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Twitter API

By Byrne Reese
Posted January 3, 2010, in Web Services.


Setup & Installation

This .htaccess recipe is essential to this API working.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization}  ^(.*)
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /var/www/cgi-bin/mt/twitter.cgi/$1 [e=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1,t=application/x-httpd-cgi,l]
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ http://localhost/cgi-bin/mt/twitter.cgi/$1 [L,P,QSA]



Below is a listing of all Twitter API methods and whether they have been fully implemented or not.

Search API Methods - 0%

  • search
  • trends
  • trends/current
  • trends/daily
  • trends/weekly

Timeline Methods - 50%

  • statuses/public_timeline - 100%
  • statuses/home_timeline - 100%
  • statuses/friends_timeline - 100%
  • statuses/user_timeline - 100%

  • statuses/mentions - 0%

  • statuses/retweetedbyme - 0%
  • statuses/retweetedtome - 0%
  • statuses/retweetsofme - 0%

Status Methods - 70%

  • statuses/show - 100%
  • statuses/update - 100%
  • statuses/destroy - 100%
  • statuses/friends - 90%
  • statuses/followers - 90%
  • statuses/retweet - 0%
  • statuses/retweets - 0%

User Methods - 50%

  • users/show - 100%
  • users/search

List Methods - 0%

  • POST lists (create)
  • POST lists id (update)
  • GET lists (index)
  • GET list id (show)
  • DELETE list id (destroy)
  • GET list statuses
  • GET list memberships
  • GET list subscriptions

List Members Methods - 0%

  • GET list members
  • POST list members
  • DELETE list members
  • GET list members id

List Subscribers Methods - 0%

  • GET list subscribers
  • POST list subscribers
  • DELETE list subscribers
  • GET list subscribers id

Direct Message Methods - 0%

  • direct_messages
  • direct_messages/sent
  • direct_messages/new
  • direct_messages/destroy

Friendship Methods - 100%

  • friendships/create - 100%
  • friendships/destroy - 100%
  • friendships/exists - 100%
  • friendships/show - 100%

Social Graph Methods - 0%

  • friends/ids
  • followers/ids

Account Methods - 10%

  • account/verify_credentials - 100%
  • account/ratelimitstatus
  • account/end_session
  • account/updatedeliverydevice
  • account/updateprofilecolors
  • account/updateprofileimage
  • account/updateprofilebackground_image
  • account/update_profile

Favorite Methods - 100%

  • favorites - 100%
  • favorites/create - 100%
  • favorites/destroy - 100%

Notification Methods - 0%

  • notifications/follow
  • notifications/leave

Block Methods - 0%

  • blocks/create
  • blocks/destroy
  • blocks/exists
  • blocks/blocking
  • blocks/blocking/ids

Spam Reporting Methods - 0%

  • report_spam

Saved Searches Methods - 0%

  • saved_searches
  • saved_searches/show
  • saved_searches/create
  • saved_searches/destroy

OAuth Methods - 0%

  • oauth/request_token
  • oauth/authorize
  • oauth/authenticate
  • oauth/access_token

Help Methods - 100%

  • help/test


Movable Type versions: 4.3




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I’ve install this plugin, but I have some errors. I want to add twitter login on my website.

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John Sturrock on August 4, 2017, 10:08 a.m. Reply

Twitter has an undocumented API called related_results. It will give you answers for the predetermined tweet id. Not certain how solid it is as its exploratory, however this is similar API call that is approached twitter web.

Use at your own particular hazard. :) Further Details to Come


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Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.