This is the 2016 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, the article that contained more than 30 plugins ended in less than 10...
Sooo I rebuilt the post almost from scratch 🙂
I added a quick navigation index to help you to find what you want too.
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:
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.
Pro Additional Features
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.
Twitter plugin developed by Codeinwp, selu, Marius, Hardeep Asrani, Madalin_Themeisle, rsocial.
This plugin developed by QueryLoop, creates a new WordPress widget to display a tabbed panel with different content types on your site, from recent or popular posts to your latest tweets from your Twitter timeline.
Tabs can rotate one after the other, hence allowing for more exposure of your content – with an unlimited number of tabs.
It uses not just categories or tags, but any custom taxonomy.
Rotating Tweets enables you to show your recent tweets one at a time, with an animated rotation.
This plugin is developed by Martin Tod.
Twitter Feed allows you to display tweets using shortcodes and widgets.
Store tweets locally via the caching engine, improving performance and decreasing the load time.
It comes with responsive tweet skins.
This plugin is developed by Askupa Software and Yoav Kadosh
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.
Plugin by wpseek and ratterobert
WP to Twitter plugin will auto-posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog, with your chosen URL shortening service.
Plugin by Joe Dolson
Twitget is a simple Twitter widget that displays your latest tweets.
It supports caching, so it won’t exceed the API call limit.
Plugin developed by Boštjan Cigan
Official Twitter, Vine, and Periscope plugin for WordPress. Embed content and increase your audience.
Plugin Authors: Twitter and Niall Kennedy
This WordPress plugin shows your newest tweets via widget, using the oEmbed methode and cache.
Widget embed latest Tweets uses the Twitter API version 1.1 and you need to authentify yourself.
Plugin by ArnaudBan
AccessPress Twitter Feed is a WordPress plugin to display recent Twitter feeds wherever you want, on your site / blog via shortcode or widgets.
Display tweets as a feed or in slider mode (literally you’ll have a twitter slider)
This plugin has a lite-Free version and also, a Pro version with more options.
Plugin by Access Keys
Twitter Tweets plugin allows showing the latest tweets by using a widget on your sidebar, plus adding a Twitter follow button also.
The resulting Twitter widget is fully customizable in height, custom link URL colors, expanding tweet images, etc.
Here’s a summary, of the widget customization settings possible:
Plugin by weblizar
27+ Best Twitter #WordPress Plugins & Widgets 2016 Edition
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 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.
Plugin by smashballoon
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.
Plugin by Team Vivacity and Planet Interactive
Another Twitter Plugin allows you to setup multiple #hashtags or usernames, collect new tweets on a specific period of time, with options to define styles & formats.
This is a fully customizable Twitter plugin.
Twitter plugin by Marko Kunic
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
Instead of doing autoposts from your blog to Twitter, this plugin does the opposite.
You can stream tweets to your blog with different options.Under plugin settings menu "Twitter to WP", you can configure:
Cron time: select the time before loading new items
Publish status: choose between to publish the post or to be as a draft
Attach any tag you want to each tweet
Choose categories you want to add to each tweet-post
Check if you wish to insert images into the body of the posts
Plugin by badbreze, sforsberg and SudoCat
WP Social Media Slider Lite is an easy & stylish plugin that displays your tweets in a slider.
Plugin by developed by Laterna Studio
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.
Plugin by bestwebsoft
Twitter Cards increase your Twitter visibility & brand and with this plugin, you don't have to worry about the markup, per post image selection, description, anything.
This plugin provides automatic setup for actual and future posts.
According to the developer you’ve an automatic approval in the Twitter Card Application.
You’ve a Summary Card and the same with a larger image, is available as add-on.
Plugin by M Asif Rahman and oneTarek
An easy Twitter Widget to configure and to style.
It uses the Embedded Timeline Widget of Twitter.
You can load an extra stylesheet, where you can style the widget layout.
Plugin by Marcel Pol
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.
Plugin by tweetpressfr
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.
Plugin by NerdCow
Latest Tweets widget plugin is compatible with Twitter API 1.1 & provides full OAuth authentication via the WordPress admin area.
Connect your Twitter account to this plugin and the widget will show your recent tweets on your site.
Built by @timwhitlock
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.
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 Social Stream combines all of your social network feeds into one single network stream or creates a single feed for multiple social network profiles.
Combine unlimited social feeds & generate unlimited number of social streams with 3 wall layout styles to choose from.
You’ve literally 15 social networks & 60 feed options: Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, RSS Feeds and so on.
Plugin by designchemical
WordPress Ultimate Timeline allows you to create visually attractive timelines for your WordPress site.
These timelines can include feeds from:
The plugin has several options for styling, custom icons and more.
Plugin by SamBerson
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 list?
Have you tried some Twitter plugin for WordPress that worked, or not?
Leave a comment and let me hear your ideas.
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