Digital Signage: Add a Twitter Feed

  1. Right-click on your content folder and select New Content in this Category > Live Data.

    content library - add new content menu

  2. Enter a Name.

    live data properties window

  3. Enter the URL:

    To display the tweets of a specific Twitter handle, enter the URL as: https://twitrss.me/twitter_user_to_rss/?user=USERNAME

    • For example, to display the tweets of Dr. Mark Schlissel, enter the URL as: https://twitrss.me/twitter_user_to_rss/?user=drmarkschlissel

     

    To display tweets about a particular topic, enter the URL as: https://twitrss.me/twitter_search_to_rss/?term=WORD1+WORD2+ETC

    Warning: Tweets from individuals/topics are live data and may contain content that is inappropriate for your audience.

  4. Click More more button next to the URL field.

    Note The URL field defaults to XML...

  5. Enter //item in the XPath field.

    xml properties window

  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Drag-and-drop the new live-data content item from the Content library to the applicable region of your sign.
  9. Right-click the live-data content item on your sign and select Edit Source Content Layout...
  10. Drag-and-drop the Title field onto your layout and adjust as desired.
  11. If applicable, drag-and-drop the pubDate field onto the Filters tab to set a date range filter.

    layout properties window

Last Updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017