‘No Public Twitter Messages’ Error, Twitter for WordPress

I noticed recently that the twitter box in the sidebar of my site wasn’t showing my twitter feed; but instead, showing an annoying message ‘No public Twitter messages’. I searched online for a fix, but most of the fixes online are very old (2 Years +) and when I tried them they didn’t work, most recommend just using a different plugin, but this wasn’t a good solution for me since my theme requires it. So I thought the easiest thing to do would be to fix the plugin!

I done some research on the twitter RSS Feeds and noticed that Twitter changed the way they allow people to access their RSS, they used to have it in a format like this:http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/Ricky_Dawn.rss.

However they now recommend using a thrid party solution to pull in your feed or using their API; which is easy enough, this URL will allow me to fetch my own RSS feed: http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=Ricky_Dawn as you can see it works well.

The URL the plugin is trying to pull the feeds from is still the old style, so all you have to do is simply swap them around, follow the below steps if you’re not sure how to do this:

    1. Go to your installed plugins list, find ‘Twitter for WordPress’ and click ‘Edit’ next to the ‘Deactivate’ link.
    2. scroll down until you see this code:
    3. Replace the above code with the below code, make sure you replace my username (Ricky_Dawn) with your username and click ‘Update File’:

Go back to your website and you should see your twitter feed!

  • Zack

    Thanks man… I’ve been searching solution for that problem… Now it works perfectly well!!! Thank you so much.

  • http://www.thiswebguy.com/about/ Ricky

    No problem, glad it helped!

  • Candace

    Ah, my hero of the day! Thanks so much!

  • http://www.thiswebguy.com/about/ Ricky

    No problem Candace!

  • http://www.jimcarroll.com jim carroll

    It worked for me. Thanks much!

  • Dave Manley

    cheers for that.

    • http://www.thiswebguy.com/about/ Ricky

      No Problem, hope it helped!

  • Bridget Byrnes

    Thank you, SO much!! I’ve beating my head against the wall all day on this. It works beautifully. YAY!

    • http://www.thiswebguy.com/about/ Ricky

      No problem, glad it helped!

  • http://www.stylewise.tv David Siqueiros

    My blog uses this code but it does not work?

    >’, true, true, true); ?>

    • http://www.thiswebguy.com/about/ Ricky

      Where is that code found? Are you sure you’re using the ‘Twitter for WordPress’ plugin?

  • http://www.itsmedeann.com Deann

    Hi before it was working fine. But after my co-blogger accidentally deleted the plugin. I tried to bring it back but its not working anymore…