Twitter integrations into Wordpress blogs are all the rage these days. It is the most commonly asked for feature among our clients. With that, here are the Top 5 Twitter Plugins for Wordpress.
This plugin creates a sidebar widget with tons of configurable controls to adjust the Twitter feed's display. You can also control things like showing the date/time stamps, etc. This is great for pulling your Tweets right into your site, or pulling in Tweets from a group of people based on a subject. It is also a great way to keep some fresh, active content going on your site until your next post.
2) Twitter Feed:
Got friends? Ha. By that I mean do you have multiple people working on your blog? Or do you have multiple Twitter followers/accounts that you would like to display on your site's sidebar? This is the plugin for you. Easily pull in Tweets from multiple users and control the slick graphic display of them on your site. Includes the Twitter user picture and more.
3) Twitter Friends:
Show the loooove! This widget allows you to show who is following you on Twitter. This is a great way to thank loyal followers and to encourage people to follow you. This plugin will show the user's Twitter photo, bio line, and most recent Tweet. You can toggle on/off each feature as well allowing you to show more details about each person (or not).
4) Post to Twitter (and Twitter to Post)
Oh how magical a world it would be if you could somehow get your Wordpress posts to automatically show up in your Twitter account as Tweets? How insane would it be if you could turn your Tweets into actual posts within Wordpress? Dream no more my friends. Post to Twitter does exactly that. It allows you to control the direction of information (Twitter to WP vs WP to Twitter). Control the follow of Tweetalicious in either way you choose, or both!
5) Twitter Blaster:
Kind of a unique way to use Twitter and Wordpress. This plugin allows your users to publish to your Twitter account. Their Tweets get held as a "pending" post for your review. You can then approve the Tweet and have it show up in your Twitter feed. You can also approve the Tweet as a page/post.
Have one you really enjoy? Tell me about it!
Post links to your favorite Twitter plugins for Wordpress in the comments below.