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A very simple Ruby library for parsing Twitter Cards information from websites. See https://dev.twitter.com/cards/types for more information.

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Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'twitter_cards', '~> 0.1'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install twitter_cards


require 'twitter_cards'
article = TwitterCards.fetch('http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32422193')
article.title # => "Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network - BBC News"

article.description # => "Google announces Project Fi, a mobile network that will piggyback existing services in the US but offer different terms."

article.image # => "http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/560/media/images/82498000/jpg/_82498457_82498453.jpg"

# Check if cards belongs to a specific type
article.summary_large_image? # => true
article.gallery? # => false

# Get card's type
article.type # => "summary_large_image"

# Check if attribute is present by using attribute?
article.domain? # => true
article.domain # => "www.bbc.com" 

# Check if all required (as specified by twitter) attributes are present

If you try to fetch Twitter Cards information for a URL that doesn't have any, the fetch method will return false. The TwitterCards::Object that is returned is just a Hash with accessors built into it, so you can examine what properties you've retrieved like so:

article.keys # => ["card", "site", "title", "description", "creator", "image_src", "domain"] 

If you have some html already downloaded you can use parse method.

article = TwitterCards.parse(html)

If you already have parsed html with nokogiri you can use extract method.

article = TwitterCards.extract(doc)

By default, every attribute is extracted from page. If you want to extract cards only when they have all required attributes you can pass :strict option set to true.

article = TwitterCards.fetch('http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32422193', strict: true)

Note: Both image and image_src attributes can be accessed with .image method.

Note 2: Attributes like app:id:googleplay are converted to app_id_googleplay

Note 3: This library supports only one card per page.


After forking/checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/dklisiaris/twitter_cards/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request