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Realtime Related Tweets Bar: Another jQuery Plugin

With all the buzz lately about Twitter real-time search. Why don't you add a real-time tweets bar related to your posts from your twitter timeline or from anybody or even limit it by a geocode coordinates!

Check out These Demos..
Each one links to the demo page where you can see HTML & CSS & JS you need to use... CSS code is important but it is almost the same across those different samples, so I'm not going to focus on it here.

Demo 1: Typical Real-time related Search
This sample will extract tags that already exists in the page and do a typical realtime related search..
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/files/jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<div class="related-tweets">loading..</div>

Use CSS in demo file then include jQuery and plugin JS and add a div with a "related-tweets" class and it will be auto-loaded with default options!

Demo 2: Real-time Search Limited to Some Users
Few options were changed here:
Limiting tweets by users like @TechCrunch and @mashable only.
Returning only tweets that have links.
Increasing entry transition time of each tweet to 500ms.
Animating text font-size instead of the default opacity animation.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/files/jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<div class="related-tweets" options="{
   debug:true
   ,from_users:'TechCrunch,mashable'
   ,links_only:1
   ,animate:'fontSize'
   ,enter_time:500
}"
>loading..</div>

Div now has a new attribute (options) that contains comma delimited list of options. (a trailing comma is fatal) 

Demo 3: Realtime Search Limited by Geocode of 'Mountain View, CA'
Returns tweets by users located within a given radius of the given latitude/longitude. <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/files/jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<div class="related-tweets" options="{
   debug:true
   ,geocode:'37.400465,-122.073003,25km'
}"
>loading..</div>

Just added a geocode on the from of "latitude,longitude,radius".
To convert an address to a geocode try this and don't forget to add the radius in mi(miles) or km(kilometers)!

Demo 4: Realtime Search by All Tags
By default, plugin will search twitter by OR-ing those tags to return tweets with any of the tags. but you can force the search to return tweets that contain all tags.
you may also limit number of the used tags to avoid empty result set when twitter can't find tweets that have all tags on current page!
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/files/jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<div class="related-tweets" options="{
   debug:true
   ,animate:'height'
   ,or_tags:0
   ,max_tags:2
}"
>loading..</div>

you can see that (or_tags) was set to 0 to disable. and (max_tags) to 2. also animation is done by the height!

Demo 5: Just Your Twitter Timeline
This is a -not related not realtime- search, just your twitter feed. and using a typical Javascript call.
'status' was set to 1 to ignore tags.
'realtime' was set to 0 to stop realtime search and perform search once. and Increased 'n' which is the number of tweets to return.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/files/jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">  
   $(document).ready(function(){
      $('#rrt').relatedTweets({
         debug:true
         ,from_users:'Mike_More'
         ,status:1
         ,realtime:0
         ,n:20
         ,show_avatar:0
         ,show_author:0
      });
   });
</script>

<div id="rrt">loading..</div>

Since It is just your tweets. you might wanna hide avatar and author name by setting 'show_avatar' and 'show_author' to 0!

Features:
Now, You've seen most of the plugin features but let me summarize it..
  1. Show realtime related tweets based on your post tags.
  2. Show your twitter timeline; related to your post or not.
  3. Return only tweets with links or return all.
  4. Limit tweets by 1 or more users. (from/to/mention users!)
  5. Limit tweets by a location geocode and a radius.
  6. Search by tags in Or-ing or And-ing mode.
  7. Many tweets' transition options like opacity, height, font-size.
  8. Each part of the tweet like Avatar, links, Hashtags.. has its own class so you can customize its style.
  9. Show or hide some parts of the tweet like avatar, author name, date.
  10. Use a typical JS call or auto-load div elements that have "related-tweets" class.
Project Pages
For more details on plugin options, request features or submit bugs :(
* Original tweeties icon by Chris Wallace

113 comments

  1. ali kinaze // September 27, 2009 at 9:58:00 PM GMT+10  

    Thanks for these nice demos. Really useful.

  2. Mike // September 27, 2009 at 10:50:00 PM GMT+10  

    @Ali, you welcome. thanks for your feedback

  3. Ian Drake // September 29, 2009 at 2:07:00 AM GMT+10  

    That's a really nice plugin.

    I've done something similar, just static. Getting related tweets and putting the content on my site helps with long tail searches which bring some surprising traffic and downloads.

