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Markdown extension for embedding tweets

Project description

Markdown extension for embedding tweets using twitter OEmbed API

How to use

Allows you to embed tweets into your Markdown.

Just install the package:

pip install mdx-twitter

Because Twitter API 1.1 requires you to authenticate, you will need to create a config file with your credentials at ‘~/.mdx_twitter.cfg’:


Then just add ‘twitter’ to the list of your extensions:

import markdown

md = markdown.Markdown(extensions=['twitter'])

Twitter urls in your Makdown will become embedded tweets:

Django integration

Since Twitter has a rate limit on their APIs, and doing network calls all the time just to render Markdown is a bad idea anyways, we would need some caching.

If you are using mdx-twitter in a Django project, it will automatically use your cache settings to cache HTML returned from Twitter API.

Also, you could place your API credentials in TWITTER_SETTINGS variable in your project’s, instead of using .cfg file

    'CONSUMER_KEY': '',
    'ACCESS_TOKEN': '',


0.1.0 (2013-08-31)

  • First release on PyPI.

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