Embed Twitter content, improve sharing on Twitter, convert your web audience into Twitter or Periscope subscribers, and easily track visits to your website from Twitter advertising.
Requires PHP version 5.4 or greater.
Embed Twitter content
Embed Twitter content by pasting a URL, customizing a shortcode, or in a widget area.
Customize embed display to match your theme. Choose a light or dark background, customize link and border colors, and customize timeline template components through your site’s WordPress administrative interface.
Grow your Twitter audience
Automatically generate link previews for your site’s URLs shared on Twitter using Twitter Cards markup . Easily identify your site and author Twitter accounts through your site and user administrative interfaces.
Add a Tweet button to public posts to encourage your visitors to share your content on Twitter. Visitors may see recommended accounts to follow after sharing your content including your site and its authors.
Add a Follow button to convert your site visitors into Twitter subscribers.
Add a Periscope On Air button to convert your site visitors into Periscope subscribers.
Improve Twitter advertising campaigns
Easily add a Twitter website tag to your website to track the effectiveness and conversion rates of Twitter advertising campaigns or build tailored audiences to target your Twitter advertisements for your website audience.
Docs and active development
Contribute to the plugin, submit pull requests, or run test suites through the Twitter plugin for WordPress GitHub repository.
View Twitter for WordPress documentation to learn more about customization through WordPress filters.
How can I change an embedded Tweet’s background and link colors to match my site’s theme?
The Twitter plugin for WordPress includes a settings page with options to set a light or dark theme and choose a link or border color used in embedded Tweets and timelines.
My custom link color and border color do not appear in embedded Tweets or timelines
You may have configured an embedded search timeline widget with a non-default link color. Your stored widget configuration overrides your page or theme’s configuration.
Does the Twitter plugin add additional tracking of my site’s visitors?
The Twitter plugin for WordPress makes it easier to explicitly include Twitter features and functionality on your WordPress site. No additional tracking is added as a result of our plugin code’s execution on your server(s).
Twitter advertising trackers are only included on the page when invoked by the site using the
twitter_tracking shortcode or placing the Twitter advertising shortcode in a widget area. Read more about Twitter’s policies for conversion tracking and tailored audiences products.