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Simple Twitter Feed


This plugin was created out of a desire for a more simple Twitter plugin. It handles all the heavy lifting of getting the tweets, parsing them, and adding links where appropriate. However, it make no assumptions regarding style. It outputs everything in an unordered list and requires that you apply your own styles via your theme.

This plugin is aimed at developers. However, most themes (including the default WordPress theme) default styles work great.

* WordPress 3.4 or later
* cURL must be installed on your server
* A Twitter account


  • The plugin in action without any custom styling in the WordPress 2011 theme.
  • This is the pluging widget configuration


  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. Add the sidebar widget to one of your widget areas
  3. Enter a title and your twitter handle (username) and click save
  4. [OPTIONAL] Apply custom styles


Do I need a Twitter account to use this plugin?


What if I don’t have cURL installed?

If you are able, you can install cURL your server. Otherwise talk to your system administrator so they can do it for you.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • This is the first version of the plugin. Many changes will come, but this is the first viable product.


  • This release adds caching of the twitter feed to make sure that we don’t make too many requests to the API


  • Patched the chaching mechanism to make sure it works on all systems


  • Changed the caching meachanism to use Transients.


  • Added field that will allow users to specify how many tweets they want to display


  • Added a new field that will allow users to specify how long to keep the cache for, in case they want to refresh it more often.
  • Made it possible to have widgets for more than one twitter user