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Php Zend framework connection with Twitter (Oauth)

After a lot of puzzling with a connection to twitter to put a post on my wall, I thought of writing it down so that I never have to puzzle with this again!

After making a Twitter account and an application on http://twitter.com/apps/.

You need 2 actions in you Controller. The first one that you call asks for allowing the connection:

The second action is the callback, that reads the token that you get when you allow the twitter access. This token we will save in a database for further usage.

In my example I have an IndexController with 2 actions named: indexAction() and callbackAction().
The url of the page is “my_url.com” and my callback url is “my_url.com/index/callback”.
You need to specify this in your twitter app settings. You go to your app that you can find on http://twitter.com/apps/ and change the settings with your url and your callback url.

Now we can start in our Zend Framework.
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