One very common problem today is getting to show your latest tweets on your website. Traditionally most people are doing this by using any number of plugins, widgets, add-ons or extensions that link to Twitter. From there in a lot of cases you are asked to enter your Twitter handle, number of tweets to display and then you are confronted with an error message. The error message that a lot of people (No you are not alone) are used to seeing this error message when getting their latest tweets to show on their website…
“The Twitter API returned an error while processing your request. Please try again.“
The reason why most people who see this error message when trying to add their latest tweets to their website is because they have a shared website hosting account. What this means and why its important is that shared website hosting accounts are “shared” by multiple people and because they are shared if one of those people misuses Twitter, Twitter blocks the offending IP Address of the server which you share with that user and others. It sounds pretty nasty right? And, I am sure you are asking yourself “There must be a solution?” and there is.
If you aren’t coders, programmers or a geek, that’s okay, I will show you a way to get this up and running in no time and provide some code to help you do this quickly.
From here all you should need to do is copy and paste the above mentioned code into your website and change the “YourTwitterID” to your real twitter ID, click save and you are done. You can get fancier with custom coding for those of you who are comfortable and want to customize the look and feel of this information.