Using the XML Web Part to show your Twitter feed in SharePoint 10

I have put together a quick and dirty example of using the XML Web Part to display and style your Twitter RSS feed in a SharePoint page. 100% of the work is done in XSLT, all you have to do is:

  • Add an XML Web Part to your page:



  • Then for the XML Link add the RSS feed for your Twitter updates, the link for this can be found on the bottom right of your Twitter home page:




  • Next, click the XSL Editor button and paste in the following XSLT code:









  • After you click OK and Apply your changes you should see your tweets styled in the XML Web Part:



  • You can adjust the CSS in the XSLT to change the way the tweets look. Also, if this blows up your site, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I haven’t really tested it in production. Have fun!

10 thoughts on “Using the XML Web Part to show your Twitter feed in SharePoint

  1. Reply Anonymous May 1, 2009 4:16 am

    Greate it works form me. Indeed the tweets look needs to customize no problem.

    Thanks, sharing this!

  2. Reply Anonymous May 19, 2009 1:25 pm

    Any way to limit the number of tweets that will show?

  3. Reply John Moss Jul 9, 2009 1:10 pm

    I get this error

    Cannot retrieve the URL specified in the XML Link property. For more assistance, contact your site administrator.

    Any ideas?


  4. Reply Matthew McDermott Aug 29, 2009 7:31 am

    Great! Thanks fo rhte XSL. Did you know that you can substitute your account name for the ID in the URL? so my public timeline is

  5. Reply Larry W. Virden Nov 10, 2009 2:55 pm

    When I attempt to follow your instructions above, I end up with this message in the web part:
    Failed to apply XSLT to the content.

  6. Reply Don Nov 22, 2009 6:06 pm

    Thanx Randy,
    Hope you don’t mind me testing it out on my domain and linking back to you.

  7. Reply chris Dec 24, 2009 10:57 am

    Your example worked like a charm. Works great for an upcoming project/requirement I have. What I need now is an example of how to limit the number of feeds. I am not a programmer, so very explicit examples apprecited. Thanks for your work.

  8. Reply lowry0031 Feb 13, 2012 8:13 am

    the RSS feed is gone from twitter, unless the hid it…?

  9. Reply Randy Drisgill Feb 13, 2012 11:29 am

    Yeah, I think this method is pretty much dead now :(

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