    I suspect there would be no SEO benefit with dynamic content that doesn't have a perma-link. Still very cool though. I might use it somewhere else.

  4. Mike // September 29, 2009 at 3:32:00 AM GMT+10  

    @Ian Drake,
    Thanks for your SEO feedback :)

    I agree that there would be no SEO benefits compared to static content that Search engines can crawl. But there is a small chance that referring to others can get them to link back to you when they check their analytics!

    Still, It is more suitable to Bloggers that can only embed HTML/Javascript code on their blogs.

    And more important the real-time search thing is what this plugin is all about. may be combining both sides -client & server- can be the best.

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  6. Tutlist // September 30, 2009 at 12:11:00 PM GMT+10  

    Added to TUTlist.com

  7. SharePoint developer // October 1, 2009 at 1:18:00 AM GMT+10  

    Yeah man, nice post, its pretty hard to find nice posts now…

  8. Marc van Neerven // October 11, 2009 at 7:40:00 PM GMT+11  

    Great demo, but try to move the 'options' attribute to unobtrusive javascript, because this document does not validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.

  9. Mike // October 11, 2009 at 10:38:00 PM GMT+11  

    @Marc van Neerven,
    as in demo 5?

  10. SpirITzzz // October 27, 2009 at 4:33:00 AM GMT+11  

    Hi, you plugin don`t work correctly with Russian twits.

    for testing: http://twitter.com/SpirITzzz
    from_users:'SpirITzzz',
    don`t displayed any tweets.

    But from_users:'inpel' - displayed, because this user have twits in English and displayed only they.

  11. SpirITzzz // October 27, 2009 at 4:37:00 AM GMT+11  

    sorry, i add lang:'ru' and it work :)
    thanks! :)

  12. SpirITzzz // October 27, 2009 at 4:53:00 AM GMT+11  

    but, only one twitt displayed...

  13. Mike // October 27, 2009 at 10:17:00 AM GMT+11  

    @SpirITzzz,
    'lang' is an optional parameter, set it to empty string '' to exclude language from the equation..

  14. deep // October 27, 2009 at 3:57:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hello mike,

    Could you please tell me how can i show 3 tweets at time? i mean, each time i want to show three tweets like news sticker.

    Thanks.

  15. Mike // October 27, 2009 at 10:22:00 PM GMT+11  

    @deep,
    It is a bar so it shows tweet by tweet.. but I'll keep this in mind for next version..

  16. deep // October 27, 2009 at 10:25:00 PM GMT+11  

    Thanks for your reply mike,

    I have got the solution from here

    http://tweet.seaofclouds.com/

    if you would like to check it.

    anyways great plug in.

  17. balcon // November 3, 2009 at 10:04:00 PM GMT+11  

    @Mike It will be cool

  18. Mia // November 14, 2009 at 11:34:00 AM GMT+11  

    Great plugin Mike , do you have any plans on 'styling ' it in any way ? say even as much / little as color backgrounds , borders or is this option strictly left up to the user ?

  19. Mike // November 14, 2009 at 11:41:00 AM GMT+11  

    thanks @Mia,
    well, every piece of the tweet content has its own CSS class so the user can customize the style easily.. check the source code of the demo links to see the used CSS.

  20. gc // November 15, 2009 at 2:26:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hi,

    Been playing with this and like would I see. Very nice. Can you tell me of any disadvantages or adverse side effects of placing more than I bar in the same page? I suspect there may be some performance issues, but I'm trying to figure out if there is a problem having more than 1 '< d i v class="related-tweets" options="{...' in the same page, each with different settings. Again, I think this is great and hope to use it in a website after reviewing the usage terms and conditions.

    gc

  21. Mike // November 16, 2009 at 12:50:00 AM GMT+11  

    @gc,
    You can place many bars with no problem.. one thing to notice in general: 'n'(Number of tweets to return) should be more than 10, so plugin won't need to auto-update results too often and get blocked by the twitter API.

