31 Useful Twitter Plugins For WordPress To Choose From

title-twitterSince Twitter launch in Year 2006, it has grown to create network what most people would call a social media revolution and it became one of the most popular social media networks, which if you’re serious about blogging, you can’t ignore.

Twitter has their own tools for displaying Twitter status on website, but they are pretty slow and not too varied or maybe you just need don’t know about such plugins, that’s why I chose to take research and create comprehensive list with Twitter related WordPress plugins and tools that will help you unite Twitter with your blog.

Twitter Tools

Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.

Twitter Tools integrates with Twitter by giving you the following functionality:

  • Archive your Twitter tweets (downloaded every 10 minutes)
  • Create a blog post from each of your tweets
  • Create a daily or weekly digest post of your tweets
  • Create a tweet on Twitter whenever you post in your blog, with a link to the blog post
  • Post a tweet from your sidebar
  • Post a tweet from the WP Admin screens
  • Pass your tweets along to another service (via API hook).

TwitterDash

TwitterDash is a WordPress plugin that adds your friends timeline from twitter into your dashboard.

twitter-dash-wordpress-plugin

Thread Twitter

Thread Twitter fetch your tweets and display them in thread style.

Elegant Twitter Widget

A WordPress widget that displays twitter updates in yummy valid semantic XHTML code. The code is heavily commented and the output is in template functions so everything is fully customizable.

Twitt-Twoo

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Twitt-Twoo is a simple little plugin that will allow you to update your Twitter status right from your blog’s sidebar. AJAX takes cares of the hard work, and means that your page doens’t even have to reload, allowing for quick and easy status updates.

twitt-twoo-wordpress-plugin

Twitter Retweet

Twitter ReTweet provides a function that displays a ReTweet link which gives visitors the ability to ReTweet the current post; supports custom URLs (perfect for Google Analytics Campaign Tracking

Tweet Tweet

Tweet Tweet is a plugin for WordPress that polls Twitter and archives your tweets and the tweets of those you follow so those insightful conversations you have at 1am are never lost.

Twitter Widget

Adds a sidebar widget to display Twitter updates (uses the Javascript Twitter ‘badge’)

twitter-widget-wordpress-plugin

Twitter Widget Pro

A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including @username, #hashtag, and link parsing. It supports displaying profiles images, and even lets you control whether to display the time and date of a tweet or how log ago it happened (about 5 hours ago, etc). Requires PHP5.

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Tweet Rooster

Add the code from this website and you can enable users to tweet directly from your website or blog.

WP-Twitip-ID Plugin

Add a twitter field to your comment form (easily).

wp-twitip-id-plugin

Top Twitter Links by Twitturls

Widget that displays currently popular links that have been tweeted.

TwitterFountain

Have you ever wanted to see what was happening at that one event you could not go to? Did the plain text-backchannels somehow left you feeling disappointed?

Twitterfountain comes to your aid mashing up tweets and Flickr-images that share the same tags into a spectacular visual. Below is a sample, that you can copy and embed in your own site.

twitter-fountain-wordpress-plugin

TweetSuite

The first version of TweetSuite, a Twitter-WordPress integration plugin that includes the following features:

  • Server-side (no-JS or remote calls) TweetBacks
  • ReTweet-This buttons for each TweetBack
  • A digg-like Tweet-This Button
  • Automatic Tweeting of new posts
  • A Most-Tweeted Widget
  • A Recently-Tweeted Widget
  • My-Last-Tweets Widget
  • A My-Favorited-Tweets Widget

TweetBacks

People are talking about your posts, and not only in the comments to your post. A lot of that conversation is happening on Twitter, and now, you can take that conversation right back to your blog! This plugin imports those tweets about your posts as comments. You can display them in between the other comments on your blog, or display them separately.

Tweet Stats

This plugin adds two widgets to your site: “Most Tweeted Posts” and “Recently Tweeted Posts”. It depends on the Tweetbacks plugin by Yoast, so make sure you have that plugin installed.

tweet-stats-wordpress-plugin

Twitter Remote (beta)

This widget shows which twitter users recently visited your blog or website.

twitter-remote-wordpress-plugin

Tweet This

Adds a “Tweet This Post” link to every post and page. Shortens URLs in advance through Th8.us, eating up only 19 of 140 characters. Also included: Plurk, Yahoo Buzz, Delicious, Digg, Ping.fm, Reddit, and StumbleUpon. Includes the post’s title after the link (can be customized). If your titles are really long, they get cut off at 136 characters with “…”. Customize under Settings > Tweet This. Includes your choice of six buttons.

tweet-this-wordpress-plugin

ComenTwitter

Ultimately plugin’s goal is to give the commenter the option of sending their comment to twitter and allowing people to follow that blogs comments both in the blog and in twitter. The main reason for this is to generate a buzz and encourage commenting on peoples blogs. It will also improve the quality and value of people’s tweets revolving around blog posts.

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TweetRoll

This widget shows your friends avatars on your blog/website and encourages more people to follow you. Colour customization and localization options available.

tweet-roll-wordpress-plugin

Twitme

This plugin allows you to automatically post your new posts on the twitter website. This is good because for example the iPod and iPhone for example have a large amount of twitter clients to pick from. Your blog posts will arrive to people while they are walking the streets.

