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)

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.