  22. steve // November 19, 2009 at 7:47:00 AM GMT+11  

    Hey i've tried to hook this up to my twitter account 'lionart' but it doenst seem to like it and constantly reads loading... but seems to work fine with accounts with more tweets / followers, any ideas how to get it to work? If you can let me know and tweet me that'd be great! Thanks

  23. Mike // November 19, 2009 at 10:36:00 AM GMT+11  

    @steve,
    That's so weird, Searching twitter like this:
    http://search.twitter.com/search?q=from%3Alionart
    is not returning any tweets of yours.. seems like bug in Twitter search!
    Check out this Twitter FAQ [I can't find myself in Twitter search!] in case that was the reason.
    Probably you will need to contact their support
    Let me know of any updates of this issue!

  24. JW // December 7, 2009 at 3:49:00 AM GMT+11  

    Sorry, just wonder whether this is for blogspot or wordpress?

  25. Mike // December 7, 2009 at 9:01:00 AM GMT+11  

    @JW,
    Most of plugins/widgets I've made so far are based on Javascript with or without jQuery(Javascript library). So, you can use it anywhere you can embed JavaScript code like Blogger(Blogspot), self-hosted Wordpress,..

  26. JW // December 7, 2009 at 11:30:00 PM GMT+11  

    Thanks Mike. Somehow it don't work on my blogger.
    it stay at loading stage... :(
    I am using Demo 1. What are the possible cause?

    Thanks

  27. Mike // December 8, 2009 at 1:01:00 PM GMT+11  

    @JW,
    You welcome..
    Could be anything! for better help, email me with more details and your site URL.

  28. r4i firmware // December 8, 2009 at 10:44:00 PM GMT+11  

    The demo is really awesome and the tweets look awesome. Thanks for the code.

  29. roddyJ // December 25, 2009 at 6:58:00 AM GMT+11  

    tags like this "This is a tag" will be searched in its entirety. Is there a mod to break it up by space so it searches for "This" OR "is" OR "a" OR "tag" then return results containing 2 out of the 4 tags using the max tags function?

  30. Mike // December 25, 2009 at 7:09:00 AM GMT+11  

    @roddyJ,
    No I didn't take this case into consideration.. But will keep in mind for next version!

  31. Prof Derek // January 1, 2010 at 9:39:00 AM GMT+11  

    Great tool. THanks for making it available. Is there a way to have two items on the same page. I have done a related tweets plugin block for Chisimba using your code (see it on http://www.dkeats.com/ quite far down the right panel). I want to do a nearby tweets block, but I cannot see where I can change the DIV tag.

  32. Mike // January 1, 2010 at 10:09:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Prof Derek,
    This widget displays 1 tweet at a time, but since many people are asking to change that.. I'll work on that very soon :)
    To set widget settings: try code in demo 2^, If things still not clear enough email me..

  33. bootnumlock // January 8, 2010 at 7:27:00 AM GMT+11  

    quick question -- how would you make it so the LATEST tweet shows up first in the realtime? mine is showing the oldest of the 10 and works it way up to the most recent... thanks,
    bob

  34. Mike // January 8, 2010 at 8:27:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Bob,
    That sorting is fixed, but I'll try to work on that in next version!

  35. Ed // January 8, 2010 at 12:32:00 PM GMT+11  

    I too am looking for a solution to the sorting option. Look forward to the update

  36. Robert // January 16, 2010 at 8:00:00 PM GMT+11  

    It would be great if you could fix the fadeIn/fadeOut cleartype glitch with IE7/8. Otherwise, brilliant code.

  37. Mike // January 17, 2010 at 9:59:00 PM GMT+11  

    @Robert,
    Will see what I can do, thanks for your feedback :)

  38. aLk // January 19, 2010 at 9:17:00 AM GMT+11  

    I have prototype running on my website and was wondering if you could provide a "jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js " file that does not use the "$" shortcut. but the whole word "jquery" can anyone any suggestions or updated code?

  39. Mike // January 19, 2010 at 10:32:00 AM GMT+11  

    @aLk,
    There were 2 lines that didn't use the $ shortcut as it should. but that was fixed before.. If you was hosting the JS file on your space, get a fresh copy!
    It is OK to use $ inside a plugin as a custom alias, See jQuery Plugins/Authoring :)

  40. gc // January 27, 2010 at 10:57:00 AM GMT+11  

    Sorry if I missed this in your description, but are the tweets displayed determined by their dates? For example, it appears the version of the routine I implemented will not show tweets from twitterers whose lastest tweets were of November or October, 2009.

    Thanks.

  41. Mike // January 27, 2010 at 11:08:00 AM GMT+11  

    @gc,
    Can you give/email me an example of usage, or a sample URL?

