akTweeter Simplest Way To Show Tweets

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It is a simple Joomla 1.5 module to display Tweets on a topic or event.

What it does?

akTweeter uses Twitter search to show latest 5 tweets, on any topic that you want to show tweets about. aktweeter simplest way to display tweets It is useful if you want to display tweets on some event or your product.


This module is compatible with Joomla 1.5 only and released under GPLv2 License agreement.

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How to use it?

  1. First of all download [download#16#nohits] module and install it.
  2. Go to module manager and activate the akTweeter Module.
  3. Finally, edit the module and set the keyword you want to monitor.
    aktweeter configuration

That’s it, you are done.

If you liked it, hated it or have any suggestions just leave a comment below.

33 thoughts on “akTweeter Simplest Way To Show Tweets

  1. Tried to install but got this error on the page I had it on:

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /home/1/c/2/5827/5827/public_html/home/modules/mod_akTwitter/tmpl/default.php on line 11

  2. Hey Amit,

    I was looking for a way to show only @replies to my company and this works great, but for some reason it is showing the username of the person who made the tweet twice.

    It looks like:

    username (username) : searchterm tweet

  3. Sorry, it does not seem to work:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /home/qpippor/public_html/modules/mod_akTwitter/tmpl/default.php on line 11

  4. Hey Amit – I take it that this won’t be retrofitted for PHP4 users out there? Sounds like there are several of us who would like to try it if it were!


  5. Great module, but it doesn’t seem to work with hashtags (at least for me). For example, if I put “tom” as word to look for, it finds all tweets with “tom” including “#tom”, but if I put “#tom” as word to search for, it doesn’t find any tweets, including ones with #tom hashtag. This seems like an obvious use for the module to automatically follow all tweets that include a specific hashtag. Any thoughts on getting that to work? Thanks.

    • @russell yup.. i will be putting the support for that, it is breaking because twitter replaces ‘#’ with ‘%23’ which akTweeter does not.. if you want you can make the temp fix on your install of aktweeter.

  6. no, i think it is better to use more modules, but you can specify multiple keywords in the search term.

  7. Is there table data generated or i do have to wait till deleted twitte ritems not show up in the module view?

    Nice module could need some more options like number of twitters and user image display?

    • @hypatia their is no table, for now it fetches directly from the twitter rss feed.

  8. Hello, guys! I love the module… you know there’s a “but” coming… but is there any chance that this can be programmed to display only posts from one Twitter account rather than based on keyword? We’d love to use Twitter to keep our homepage current with brief updates of what the jocks at our non-profit radio stations are doing, but we don’t want “stray” tweets from people who might not like the stations, or just might be totally off topic. Any possibility of an account-based, rather than keyword-based option? Thanks for your time! Jeff

  9. I would love to see this for the older version of joomla is that a possibility ?

    Just for those legacy sites that we do not want to fully convert LOL

  10. I needed a twitter mod that would display results of a key word phrase, not just a single work. This did the trick. I went into the default.php file in the tmpl folder to change the number of entries to 20.

    Would love if it had a date as well, but you can’t argue with free. Thanks for the mod. Great work.

  11. I just tested this module on my Joomla 1.5.11 installation. It worked smoothly.

    Feature request:

    1. add new parameter of Language, so we can ONLY retrieve Tweets in our native language. Or in several languages (specified by comma separation list).

    2. Only link in new windows/Tab ?

    3. Exclude certain Tweeter users ?


  12. This mod is great, but is there a way to edit your name so that only the first half of it shows rather then your full name?

  13. Is there a way to have the plugin to a # search. We would like to search for #BPM, but just a BPM search using the way you have it brings up extraneous results.

  14. Nice tool but you must have account support, do not want others listed by keyword who could be antagonizing you.

  15. Excellent module, with some more flexibility than simply displaying one’s latest tweets, which is what i wanted: after all it’s about social network ain’t it right?

    Have precisely same requests than the 3 of joomlagate.com !

  16. I installed it and it works great. But how do I uninstall it? The module doesn’t appear in the module uninstall page.

    Could you also add the ability to display a user’s tweets – that would be really cool.

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