WP Twilio Core

Description

If you’ve ever wanted to add text messaging functionality to your website or app, Twilio is one of the best solutions on the market. They’re reasonably priced and have an excellent API.

The plugin primarily allows a WordPress developer to extend its settings and functionality and integrate it into any type of site. For example, it can easily be extended to send a text message on virtually any WordPress action.

The plugin also includes functionality to directly send a text message to any permissible number from the plugin settings page. You can use it to SMS any of your users or just for testing purposes

Here’s a list of what the plugin provides out of the box:

  • Custom function to easily send SMS messages to any number (including international ones)
  • Functionality to directly send a text message to any permissible number from the plugin settings page
  • Hooks to add additional tabs on the plugin settings page to allow managing all SMS related settings from the same page
  • Basic logging capability to keep track of up to 100 entries
  • Mobile Phone User Field added to each profile (optional)
  • Shorten URLs using Google URL Shortener API (optional)

Extend, Contribute, Integrate

Visit the plugin page for full integration details. Contributors are welcome to send pull requests via GitHub repository.

For custom integration with your WordPress website, please contact us here.

Disclaimer: This plugin is not affiliated with or supported by Twilio, Inc. All logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Screenshots

  • Send text messages from your WordPress website to any number using Twilio!
  • Settings page in the WordPress admin back end.

Installation

  1. Extract and upload the folder wp-twilio-core to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings -> Twilio in WordPress and enter API details and Twilio number.

FAQ

Please make sure you read through the SMS FAQs on the Twilio website.

Is this service chargeable?

Yes, you will need to signup on Twilio, and obtain a number with SMS capability. However, they have trial accounts available which should have enough credit for you to try out the plugin!

Reviews

A great base for integrating Twilio into WP

The plugin is well executed and the code is clean and commented.
The url shortening is a nice and useful addition!

I thought about creating my own plugin to embed Twilio in my next project but this plugin offer a solid base to build on.

The developer is very responsive and answered quickly my questions and concerns.

I’m very happy to hear that a new version is coming soon with an updated Twilio/PHP library and a full support for PHP7.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Twilio Core” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.0

  • Update Twilio PHP helper library to 5.7.0

1.0.3

  • Fixed backslashes in test message

1.0.2

  • Made “Mobile Number” field available on front end

1.0.1

  • Added URL shortening option via Google URL Shortener API (goo.gl)

1.0.0

  • Initial release version