  42. gc // January 30, 2010 at 3:18:00 AM GMT+11  

    Twitter accounts with recent updates appear okay.
    But these (with old updates)do not appear:

    http://twitter.com/AeroGrit
    http://twitter.com/StimulusJobs

    I don't have a published web page yet to demonstrate the problem, but if you need to see one, I will create it and send you the URL.

  43. Mike // January 30, 2010 at 4:26:00 AM GMT+11  

    @gc,
    which makes sense! The plugin is about realtime :)
    anyway I'll see what I can do..

  44. gc // January 30, 2010 at 5:06:00 AM GMT+11  

    Thanks,

    I'm not saying that the routine is broken, but would like to say to users, on good authority, that updates may not return from accounts that have been inactive for long periods of time.

    Thanks for your time,
    gc

  45. Danny // February 16, 2010 at 11:12:00 AM GMT+11  

    LOL, so many twitter posts! I must say it does look interesting. I'm very tempted to get twitter :)

  46. Mike // February 16, 2010 at 2:15:00 PM GMT+11  

    @Danny,
    you should :)

  47. Anonymous // February 17, 2010 at 8:48:00 PM GMT+11  

    Is it possible to use two instances of this script to display 2 feeds on the same page?

  48. Anonymous // February 17, 2010 at 9:57:00 PM GMT+11  

    Its ok I got it working :) Nice plugin, thanks.

  49. Mike // February 18, 2010 at 2:03:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Anonymous,
    Thank you :)
    That case is been taken care of on all plugins here.

  50. ciprian // February 24, 2010 at 9:39:00 AM GMT+11  

    This is one of the best plugins out there! And it's soooo easy to implement!!!! Thanks a lot. God bless you (or whoever you believe in)

  51. Mike // February 24, 2010 at 12:23:00 PM GMT+11  

    @ciprian,
    You welcome, Glad you like it.
    Oh, yes. I believe in God(Jesus). And bless you too :)

  52. Jonathan Gabor // March 27, 2010 at 2:35:00 AM GMT+11  

    Is there an easy hack to make it mark X amount of tweets as "active"?

    Example:
    I want to show 10 tweets simultaneously. And when it discovers a new tweet, it puts it in the two, and pushes the now 11th tweet "out of the list". A excellent example is the "Fresh Buzz" on http://cs5launch.adobe.com/

    There's probably already a better jQuery plugin for it, but I haven't found it...

  53. Bladeex1 // April 7, 2010 at 8:57:00 AM GMT+10  

    Great looking plug-in. Is there a way to get this to work with WordPress? I'm not a coder and just started looking at jquery today so sorry if this was a silly question

  54. Mike // April 10, 2010 at 12:27:00 PM GMT+10  

    thanks @Bladeex1,
    It should work the same way in Wordpress blogs(self-hosted ones!). You will need to add the plugin code somewhere in your theme files

  55. Forex Indonesia // April 23, 2010 at 6:51:00 PM GMT+10  

    can't for indonesian twitter
    please help

  56. Anonymous // May 2, 2010 at 9:38:00 AM GMT+10  

    How do I make the Twitter links open a new window?

    I tried this, but it did not work:

    $('#rrt a[href^="http://"]').attr("target", "_blank");

  57. Anonymous // May 11, 2010 at 5:24:00 AM GMT+10  

    Great, uses this plugin for feeding news on the front page of a webpage. Works great. There is only one thing, and (as somebody mention earlier) that is when you dont update your twitter in a while.

    Is there possible to display anything else instead when your feed is old? Like "I havent updated twitter in a while".

    Thanks, and keep up the good work. :)

  58. developing // June 23, 2010 at 10:01:00 AM GMT+10  

    show just our timeline is not working for me.

  59. undeRlIRcs // June 26, 2010 at 4:29:00 AM GMT+10  

    I too seem to be receiving the same error as developing is having.

    "Error:Couldn't find Status with ID=16982560548" appears when the variable 'from_users' is used. Seems to be a change on Twitter's side; as the demo (http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/svn/v1/js-status.htm) doesn't work either.

    Any ideas Mike? Any help would be appreciate!! :)

  60. Mike // June 26, 2010 at 10:05:00 AM GMT+10  

    @undeRlIRcs,
    sometime it happens and sometime it doesn't.. I think that error should not happen in frequently updated accounts. and this plugin is about realtime updates. I think that should be fixed in next version.

