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Recently on Twitter


The Twitter Recent Tweets Plugin / Widget let’s you display your tweets in the sidebar of your blog, useful if you use WP-Cache / Super Cache and want the feed to be fresh. It leverages jQuery and JSONP to provide a never-stale, asynchronous connection to Twitter.


  • View of the widget in the K2 Theme.


  1. Unzip and upload the entire folder to wp-content/plugins.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Widget Enabled Themes

  • Go To The Widget Screen Under Appearance.
  • Add The Recently on Twitter Widget.
  • Add Your own Twitter username to see your recent tweets.
  • Select The number of Recent Tweets you want to display
  • Save your changes

Non Widget Enabled Themes

  • Add the recenttwitter_compressed.js file to the head of your document
  • Add The following HTML to your sidebar, replacing __YOUR_USER_ID__ with your actual Twitter username
<div class="RecentlyOnTwitterTweetsBox">
        <style type="text/css">
                .secondary ul li.recentlyOnTwitterListItem {padding-bottom:9px;}
    <h4><a href="" target="_blank">Recently on Twitter</a></h4>
     <ul id="recentlyOnTwitterListDisplayContainer"></ul>
     <script type="text/javascript">
        jQuery('#recentlyOnTwitterListDisplayContainer').recentTweets('__YOUR_USER_ID__', { params : { count : 5 }})


How Does It Work

Magic?! But seriously. The plugin / widget leverages JSONP to connect to the Twitter API for a specified username to provide a never-stale, asynchronous connection to Twitter.

What awesome technologies are at play

jQuery, JSONP, PHP & WordPress!

How do I install it

See the Installation section

Who do I complain to if it’s broken?

gregory.tomlinson [at] gmail [dot] com

Contributors & Developers

“Recently on Twitter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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