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Make Clickable Tweet

Description

In a recent project, I had a bunch of tweet content saved and needed a way to convert all URLs, hashtags, and user mentions into clickable links. I found that WordPress has a built-in function called make_clickable(), but it just works with plain URLs, so I took it one more step to make_clickable_tweet(). It’s basically a regular expression wrapped in a simple function, but I figured someone else out there might need it.

Installation

Using the plugin is pretty dang simple, as the function only has one parameter: the content you wanted returned in a clickable form. To use the plugin, simply activate it then start using the function in your templates like so:

<?php make_clickable_tweet($tweetcontent); ?>

Of course, that above function will simply return the tweet content, if you’d like to display it in your templates you might want to toss an echo in front there.

If you want to be super-duper safe (and smart), you might want to wrap the whole thing

<?php
if (function_exists('make_clickable_tweet'))
{
make_clickable_tweet($tweetcontent);
}
?>

FAQ

Why did you make this?

I had a bunch of tweet data that I needed to render like a real tweets.

Contributors & Developers

“Make Clickable Tweet” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.2

Changed order of regular expressions.

0.1

Release