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Twitter Tools: Links


Twitter Tools is an excellent plugin for posting notifications of new blog posts to Twitter. However Twitter Tools just sends the URL to the new post normally which is then shortened by Twitter itself to a short link. This is done anonymously.

This plugin will replace the normal URLs sent by Twitter Tools to Twitter with URLs tied to your account. You can then easily track the number of clicks from your profile.


  • Twitter Tools be installed and activated
  • PHP 5.2.0 or newer (PHP4 is dead anyway)
  • WordPress 2.7 or newer


Manual Installation

Extract all files from the ZIP file, making sure to keep the file/folder structure intact, and then upload it to /wp-content/plugins/.

Automated Installation

Visit Plugins -> Add New in your admin area and search for this plugin. Click “Install”.

See Also: “Installing Plugins” article on the WP Codex

Plugin Usage

Visit Settings -> Twitter Tools: and fill in your login and API key.


It’s not working!

Did you make sure to fill in your login and API key on the plugin’s settings page?

Contributors & Developers

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



Version 1.1.2

  • Starting with version 2.0, Twitter Tools comes with it’s own plugin to allow this. As such, my plugin will now give way to if the other plugin is activated.

Version 1.1.1

  • Display an error message to the user if they don’t meet the minimum PHP and WordPress version requirements.

Version 1.1.0

  • Apparently you need history=1 in the API call in order for it to show up in your history. That was my problem.
  • Minor settings page improvements.

Version 1.0.1

  • Fix a stupid mistake on my part that completely broke the plugin.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release!