Version 1.6.4 handles recent (spring 2014) changes with new Twitter profiles and tags. No Twitter key is required.
Abivia's Multi-Twitter module lets you construct complex twitter searches, filter and edit the results, and display them the way you want. Multi-Twitter can perform multiple searches then merge the results into a single feed.
Other Twitter modules simply help you build a search query. Multi-Twitter doesn't. We let you use Twitter search syntax and add value by handling the search results in an intelligent manner.
Full release history and parameter documentation is available on the extension page.
I am a Joomla noob so I was flying through this process without a deep understanding of the infrastructure that drives Joomla nor any particular extension. But I am an experienced web coder so I figured if I could tweak the display with CSS and control the format of tweets coming in, I'd be fine.
Installation and setup were simple. I got the module running in no time, though I spent quite some time afterward customizing the CSS styles to integrate nicely with my site.
Then, suddenly, my tweets were not posting. It was as if I had tweaked myself out!! Well, I logged into forums and searched for answers. None for my exact issue. So I added my help beacon to the forum.
I got an email from the developer, Alan, shortly thereafter. Note that this was on 12/23 in the late afternoon when most people have turned off their phone ringer and headed to see relatives for the holidays. Not Alan.
Anyway, Alan was incredibly responsive, didn't treat me like an idiot (yes, I've had that kind of reply from developers who are sure it's just some noob screwing things up!) and solved my issue. He even updated his own code to help isolate and solve the issue. And he explained it in non-geek speak.
Last, I can say that from the other comments on the forums, it seems my Abivia MultiTwitter troubleshooting experience is not unique. I'll be back for more Abivia extensions, and I'll let my other clients know about it.
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Setup is straight forward and even for a newbie like me, configuring css was a snap. Their forum has all the css tags you need to get its appearance to fit your needs.
I did make a few modifications to its layout by editing the jtml file to get it to look exactly the way I wanted but as far as functionality, it's the best!
Despite other modules talking a fair game, they seemed to falter.
Abivia twitter module works just great and is fast to load. The support is also fantastic. I only usually edit css but they helped me configure the css for this module so I got it laid out exactly how I want it.
Big thumbs up to this module and their team.
+ easy to install
+ self-explaining backend
+ time format easy as php strftime()
+ many features
+ works instantly (don't forget the jtml plugin)
+ it's the best - forget the rest
Wish list: Twitter Account kill list (to curb spam), include the "- (search term)" documentation for open searches in the XML file so it pops up in the administration menu. Those are very minor quibbles. This is a solid, elegantly coded module.