Extension Updates

Tweet Display Back 2.1.0 Released

Tweet Display Back 2.1.0 has been released today and is now available for download.

New Features

Tweet Display Back 2.1 adds the ability to display Twitter's official widgets on your site, which process their data separately from the module's rendering process.  This effectively bypasses the often seen "Hit limit reached" message for those wishing to display the widget versus a static HTML output.  By adding the widgets, several new features are introduced based on the widgets processing methods.  For example, live updates can be queried and streamed directly to your site.  Adding the widgets fills an often requested user feature as well, displaying search results.

In addition to adding the widgets, a version check feature has been implemented directly into the module edit screen.  Although this slightly slows down loading of the edit screen, this enables site owners to ensure they are using the latest version of the module, and if not, provide upgrade information.

Finally, several small core module output improvements have been made.  Any error messages will now be rendered in the same container that tweets are displayed in, allowing for styled text.  The last-tweet class available in the nostyle template has been added to the other templates.  Additionally, the logic to retrieve the retweet count has been improved.  And finally, small improvements to the CSS have been made and an output bug has been resolved with the Follow Me text.

Contributors

Tweet Display Back has a unique team of contributors.  Contributions have come in the form of provided code, translations, or external products.  I'd like to thank Open Translators for contributing the six additional translations that are available in the module, enhancing international support.  Next, I'd like to thank Jurian Even of Twentronix for helping develop version 2.0 and implementing the filtering feature.  The version check code is based on that found in the Construct Template Framework developed by Matt Thomas.  And finally, the color selection field is powered by the Joomla Color Picker extension developed by Spiral Scripts.

Future Development

Future development is driven by user request and contributions.  If there is a feature you would like to see implemented, you can either request the feature or develop the code for the feature and issue a pull request on GitHub.  I would like to add additional features to the native templates, and possibly include additional templates, however I am not strong in design work or with JavaScript, both of which are areas that would need to be built upon to bring additional power to this module.

Documentation & Support

As always, further information about the module is available in the Tweet Display Back section of the site, including information about the module's parameters, available translations, FAQ's, and more! Be sure to check out the Tutorials as well with tips on optimizing your module configuration and customizing the module's templates.

Translations

As of this release, Tweet Display Back is distributed in a total of ten languages.  If you would like to update an existing translation or add a new translation, you may do so by visiting the project page on Transifex.

Download & Upgrade

Users wishing to upgrade from previous releases may do so by downloading the release from the downloads repository.  Joomla! 1.6 & 1.7 users - You can use the core update system to download the updated package. Go to the Extension Manager's Update view and "Find Updates"!  Note that although Joomla! 1.6 is officially unsupported, as long as the code is executable with that version of Joomla!, I will continue to support updates on that version.

Download the newest posted release from the Latest Releases listing. Don't see this specific release listed? Check the Archived Releases listing for all of the installation packages that are available.