Twitter Feed

Blocks ::: block_twitter
Maintained by Picture of Andrew DavidsonAndrew Davidson
A block to show a twitter feed with markup that can be styled via themes.

Twitter Feed 1.0

Moodle 2.8, 2.9, 3.0
Released: Friday, March 25, 2016, 6:29 PM

Twitter Feed Block for Moodle

Moodle block which a twitter feed with easily stylable markup


This plugin requires Moodle 2.7 or greater


  • 2016-01-28 - Initial version


  • Install the plugin like any other plugin to folder /blocks/twitter
  • See for details on installing Moodle plugins
  • To enable the twitter block to contact the twitter API you will need to set up an application for twitter to use.
  • Visit and login with your twitter account to use this application.
  • For configuration on Moodle, you will need a Consuer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, and an Access Token Secret.
  • Once you have these details, fill in the relevant settings for the block in moodle through the plugin administration interface.


The block_twitter plugin has 2 settings per instance: A setting for the number of tweets to show on the block. A setting for the twitter handle to get a list of tweets from.  Currently only 1 handle per block is supported.


block_twitter should work with all themes from moodle core.

Further information


Thanks to Caroline Kennedy for ideas & suggestions


2016 Andrew Davidson

Version information

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Supported software
Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Blocks

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the block folder.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myblock") in the "blocks" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to complete the installation
  5. Turn editing on in any home or course page.
  6. Add the block to the page
  7. Visit the config link in the block for more options.