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Other [Solved]Twitter cards for xenforo.

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by zadow, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. zadow

    zadow Member

    Hello all

    I spend alot of time promoting my forum on twitter.
    I Like the platform, and how fast you can get tons of visitors.

    So i setup a feed with twitterfeed, to auto post to twitter.

    Its farly easy

    i explain the steps

    You add the rss link to sections from diserered forum rss that you would like to auto cast to twitter


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    then next step select twitter, then setup how freg. it should be sync.

    Only problem is, that when i member post, it will auto cast that to twitter also.
    Good thing is that alot of visitors visit.



    But!
    So i dig into twitter apps some more.

    And the perfect thing would be a so called twitter card.
    https://dev.twitter.com/cards/overview

    It looks nicer and have support for media of various formats.

    here is a example using a website that have twittercards.
    I have a github account and when posting link to a reposotory on twitter, it shows a nice card of the tweet.

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    Would be cool to have a option to have a card for our forum, with a card of new threads, made with a nice logo or video of the first post.

    What you say, anyone up for the challenge :)
     
  2. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

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  3. zadow

    zadow Member

    yes exactlly.
    :rolleyes:

    Is it automated, or did you somehow intregrated it into the twitter button.
    And how did you do it :)
     
  4. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

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  5. zadow

    zadow Member

    well it looks nice.
    But one thing i dont fully understand.
    Does the twittercard only apply to front page tweet button ?
    https://twitter.com/zadow28/status/579611885995225088
    i made a tweet front front page forum and it works , but if i tweet from a thread it dosent show ?
    Any idea
     
  6. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Was the thread link tweeted before you added the twitter meta tags?
     
  7. zadow

    zadow Member

    no i added meta then first tried post tweet forum, that worked.

    Then went into a thread, and tweeted from that and that shows normally.

    you see the meta within code frontpage page http://www.techbliss.org/
     
  8. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Code:
    <meta name="twitter:url" content="http://www.techbliss.org" />
    should be the page location, not home page location ;)
     
  9. zadow

    zadow Member

    Not sure i understand.
    I see you have a page other than homepage yourself, but how would i know what page to add.
    So if i make a new thread i have to add that link to the meta ?

    Maybe i misunderstood the twittercard uses

    I wanna show the card each time i use the twittercard from anywhere on the forum.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
  10. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Try replacing the value inside twitter:url tag with this
    Code:
    {$requestPaths.fullUri}
     
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  11. zadow

    zadow Member

    never been good with PHP like this ? :whistle:
    Code:
    <meta name="twitter:url" content={$requestPaths.fullUri} />
     
  12. zadow

    zadow Member

    okay if i copy link from forum link and paste into tweed on twitter it works.
    If i use xenforo's own tweet button i doesnt show card

    UPDATE!!
    Appenrently it works also wit xenfor tweet button, It just took a minut before it appered correctly.
    All Works now.

    Thx for the help m8 (y)
     
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  13. RandyRS

    RandyRS New Member

    Hi, could you please help with this tags ?
    I want to change the value.

     

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