Twitter already proved that 140 characters are enough to share our thoughts and promote contents. It is a powerful tool that can bring your blogging as well as marketing efforts in new heights.
In an earlier post, we showed you how the microblogging site can recycle your contents effectively. We use the same method to automatically share old blog posts on social media.
Now we’re going to pick 9 best Twitter plugins for WordPress users. They all work on Twitter integration, but the functionalities differ from one to one.
This’s the official Twitter plugin for WordPress. It allows you to embed Twitter contents, shows tweet collection and more in an attractive layout.
You can customize the display of embed tweets and widgets, set theme type, link and border colors through the settings panel. If you are using Twitter Advertising, you can make use of the tracker to monitor conversation and build a custom audience for ad targeting. With the plugin, you will get a bundle of tools to show tweets from a collection or list or a profile, follow button, Periscope link, search box etc in the sidebar with several customization options.
2. Easy Twitter Feed Widget Plugin
It is a simple, easy to use Twitter plugin as the title indicated. Easy Twitter Feed lets you display latest tweets from a user account in the sidebar with tweet limit and other available options like link and border colors, theme type and layout options.
It doesn’t require an API or Twitter application to start functioning. Just activate the plugin and enter the username in the widget field. That’s it.
3. Recent Tweets Widget
This is the most popular plugin in the category. Recent Tweets Widget is an open source plugin with over 2,00,000 installs till the moment. It will showcase your latest tweets in the sidebar with tweet and cache limits.
4. Custom Twitter Feeds
Custom Twitter Feeds is a responsive, mobile optimized Twitter based plugin for WordPress. Display tweets from any account or from a specific hashtag on multiple pages/widgets of your blog. It’s lightning fast, SEO friendly & ideal for expanding your followers’ strength and social media engagement.
5. Rotating Tweets
Need to display your latest tweets in a rotating environment? Rotating Tweets is a fantastic plugin to add animated tweets in your blog posts and widgets. It will show one tweet at a time and replace it with the next one, one after another. This method is useful to catch reader’s mind at a sudden moment.
Rotating Tweets is responsive and customizable. You can decide what type of tweets to show, whether to include retweets and replies, link target, number of tweets to show, animation type, speed, and display format.
6. WP twitter feeds
WP Twitter feeds is another simple tool to display recent tweets in your blog’s sidebar. You can include or exclude replies, manage avatar image, color and more with the plugin.
7. OnePress Social Locker
Content locking is a widely using method to increase social shares and traffic. OnePress Social Locker locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page. Thus you can get more likes/shares and attract more traffic from the social networks.
It provides Facebook like, Twitter tweet and Google+ buttons in the free version. If users want to access the hidden contents, they should share the page in any of these networks. The links are customizable and you can set any URL to be liked or tweeted. The plugin is SEO friendly, mobile optimized and comes with impressive styles & effects.
8. WP to Twitter
Are you searching for a plugin to automatically share posts on Twitter? WP to Twitter connects both platforms and share posts as soon as it’s published or updated in WordPress. Such tweets will use post tags as hashtags and can be integrated with third party URL shortener services if needed.
WP to Twitter will inform your followers whether it’s a new post or updated one, but you can replace the template and hide those details from the users. Manual tweeting is another notable feature of the plugin. It lets you tweet a post to certain users from right inside of WordPress.
9. Twitter Auto Publish
Twitter Auto Publish is a light weight plugin to publish posts automatically from your WordPress blog to Twitter. You can publish either a simple text message or a message with an image. It offers multiple kinds of filters and allows you to manage publishing operations based on categories, custom page types etc.