Ultimate WordPress Twitter plugin

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There are a whole load of different Twitter plugins out there, each doing their own thing. Some are designed to fetch data from Twitter, some designed to post data to Twitter.  Many blog owners have to use combination of 4 or 5 of these plugins to be able to do eveything they want to do.

After talking with a colleague over the Christmas break we decided it would be great to have one complete, ultimate Twitter plugin for WordPress which offers a whole range of functionality in a much more flexible way when compared to some of the existing solutions.

We have our own ideas and bugbears which we will be addressing, but I’d also like some input into the features and functionality the community would like to see.  So, please, add your ideas in the comments below and we can start to build up a feature list to start working on.

Posted on Tuesday 5th January, 2010 at 1:35 pm in Uncategorized.
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I’ll start things off with a basic list:

* Display Tweets as a sidebar widget, as a configurable template hook, or as a raw function call.
* Optionally post to Twitter when a new blog post is created.
* Integration with a range of URL shortening services.
* Compile Tweets into a digest at variable intervals.
* Post a Tweet from within wp-admin.
* Delete Tweets from within wp-admin.
* List Twitter followers with links to their feeds and web pages.
* Deal with @ replies and private messages.
* Search Twitter / show related Tweets.
* Display your lists / lists you are in.
* Image / media capabilities: linking with twitpic, etc.; using your blog to manage media.

Posted on 5th Jan 2010 at 1:44 pm by Jonathon.

I have an installation of WordPress MU, which has the plugins menu option disabled to prevent anyone installing additional plugins.

The plugin I’m currently using doesn’t allow for the connection settings to be set by the individual blog admins, only the site administrators.

I wonder if it’s possible to sort the permissions to be able to achieve this?

Another request would be the attachment / selection of an image to post along with the tweet.

This could be posted to a service such as TwitPic (or any other popular source).

If I come up with any other ideas, I’ll be sure to add them. 🙂

Posted on 5th Jan 2010 at 2:13 pm by Steve.

I have an Author feed on SixCrayons you can see it here:


I would like to be able to simply add Twitter lists into this opposed to manually having to add each individual users.

At the moment Twitpics do not appear as thumbnails on this feed which I would like very much!

Posted on 5th Jan 2010 at 5:02 pm by Harry Ford.

I think it would be nice if you could add multiple twitter accounts to the plugin. Most current ones only allow the one. We have a development twitter and a news/general for street crime and it would be nice in some cases to post to both. So maybe an option to add multi accounts and then a further option within posting a new post to select all the twitter accounts you want to post to for each post (could also turn on and off this option in the plugins cpanel to avoid annoying people with just the one account).

Posted on 6th Jan 2010 at 8:53 am by Dave.

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