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Topical Tweets


Topical Tweets will display the latest tweets, fully formatted, for any query you specify. Please
send feedback, enhancement requests, bug details or any questions about installation to


  1. Upload the folder topical-tweets to the wp-content/plugins directory.

    The main script should be at /wp-content/plugins/topical-tweets/topical-tweets.php.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Configure under Settings -> Topical Tweets
  4. If you want to use Topical Tweets in your sidebar (the recommended spot), simply add the following code
    in your sidebar.php file

    This function will generate an unordered list (UL) element in HTML. Here is a code snippet with how your
    sidebar.php file should look. You can place the call to wp_topical_tweets inside sidebar directly, or you
    can include this code inside of a LI element that’s included as part of an existing list in your sidebar
    display code.


Why does your plugin suck so bad?

This is my first attempt at creating a WordPress plugin for public consumption. The quality will go up
from here.

What are the features of Topical Tweets

  • display the latest tweets for your keyword (supports advanced search syntax)
  • update the query by clicking the keyword in the Topical Tweets title (only enabled for admins)
  • topics, users and urls are automatically linked to the correct sources
  • view the full list of search results for your keyword search
  • configurable display through Settings

List of configurable options

  • Show Title
  • Show Footer
  • Number of Results
  • Show Credit (give me some props)

Contributors & Developers

“Topical Tweets” 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.



  • Initial add/check-in (includes basic functionality to configure keyword, number results etc…)