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Hood Feed Local Tweets


The HoodFeed wordpress plugin is a sidebar widget that displays local tweets for a given geographic area. Currently we’re available in Washington, DC and New York City, with other cities coming soon.

There are several public API keys, “wdc_public” is Washington, DC and “nyc_public” is New York City. To get your own API key, email with your blog name, address and general area you would like updates for. API keys are free and we are very responsive, but we like to know who is using the API.


  • From, these are local tweets for the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC
  • Closeup of the plugin in action


  1. Upload hoodfeed.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Depending on whether you use widgets: (using widgets) Set up the sidebar just like a normal widget (Appearance > Widgets > Available Widges. Specify your chosen API key in the setup pane. OR (no widgets) in sidebar.php of your theme folder, add <?php hoodfeed_show_tweets('wdc_public', 'Neighborhood Tweets', 7) ?>
    where ‘wdc_public’ would be your API key, ‘Neighborbood Tweets’ would be your title, and 7 (or any other number less then 10) would be the number of tweets to show.


What cities do you cover?

Currently we have data for Washington, DC and New York City. This will be expanding soon.

When will my city by covered?

Where do you live? Sending us an email is the best way to fast-track support for your city

How do I get more info

You can visit us at

How do I get an API Key

Email or use “wdc_public” or “nyc_public”. New keys will be released “soon”

How fast is the lookup

Our data is cached and lookup optimized, but you can also speed things on your end by enabling the WordPress object cache

Contributors & Developers

“Hood Feed Local Tweets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Added new screenshot
  • Cleaned up readme.txt


  • Initial release