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Latest twitter sidebar widget


This widget will display the most recent tweets for any twitter user
who has their tweets set as public. Show up to 20 tweets. Include a link to your twitter profile and a twitter icon or your profile picture.

Include “time ago” timestamps below each tweet just like twitter. Updates automatically and looks great in any sidebar or widget area.

CSS friendly! All HTML includes element id attributes, and a default stylesheet.css is included.


  • Widget configuration menu
  • Sample output


  1. Download
  2. Decompress the file contents
  3. Upload the latest-twitter-sidebar-widget folder to a WordPress plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins)
  4. Activate the plugin from the Administration Dashboard
  5. Open the Widgets page under the Appearance section
  6. Drag the Latest Twitter widget to the active sidebar
  7. Configure the widget options to suit your needs and click Save


Can you change how this plugin looks on your site?

Yes. The plugin uses a .css stylesheet file. Here are a few examples you can copy and paste into that file.

How often does this plugin get my latest tweets from twitter?

At least once every 30 minutes.

Can you make me a customized version that works a little differently?

If you are willing to pay for my work, yes.

My question isn’t answered here! There are a lot of questions answered in the comments section of my website.

Visit this plugin’s home page on my website.


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Contributors & Developers

“Latest twitter sidebar widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed a bug where I tried to delete a file of tweets without checking file_exists first


  • Fixed a bug I introduced in the previous version that stopped displaying the title


  • Converted code to use 2.8 Widgets API
  • Introduced use of HTTP API via wp_remote_get( )
  • Improved fail safe logic to prevent absence of tweets
  • Now plays nice with $before_title, $after_title, $before_widget and $after_widget
  • CSS rules for #latest-twitter-widget change to .widget_latest_twitter_widget


  • Remove extra slashes in icon and profile pic URLs
  • Added FAQ section to plugin readme.txt
  • Added my email address to standard plugin information header


  • Saves a backup file of the tweets in case twitter returns an API error
  • Removes before and after variables and now relies on the stylesheet only


  • Now properly handles international characters in tweets via UTF-8
  • Added option to not include @replies


  • Fixed error when show profile picture is enabled and no tweets found
  • Added optional widget title
  • Updated screen shot


  • Fixed hashtag links to
  • Fixed profile link when showing no profile image or twitter icon


  • Include tweet times with new option


  • Display twitter profile picture or the twitter icon or neither
  • Now includes image alt tags to better support HTML standard spec
  • Bigger input fields on the widget settings menu


  • Faster refresh rate for better synchronization
  • Removed link target on links to twitter profile


  • Better error handling for twitter API response


  • Handle twitter API entities object null state
  • Fix off-by-one count during counting of twitter updates
  • Added twitter tag to readme file


  • Introduced external .css file for formatting
  • Added element ID to HTML tags


  • Rewrite to work with twitter’s 2010 API
  • Uses PHP curl to pull data from Twitter
  • Uses PHP json to manipulate JSON data


  • More features added to the widget options to increase customization
  • Added a link below the twitter updates “follow @username on twitter” to make link more obvious
  • This will be the last version that supports PHP4’s DOMXML object available from the WP Plugin Directory


  • Options available to choose username and number of twitter updates to show


  • Displays more than one latest update


  • First build