November 22, 2017
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Twitter is the ultimate social media tool when it comes to brand preeminence. If your website is built on WordPress platform, having a Twitter widget is vital. We put together a list with Twitter widgets for WordPress, to get your tweets on a row.

Twitter is a great tool to engage with your audience, make company related announcements, send an update to followers, promote offers, share relevant content, network with fellow bloggers and connect with your audience. You can directly integrate the Twitter widget into a widget zone like the sidebar, the footer or a drop bar, keeping the sharing button visible and encouraging the visitors to follow and engage.

  • Jetpack by WordPress

You can have your WordPress streamlined with this in-house built plugin for Twitter. Jetpack is a powerful plugin providing you with solutions for customization, traffic, mobile, content, visitor engagement and performance and security tools. Even if this plugin relies on the official Twitter widget in order to function, however it provides you with layout styling options such as border color, transparent background, and the possibility to remove the header and footer.

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  • Twitter Widget with Styling

This WordPress Twitter Widget with Styling is “a Twitter widget that is easy to configure and easy to style” as described on WordPress.org. It uses the Embedded Timeline widget of Twitter.com and you can have it load an extra style-sheet, where you can style the layout of the widget. However, be warned, Twitter Widget with Styling is not so user-friendly and flexible as Jetpack Twitter module. And the reason behind its rigidness, is because you need to add a custom CSS file to your theme folder called style_twitter.css and style it manually.

twitter styling

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  • WP Twitter Feeds

WP Twitter Feeds is a simple and straightforward widget for adding tweets with just few clicks on your WordPress website or blog. The installation is pretty intuitive and basic as well, simply drag the widget where you want to have it, fill out the form and start tweeting. With two design options, available (light and dark), this widget allow you to customize your twitter feed as much as you like. In addition, this Twitter widget for WordPress displays  “Twitter Intents” – a link at the bottom of each tweet enabling potential replies, re-tweets or favorites. Practically the engaging process is half completed. Bonus points: this widget will never require your Twitter password, because it based on Open Authentication (OAuth) keys and secrets, that you will get by creating your application at Twitter. It gets all your required data from API.

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  • Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget

This is another basic Twitter widget for WordPress, which includes a shortcode feature for embedding the widget anywhere on your blog or website including posts and pages. Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget shows the latest tweets from a Twitter account in a sidebar widget.

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  •  Easy Twitter Feed Widget Plugin

Easy Twitter Feed Widget Plugin allows you to Add twitter feeds on your WordPress site, offering a lot of customization over what is displayed in your widget. In addition, it provides a nice interface to implement your tweets in an easy way, so if you want to discretely display tweets on your blog’s sidebar, this plugin is the winner. You can blend your tweets professionally with the layout of any WordPress theme, and customizing the link colour, border colour, background choice and other useful options.

easy twitter orbital

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  • Simple Twitter Tweets

Simple Twitter Tweets allows you to show your feed in any widget-ed area on your WordPress site or blog. The Twitter widget for WordPress also includes a “Tweet Follow” button, which encourages your visitors to become Twitter followers. A benefit of this widget is, the storage of your Tweets in your database, so that your widget will not blank if the Twitter API fails. You can display your profile avatar and a follow button with follower count, right underneath the widget.

simple twitter tweets

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  • Rotating Tweets

This Widget for WordPress displays your latest tweets in a ticker – shows your tweets one at a time on a rotating basis. The plugin comes with a lot a customization options that allows you to change the displaying list such as retweets, favourites, source of tweets, lists or search results, time of tweet and follow button.

Rotating Tweets

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Yael is a WordPress savvy; she loves to explore themes, plugins and even develops some of her own. She lives, breathes and eats code for breakfast. Yael tends to test every piece of WP code that she can put her hands on and then, write about it :-)

Yael

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