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Twitter Widget Pro

A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including parsing @username, #hashtags, and URLs into links.

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59 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Great Support forums
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I installed this plug-in and had a small problem. Because it is widely used, there is a wealth of problem-solving already available! Highly recommended!

4 stars
Works fine after setup
By , for WP 3.6.1

Plugin works just fine. Setup is somewhat advanced, but you can find clear instructions HERE

I'm using it because it's integrated into the design of the theme I'm using. But Jetpack includes a Twitter feed which is much easier to setup.

1 star
Gave entire site 500 error
By , for WP 3.6.1

Updated plugin via admin and site disappeared. Had to do entire DB backup and remove plugin to get site back up. There definitely could be a compatibility issue on the site but this update alone brought the site down.

4 stars
useful plgin
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Plugin is very useful and easy to use, however it is not well formatted on front end.

1 star
No help
By , for WP 3.6

Asked a single question about custom .css because everything I had tried wasn't effecting the plugin. Got no response. Uninstalled.

5 stars
works great
By , for WP 3.6

clean output. no funky colors or borders.

5 stars
time waste
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I wish I had read the reviews rather than just looking at the stars. A half a day down the tubes trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. Developers ask for contributions for their plugins? Do we get anything from them when they waste our time?

1 star
No longer functions
By , for WP 3.6

There's a lot of great code underneath this plugin, but it no longer works. Either Twitter's API changed or the plugin did, but there are several points of failure that now exist, rendering the plugin unusable.

$this->_token comes back as a string, but the code is expecting an Array. The net result makes it impossible to authorize any Twitter account, because the oauth_token sent to the Twitter API comes out as a single character. I managed to get around this with a couple of nested explode() calls that parse the response into an expected format, but once I got my account Authorized, it showed up as "@o" in the list of accounts (which is decidedly not my account name), and no tweets were displayed. At this point, I threw up my hands and deleted the plugin, instead switching to Simple Twitter Tweets, which installed and configured in seconds.

4 stars
Decent plugin
By , for WP trunk

I've tried a lot of Twitter widgets and have not liked any of the newer ones, but the Twitter Widget Pro plugin seems to be the best of the new ones so is what I have started using on my own site.

I found the instructions a little confusing and not entirely intuitive, but it seems to work well and is very feature rich.

I think this is headed in the right direction though and it will hopefully improve over time.

5 stars
Brilliant little plugin, works with multisite too
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Works with the new Twitter API (requires new Consumer key etc.) and seems to work fine for multisite too.

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