How to Autopost from Joomla! to Twitter
In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can autopost from Joomla! to Twitter.
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.
- AutoTweetNG Free, Pro or Joocial 8.20 or superior
- A Twitter Develoer Account. How to apply for a Twitter Developer account
- System requirements: Joomla 3.4 or superior, PHP 5.5 or superior, MySQL 5.5 or superior (recommended)
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.
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
Fill the app details and create the app
The Callback URLs field is required now. You can fill it with the same URL used in the Website URL.
Go to Keys and Tokens to find your Consumer API Keys.
Press Create to get your Access Token and Access Token Secret
Go to Permissions tab, Access must be Read and Write
STEP 3: Create and authorize a social channel
Go to AutoTweetNG/Joocial Control panel, there select Channels tab to create a new channel.
On Channel Tab, click on New, select the Channel Type and complete the Channel Data, Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, Access Token Secret.
Click on "Validate". The User ID will be filled and save.
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
- Create an article
- Check the Request list
- Wait 3 minutes, visit the front page
- Check the Posts list
- Check Twitter.