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Live Blog - Connecting a Twitter feed


Live Blog is a dynamic content type that lets you cover developing live events in real-time by publishing a series of posts on a live feed. This article explains how to connect a Live Blog with a Twitter feed.

NOTE: For general information about Live Blogs, refer to the alternative article below:

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Connect a Twitter feed

You can connect the Live Blog to one or more Twitter feeds. Specify one or more Twitter feeds and one or more tags. When the Live Blog is live, it automatically displays any Tweets from the specified feeds that include any of the entered tags.

To connect a Twitter feed with a Live Blog:

  1. Click Twitter feed in the left panel.
  2. Under Twitter feed, enter the name (without @) for one feed or multiple feeds. For multiple feeds, separate entries with a comma and no spaces.
  3. Under Twitter hash tags, enter one tag or multiple tags (without #). For multiple tags, separate entries with a comma and no spaces.
  4. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The Live Blog is now connected to the specified Twitter feed.

When the Live Blog is live, Pangea CMS regularly check for and automatically adds Tweets that meet the defined criteria. You can also click Fetch Tweets to manually check for and add relevant Tweets.




Manage 'Live broadcasting' settings

You can set a start time and an end time for the Live Blog. When the Live Blog is connected to a Twitter feed, Tweets are automatically displayed on the Live Blog feed only while it is live.

To set when your Live Blog will start and end, click Live broadcasting in the left panel.

Adjust the following settings according to your preferences:

  • (A): Broadcast time zone: Select the time zone. Your website time zone is pre-selected by default.
  • (B): Date & time from: Set the start time for the Live Blog (format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM).
  • (C): Date & time to: Set the end time for the Live Blog (format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM).
  • (D): Display time stamp: Tick the box if you want to include a time stamp next to each blog post to show exactly when the post was published.

Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences. Changes are not applied until you perform this step.




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