How to get twitter API key

Twitter release their API version 1.1, you may need API key to use twitter related wordpress plugins, here is described shortly how you can get you twitter API key things.

1. First login to you twitter account

2. Go to

3. Click on Create New Application button.

4. Fill up the form and submit it.

twitter create application form


5. After submitting the form, Scroll down a little, you will see Consumer Key and Consumer Secret information, but you will still need access token.

6. Click “Create my access token” button at the bottom of the page, then you will get Access Token and Access Token Secret information. thats everything that you need!

6 comments on “How to get twitter API key

    1. Hi Jasper,
      Sorry for picking wrong word in example,
      Yes, twitter dosen’t allow the word “twitter” in application name, name it whatever you like without using that word, ex. mywidget,


  1. I’m using wordpress 2.92 and default kubrick interface and i have a bug, i see a very long widget, so please let me know if it’s compatible with this version of wp. Thanks

  2. HI, I’ve tried to use this widget on my wordpress site, but I got this error message

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /home/sloki/user/k9037479/sites/ on line 148

    could you help me?
    thanks you

    1. I found the solution, it because my web server doesn’t load the curl extension. So I add this script to your php file

      if (!extension_loaded(‘curl’)) dl(‘’)