  61. Anonymous // August 4, 2010 at 3:45:00 AM GMT+10  

    Thank you for the plugin!!

    I see people having the same issue as me. I don't post updates very often, and as a result, my tweets don't show up. I get the "Loading..." text. You've said that it is because the code is focused on "realtime." What does that mean?

    Thanks you again!
    Bri

  62. andrea // September 3, 2010 at 9:50:00 PM GMT+10  

    It seems that it doesn't display the tweets posted from facebook

  63. Mike // September 3, 2010 at 10:12:00 PM GMT+10  

    @andrea,
    Can yo show me a demo or tell me the options you are using?

  64. andrea // September 3, 2010 at 10:41:00 PM GMT+10  

    sure, thanks for the quick reply!

    www.twitter.com/RefoundationRec
    http://www.promozoldo.it/widget-twitter.php

    as you can see it displays only the tweet posted from twitter's website

    (on a related note, i've created another twitter account but it doesn't show any tweet from there)

  65. Mike // September 4, 2010 at 12:40:00 AM GMT+10  

    @andrea,
    This plugin is about realtime updates queried from Twitter search, Which tends to ignore old tweets and some tweets from recent accounts!
    You might consider using another widget for displaying your Twitter timeline.

  66. dpam23 // October 26, 2010 at 8:24:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hi Mike, congratulations. Relly usefull and complete plugin.

    just a question, is there any way to don't ignore old tweets?
    thx alot

  67. DPAM23 // October 28, 2010 at 6:51:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hi Mike, great plugin! really nice work.

    Just a question: what happens when the "n" parameter is bigger than the returned search? Because in the documentation you said that parameter can't be less than 20, and my user does not have many tweets to show. maybe for that reason does not work for me?

    cheers
    Joan

  68. Mike // October 28, 2010 at 9:39:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hi Joan,
    If n is bigger than returned results, plugin will show the returned plugin.. In Doc, I said don't set n less than ~10 so in realtime mode plugin won't have to update tweets too often and get blocked by Twitter API..
    Also note that, Twitter search ignores old tweets and tweets from recent accounts!

  69. BK // November 14, 2010 at 9:53:00 AM GMT+11  

    Excellent! Just the ticket! Thanks. Is there any way to drop the fade transition as IE has a known bug here. I've played around with the settings, but IE won't have any of it.

  70. Mike // November 16, 2010 at 9:55:00 AM GMT+11  

    Thanks @BK,
    have you tried using 'animate' values other than 'opacity'.. ?

  71. Timothy // December 1, 2010 at 3:42:00 PM GMT+11  

    great code! thanks! question, is there a way to display multiple search results in the Typical Real-time related Search code? something like 5 lines? thanks!

  72. Mike // December 2, 2010 at 11:50:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Timothy,
    you welcome.. currently the plugin displays one result at a time, will change that in next version..

  73. Gio // December 29, 2010 at 5:22:00 AM GMT+11  

    Mike, I also want to display tweets so the latest tweet shows first. You mentioned that the sorting is fixed and you will work on it in next version. In the meantime can I make an edit to the relatedtweets.js file to accomplish this?

  74. Mike // January 6, 2011 at 10:40:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Gio,
    Sorry for delayed response..
    Sure you can modify the source code with compliance to the license [http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0]

  75. Spelen // January 10, 2011 at 4:44:00 PM GMT+11  

    Thanks for sharing Mike, this is very usefull. Do you know when the next version will be available?

  76. Rafael // January 13, 2011 at 11:53:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hi Mike. I'm trying to use the plugin with a portuguese tweets and not works! I tried lang:'pt' and lang:''... no work! Tks

  77. Mike // January 15, 2011 at 6:29:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hi @Rafael,
    'lang' is an optional parameter, set it to empty string '' to exclude it..

  78. gcarterIT // January 29, 2011 at 9:40:00 AM GMT+11  

    Hi Mike,

    I ran across an issue that I don't recall seeing in the past. After 2 or 3 updates, I get "Error:since date or since_id is too old". I did some Googling and it appears the issue is related to lang:en. I added lang:'' (null string) as an optional parameter and now it appears to work. Any comment?

