Xibo 1.7.8 & Twitter

Hi all and thanks for your fantastic job!
I’m a new user and i have a problem with the twitter module.
If in the search term i put @twitterusername, the result is “there are no tweets to display”.
If i put twitterusername, i see only last 2 tweets! (in the count section i have 15 items to display)
If i put #barakobama, all it’s ok…
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks to all and sorry for my bad english!

I assume module is correctly installed? (with API key etc?) http://xibo.org.uk/manual-tempel/en/media_module_twitter.html

If you want to see tweets from one account it would be best to use from:accountname for example from:bbc
Here you can construct more complex twitter search terms https://twitter.com/search-advanced.

Other than that you can change the recent/popular/mixed, it should work fine.

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Thanks Peter.
Yes, the module is correctly installed and also if i user from:accountname i receive only last 2 tweets!!!
i’ve tried mixed, recent, popular type but the result is the same…

What account is it?
How does it look like on twitter when you look at that account’s page?

It’s all handled by twitter api so in theory it should give the same results on the page and via api with the same search criteria.

I tried with a couple of accounts and i see that it show only tweets of (7?) days. it’s an api limit?

I see now on Twitter API page for until parameter:
Returns tweets created before the given date. Date should be formatted as YYYY-MM-DD. Keep in mind that the search index has a 7-day limit. In other words, no tweets will be found for a date older than one week.


Ok, i modified the twitter.module.php and used GET statuses/user_timeline instead of GET search/tweets (that have the limits of 7 days) and now all it’s ok!