This is a free tweet archive theme for WordPress, based off of my own tweet archive site. It contains no images and made up of pure CSS (with a few CSS3 properties), and supports custom WordPress 3.0 menu and background support.
How To Set Up A Tweet Archive
First of all, this theme looks really weird if you try to use it for an actual blog. It’s designed to be used to as a tweet archive. If you don’t know how to set one up, please refer to this tutorial: How To Create a Searchable Tweet Archive with WordPress.
Basically all you need to do is backup as many of your current tweets as you possibly can using a service like TweetBackup or BackupMyTweets, export them as an XML file, and import it using WordPress’ built-in importer.
Then to automatically grab new tweets, you’ll need to install the Twitter Tools plugin by Alex King and go through the authorization process.
The idea for this theme is definitely inspired by Douglas Bowman’s tweet archive theme and the idea behind it.
Ever since I customized my theme for my tweet archive sub-site, I’ve had a lot of compliments on it. Although I didn’t have any requests to release it, I thought it would be a good idea to develop a “generic” version of the theme without my logo or beaker graphics.
By the way, if you want to see the original tweet archive theme after viewing the live demo of this theme, clear your cookies or click here.
License: The TL Tweets theme is licensed under the GPL, including PHP, HTML, and CSS.
P.S. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter if you don’t already: @themelab
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