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This is a very lightweight free Twitter widget. You can add as many widgets as you like and poll another users timeline on every widget. Sadly Twitter restricts unauthorized requests, so you can only view a random number of tweets (max. 5), starting with the latest.


  1. Upload radiatedtwixel.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Drag and drop the widget from the ‘Widgets’ menu to your sidebar(s).
  4. Enter the Twitter username you want to display tweets from in the widget form.


Why is it not possible to set an amount of loaded tweets?

Twitter declines the request for tweets without authentication, so it’s only possible to view a random amount of tweets. However, the latest tweet should always be shown.

Scratch that, it is possible now. Why?

To get a specific amount of tweets, you have to activate all include-parameters inside the json-request (which is now done by the plugin). So if you want 5 tweets, you’ll get them!

How can I exclude retweets and replies?

You have to edit the plugin on lines 156 and 157.

Why arent more tweets loaded if I change the “Number of tweets to load” setting?

Just wait for the page to make the next query to tTwitter. Alternatively you could set the “Update tweets every [x] seconds” to 0

Contributors & Developers

“RadiatedTwixel” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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v0.2.2 – Fixed bug “call to a member function format() on a non-object” on line 118 v0.2.1 – Fixed “attribute_escape” deprecation warning by using “esc_attr” v0.2 – Introduced a setting to load a specific amount of tweets.
v0.1 – First release, nothing to say here