/user_timeline.json.

<?php $token = get_twitter_access(); // that's our token from the previous step
$args = array(
    'headers' => array(
        'Authorization' => 'Bearer ' . $token 

$response = wp_remote_get( add_query_arg( array(
    'count' => 3, // how much to display
    'screen_name' => 'RealShivamKhare', // favorites of user @RealShivamKhare
    'include_entities' => true,
    'tweet_mode' => 'extended',
), 'https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/user_timeline.json' ), $args );
$tweets = json_decode( $response['body'] );
$tweets_html = '';
foreach( $tweets as $tweet ) {    
$tweetimg = $tweet->entities->media[0]->media_url;
echo '<div class="col-md-4 col-sm-6 col-xs-6">
<a href="https://twitter.com/SRI_Intl/status/'.$tweet->id.'"  class="" target="_blank" >
<div class="works-image bg-img" '.(($tweetimg)?'style="background-image:url('.$tweetimg.')"': '').'></div><div class="slider-content"><p><span>'.date( 'Y-m-d H:i:s', strtotime( $tweet->created_at ) ).'</span></p><h4>'.$tweet->full_text.'</h4></div>
} ?>

// more params in Twitter docs


If you want to displays only favorites tweets use this 1.1/favorites/list.json, that were marked by a specific user as favorite (the heart button clicked).


For more endpoints please visit Twitter API reference.