Since twitter has released their new REST API (v1.1), there are some changes which affects quite alot of twitter apps developed based on older API. To prevent malicious use of the Twitter API and gain an understanding of what types of applications are accessing the API, twitter has put some restrictions. Here is list of changes according to twitter offical blog:
- required authentication on every API endpoint
- a new per-endpoint rate-limiting methodology
- changes to our Developer Rules of the Road, especially around applications that are traditional Twitter clients.
Twitter API PHP
Next create a folder called
You can delete all files safely and leave
Create a twitter APP
Login to twitter and than navigate to the twitter apps site.
Click ‘Create New App’ button provided on the top right hand side.
Enter the name of your application e.g ‘My first app to test v1.1′
Similarly enter description and the website URL where from where you will be accessing the twitter api.
Note: In the website you don’t need to provide full path to twitter folder you created in previous steps. It should look like
You can leave Callback URL empty for now.
Click ‘Yes, I agree’ checkbox and finally click ‘Create your twitter application’ button.