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Twitter Mentions As Comments

Twitter Mentions as Comments scours Twitter for people talking about your site & silently inserts their Tweets alongside your existing comments.

Twitter Mentions as Comments does exactly what it promises to do - scours Twitter for people talking about your blog posts and silently inserts their Tweets alongside your existing comments. The plugin leverages the power of WordPress's built-in commenting system - notification, comment moderation, author white/black listing - making Twitter an extension of your blog.

Features

  • Searches for Tweets linking to your blog posts, regardless of the URL shortener used (using Twitter's Search API)
  • Pushes Tweets into WordPress's existing comment workflow - notifications, comment moderation, and author whitelists/blacklists work just like any other comment
  • Fetches user's real name and profile picture and links directly to the original Tweet
  • Checks automatically - no need to do a thing
  • Option to automatically exclude ReTweets
  • Option to store tweets as trackbacks/pingbacks
  • Option to specify which posts to check (e.g., 10 most recent posts, all posts, front page only)
  • Smart Caching of Tweets and user data - retrieves only what it needs to save on API calls and server load

Planned Features

  • Dynamic resizing of Twitter profile images to fit WordPress theme
  • Prioritization of newer posts
  • Oauth Authentication to raise API limit (currently unlimited Tweets, but limited to 150 new comment authors per hour)
  • Smarter API throttling

You can see it in action on the WP Resume Plugin page.

Questions? Comments? Feature Requests? Have a great idea? Please see where to get support or report an issue and how to contribute.

Developers, have a killer feature you'd love to see included? Feel free to fork the project on GitHub and submit your contributions via pull request.

Enjoy using Twitter Mentions as Comments? Feel free to make a small donation to support the software's continued development.

[Photo via joshsemans]

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-7-4
Downloads: 34,884

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