This is the 2019 edition of the Twitter WordPress plugins and widgets post.
After revising completely the original post and removing the plugins which disappeared, plugins that weren’t updated in a long time plus, plugins that had bad reviews, this is the updated article this year.
You've a quick navigation index helping you to find what Twitter plugin you want.
WP Twitter plugins & widgets should be your fundamental social media tools in your marketing efforts, to promote your blog or WordPress website.
We are in an era where to be social and to do it wisely, is the best to succeed.
Twitter is one of the top social media channels and if you use WordPress, both can be integrated perfectly to maximize your efforts and achieve your goals.
Want to auto-tweet your latest posts from your WordPress blog?
Want to tweet old posts to give them life again?
Want to tweet, re-tweet and reply directly from WP dashboard?
Want to show tweets filtering by hashtags or users on your sidebar?
You’ve Twitter plugins and widgets for all those cases, and many more!
I’ve been researching and compiling the best plugins available, and it took me a long time because I needed to add the plugin excerpts, more also the screenshots to each case.
Here are the criteria I followed:
- I don’t mention deeply global social sharing plugins like SumoMe, Monarch, Shareaholic, Addthis, and so on, since they involve other social platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. I want to focus this article, specifically, on Twitter.
- But, you should not put all your “social” eggs in one basket, and you should be active in other channels, apart from Twitter.
- These collection of top Twitter WP widgets & plugins were updated “recently” by their developers.
In other words, if a plugin was updated 3 year ago is unsafe and probably you can find some incompatibility with new versions of WordPress and other plugins, hence those outdated plugins aren’t present here.
- This roundup has free and premium plugins together, and I recommend reading, carefully, the technical details and requirements on the developers’ pages of each plugin.
- Last but no least, these plugins are assorted, from simple to sophisticated ones that do wonders – so I expect you can find a Twitter plugin or widget that will suit your necessities within the list – enjoy!
Best Twitter WordPress Plugins and Widgets
Revive Old Post (Former Tweet Old Post)
Revive Old Post plugin allows you to share selected posts to Twitter and Facebook gaining more traffic from these top social networks.
This plugin comes from the original Tweet Old Post which was revamped to Revive Old Post, with two flavors: Free and Pro versions.
- Automatic share new and old posts
- Choose the time between posts
- Select the number of posts to share
- Choose the minimum interval between shares
- Select Min. and Max. age of the posts
- Exclude categories and specific posts
- Of course, it includes links back to your blog
- And more…
Pro Additional Features
- Share to Multiple Social Accounts
- Custom Schedule
- Custom Post Types support
- Linkedin support
- Post with images
- Post to Xing & Tumblr
Bear in mind to not have too many automatic shares, or to have enough delay between them, if not your social followers will not be happy with you 😉
I’m using this plugin right now, you can see it action on my Twitter account with the free version.
Video Revive Old Post
Twitter plugin developed by Codeinwp, selu, Marius, Hardeep Asrani, Madalin_Themeisle, rsocial.
Rotating Tweets (Twitter widget and shortcode)
Rotating Tweets enables you to show your recent tweets one at a time, with an animated rotation.
- It’s space efficient because shows one by one, and then smoothly replaces it with the next twit.
- Completely customizable, such as: how many tweets to show, include or not retweets and replies, speed of rotation, type of animation to use, and so on.
- Responsive – resizes as your page resizes.
- Caching the most recent data from Twitter to avoid troubles with rate limits.
- Multi-lingual and more…
This plugin is developed by Martin Tod.
WordPress Dashboard Twitter
This Twitter plugin is a Dashboard Widget that displays Twitter @replies, update your status, sent direct messages, Retweets, Friends Timeline more favorites in a handy way and in a tabbed interface, inside your WP dashboard.
This Twitter tool turns your dashboard into a Twitter client, all in a single widget.
- Twitter OAuth authentication
- No need of a dedicated page in your WordPress admin panel
- No impact on your blog’s front-end or other backend-pages
- Shortener URL bit.ly
- And more…
Plugin by wpseek and ratterobert
WP to Twitter
WP to Twitter plugin will auto-posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog, with your chosen URL shortening service.
- Display your recent tweets via widget
- Display Twitter searches and you can limit it by Geolocation
- Use post tags as Twitter #hashtags
- Selection from URL shorteners like Bit.ly, Goo.gl, jotURL, Su.pr or use the Twitter t.co
- There’s support for Google Analytics
- Customizable tweet templates for tweets available
- And more…
Video WP to Twitter - Setting up
Plugin by Joe Dolson
Official Twitter, Vine, and Periscope plugin for WordPress. Embed content and increase your audience.
- Embed Twitter content – single Tweets, multiple Tweets…
- Embed a Vine
- Add a Tweet button to public posts
- Enable link previews and Twitter bylines with Twitter Cards
- Add a Twitter follow button
- Show a Periscope On Air button
- Associate WordPress accounts with Twitter and Periscope identities
Plugin Authors: Twitter and Niall Kennedy
15+ Best Twitter #WordPress Plugins & Widgets 2019 Edition
Good Old Twitter Feed Widget
Display your latest tweets in a sidebar widget from a Twitter account.
