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Shogun Followers by


Shogun Followers is a WordPress Plugin that fully integrates your Twitter account and your WordPress website.

Send Direct Messages to NEW Followers

Shogun Followers gives you the ability to send a customizable message to all of your new Twitter Followers. This is an amazing tool for people and businesses looking to engage their audience and spread their messages.

Follow Back

Shogun Followers let’s you follow back everyone that’s following you with three clicks of your mouse. The simple act of following back is a great tool for forging and relationships and enhancing your presence on Twitter.

Ignore NEW Twitter Followers

The ignore function in Shogun Followers let’s you be selective about whom you decide to follow. By simply scanning over your list of new followers you can determine which users are relevant and worth following back. This will help keep you time line clear of clutter and spam.

Simultaneously send Direct Messages to new Twitter Followers while following them back

Shogun Followers let’s you instantly send a message up to 500 characters in length to all of your new followers. Used properly this can be an invaluable tool in building your online presence. In the version of this plugin the (@Samurai9Design) tag will automatically be added to the end of each message.


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Install Shogun Followers via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files manually to your server.

After activating Shogun Followers you can enable it’s features by connecting to Twitter.

First, Go to Make sure that your logged into your Twitter account. Click “Create New App”.

Second, Fill in the “Application Details”.

  • Name = This must be a unique name that has not been registered by some other user, e.g. your Website’s name.
  • Description (copy & paste ) = Shogun Followers lets users send customizable welcome messages to all new followers through the owners WordPress account.
  • Website = Your WordPress website.
  • Leave the “Call Back URL” field empty.

Third, Once you have filled in your Application Details and agreed to Twitter’s “Developers Agreement” click the “Create Your Twitter Application” button. On the next screen click on the “Keys and Access Tokens” tab.

Fourth, Your Consumer Key (API Key) and Consumer Secret (API Secret) are displayed, but you need to generate your Access Tokens. To do this, click on “Create my Access Token” button. Access Token and Access Token Secret fields will be displayed.

Fifth, Go to your site’s Dashboard->Shogun Followers->Settings. Copy your Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token and Access Token Secret and paste accordingly into the Shogun Followers settings page fields. Click “Save Changes”.

If you need additional help read our detailed instructions.


How do I send my customized message to new Twitter followers?

Sending messages to new Twitter followers is simple. Simply go into your WordPress site’s Dashboard and find the Shogun Followers icon on the left side menu. When you hover over the Shogun Followers heading 3 drop down menus will be revealed: Followers, Non Followers and Settings. Click “Followers”. On the Followers screen, enter the custom message you’d like to send to your new followers and then go through the lists of new followers selecting which ones you’d like to message. Next Select bulk actions and hit send. For information about how to maximize the effectiveness of your auto-replies please click how to manage your twitter followers.

Why do I need to authorize my phone number with Twitter to install this plugin?

Twitter requires a phone number that can be linked to a specific account in order for you to create an app. Once provided, Twitter will send you an authentication code that let’s you access Twitter. This process works to insure all users are real people and not bots which could skew Twitter usage and results.

How do I remove the @Samurai9Design branding in my auto-responses?

The current version of Shogun Followers is our free version. If you’d like to remove the @Samurai9Design branding please contact us. We will make arrangements to send you our premium version of Shogun Followers immediately.

When will the premium version of Shogun Followers be available?

The premium version of Shogun Followers is scheduled to be released December 1, 2015.

Can I send mass messages to all of my Twitter followers with Shogun Followers?

The current version of Shogun Followers does not allow you send mass Direct Messages (DMs) to all of your Twitter Followers. Shogun Followers has been designed to help you spark conversation with NEW FOLLOWERS. In addition, Twitter has strict policies in place that prohibit spamming practices.


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Contributors & Developers

“Shogun Followers by” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Release Date: November 14, 2015

  • Enhancement: General: Added account details in the header
  • Enhancement: General: Added number of days since last tweet to users.
  • Enhancement: General: Added number of days since last tweet to users activity bar.
  • Enhancement: General: Removed “Lite” from banner


Release Date: November 10, 2015

  • Enhancement: General: Added profile images to users.


Release Date: November 3, 2015

  • Enhancement: General: Increase character limit for direct messages.


Release Date: October 26, 2015

  • Bug Fix: General: Custom Message field was not appearing.
  • Enhancement: General: Renamed classes and files to help prevent class name conflicts with other plugins.


Release Date: October 21, 2015