Twitter Poster

The Twitter Poster is a plugin which allows wordpress publishers to automatically post their new posts to their Twitter account. The Twitter Poster will take the title of a new post and will subit it to the Twitter account specified in the options. It will also add the link back to the post, allowing your twitter followers to access the post details

Twitter Friends Widget

Twitter Friends is a WordPress plugin that displays your Twitter friends/ followers in your sidebar in the same way that they appear on your Twitter homepage.

twitter-friends-widget

Tweetable Twitter Plugin

Tweetable is a WordPress Plugin intended to help integrate Twitter into your blog. It can tweet your blog posts as they are published, shortening the URLs with either Tr.im or Is.gd and optionally including Google Analytics campaign tags. You can display your latest tweet(s) in your blog sidebar with a customizable widget, which can even display your follower count.

tweetable-twitter-plugin-wordpress

Twitter Feed

The application will display the latest tweet from all of the active accounts and then displays those latest tweets in date order. So the newest tweet across all of the accounts will always be shown first. It is also possible to switch between allowing/disallowing PM (Private Message) tweets to be included in the display.

twitter-feed-wordpres-plugin

Add Twitter RSS

Add Twitter RSS is a simple plugin that adds your Twitter RSS link to the header of your blog. It allows your readers to easily find your Twitter feed.

add-twitter-rss-wordpress-plugin

TwitterCounter

Allows you to integrate TwitterCounter.com badges on your blog. Additionally, you can add the Twitter Remote to your blog, which shows which twitter users recently visited your blog or website. Manually add where you would like to display the badge / remote or use the WordPress sidebar widgets instead.

@ Reply

This plugin allows you to add Twitter-like @reply links to comments. When clicked, those links insert the author name and a link to the comment you are replying to in the textarea.

reply-wordpress-plugin

Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder is a WordPress plug-in that simply tweets when you publish a post. It doesn’t do anything else, nor will it ever.

Twitter Updater

This plugin will let you automatically update your Twitter.com status with your most recent blog post. There are a few options to how the display will look when it updates.

TweetMeMe

At last I found this beautiful website which tracks the hottest links on Twitter, interesting analysis.

tweetmeme-twitter-links

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Comments

  1. Mike says

    Awesome list. Was looking for ways to get more social and this is a great twitter resource.

    Thanks!

  2. Nwosu Desmond says

    Quite informative…..wow, so much to choose frm…will definitely subscribe to this blog.

  3. says

    I’m not able to get tweetback so work, so if anyone knows of other wordpress plugins that all you to show any tweets mentioning the post in question, please post it here. Thanks.

  4. Ian says

    Thanks for the post… it was helpful… i think plugins made my life lot easier than whatever it could have been.

    • Muhamed says

      Ur twitter friends widget is not working as well as twitter fan, twitter fans box is not working on server.can u plz help me out from this .it will really help a lot.

  5. says

    ur twitter freinds widget is not working as well as twitter fan, twitter fans box is not working on server.can u pls help me out from this .it will really help a lot.

  6. Eden says

    i i’m an italian blogger, i’m checking a lot of wordpress plugin for my next post about integration of twitter with wp and i like to report a plugin: HL Twitter try it’s very useful
    thanks for this post, it will help my work i will link this post

  7. says

    I have developed a new plugin. Try the new Twitter Feed for WordPress. Loads of stuff to configure, easy to install, and the chance to have as many feeds as you like!

  8. says

    Just wanted to post an update. I’ve just release v2.0 of the WordPress Twitter Forums plugin. The new version features improved graphics for the retweet.@ buttons as well as the option to embed an additional button into your posts and pages.

  9. says

    This is an extensive list of plugins. I use several plugins for my wordpress blog but I had know idea there were this many. Great post

  10. says

    The availability of Twitter and other social networking websites, as well as the popularity of text messaging, have made short-form communication an usual reality. But to express declaratively in short messages containing 140-character max requires effective writing skill.

  11. Diane Davis says

    What an amazing list! Thank you so much for taking the time to create and share it with us…espescially non-techie people like me! :-)

  12. Michael -Make Paper Easy says

    What a great list..it’s amazing how fast new tools and gadgets are being developed for WordPress and Twitter.

  13. dermatitis says

    Usually I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this blog really forced me to do so! Thanks, really nice post.

  14. Arun Basil Lal says

    Hey guys, its not WordPress, but its WordPress. The P should be in caps, its a name we all love, right?

    Good job here!

  15. Rusli Zainal says

    too many great plugins for twitter, made me confuse to chose which one I will use, thanks great review.

  16. says

    Amazing – It’s really good to see how creative these developers are. All these ideas just around one service!

    I’ll be trying out some of these plugins to see how they perform.

    Thanks – Dave

  17. Michael Zehrer says

    I wrote the wordpress plugin Tweetly Updater that updates Twitter when you create or edit a blog entry. It uses the bit.ly service for short urls. The plugin uses bit.ly with the history option, so you can track the clicks on the urls inside your twitter posts on your bit.ly homepage. Fore more info seethe Tweetly Updater page at .

  18. Luis Lopez says

    TwitterCounter is the only plugin I use, before I used to had twitter remote but i wasn’t satisfied. I also use twitter feed as a tool since two weeks and i like it because in not really a plugin for wordpress.

    • says

      @365icon that’s pretty popular plugin in the latest time :) I like it too, thanks!

      @theCount I appreciate your words, tried my best to give all the information I could find there.

  19. theCount says

    Great list of resources especially when you add these to the related links as well…

    off to pimp my tweet blog now, Thanks for the feed which i´m gonna grab right away…

    theCounts last blog post : Claiming

  20. says

    Sometimes twitter makes my head spin, but all these tools remind me that I should tweet more often.

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