1. Remove the widget and optionally replace it with something else.
This is actually a good option for those who no longer tweet and having the widget actually makes you look worse than not having one to being with. If you also don’t see much value in Twitter stream, this is a good time to just let go of that function and gain from time saving and improved website performance.
2. Replace the old widget with new Twitter Widget
#1. Login to your WordPress and go to Plugins > Add New
#2. Search “Display Tweets” which should come up as first on list (by Matthew Ruddy), click “Install Now”. Once installed, click “Activate Plugin”
#3. Go to Settings > Twitter Feed
#4. Click “register an application here” link or visit http://dev.twitter.com/apps/new
#5. Login or make sure to login as Twitter account used on website to display tweets
#6. Type the following on input fields.
Name: [Company Nickname] Display Tweets
Description: Display twitter feeds on website
Website: [Your website URL]
Callback URL: (leave blank)
#7. Check on “Yes, I agree” and fill the CAPTCHA
#8. Once application is setup, copy and paste following back to Twitter Feed Configuration back on your website.
#9. Click “Create my access token”, and copy following back to Twitter Feed Configuration back on your website.
#10. On the Twitter Feed Configuration page on your website, change Screen name to your Twitter ID without @ symbol.
#12. Go to Appearance > Widgets, and open up the Widget section on far right and find the old Twitter widget.
#13. Just under that old Twitter Widget, drag and drop the new “Tweets” widget from left “Available Widgets”.
#14. Add any Widget title you want “Follow Us” etc and remove the old Widget
#15. Confirm the Tweets loading on website
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