This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



If you have a blog that provides downloads, this plugin is the perfect twitter marketing tool for you. Tweet2Download allows
you to require a tweet and a follow in exchange for a download or a content snippet on your blog. It effectively asks your users to “pay” with a tweet for free content on your blog, making it a very powerfull viral marketing tool.

The plugin is well suited for blogs that offer music, videos, tips & tricks, ezines, software, code, design creatives, tutorials, torrent files, download links or any kind of downloads/content for that matter.

PHP 5.2 or newer, cURL, tested with WordPress 3.0 and newer


  1. Upload a file to wordpress (wp-admin -> Media -> Add New), make sure to tick “These files will be downloaded using Tweet2Download”
  2. When editing a post, click the “Add Tweet2Download Button” icon (next to the “Upload/Insert” media icons)
  3. Select the file you previously uploaded, and click “Insert Tweet2Download button into Post”
  4. Change the shortcode to contain the tweet and follow you want, Publish!

For more information and to get an idea about how the plugin works, go to the Tweet2Download home page
and give it a try!


  • Uploading a file
  • Inserting a file into the post
  • The Tweet2Download button in action


Same as the Akismet plugin, Tweet2Download requires an API key from Twitter to work. You can get the required
Twitter API key, consumer secret and consumer key from here, just make sure to
select Default Access type: Read & Write in order for the plugin to work properly. For more information on how to properly
get the Twitter API key, consumer secret and consumer key for Tweet2Download
see our documentation page on the subject.

To install the Tweet2Download WordPress Plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Extract and upload the tweet2download folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create a Twitter App for your blog here, for more information on how to do this see the documentation
  4. Go to the plugin setup page (wp-admin -> Settings -> Tweet2Download Settings) and fill in the Twitter App info


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Tweet2Download” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Tweet2Download” into your language.

Interested in development?

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



  • fixed compatibility issues with WordPress 3.3
  • adjusted settings page to reflect Twitter APP changes


  • plugin is now able to reveal hidden content on the page in exchange for a tweet and a follow
  • added ability to customize the Tweet2Download button with the [tweet2downloadhtml] shortcode
  • some bugfixes


  • First public release