Twitter is a social networking platform where users share news, thoughts, and other content in 140 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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Note: 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:
- Go to Connected Accounts.
- Click your Twitter account.
- Click Reset Data.
Connect your Twitter account
Before you start using Twitter with Squarespace, you need to connect your account:
- In the Home Menu, click Settings.
- Click Connected Accounts.
- Click Connect Account.
- Select Twitter from the Social Accounts menu.
- Log in using your Twitter username and password.
Add a social icon
You can add a Twitter social icon that links to your Twitter profile:
- In Connected Accounts, click your Twitter account to open Twitter Settings.
- Ensure Show Social Icon is checked.
- Click Save.
The Profile URL is automatically set to lead to your Twitter profile.
Note: After connecting Twitter to Squarespace in this step, the social icon will automatically display in most, but not all, templates. You can also add social icons using the Social Links Block. Learn how these icons display in your template in our template guides.
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
- Regular Pages
- Blog posts
- Product items
Push content to Twitter automatically
To tweet blog posts and gallery images as you publish them:
- Open the Blog Post or Image Editor.
- Click the Social tab.
- Next to your Twitter profile, switch the Social toggle to on.
In the field next to the toggle, you can customize the format of tweets sent from Squarespace with custom text and these variables:
- %a - The author of the post.
- %t - The title of the post.
- %u - The URL of the post.
After enabling this setting, new posts or images on Squarespace will push to Twitter automatically.
Pull content from Twitter using blocks
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.
Add a Twitter Cover Page
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.
Collect Twitter handles
You can use the Form Block to collect visitors' Twitter handles.