The Twitter plugin for WordPress optimizes your website for a Twitter audience through easy to use sharing buttons, embedded Tweets, embedded timelines, auto-generated markup indexed by Twitter, and Follow buttons to help grow your Twitter audience. All features are deeply integrated with WordPress APIs to make building your webpages and administrative features as easy as possible with the extensibility you expect from WordPress.
The Twitter plugin for WordPress requires PHP 5.6 or greater to take advantage of traits, late static bindings for extensibility, namespaces, and Twitter libraries. Embedded Tweets require a server capable of communicating with Twitter's servers over TLS/SSL; the cURL library typically works best.
Individual features may be toggled off through the
Customize an embedded Tweet color scheme to match your site's color palette. Choose a theme type, link color, and border color in the WordPress administrative interface.
Add an embedded profile timeline to your site by URL, using the
[twitter_profile] shortcode macro, or adding a widget to your theme's widget area.
Add an embedded list timeline to your site by URL, using the
[twitter_list] shortcode macro, or adding a widget to your theme's widget area.
Display a Twitter collection by URL, using the
twitter_collection shortcode macro, or adding widget to a theme's widget area.
Add a Twitter Moment to an article by URL or by using the
twitter_moment shortcode macro.
The Twitter plugin for WordPress will automatically generate Twitter Twitter Cards markup to highlight your post content when shared on Twitter. Add your site and author Twitter usernames through the WordPress administrative interface to attribute content to Twitter authors and drive followers.
Add your site's Twitter username through the WordPress administrative interface to enable free Twitter Analytics for your site. Twitter Analytics shows the popularity of your site's URLs shared on Twitter, the Twitter accounts growing your content's reach, and how your content spreads across Twitter.
Customize each post's Twitter Card title and description directly from the WordPress editor to fine-tune your content marketing for the Twitter audience.
Add a Tweet Button to any page using the
twitter_share shortcode macro to encourage sharing of your content on Twitter. The Twitter plugin for WordPress automatically pulls in site and author Twitter accounts to credit in the Tweet and grow followers.
Customize Tweet text and add hashtags Tweet Button shares for your post through a custom editor in the WordPress post editing interface.
Add a Follow Button to your site by configuring a Follow button WordPress widget for use in an eligible widget area. Add a Follow button anywhere in your post content or theme using the
twitter_follow shortcode macro.
Add a Periscope On Air Button to any page using a Periscope profile URL or the
periscope_on_air shortcode macro to help your website audience discover your Periscope account. The button will automatically display your account's on air status when you broadcast.
WordPress-powered sites with Twitter advertising accounts can use the
The plugin is split into PHP object builders for constructing buttons, widgets, and cards and validating parameters. WordPress-specific code exists under
src/Twitter/WordPress/. Coding standards therefore vary between PSR style (e.g. space indent) and WordPress style (e.g. tab indent) based on directory and its target runtime environment.
This, and all github.com/twitter projects, are under the Twitter Open Source Code of Conduct. Additionally, see the Typelevel Code of Conduct for specific examples of harassing behavior that are not tolerated.
End user support questions should be submitted to the WordPress plugin repository forum: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/twitter
Bugs or feature development contributions should be created through the GitHub repository: https://github.com/twitter/wordpress/issues
A full list of contributors can be found on GitHub.
Copyright 2015- Twitter, Inc.
Licensed under the MIT License: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT