I’ve been tweaking this site over the past few days, and one of my thoughts was to put my latest tweet in the sidebar. It’s easy enough to embed a timeline, but I couldn’t easily find a way to do just the latest single tweet.
I did spend a bit of time looking into an API solution, but that seemed like more effort than I was willing to go through.
Turns out it’s really easy.
I pasted the code below into a Custom HTML sidebar widget, replacing Username with my actual Twitter username.
<a class="twitter-timeline" href="https://twitter.com/Username" data-tweet-limit="1"> Tweets by @Username</a> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
And that was it. Up pops my latest tweet.
Turns out I really didn’t like it there, so I turned back off. It may come back later, but either way I’m glad I didn’t spend too much time messing around.
What’s it look like?
Since it’s not in the sidebar for now here’s what it would look like.Tweets by @RyanNutt