How to Automatically Tweet New Joomla Articles

How to Auto-Tweet About New Joomla Articles

One of our members was wondering how to automatically tweet when a new article is created. So we created this tutorial for her.

To make this work, we'll install a free extension, and also create an app on the Twitter site.

Step #1: Install the AutoTweet NG Extension

  • Go to AutoTweet NG's website and download the latest version.
  • Log into your Joomla administrator
  • Extensions -> Manage -> Install (menu)
  • Browse (button) -> select the file you downloaded
  • Upload & Install (button)
How to Automatically Tweet New Joomla Articles

Step #2: Set up a Twitter App

  • Fill out the required fields and read through the Terms & Conditions:
  • Click the "Create" button when ready
  • If you haven't entered a phone number with your Twitter account, you'll get an error message. Go through this article to get it resolved, then re-click the Create button once done.
  • Go to the Keys and Access Tokens tab, then scroll all the way to the bottom:
  • Create a new access token:
  • You can leave this browser tab open for the next step.

Step 3: Connect your Joomla site to the Twitter app

  • In your Joomla admin, go to Components > AutoTweetNG > Channels:
  • Click "New"
  • Set the Type option to "Twitter"
  • Enter the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, and Access Token Secret from your Twitter application 
  • Click "Validate":
  • Enter the Name of your channel
  • Click "Save & Close"

You're done!

That's all there is to it. All new published articles will automatically be tweeted by your Twitter account. Congrats!

Pro tip: If you'd like to auto share to Facebook, use this tutorial.

About the author

Nick is the Director of Support at Joomlashack and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.