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.

Twitter Links


This plugin will convert valid Twitter usernames mentioned in comments into a link to their Twitter profile page. For example, if somebody mentions “@mattfreedman” in their comment, this plugin will check with Twitter to see if the user “mattfreedman” exists (which is does) and when it does, it will convert it into “@mattfreedman“.

Please note: As this plugin converts usernames on the fly (whenever and everytime somebody views the comments), and checks Twitter for every username (to ensure it’s valid), I strongly recommend using a caching plugin such as WP Super Cache. Which will not only lessen the load on Twitter’s servers, but also speed up page loads.

Although it says this plugin requires WordPress 2.6, I see no reason why it wouldn’t work with earlier versions, I just haven’t tested it with earlier version.

This plugin requires cURL to be installed on your server, and has only been tested with PHP 5.2.x.


To install this plugin, please follow these instructions:

  1. Download and extract the ZIP archive.
  2. Upload twitter-links.php to your wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. In your WordPress administrative panel, go to Plugins, scroll down to Twitter Links and click Activate to the right of it.

Contributors & Developers

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


Translate “Twitter Links” into your language.

Interested in development?

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