Good old Twitter Feed Widget is a free plugin for WordPress, developed by the Whiletrue.it staff to simplify publishing posts from a Twitter account.
This plugin, once given a Twitter account and the correct Twitter Authentication data (used to access Twitter API 1.1), shows the most recent tweets inside a Sidebar Widget.
The following options are customizable:
- Widget title
- Twitter Username
- Number of tweets shown
- Show/hide date
- Optional “Read more” link, using custom text
- Show/hide links
- Show/hide replies links (@user)
- Skip tweets containing certain text
- UTF-8 coding
The plugin is based on the Twitter API version 1.1. In order to use it, you have to create a personal Twitter Application on the dev.twitter.com website. Within your Application, Twitter provides two strings: the Consumer Key and the Consumer Secret. You also need two other strings, the Access Token and the Access Token Secret, that you can get following this guide. Finally, enter all the Authorization string in the widget options box, along with your favorite display settings: your Twitter Widget is now ready and active!
You can use the same Authorization strings for several widgets and multiple website. Just remember to store them in a safe place!
You also need CURL and OPENSSL extensions enabled in your PHP environment.
Download the plugin from the official WordPress repository:
- Some plugin code is based on work by Max Steel (Web Design Company, Pro Web Design Studios), Frank Gregor and Jim Durand.
- Translators: Branco, Slovak (WebHostingGeeks.com), Inspirats – French (rysk-x.com)
This plugin gives you the features of the former 2.5.16 release of the “Really simple Twitter Feed Widget” plugin.