Facebook and Twitter pages can be a great way to attract new editors to the wiki and to interact with your users. Whether you want to discuss a new episode, talk about a recent game update recent update or just want to socialize, having a Facebook or Twitter account for your wiki is a great idea. Though creating the page isn't the hard part, it is often far more difficult to share your pages with the world. But what better way than to advertise it on the main page with a Facebook or Twitter box?
If the subject of your wiki has its own Facebook or Twitter pages, you can also feature those on your main page.
Adding a Twitter Timeline
Adding a Twitter Timeline is somewhat complex, but it should be a piece of cake if you follow these steps.
Copy and paste the code Twitter created for you into this page and publish the change.
Next, visit the page in which you want to display the Twitter feed (typically the Main Page of your wiki) and add following code:
And voilà, the Twitter widget should now appear once the page is saved.
The Twitter box can be customized, but the customization is limited. Within Twitter's widget setup, you can change the height, theme colors, and link colors. The rest would have to be changed via local CSS on the wiki.
Twitter's widget creator doesn't honor the width value on the left when creating the code. If you wish to add a width or height value, you can do so by adding it to the link manually like:
The Twilight Wiki has a box on the top right of their wiki, and with nearly 3000 likes it has been a big success! They share photos of their favorite characters, invite each other to events and have endless discussions about who's better, Edward or Jacob!
The Sims Wiki also has a very active Facebook community, with nearly 1000 likes. Like the Twilight Wiki, the box is on the top right of the page so the box will be the first thing new visitors see. The Sims wiki actively uses their Facebook page to share news articles, but also informs their users of important wiki discussions.
I still can't work it out!
If you are having problems setting up any of the Twitter or Facebook boxes, feel free to ask the community for help on our Forum, or contact Wikia staff.