Twitter is our favorite social site to build relationships and promote content. It is a powerful tool that can bring your blogging as well as marketing activities to the new heights.
In an earlier post, we explained how to connect your WordPress website to the micro-blogging site and recycle the contents to boost your social media traffic. Twitter is a great place where you can meet experts in different niches, interact, and share posts to get visits from people around the world.
Best Twitter Plugins for WordPress
Now we’re going to pick 10 best Twitter plugins for WordPress. They are useful to embed or display your tweets, share your latest blog post with the followers and let others sign in to your website using their Twitter account.
Here we go.
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 conversations 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 the 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. 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.
4. Recent Tweets Widget
It is one of the simple Twitter plugins for WordPress. 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.
5. Custom Twitter Feeds
Custom Twitter Feeds is a responsive, mobile-optimized Twitter 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.
6. Nextend Social Login and Register
Nextend Social Login is a light-weight plugin for WordPress. It allows users to register and sign in to your website using their social accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Thus it saves their time in filling out the default registration form.
The plugin has a clean user-interface and you can add the login option anywhere in the site using a shortcode or widget. Users can display their Facebook, Twitter or Google profile pictures as an avatar and they can add or remove a social account from the profile page in one-click.
7. 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 the 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.
8. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is famous for optimizing our website and content for search engines. It will guide you on keywords, image alt attributes, internal links, and other parts of the post to make it SEO-friendly.
Do you know that it also allows you to set a different title, description, and even a thumbnail image for your Twitter cards? Open ‘Social’ menu of your Yoast SEO section and click the Twitter bird icon to customize your Twitter shares. That’s it. The social site will fetch and use your new title and thumbnail for the post.
9. 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 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.
10. WP Twitter Auto Publish
Twitter Auto Publish is a powerful 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.
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