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Twitter Mentions As Comments

Twitter Mentions as Comments scours Twitter for people talking about your site & silently inserts their Tweets alongside your existing comments.


  • Improved compatibility with Twitter API > 1.1, special thanks again to @raamdev (#32)


  • Support for Twitter API v1.1, mad, mad props to @raamdev and @s3u
  • NOTE: The plugin now requires PHP 5.3 or greater


  • PHP 5.4 Compatibility, props @ceyson
  • Updated external libraries (Plugin Boilerplate, TLC Transients)
  • Minimum WordPress version supported bumped to 3.3 (2 legacy versions)


  • Plugin documentation now maintained in a collaboratively edited wiki. Feel free to contribute!
  • Created listserv to provide a discussion forum for users and contributors, as well as general annoucements. Feel free to join!
  • Fixed bug in deploy script which failed to included required library (TLC-Transients) resulting in fatal error upon upgrade or activation


  • Significant performance improvements to front end. Twitter avatars are now retrieved asynchronously (using TLC-Transients), and will update if the commenter's avatar changes
  • Plugin no longer looks for short URLs (e.g., domain.com/?p=100) to prevent issue where Twitter API would not return results in some instances
  • Fix for hourly cron not properly registering after upgrade or deactivation and preventing hourly checks from firing
  • Fix for manual cron instructions appearing on options page when hourly cron was selected


  • Added Spanish translation support, special thanks to Eduardo Larequi.
  • Better translation support.
  • Fix for invalid argument supplied foreach() error on some installs.
  • Fix for hourly cron not always firing on some installs.


  • Codebase completely rewritten with performance, stability, customizability, and documentation improvements
  • Additional API hooks added for developers to further customize plugin's functionality
  • Plugin now hosted on GitHub if developers would like to fork and contribute.
  • Better internationalization support
  • GPL license now distributed with plugin


*** NOTE: you must manually reactivate the plugin after upgrading to this version**
* Fix for bug where the name of authors with previous tweets would display the twitter username multiple times * Changed name of primary plugin file to conform to traditional plugin format


  • Fix for including RTs option toggling opposite behavior of what should be expected (Special thanks Joel Knight for the patch)


  • Corrected bug that would prevent scheduled checks from properly firing.


  • Improved scheduling of automatic checks


  • Codebase completely re-written from the ground up
  • Significant performance improvements by integrating with native WordPress caching class
  • Extensive API hooks added for plugin developers to expand and customize functionality
  • Debug information removed for performance considerations
  • Added support for translations
  • Added hideable donate button to the options page
  • Moved javascript to a standalone file


  • Fixed bug where TMAC debug info would appear on ALL duplicate comment errors


  • Added support to check ?p=### formats for some shortened URLs


  • Fixed bug where update check would fail if plugin had been upgraded from pre-0.4 version


  • Fixed duplicate comment bug


  • Fixed bug where Tweet ID was not being properly stored
  • Added ability to run check manually based on cron job
  • Better API throttling with feedback when limit reached


  • Now relies solely on the public Twitter API, no API keys needed
  • Ability to specify type of comment (Pingback/Trackback/Comment)
  • Ability to specify which posts to check (e.g., 10 most recent posts, all posts, front page)
  • Better caching of Twitter user's real names
  • Better caching of last checked ID (when no mentions were found)
  • More descriptive feedback on options page for manual refreshes (# of Mentions found)
  • API call throttling
  • Fallback capability to use only Twitter handle as name if Twitter API limit is reached


  • Initial release

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 800+


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