View Full Version : New to PHP, Need help with Twitter Feed

12-10-2010, 08:10 PM
Ok, I've developed a few websites so far but just the basics. HTML and CSS pretty much with a few PHP and Javascript files just downloaded and used from the internet.

I want to do what this site here does:


But I want to make it look a little better and so forth. I just don't know how to code to make the person be able to submit directly to a specific Twitter account. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I looked at the source code but I'm unable to see the PHP file, as far as I know so there's no real way for me to mess with it and figure it out which is usually how I code most of the time, by backwards rationalizing :/.

Anyways, thanks for the help. :)

12-10-2010, 08:46 PM
Javascripting is "client side", so you can see that scripting.
PHP is "server side", so you are correct ... you can't see any of their PHP scripts.

There are some existing PHP scripts that deal with Twitter.


You're new to PHP, so I'm not sure how many of those examples you understand.
Some deal with reading Twitter, others deal with writing Twitter.

12-10-2010, 09:05 PM
understanding the scripts is a bit outside the reach of my spectrum, unfortunately. All I'm looking for is a way to have a text area and submit button on my page that anyone can input text and post directly to a a Twitter account I specify.

I'm not sure how much insight I need to be able to do that but the site I showed (http://secrdig.com/index.php) seems fairly simple so I'm assuming it doesn't take much.

I'd also like to show the current Tweets somehow on the page like they have any maybe a "most viewed" section, but that would be for later after I've attracted enough viewers to the page. :)

Thanks for the response so far.

12-10-2010, 10:39 PM
I guess you'll have to wait until you learn PHP then.
Or hire a programmer.

Not much else I can say.

12-11-2010, 01:15 AM
Do you think you could do it? I could pay you if you could. How much would you be willing to do it for? :)


12-11-2010, 02:30 AM
I can't. Too many other projects now, and it's the holidays.
Maybe someone else will PM you with an offer.

12-11-2010, 11:57 PM
if anyones up for the project let me know! :) PM and we can discuss terms. Thanks!