Adding your latest tweets to your WordPress blog
Posted on April 2, 2012 in Wordpress
A very simple way of keeping the content on your website fresh is to grab your latest tweets from Twitter and display them on your WordPress site. At first it might seem like it could be quite a lot of work to do this. Luckily WordPress has a fantastic community of plugin developers and an easy way of adding new content to certain areas of your site.
You might have guessed that I’m talking about widgets here. If you don’t know what widgets in WordPress are you could check out my other article on adding widgets to your WordPress site and also have a look at what the official WordPress site has to say on widgets.
Once your happy that your theme will support widgets and you know how to add them, we’ll move on to the best WordPress plugins to add tweets to your site and some other cool features.
This one is a nice simple plugin to get any Twitter users tweets and display them on your blog. If you only want to display your tweets then this plugin is great, it’s really easy to customise too!
This plugin has quite a few features. It can automatically post to your Twitter account when you add a new blog post, you can also tweet straight from the WordPress admin panel. Of course there are a few different options ways of displaying tweets in your widget areas and in your posts!
Tweet blender will grab tweets based on lots of different criteria, you can filter tweets from one user, multiple users, tweets that contain a certain hash tag or keyword and some other things.
Another nice simple plugin that will output semantic HTML. This plugin is one of the few Twitter plugins for WordPress that will work on a PHP 4 server.
This widget will grab the latest posts for a user you specify. It will also handle hashtags, @usernames and in tweet links properly. It also supports displaying profile images and there are a few different options on how to display dates.