Totally customizable in styles, replies, retweets, links, dates, thumbnails and more.
The plugin uses the Twitter API version 1.1 (like all the rest of the Twitter plugins)
Plugin developed by whiletrue
Custom Twitter Feeds
Custom Twitter Feeds allows you to show totally customizable Twitter feeds of your home & user timeline, or #hashtags on your website/blog.
Display Twitter feeds that are responsive and also search engine friendly.
- Match the look & feel of your site with several customization options
- Mobile optimized & responsive, works on any screen size
- Display tweets from any user, account or a particular hashtag
- Show multiple feeds from diverse Twitter users on various pages or widgets
- Feed loads fast, minimizing Twitter API requests via post caching
- ‘Load More’ button to load more Tweets in an infinite way
- It comes with a “Custom Twitter Feeds” Widget
- Totally internationalized and translatable into any language
- And more…
Plugin by smashballoon
WP Twitter Feeds
WP Twitter Feeds is a simple widget which lets you to display your latest tweets easily.
On the option page you can define the duration of the fade effect, number of tweets to see, etc.
WP Twitter Feeds uses the latest Twitter 1.1 API.
- Display tweets with a widget
- Different color options, tweets themes, show a profile image and more
- Use the Twitter widget in multiple places
- Slider for tweets
- And more…
Plugin by By Team Startbit
Twitter Auto Publish
Twitter Auto Publish allows you automatically to publish your posts from your blog to Twitter.
The same can be as a simple text message or with an image.
You can filter posts by custom post-types as well as per categories.
The message format settings are diverse like: post title, description, excerpt, permalink, blog title, etc.
This social auto-publish plugin is developed & maintained by XYZScripts
WP Social Media Slider Lite
WP Social Media Slider Lite is an easy & stylish plugin that displays your tweets in a slider.
- Utterly responsive
- Lazy loading to speed up page-loads
- Works in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and IE 8-11 browsers
Plugin by developed by Laterna Studio
Twitter Button by BestWebSof
You can add: Twitter follow, tweet, #hashtag & mention buttons to WordPress posts, pages and widgets on your site.
You can exclude certain post-types or pages from adding the Twitter button.
Select the button position before, after, before and after, and in a specific zone via shortcode.
Video Twitter Button - Brief Overview
Plugin by bestwebsoft
JM Twitter Cards
Integrate easily Twitter cards in WordPress with all card types provided.
After the plugin is activated, adds appropriated meta on your WordPress website/blog, allowing you to get Twitter cards for your posts based on your settings.
- Meta box: customize the Twitter Cards per each post
- Preview the rendering on Twitter
- Compatible with Yoast SEO and All in One SEO plugins in terms of no-conflict with SEO titles and descriptions set with the same.
Plugin by Julien Maury
Better Click To Tweet
Better Click To Tweet plugin allows you to insert click to tweet boxes into your posts easily.
Using a shortcode, your selected text is highlighted and does it tweetable.
This plugin is totally customizable via CSS.You can remove the "via" and also remove the URL selectively, from the resulting tweet.
Possibility to make links no-follow.
Why Better? Because this plugin is an improved version of the original “Click To Tweet" plugin by Todaymade.
Plugin by Ben Meredith
Tweet Wheel will tweet your WordPress posts, pages, etc automatically without your supervision.
- Automated queueing system, this is the core of the plugin that handles all the automation
- Multi-templating for posts to control the amount of tweet variations for each post
- Advanced scheduling: specify days & times at which you want your post to be tweeted
- Compatible with custom post-types and also with WooCommerce-shop products
- Pause and resume queue for granular control, without needing of deactivate the plugin to put it on hold
- And more…
Plugin by NerdCow
Twitter Manager WP Plugin
Twitter Manager WP Plugin, will automate your twitter followers, searching for keywords, hashtags & Twitter ID’s.
By entering those variables you can target specific followers all day after the configuration of the plugin.
- You can follow Twitter users automatically
- You can also to unfollow people who do not follow you, automatically
- Find Twitter users by keyword, #hashtag or specific users
Caveat: use the plugin smartly and don’t abuse of it, because you don’t want your Twitter account banned, right?
Plugin by GeshuCom
WordPress Ultimate Timeline
WordPress Ultimate Timeline allows you to create visually attractive timelines for your WordPress site.
These timelines can include feeds from:
- WordPress Blog Posts (selecting categories, tags, authors, or exclude posts)
- Status updates (done via the plugin)
The plugin has several options for styling, custom icons and more.
Plugin by SamBerson
Twitter Infographic Visual Guide with Data
Here you’ve a visual guide to help you with your Twitter campaign.
Want to recommend some Twitter WordPress plugins and widgets that aren’t on this 2019 list?
Have you tried some Twitter plugin for WordPress that worked, or not?
Leave a comment and let me hear your ideas.