    Thanks,
    George

  79. Mike // February 4, 2011 at 4:38:00 AM GMT+11  

    @gcarterIT,
    I saw that issue many times before and your suggested workaround looks good, thanks :)

  80. Cody // February 5, 2011 at 4:32:00 AM GMT+11  

    Hey mike can you help me with this error?

    TypeError: Result of expression 'jQuery('div.related-tweets').relatedTweets' [undefined] is not a function.

  81. Mike // February 5, 2011 at 4:38:00 AM GMT+11  

    Hi @Cody,
    have you checked your code, did you include jQuery before the plugin?

  82. Cody // February 5, 2011 at 5:05:00 AM GMT+11  

    I figured it out! Thanks

  83. Rodrigo // February 7, 2011 at 1:25:00 AM GMT+11  

    Mike, just wanted to say thanks for your awesome work... will be looking forward for your next version.

  84. Cody // March 16, 2011 at 5:08:00 AM GMT+11  

    i am getting this warning in chrome only "Resource interpreted as Script but transferred with MIME type application/json." I noticed it on your Twitter Timeline demo as well.

    It is stuck in the loading stage... The other demos work fine but the your twitter timeline isn't.

    Any suggestions?

  85. Mike // March 16, 2011 at 9:01:00 PM GMT+11  

    @Cody,
    that is just a warning not an error.. the timeline demo stuck in loading stage cause there were no recent tweets by me..

  86. EC // April 29, 2011 at 2:43:00 AM GMT+10  

    i'm having the same problem Cody had "relatedTweets' is not a function", and did what you said to do in order to solve the issue, but it doesn't work for me. I downloaded the js file, use a newer jquery library, but nothing works, could you help me?

  87. Dan // May 5, 2011 at 9:50:00 PM GMT+10  

    Hey,

    I'm having an issue where it seems to be showing the latest tweets from oldest to newest, instead of the other way around - I had read that this was fixed but just wanted to check if there is a parameter or something I need to set

    Cheers,

    Dan

  88. Mike // May 16, 2011 at 6:37:00 PM GMT+10  

    @EC,
    'relatedTweets' means the plugin JS file or jQuery is not loaded.. make sure that you have included jQuery then this plugin on the web page..
    For further assistance, please mail me a sample URL

  89. Mike // May 16, 2011 at 6:42:00 PM GMT+10  

    @Dan,
    Tweets ordering is not changed yet.. sorry, that way it seems more logical.

  90. Marc // June 4, 2011 at 10:34:00 AM GMT+10  

    Hi Mike,

    Love the widget. Got it working in relatively short time.

    Question i can't find the answer to in the documentation : can I user from_user, at_user and query at the same time (in one function call)? If I try, it stays on "loading.."

    $(document).ready(function(){
    $('#feed1').relatedTweets({
    debug:1
    ,from_users:'railzminiworld'
    ,at_users:'railzminiworld'
    ,query:'railzminiworld'
    ,status:1
    ,realtime:0
    ,n:20
    ,show_avatar:0
    ,show_author:0
    ,lang:''
    });
    });

    Hope to hear from you

    Thanks,
    Marc, The Netherlands

  91. Mike // June 4, 2011 at 7:35:00 PM GMT+10  

    @Marc,
    No you should not use both cause that will try to find tweets that from you and at you!
    Instead, replace the 3 options "from_users,at_users,query" with this option:
    query:'from:railzminiworld OR @railzminiworld'
    to find tweets that is from you or at you

  92. Marc // June 11, 2011 at 1:15:00 AM GMT+10  

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your reply. I works! Thanks a lot.

    Marc!

  93. Ulises // August 25, 2011 at 9:57:00 AM GMT+10  

    ulises:

    Hi Mike. I dont know how to filter out @replies. Its is possible to do in your code? maybe in query?

    Thanks in advance

  94. Mike // August 25, 2011 at 10:25:00 AM GMT+10  

    @Ulises,
    Twitter search doesn't provide that ability..
    http://search.twitter.com

  95. Greg // September 19, 2011 at 5:37:00 AM GMT+10  

    I only want to display the most recent Tweet, so I have realtime off and n set to 1 but it still flashes (loads) the one tweet over an over. Anyway to prevent this or set a check every x hours?

