Visit Twitter, and sign in if you haven't already done so. On the upper right-hand corner, you will see a gear wheel with an arrow pointing down, select this dropdown menu. "Select Settings.
You're now editing your settings. Navigate through the left-menu to "Widgets." Once there, click "Create New."
In front of you, there are now four menu options.
- User timeline: this option will feature all the tweets from a particular account, including retweets.
- Favorites: this option will feature everything you 'favorite' from your account.
- List: if you have users you follow grouped into lists, this option will feature tweets from that set group of individuals.
- Search: this option can be used to display a particular #hashtag, all tweets mentioning a particular @user, or a particular keyword. Be very careful in using this option as it will feature any with the search term.
After selecting a widget type, fill in the appropriate field. Be sure to preview the content before clicking "Create widget." Please do not change the default height and do not change the theme from Light to Dark. Please change the link color to #004E74.
Now you will see some code underneath your preview. Copy the code displayed and proceed to step 1 of Instructions for Embedding Social Feed on SharePoint.
These instructions are for embedding YouTube videos, our reccommended video hosting platform. Embedding videos hosted on Vimeo, Kaltura, etc. will be a slightly different process, but esentially the same.
Navigate to the hosted video page
Custom Size from the "Video Size" dropdown and enter the number
692 in the first (width) field. The second (height) field will automatically fill with the number
Copy the code from the box above the video preview. It should look similar to this:
<iframe width="692" height="389" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/McVWMGzdd18?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
In order to comply with accessibility guidelines, we add information to the embed code—title text, and a link to watch the video on YouTube that will appear if the user's device is unable to load the video. We also "unsecure" the video so it will work in SharePoint. The easiest way to do this is to paste the code into a text editor to modify it, then copy and paste the modified code into the SharePoint web part.
This is what the code should look like after it’s been modified (additions are highlighted):
title="Live Babson / Love Babson: Living on Campus" width="692" height="389" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/McVWMGzdd18?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Watch <a title="Visit youtube.com" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McVWMGzdd18" target="_blank">Live Babson / Love Babson: Living on Campus</a> on YouTube</iframe>
Add the video’s title as the "title" attribute to the <iframe> tag—title="video title"
Add the video’s title as a link within the <iframe></iframe>—use the format "Watch <a>video title</a> on YouTube"
Be sure the <a> link contains title="Visit youtube.com" (hover text) and target="_blank" (to open the link in a new window/tab). The "href" attribute is the URL of the hosted video page.
In the <iframe> "src" attribute, remove the letter "s" from "https" (the beginning of the URL). The video may not embed correctly otherwise.
In the <a> link, if the "href" attribute (hosted video page URL) contains "https" it can be left as-is—the "s" won’t affect the link functionality.
Copy the code displayed and proceed to step 1 of Instructions for Embedding Social Feed on SharePoint.