Testing Out: Tweets Module Relaunched 2.0 for Joomla Print
Written by Ed Eusebio   

Update: 4/21/08 I've been forced to turn off the image display in the module, because other "customized" avatars are not being shrunk down. Not as pretty in my layout, and I don't feel like messing with the code, so I'll be on the lookout for other module solutions. Free (software) is as free (software) does. Laughing

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Update: 4/3/09
I noticed last night, that the 2.0 extension is still glitching, presenting certain images non-thumbnailed (doesn't seem to matter if they are giif, jpeg or png). The software might need an adjustment to the php? No idea right now. I suspect it has something to do with Tweets who upload large "custom" images. Hmmm.

Original Post 4/01/09

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I've been using the nice Tweets Module v1.2 from Vaneldijk Extensions for Joomla, on my home page, for a couple months now. It's a module that allows you to present your tweet stream, or your's and your friends (the setting I prefer), at the moment of page upload. As the page is refreshed, the tweet stream is refreshed.

The 1.2 version was good, but had a tendency to post huge pics, instead of thumbnails, kind of randomly, disrupting the pristine design flow of my blog (pristine, yeah right). I just updated to their recoded, completely new version 2.0 Tweets Module Relaunched, and it seems to be holding up pretty well, so far.

I like how the Relaunched version turns the web page links into live links.

Hmmm. They've got a Mail2Joomla 2.0 extension, I'm going to keep my eye on (for posting to a Joomla site, from email). It's commercial (€39) so I haven't bitten yet. However, the concept is ideal for my more tech-phobic clients.  Would be nice to give it a test drive, if that were available.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 May 2011 11:05