Twitter generator

With Twitter generator you can display your own Twitter account's tweets.

☝️ Note: This generator is only available in the Pro version.
You need to have a Twitter developer account with Elevated access to be able to use this generator. You should be able to apply for access on this link.

How do you know, that you have Elevated access?
At Step 2 you only see an Overview menupoint and  Standalone Apps section, if you have this access.


Go to this page of twitter:
Under Standalone Apps, click on Create App.
Add a name to your App.
Copy the API Key and API Key Secret.
Go to Smart Slider's admin area -> Global settings -> Generators -> Twitter, and paste your key and secret into the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret fields.
Go back to your application, and go to App settings.
Under User authentication settings, press Set up.
At Type of App choose Web App, Automated App or Bot.
Go back to Smart Slider's admin area and copy out the Callback Url.
Go back to your application. At the App info section you should:
1. Paste the url into the Callback URI / Redirect URL field.
2. Write your website's url into the Website URL field, and press Save.
The Website URL has to be a live link. But it doesn't have to be valid, so if you are working on localhost, enter any live link there.

Your application is done (ignore any other ID/Secret offering pages Twitter will redirect to), so go back to Smart Slider. Press Request token.
⚠️ Warning: Chrome blocks popup windows by default, so if you won't see one appearing, check your url bar's right side, if you see a popup being blocked and you should unblock it!
Fill in your twitter login details and press Authorize app.
After this you will see the token appearing, and you should save on your settings.

Now the api is done, create a new dynamic slide

To get started, go to any Slider Settings page and add a new dynamic slide. Choose Twitter.

Configuring the generator

Set up your generator. Choose the settings you want. Popular options you probably want to configure: category where your content will be pulled from, or the number of slides you want to have.

You can also click on the View Records button to see the data you'll be creating your slide with.

When you're done, click on Add.

Editing the dynamic slide

After you saved your generator, you'll be redirected to the Slide Editor to set up the look of your slide. You can create your content by using variables.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.


You can use these options to set what you want your generator to show.


Include retweets

Include the retweeted tweets too

Exclude replies

Exclude those tweets, which were replies to someone's tweets

Generator Settings

Learn about the Generator Settings at the Generator Settings documentation.


These are the available variables you can use to build your dynamic slide content in the Slide Editor.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.

  • author_name - The username of the author.
  • author_url - Url of the author, what he can give in his settings.
  • author_image - Profile picture of the author.
  • message - The message of the tweet.
  • url - Url to the tweet.
  • userid - The id of the author.
  • user_name - The name of the author.
  • user_description - The description of the author.
  • user_location - The location of the author.
  • tweet_image - If the tweet contains an image, this will link to that.
  • tweet_author_name - The name of the tweet's author.
  • tweet_author_image - The profile picture of the tweet's author.
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