Link Discourse with a Twitter account (Adding Twitter card and via attribute)


(Camille Roux) #1

I think it could be great to be able to link an Discourse install with a Twitter account.

We could use it to:


(Jeff Atwood) #2

This already happens, in fact you have to set up Twitter logins to get Twitter to embed at all… however, official Twitter embeds of variable size (height) cause huge problems in our rendering strategy within topics.

@techapj implemented this but it caused wild fluctuations in page rendering when a big, tall (but unknown in height until actually rendered) Twitter “official” embed appeared on the page. Like with, say, an image in it.


(Camille Roux) #3

Sorry, it looks like I wasn’t clear. My idea is to add a Twitter account field in admin to have nice Twitter card for subject.
Here is what we have currently with the Twitter card validator:


(David Baker) #4

Did this go anywhere? My use case: a reader appreciates a post I’ve written. They want to share it out on Twitter using the built-in Discourse link-share feature. That feature defaults the content of the tweet to Title and URL. If my Twitter handle was part of my Discourse profile then the default text could also include ‘via @myaccount’ and I would get a notice in Twitter and I could, in turn, retweet and that might drive more readers back into the Discourse.


(Christopher McEwan) #5

Hey David, it is a good idea but I don’t think I was the original poster. Good luck in pursuing.

Chris

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(David Baker) #6

Yes, hoping to hear from @CamilleRoux soon :slight_smile: