How to re-add the Twitter sidebar in Octopress

The octopress developers removed the twitter sidebar in march, as I just discovered, as I was upgrading my opctopress installation.

To restore it you basically have to create a custom aside file and include a widget created on the Twitter website.

This blogpost describes how to do it.

I’m not sure yet if I’ll restore it, as it loads javascript and content from Twitter without the visitors consent.

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