Creating your first Twitter application
In order to link most of your blog posts on Twitter, Twitter requires that you setup an application with them first. In this tutorial, we'll guide you through on how you can quickly and easily setup your first Twitter application.
Step 1 - Accessing Twitter's developers page.
To access the developers page of Twitter, it is accessible via https://dev.twitter.com. Once you are on this page, login and hover over your username at the top right and click on the My Applications link.
Step 2 - Creating the Application
Once you are on the My Applications page, click on the Create a new application button.
Step 3 - Providing your site details
Here, you'll need to provide some details to Twitter to ensure that Twitter recognizes your site. The settings can be broken down into the following:
- Name - Give your application with a meaningful name.
- Description - Give your application some description like what is the application all about.
- WebSite - Enter the full URL to your site. (E.g: http://yoursite.com)
- Callback URL: - Enter the full URL to your site. (E.g: http://yoursite.com)
Once you have set the above settings, click on the next button and proceed with the next step.
Step 4 - Altering the access of the application
By default, applications created by Twitter is Read Only. This also means that you will not be able to post data with the application by default. You will need to change the access from Read Only to Read and Write. To do so, click on the Settings tab.
Step 5 - Changing the Access
At the bottom, look for Access and change it to Read and Write. Then, hit the Save button and you are good to go.
That's about it! Oh, yes some tips would be helpful.
- If you are deciding to re-brand your domain name, remember to always update the application with your new site URL.
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