  96. Mike // September 19, 2011 at 6:52:00 AM GMT+10  

    @Greg,
    you right that should be changed, but in the mean time you can go with your idea of setting option "stay_time" to a very large number..

  97. Greg // September 20, 2011 at 12:51:00 AM GMT+10  

    @Mike - Thanks for the reply and glad I could offer that suggestion! I'll try out that fix and, being only a one-page website, setting a large time should work fine!

    Thanks again!

  98. owari // January 9, 2012 at 7:10:00 PM GMT+11  

    Hai Mike,
    Thanks for this great plugin.
    Can I limit the tweet by date? For example, I want to show the H-1 tweets from my twitter account.

    Thanks

  99. Mike // January 10, 2012 at 12:59:00 AM GMT+11  

    @owari,
    I'm afraid Twitter Search API doesn't support that.

  100. Jonas // January 10, 2012 at 9:20:00 PM GMT+11  

    Is there a call back option? So if the tweets are loaded do one more function:
    $('#tweetticker a[href^="http://"]').attr("target", "_blank");
    this could be useful for example to make all url's to open in a new window.

  101. Mike // January 14, 2012 at 1:36:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Jonas,
    unfortunately not, will add this in future versions

  102. Anonymous // January 20, 2012 at 7:30:00 AM GMT+11  

    Hi Mike.
    Thank You for Your plugin!
    How to show all the tweets? - For example over the past 10 days?

    For example, my penultimate tweet was the 12th - now he has not shown (
    Shows tweet only the last of the 17th

    Regards

  103. Mike // January 20, 2012 at 8:04:00 AM GMT+11  

    This plugin is about realtime updates queried from Twitter search, Which tends to some tweets from recent accounts.
    You might consider using another widget for displaying your Twitter timeline like the official widget. [http://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets/widget_profile]

  104. Anonymous // July 16, 2012 at 12:17:00 AM GMT+10  

    is it possible to add retweet and reply buttons on every tweet?

  105. Mike // July 16, 2012 at 12:30:00 AM GMT+10  

    @Anonymous,
    Will consider it for next version..

  106. Daru Sim // July 24, 2012 at 11:07:00 PM GMT+10  

    Nice plugin. I have this problem where it shows only one tweet over and over again. How can I fix it?$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#rrt').relatedTweets({
    debug:true
    ,from_users:'darusimws'
    ,status:1
    ,realtime:1
    ,n:20
    ,show_avatar:1
    ,show_author:1
    ,show_date:1
    ,show_source:0

  107. Mike // July 26, 2012 at 11:09:00 AM GMT+10  

    @Daru Sim,
    I tested the code and it should be working.. email me if you still have problems.

  108. E.S.V. // August 13, 2012 at 10:09:00 AM GMT+10  

    It is a great plugin. Thanks a lot, Mike.

    A detail that should be pointed out is that the search API of Twitter only returns results from the last 7 days. That was driving me crazy as this plugin wouldn't return any tweets from some outdated Twitter accounts. But it ended up being this Twitter restriction, completely unrelated with how the plugin works.

  109. Anonymous // August 15, 2012 at 3:40:00 PM GMT+10  

    Hi Mike,
    Cracking plugin, very useful.
    When I activate the 'show_date' option and click on the resultant link I get 'page not found' on Twitter instead of seeing the status/post. The status number generated by the plugin appears to be incorrect when compared to the actual status number. This also applies to the examples you have above.
    Are you able to shed any light on this?
    Regards,
    Jonty

  110. Mike // August 15, 2012 at 9:31:00 PM GMT+10  

    @Jonty,
    That error was fixed, thanks for the heads-up..
    Note that: Google Code hosting may take a while to refresh the changed script files! So, for now please include the plugin script with a dummy query param like this..

    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://realtime-related-tweets-bar.googlecode.com/files/jquery.relatedtweets-1.0.min.js?temp=1"></script>

  111. Макс Иванов // March 29, 2013 at 6:18:00 AM GMT+11  

    Today I bought a template Portbook. After installing and changing data in a field “from_users:” (from “twitter” to “my id”) widget ceased to display messagesr?

  112. Mike // March 29, 2013 at 9:37:00 AM GMT+11  

    @Макс,
    Please email me demo link or Twitter username.

  113. Rémy // June 14, 2013 at 6:12:00 PM GMT+10  

    Does this plugin still working with the 1.1 API Twitter ?

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