How do I create a Twitter feed in Venus Control Suite?


  • How do I create a Twitter feed in Venus Control Suite?
  • How do I set up a Twitter feed for Venus Control Suite?
  • Can Venus Control Suite show my tweets on the display?
  • Can I show what I've tweeted on my display?


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  • Control System: Venus Control Suite Daktronics Hosted


  1. Log into Venus Control Suite.
  2. Click on the Data tab.
  3. Select Twitter Feed from the Add New drop-down menu.
  4. Type the name of the Twitter feed in the Name of Feed text field.
  5. Type the number of Tweets in the Number of Tweets text box.
  6. Type the update interval and unit of time. This will determine how often Venus Control Suite polls data.
  7. Authenticate the Twitter account.
    1. Click Launch Twitter Authorization.
    2. Type the Twitter account's Username and Password.
    3. Click Authorize app.
  8. Configure the data field component.
    1. Click Add Components under Data Feed Components.
    2. Click Confirm in the Add Component Confirmation window.
    3. Type the Component Name in the text box.
    4. Select a Data Type.
    5. Select an Element from the element tree.
      1. To display the latest and most recent Tweet from the feed, follow the below steps.
      2. Access this element by expanding the first "Twitter" element
        Figure 2 - Twitter.png
      3. Expand the first "Twitter" element from this list
        Figure 3 - twitter feed.png
      4. Finally, select the element that reads "Text"
        Figure 1 - Twitter Feed.png
    6. Click Add.
    7. Confirm data usage.
    8. Repeat with additional components.
  9. Click Save when done.
  10. To create a presentation with data, follow How do I add my data feed to a web presentation in Venus Control Suite?, DD3740614.

Note: The display needs to be compatible with data to utilize this feature. For information on display models and data, please see What displays and software are compatible with XML/RSS feeds?, DD2768279.

KB ID: DD3740611

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