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A very simple plugin to display a twitter box in the sidebar. The prime reason for the existence
of this plugin is that I wanted to try to write a plugin. It is decent enough to be used, so I’ve
published it.

The only configuration it supports are the Twitter username, number of updates and an optional HTML footer
and header.

For bug reports or general comments, feel free to contact me at


  • This is what it looks like out of the box.
  • And this is what it looks like on my site with some simple CSS.


  1. Save the simple_twitter_box.php file in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the widget through the ‘Appearance > Widgets’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Set your Twitter username in the widget’s prefences.
  5. You may want to edit your CSS to change the appearance of the box. The widget is the standard
    Twitter badge ( and there are plenty of CSS examples for it on the web.


The Twitter box does not show up in my sidebar

If you did not specify your Twitter username, the box will be empty

Can you make it prettier?

No, edit your CSS to change the appearance.

What are the footer and header for

You can use them to add HTML before and after the box. If any content is specified, it will be enclosed in a link
to your Twitter feed.

Contributors & Developers

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

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