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Connecting Twitter to Squarespace

Twitter is a social networking platform where users share news, thoughts, and other content in 280 characters or less. Connecting Twitter is a great way to encourage users to engage with you. This guide explores different ways you can use Twitter with Squarespace.

Here's what you can do with this integration:

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Connect your Twitter account

To authorize your account:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Connected Accounts.
  3. Click Connect Account.
  4. Select Twitter from the Social Accounts menu. 
  5. Log in using your Twitter username and password. 

Add a social icon

To display a social icon:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Social Links.  
  3. Add your Twitter profile link. 
  4. Check Show Social Icon
  5. Click Save

For more detailed steps, visit Adding social links.

After adding your Twitter link, the social icon will automatically display in most templates, but not all of them. You can also add social icons using the Social Links Block.

Add a Share button

To help visitors share your content on Twitter, you can add a Twitter Share button to the following content:

  • Album Pages
  • Events Pages
  • Gallery Pages
  • Layout Pages (Flatiron template only) 
  • Blog posts
  • Product items

Push content to Twitter automatically

You can share the following content on Twitter as you publish it: 

  • Blog posts
  • Gallery images
  • Gallery videos
  • Audio tracks
  • Product items
  • Events

To learn more about pushing content to Twitter and customizing your posts, visit Sharing content on social media

Pull content from Twitter using a block

You can display tweets from your account, a feed of hashtags, mentions by handle, or general search terms using the Twitter Block. This is a great way to embed tweets on a page or blog post without using third-party widgets.

After adding the Twitter Block, check Download Data in your Connected Accounts to automatically sync your tweets.

We update the connection with your Twitter account every minute. If you edit a Tweet and want the changes to display immediately, you can refresh your Twitter connection:

  1. Go to Connected Accounts.
  2. Click your Twitter account.
  3. Click Reset Data.

Add a Twitter Cover Page

You can use a Cover Page to display tweets and create a landing page, dedicated Twitter page, or single page site. The Echo and Status layouts support Twitter.

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Add Twitter Cards

Twitter Cards attach information, like images and product prices, to tweets, letting users preview content within their feeds. Squarespace Commerce sites are optimized for Twitter Cards.

Note: Twitter cards won't work if you have a password enabled. For help disabling a password, visit Removing a site-wide password and Removing a page password.

For a preview, use Twitter's URL validator:

  1. Open the Twitter Card validator.
  2. Add the URL you want to share, including the https:// at the beginning, and click Preview Card.
  3. A preview of your Twitter Card will appear under Card Preview.

To learn more about Twitter Cards or resolve any issues you see in the validator, visit Twitter's documentation.

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Collect Twitter handles

You can use the Form Block to collect visitors' Twitter handles. 

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Connecting Twitter to Squarespace