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The Twitter module provides API integration with the Twitter micro
blogging service and API-compatible alternatives like

Twitter module allows linking to Twitter accounts and listing
tweets as views.

Three submodules (twitter_actions, twitter_post, twitter_signin)
allow posting to twitter, executing actions/rules when tweeting
or login with a Twitter account.


OAuth module is required for all requests to the Twitter REST API 1.1.
When you download the OAuth module, get the latest stable release
available at

Once OAuth and Twitter have been enabled, go to
admin/config/services/twitter and follow instructions in order
to provide your Twitter Application keys.

You can find further installation instructions at


How to use the username and hashtag input filters

  1. Go to admin/config/content/formats.

  2. Select the text format where you want to use the filters.

  3. At "Enabled filters" check the Twitter converters.

    After that, clear cache and try to create a page with the
    following body:

    "#backdropCMS @backdropCMS"

    The above links to a search in Twitter over the #backdropCMS tag
    and also to the @backdropCMS profile.
    These filters are available when configuring a tweets View.

How to post to Twitter

  1. Read the OAuth section to install and configure OAuth.
  2. Once OAuth has been configured, go to
    admin/config/services/twitter/post and select from which
    node types a user may post to Twitter and the default message.
  3. Verify permissions at admin/people/permissions.
  4. Add a Twitter account and try to edit or post content.

Further information can be found at

How to sign in with Twitter

Users can sign in with Twitter by enabling the twitter_signin module.
The following scenarios have been contemplated so far:

  • A visitor logs in with his Twitter account and, once authenticated
    at, he fills in his email in the Backdrop registration
    form and receives an email to log in and set his account password.

  • An existing user signs in with Twitter and then logs in into his
    Backdrop user account. This results in the Twitter account getting
    related to the user account so next time Twitter sign in will work.

  • An existing user with an already configured Twitter account can
    log in automatically by clicking on the Sign in with Twitter button.


This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file
in this directory for complete text.

Current Maintainer for Backdrop

Graham Oliver (


This is a port of the Drupal project Twitter, version 7.x-5.11.

Drupal Maintainers

  • Juan Pablo Novillo Requena (juampy)
  • Chris Burgess (xurizaemon)
  • michaek
  • James Walker (walkah)
  • Jeff Eaton (eaton)