How to Autopost from Joomla! to Twitter

In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can autopost from Joomla! to Twitter.

WARNING

As of July 2018, you must apply for a Twitter developer account and be approved before you may create new apps. Once approved, you will be able to develop new apps from developer.twitter.com.

Prerequisites:

Once you have checked the prerequisites, proceed with step 1.

STEP 1: Download and install AutoTweetNG/Joocial

Download the extension from Extly's Download Area, unzip and install AutoTweetNG/Joocial in Joomla! backend with the standard procedure.

About AutoTweetNG/Joocial updates: Install the update with the same procedure.

Once you have proceeded with the installation:

-AutoTweetNG component has been installed -System plugin-AutotweetAutomator has been installed and enabled, to process new content and posts every 3 minutes -System plugin - AutotweetContent has been installed and enabled to publish Joomla! content.

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Remember to assign your Download ID to enable all features.

STEP 2: Create an app

As of July 2018, you must apply for a Twitter developer account and be approved before you may create new apps. Once approved, you will be able to create new apps from developer.twitter.com.

We have prepared this tutorial to guide our users to apply for a developer account: Apply for a Twitter Developer Account

Login at https://developer.twitter.com/ with your Twitter username and password. Go to Create an App

Create an app

Fill the app details and create the app

Create an app - App Details

Create an app - App Details

Create an app - App Details

Create an app - App Details

Go to Keys and Tokens to find your Consumer API Keys.

Create Access Tokens

Press Create to get your Access Token and Access Token Secret

Access Tokens

Go to Permissions tab, Access must be Read and Write

Permissions

STEP 3: Create and authorize a social channel

Go to AutoTweetNG/Joocial Control panel, there select Channels tab to create a new channel.

Channels

On Channel Tab, click on New, select the Channel Type and complete the Channel Data, Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, Access Token Secret.

Channels

Click on "Validate". The User ID will be filled and save.

Channels

AutoTweetNG/Joocial is ready to publish!

A new authorization Access Token has been granted.

A new Twitter Channel has been created.

By default, all new articles are going to be published on Twitter.

STEP 4: Create a test article

  1. Create an article
  2. Check the Request list
  3. Wait 3 minutes, visit the front page
  4. Check the Posts list
  5. Check Twitter.