Template:Tweet/doc

From Seeds of the Word
Example Twitter
@example

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12 Jul 2017[1]

This template allows relevant tweets to be easily quoted within articles, with a citation automatically generated using {{cite tweet}}.

Using this template is better than a screen-shot of a tweet because the text is accessible to screen readers.

It is an alternative to standard quotation templates because it displays all relevant information about the tweet (date of posting, user's name, user's handle, etc).

Full blank syntax

{{tweet
|text =        [content of the tweet]
|name =        [user's name as it appears at the top of the tweet]
|username =    [user's @ handle (without the @)]
|date =        [date of the tweet formatted according to MOS:DATE]
|ID =          [number at the end of the tweet URL]
|replyto =     [optional: username tweet is replying to]
|image =       [optional: image or logo associated with twitter account]
|left =        [optional: any value makes tweet aligned left]
|block =       [optional: any value displays tweet as block (text above and below, doesn't flow around).]
|width =       [optional: custom tweet width]
|reference =   [optional: {{tweet}} automatically creates a reference, but one can be provided to use instead. See 2nd example.]
|lang =        [optional: language code of the tweet if non-English]
|translation = [optional: English translation of tweet if original tweet non-English]
}}

Example usage:

{{tweet
|text=@WilliamShatner Good day, Captain. #ISS is in standard orbit and Commander Swanson has the conn. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
|name=NASA
|username=NASA
|date=Aug 2, 2014
|ID=495719809695621121
|replyto=WilliamShatner
|image=NASA logo.svg
}}
NASA logo.svg
NASA Twitter
@NASA

Replying to @WilliamShatner

@WilliamShatner Good day, Captain. #ISS is in standard orbit and Commander Swanson has the conn. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Aug 2, 2014[1]

{{tweet
|text=Despite the constant negative press covfefe
|name=Donald J. Trump
|username=realDonaldTrump
|date=30 May 2017
|ID=869766994899468288
|left=yes
|reference={{dummy reference}}
}}
Donald J. Trump Twitter
@realDonaldTrump

Despite the constant negative press covfefe

30 May 2017[1]

{{tweet
|name=Donald J. Trump
|username=realDonaldTrump
|date=Jan 5 2018
|text=I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist. Look at this guy's past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve [Bannon]!
|reference={{dummy reference}}
|block=yes
}}
Donald J. Trump Twitter
@realDonaldTrump

I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist. Look at this guy's past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve [Bannon]!

Jan 5 2018[1]

{{tweet
|text=Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum
|lang=la
|translation=I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am
|username=descartes
|name=René Descartes
|ref=example
|date=1637
}}
René Descartes Twitter
@descartes

Latin: Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum


I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am

Jan 1 1637[2]

TemplateData

This template allows relevant tweets to be easily quoted within articles, with a citation automatically generated using the template, "cite tweet".

Using this template is better than a screen-shot of a tweet because the text is accessible to screen readers.

It is an alternative to standard quotation templates because it displays all relevant information about the tweet (date of posting, user's name, user's handle, etc) in a way that reflects Twitter's design language.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
blockblock

Any value displays tweet as block (text above and below, doesn't flow around). Overrides left parameter

Stringoptional
widthwidth

Custom tweet width

Example
300px
Stringoptional
leftleft

Any value makes tweet aligned left

Stringoptional
namename

User's name as it appears at the top of the tweet

Stringrequired
usernameusername

User's Twitter handle. Do not include the @ symbol.

Unknownrequired
datedate

Date of the tweet formatted according to MOS:DATE

Daterequired
texttext

Content of the tweet

Stringrequired
IDID id

The number at the end of the tweet URL

Numbersuggested
referencereference ref

A custom reference can be provided to use instead of the automatically generated one

Example
<ref>custom reference</ref>
Stringoptional
imageimage

Image or logo associated with twitter account

Fileoptional
replytoreplyto

Username the tweet is replying to

Stringoptional
langlang language

language code of original tweet

Example
de
Stringoptional
translationtranslation

english translation of the tweet

Unknownoptional

Refs

  1. NASA [@NASA] (Aug 2, 2014). "@WilliamShatner Good day, Captain. #ISS is in standard orbit and Commander Swanson has the conn. Hope you're having a great weekend!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. example