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I’ve always wanted to show my last twits in my sidebar. I’ve recently found out how. Here’s a quick tutorial:

Place the following code in your sidebar. Remember to style it properly and replace the username:

// Your twitter username.
$username = "butterflymedia";
// Prefix - some text you want displayed before your latest tweet.
$prefix = "<h3>My last Tweet</h3>";
// Suffix - some text you want display after your latest tweet. (Same rules as the prefix.)
$suffix = "";
$feed = "" . $username . "&rpp=1";
function parse_feed($feed) {
    $stepOne = explode("<content type=\"html\">", $feed);
    $stepTwo = explode("</content>", $stepOne[1]);
    $tweet = $stepTwo[0];
    $tweet = str_replace("&lt;", "<", $tweet);
    $tweet = str_replace("&gt;", ">", $tweet);
    return $tweet;
$twitterFeed = file_get_contents($feed);
echo stripslashes($prefix) . parse_feed($twitterFeed) . stripslashes($suffix);

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6 thoughts on “How To Add Latest Twits To Your Sidebar

  1. It sure does help when information gets shared by folks like you. Especially for non-coders like me! I still don’t really use twitter, but am starting to sit up and take notice, because the hype has to have some form of substance behind it, especially when it gets touted as the next Google!

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