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Embedding Tweets in Webflow: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there, Webflow enthusiasts! Ever wondered how to embed tweets into your Webflow project? Well, you’re in luck. Today, we're going to walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to do just that. The process is easier than you might think. Let's dive in!

The Problem

Given the growing importance of social media, embedding tweets into your website can provide real-time updates and add a layer of interactivity. This can be particularly useful for news sites, blogs, or any platform that values up-to-the-minute content. However, as some of you have found, embedding a tweet into a blog post in the rich text field of Webflow can be a tad tricky. This is a common issue that many Webflow users face. But don't worry, we've got a solution for you.

The Solution

The key to this problem lies in writing code into the rich text editor that the browser can interpret as code rather than text. The solution was found by the user 'bbrazis' on the Webflow forum. He suggested a workaround involving custom code embeds in rich text elements. Here's how you can do it:

Step 1: Write the Code

Depending on your preference, you can use either of the following code snippets that 'bbrazis' suggested:

/* Morphs any paragraph that is wrapped in ‘<’ and ‘>’ into an embed */
var Webflow = Webflow || ;
Webflow.push(function() {
$(‘.w-richtext p’).each(function() {
if(this.innerHTML.indexOf(‘<’) == 0 && this.innerHTML.match(/>$/) != null) {
this.innerHTML = this.innerText;

Or this one:

var Webflow = Webflow || ;
Webflow.push(function() {
$(‘.w-richtext p’).html(function() {
return $(this).html().indexOf(‘<’) == 0 && $(this).html().match(/>$/) != null ? $(this).text() : $(this).html();

These scripts work by morphing any paragraph that's wrapped in '<' and '>' into an embed. The line var Webflow = Webflow || ; can be omitted if you're placing custom JavaScript code in the Page Footer or Site Footer.

Step 2: Apply the Code

Once you have your preferred script, apply it to your Webflow project. You can do this by copying the script and pasting it into the Footer Code section of your project settings.


And voila! You have successfully embedded a tweet into your Webflow project. This method is a workaround to allow for more dynamic content in your Webflow site. Remember, embedding social media posts into your website can provide fresh content and increase user engagement. So, don't be afraid to experiment and see how it can benefit your site.

Happy Webflow-ing!

Pro Tip: Harness the Power of Twitter Cards

Now that you've mastered the art of embedding tweets into your Webflow project, here's an advanced tip that you might find surprising: you can customize how your website content appears when shared on Twitter by using Twitter Cards.

Twitter Cards allow you to attach rich photos, videos and media experiences to tweets, driving more traffic to your website. They can be especially handy when you want to control the title, description, and thumbnail image that shows up when your content is shared on Twitter.

Here's how to implement it:

Step 1: Choose your Card type

Twitter offers four types of Cards - Summary Card, Summary Card with Large Image, Player Card, and App Card. Choose the one that suits your content best. For instance, if you're running a blog, you might prefer the Summary Card with Large Image.

Step 2: Add the Meta tags

Add the necessary meta tags to the HTML of your website. These tags should be placed in the <head> section of your Webflow project. For example, for the Summary Card with Large Image, the code would look like this:

<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image">
<meta name="twitter:site" content="@nytimes">
<meta name="twitter:creator" content="@SarahMaslinNir">
<meta name="twitter:title" content="Parade of Fans for Houston’s Funeral">
<meta name="twitter:description" content="Fans from around the world are making a pilgrimage to the church where Whitney Houston's funeral will be held.">
<meta name="twitter:image" content="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/02/19/us/19whitney-span/19whitney-span-articleLarge.jpg">

Remember to replace the content in the example with your own.

Step 3: Validate & Apply

Once you've added the meta tags, use Twitter's Card Validator tool to preview how your card will look and to troubleshoot any issues. If everything checks out, apply the changes to your project settings in Webflow.

And there you have it! An advanced tip to further optimize your Webflow project for social media sharing. So next time your content is shared on Twitter, it will appear exactly how you want it to - attractive and engaging. Happy tweaking!

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