Template:Tweet

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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). For quote tweets, use {{quote tweet}}.

Usage

Full blank syntax

{{Tweet
| name = 
| verified =       
| username = 
| replyto = 
| lang = 
| text = 
| translation = 
| date = 
| ID = 
| reference = 
| archive-url = 
| archive-date = 
| url-status = 
| image = 
| block = 
| left = 
| width = 
}}

Parameters

  • |name= user's name as it appears at the top of the tweet
  • |verified= optional: a blue icon appeared on the right of name
  • |username= user's @ handle (without the @)
  • |replyto= optional: username tweet is replying to
  • |lang= optional: language code of the tweet if non-English
  • |text= content of the tweet
  • |translation= optional: English translation of tweet if original tweet non-English
  • |date= date of the tweet formatted according to MOS:DATE, should be used with tweets posted before November 4, 2010
  • |ID= number at the end of the tweet URL
  • |reference= optional: the template automatically creates a reference, but one can be provided to use instead. See 2nd example.
  • |archive-url= optional: URL of an archived copy of the tweet. Ignored if |reference= is used.
  • |archive-date= optional: date of the archived copy. Ignored if |reference= is used.
  • |url-status= optional: if set to 'live', the title displays as the live link; if set to 'dead', the title displays as the archive link. Ignored if |reference= is used.
  • |image= optional: image or logo associated with Twitter account
  • |block= optional: any value displays tweet as block with 500px width as default (text above and below, doesn't flow around).
  • |left= optional: any value makes tweet aligned left
  • |width= optional: custom tweet width, default is 220px

Examples

{{Tweet
| name = NASA
| verified = yes 
| username = NASA
| replyto = WilliamShatner
| text = @WilliamShatner Good day, Captain. #ISS is in standard orbit and Commander Swanson has the conn. Hope you're having a great weekend!
| date = Aug 2, 2014
| ID = 495719809695621121
| image = NASA logo.svg
| left = yes
}}
NASA logo.svg
NASA Twitter Verified Badge.svg 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
| name = René Descartes
| username = descartes
| lang = la
| text = Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum
| translation = I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am
| date = 1 January 1637
| ref = {{dummy reference|2}}
| block = yes
}}
René Descartes Twitter
@descartes

Latin: Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum


I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am

1 January 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. For quote tweets use Template:Quote tweet.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of 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
nocategorynocategory

no description

Unknownoptional
archive-urlarchive-url

no description

Unknownoptional
archive-datearchive-date

no description

Unknownoptional
url-statusurl-status

no description

Unknownoptional

See also

References

  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.