15 Useful Twitter Plugins For WordPress

By / May 3, 2011 / Tools

Nowadays successful blogging definitely depends on effective social media usage. Twitter is one of the most popular social networks and you must consider its benefits if you want to be a successful blogger. Since WordPress is one of the best blogging platforms for its possibility to extend it functions with tons of plugins, I would like to show you some useful plugins related to Twitter. In this post you will find 15 useful Twitter plugins for your WordPress blog.

Tweet Old Post

Tweet Old Post

Tweet Old Posts randomly picks your older post based on the interval specified by you. The primary function of this plugin is to promote older blog posts by tweeting about them and getting more traffic.

TwitPic

TwitPic

Displays your latest pictures from TwitPic in the sidebar of your blog. The plugin is widget ready and comes with many configuration options such as customizable css file.

WP to Twitter

WP to Twitter

The WP-to-Twitter plugin posts a Twitter status update from your WordPress blog using your selected URL shortening service to provide a link back to your post from Twitter.

TwitterCounter

TwitterCounter

Integrate TwitterCounter.com badges on your blog to display the number of followers you have on Twitter

TwitterLink Comments

TwitterLink Comments

This plugin will add an extra field to your comment form so a user can add their Twitter username. A user configured ‘follow me’ link is then displayed along with their details on all their comments.

Twitter Feed for WordPres

Twitter Feed for WordPress

The WordPress Twitter Feed Plugin lets you simply output any user’s tweets into your WordPress page, template or sidebar. You can customise the username, number of tweets, and style of output.

Tweetable

Tweetable

Tweetable is intended to help integrate Twitter into your blog. It can automatically tweet links to your blog posts as they are published. It can display your latest tweet in your sidebar and add a tweetmeme widget after your posts. You can even use it to share a Twitter account among a blog’s author’s if you wish.

Topsy Retweet Button

Topsy Retweet Button

Provides a Twitter retweet button for your posts that shows all tweets, enables retweeting, and adds tweets as comments.

Twitter Friendly Links

Twitter Friendly Links

Your very own TinyURL within your own domain. If you do promote your blog posts in Twitter, then you must make your links look cool.

Tweet Blender

Tweet Blender

Provides several Twitter widgets: show your own tweets, show tweets relevant to post’s tags, show tweets for Twitter lists, show tweets for hashtags and more.

Twitter Fans

Twitter Fans

Twitter Fans lets you display your twitter followers in the sidebar as a widget just like Facebook’s fan widget in appearance.

Simple Twitter Connect

Simple Twitter Connect

Simple Twitter Connect is a series of plugins that let you add any sort of Twitter functionality you like to a WordPress blog. This lets you have an integrated site without a lot of coding, and still letting you customize it exactly the way you’d like.

Twitter Comments – Twitoaster

Twitter Comments - Twitoaster

Twitter Comments system. Automatically retrieve Twitter Replies and/or Twitter Retweets to your Blog’s Posts using WP built-in comment system.

TweetMeme Button

TweetMeme Button

Easily allows your blog post or page to be retweeted. It provides a live count of how many times your post/page has been retweeted throughout Twitter.

Twitter Avatars In Comments WordPress Plugin

Twitter Avatars In Comments WordPress Plugin

Twittar WordPress plugin main objective is to create a plug-in that uses Twitter to show avatars in comments in WordPress blogs.

About the Author

Tomas Laurinavicius is an adventurous designer and entrepreneur. Editor-in-chief at Despreneur and Product Manager at Refe. Connect with me on @tomaslau.

  • http://kovshenin.com Konstantin

    Thanks for the great list! And thanks for featuring one of my plugins 😉 Cheers!

  • http://designmodo.com Adrian

    Nice plugins, thanks for list. I do not know about twitter comments, tets them soon possible.

  • http://oh.so-very.me Jenny

    great plugins. 😀 2 of these I’ve been wondering about and looking for so I’m downloading them now 😉

  • http://www.cbwstudios.me Christian Wert

    Simple Twitter connect is a nice plugin. I have used it on a couple sites. The other plugins are only “alright” to a certain degree. Remember, to many plugins can make your site run slowly and/or you might run into conflicts using multiple similar plugins at the same time. I really like a plugin called Socialize This as it lets me create different social widget sets which can then be placed under your posts or in any area within your templates. With this plugin I can essentially accomplish in one plugin what can be accomplished in this list with several plugins.

  • http://www.jessicashealthblog.com Jessicaersomething

    These are AWESOME! I’m gonna go try a few out and see which one I like the best :)

    • Aakash sharma

      I like the Tweet Blender plugin the most it is awesome plugin. Thanks.

  • http://inspirationfeed.com inspirationfeed

    Good collection, I think Twitter Fans plugin would come in handy!

  • http://www.malton-webdesign.co.uk Dave Walker

    I’ve been using Tweet Blender on a few sites and can heartily recommend it.

  • http://www.thewebprograms.com Fareed khan

    Excellent collection, very nice of you

  • http://www.adsgah.com آگهي رايگان

    thnx for Twitter Plugins thay are very good colection.thnx a lot

  • RR

    Thanks for the list. FYI, Twitoaster has been taken down and is no longer available.

    Anyone know of alternatives?

  • http://alspaulding.com Al Spaulding

    Great list you’ve put together here. I’ve been wanting to try out alternatives to tweetmeme and was on google looking for reviews when i came upon your site. Thx for the info. Cheers!

  • http://www.ipadusb.com Mick

    I’ll try Tweetable on my blog .. looks pretty good. But I must admit I am not a big fan of plug-ins. I have enough as it is.

  • http://pinchincents.com Victoria

    Wonderful list! I love the Tweet Fan plugin and just added it to my site thanks to your blog.

    Blessings,
    Victoria

  • http://likehack.com Andrew from LikeHack

    Cool list! =) I’ll try to Tweetmeme in my personal blog.

    I want to submit our LikeHack plugin, that we produced a week ago. It extracts links that you (+ your friend if you wish) shared on Twitter and Facebook and added some filters to it. In the end, you get content feed without personal tweets.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/likehack/
    Cheers! 8)

  • http://webmasterfacts.com Rishidevdas

    I was having a hard time integrating tweets to my wp footer. Looks like I have a lot to try now. Thanks.