I'm new to the Twitter module and perhaps this should be obvious, but how do you set up a rule to post a message to the current user's Twitter account? At the moment, the form in the "Post a message to Twitter" action only permits a static screen name at rule creation time. I want to use a token for the current user's Twitter account. If the user has more than one account, for the moment it's ok to use the first.

I tried adding a custom token that queries the current user's screen_name and comment out the form check on lines 68-70 in twitter_actions.module to allow it to be used as the Twitter account name, but that doesn't seem to be enough. Any ideas?

Custom token code:

$sql = "SELECT screen_name FROM {twitter_account} WHERE uid = %d";
$results = db_query($sql, $user->uid);
while ($row = db_fetch_array($results)) {


escore’s picture

Title: Rules: post to current user's Twitter account » Rules: Post to current user's Twitter account
Sizzly’s picture


Your custom token code worked brilliantly for me (granted just at first stages of testing). Many thanks!

All I had to do was remove the PHP encapsulation (<?PHP ?>) for the code and it worked great.

Much appreciated.


eosrei’s picture

Category: support » feature
juampynr’s picture

Version: 6.x-3.x-dev » 7.x-5.x-dev

This logic was present on 6.x-3.x and got lost during the upgrade to Drupal 7. I will see how can we get it back.

juampynr’s picture

Version: 7.x-5.x-dev » 6.x-5.x-dev
Status: Active » Needs work

Added option [current user] at twitter_actions so modules Rules and Action can set it to use current user's Twitter account to post messages when available.


juampynr’s picture

Status: Needs work » Fixed

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.