Today at the Realtime Report we developed a WordPress plugin to embed Tweets using the Twitter API. Like this:
Tom Brady Autobiography Highlights The Highs And Highs Of Being Tom Brady onion.com/sWbRv9— Onion Sports Network (@OnionSports) December 9, 2011
I know that a plugin is available for WordPress.com sites, but I couldn’t find one for self-hosted WordPress.
I’m working on uploading our plugin to the WordPress.org repository — in the meantime you can download it here: Modern Media Tweet Shortcode. Update: we’ve uploaded it to the WordPress plugins site. Please download it there.
Instructions are below. Let me know @chriscarson if you like it. Enjoy!
Installing the WordPress plugin
- Download and unzip the files.
- Upload the
modern-media-tweet-shortcodefolder to your site’s
- Activate the plugin.
— #RLTM (@RealtimeReport) 12月9, 2011
Embedding a Tweet — New Interface
These instructions are for the new web interface Twitter rolled out recently. If you still have the old interface, scroll down.
From the timeline, click “Open” to show more options.
Click “Details” to go to the Tweet’s unique URL.
Click “Embed This Tweet”…
Click the “Shortcode” tab and copy the URL.
Edit your post. Paste in the shortcode. It should look something like this:
Click save and view the post. Your embedded tweet should show up nicely:
Embedding a Tweet — Old Interface
If you don’t have the new interface yet (I don’t either — I had to hack a colleague’s account to take the screenshots above,) here’s how you get the unique Tweet URL.
Click on the “sent” link from your timeline…
Copy the URL of the tweet…
You’ll have to type in the shortcode yourself. The format is…