You can follow specific hashtags on Twitter and see the tweets within the Flectra Discuss channels of your choice. The tweets are retrieved periodically from Twitter. An authenticated user can retweet the messages.
Setting up the App on Twitter's side
Twitter uses an "App" on its side which is opens a gate to which Flectra asks for tweets, and through which a user can retweet. To set up this app, go to http://apps.twitter.com/app/new and put in the values:
- Name: this is the name of the application on Twitter
- Website: this is the external url of your Flectra database, with "/web" added. For example, if your Flectra instance is hosted at "http://www.example.com", you should put "http://www.example.com/web" in this field.
- Callback URL: this is the address on which Twitter will respond. Following the previous example you should write "http://www.example.com/web/twitter/callback".
Do not forget to accept the terms Developer agreement of use and click on Create your Twitter application at the bottom of the page.
Getting the API key and secret
When on the App dashboard, switch to the Keys and Access Tokens tab.
And copy those values in Flectra inand click on Save to save the settings.