TweeCool Stack

DOOBOX

Gary’s latest stack allows you to add a Twitter timeline to your website with the absolute minimum of fuss. Just drag the stack onto the page, add the name of the Twitter user (no funny stuff required here, literally their Twitter name) preview the page and their last five tweets will appear.

Along with Stacks’ standard formatting options for margins, padding, border, background and so on, you can show the profile picture associated with the Twitter account, any images posted in the feed, along with the posting time; add a dividing line to split tweets up and turn the profile image circular if you like. You can set the stack to display between one and 25 tweets and there’s a built-in responsive lightbox for any images that appear in the feed. 

Of course, you can do nearly all of this yourself using Twitter’s own widget configurator but if you’re terminally lazy — or perhaps that should be terminally time-poor — then there’s no doubt the TweeCool stack makes it a doddle to get your Twitter feed onto a Rapidweaver website. Just be aware that it depends on a third party service and that Doobox gives no guarantees that this won’t be interrupted at some point in the future — in which case the stack will stop working. Read the full background in this disclaimer

(And that name? We can only assume it’s a coded reference to one Pete Beale, once a stalwart of the English soap Eastenders who would often inquire affectionately of the ladies in his life thusly: “Awright treacle?”).

Rob Beattie

Rob Beattie is a freelance copywriter who designs sites using Rapidweaver. He's been reviewing computer hardware, software and web services since 1981. Yes...that long. And he's also the author of 101 Things to Do in a Shed , Fishing: A Very Peculiar History , and The Bluffer's Guide to Fishing

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