10+ Best Twitter Widgets & Plugins for WordPress 2018
We’ve collected the latest and best Twitter widgets and plugins for WordPress, to add Twitter likes, follows and tweets to your website. Either choose from one of the top plugins to add Twitter functionality to any theme, or choose a WordPress theme that’s already built with Twitter in mind!
It’s a social network that has grown to be one of the largest platforms on the web, and a key way to connect with your customers and community. But why should all the action happen on Twitter? Pull your latest tweets into your website, and encourage your readers to connect with your Twitter account while they’re on your site.
You can read more about how and why to integrate Twitter and WordPress, or read on to see our pick of the best ways to mix Twitter and WordPress!
Why Integrate Twitter & WordPress?
There are a few key types of integration you might want to consider, both for showing tweets on your site, or getting your blog content out into your Twitter stream:
- Show Your Latest Tweets — Pull in your latest social media posts and show them in your sidebar, footer, or in another type of widget
- Show a Profile Widget — Just show your Twitter avatar, handle, and a link to your profile on your site
- Push Your Latest Posts to Twitter — Go the opposite way, and have Twitter automatically publish a link to any new post you publish on WordPress (pulling information from your RSS feed)
Whichever of these you choose to try, there are a few plugins that can help make the process simple:
Twitter WordPress Plugins
Choose from one of twelve different Twitter feed and post templates. Pull in the latest tweets from a single account, or multiple accounts, and choose how many tweets you want to display. Layouts include a classic Twitter timeline view, and various different design options.
This is a full-featured plugin which can display your tweets in a stylish way with a Twitter slider — either showing a user, search, or a hashtag. As well as the slider option, you can also show tweets in a more traditional widget, or show a Twitter profile card.
A user friendly, highly customisable plugin to display a real-time Twitter feed for a user, search query, or list. It comes with shortcodes to embed your widget anywhere you need, mix multiple streams, turn on/off auto-play, speed controls, and more.
The Twitter Feed Grid With Carousel for WordPress plugin makes it very easy to integrate your website with this popular social network. After entering a few details about the content you’d like to display on your site, this plugin will let you choose from a selection of templates that define how the Twitter content is presented. In addition to the pre-defined templates, this Twitter plugin has good customization options for giving your feeds a bespoke look.
Post to Twitter was built to help you automatically publish content from your website onto a range of social media networks, including Twitter. As this plugin is fully WooCommerce compatible, if you’re managing an ecommerce store built with this extension, the Post to Twitter plugin gives you another way to promote your products online.
Social Rail is another of the best Twitter widget plugins for WordPress that also integrates with Facebook. Once you’ve installed this plugin, you can quickly start displaying the feeds and content from those social networks, with a range of presentation layouts to choose from. As this plugin is fully mobile responsive, the feeds will look great on smartphones, tablets, and all types of devices.
Social Stream for WordPress will display content from multiple social media platforms and accounts on your website in a stylish and mobile responsive layout. You can also add YouTube and Facebook pop-ups to your website, giving you another way to integrate content from these networks into your WordPress site.
Twitter-Enabled WordPress Themes
Here are four themes we’ve previously featured in Theme Junkie collections, all of which make it easy to add Twitter support without the need for any widget or plugin!
EasyNote — Instagram WordPress Theme
EasyNote gives you a simple way to add an Instagram widget to the footer of your theme. It’s a clean, minimal design which gives your content plenty of room to breathe, while the selection of layouts is perfect for a wide range of article formats. Thanks to the mega menus feature, upgrading your navigation system is easy too.
Roslyn - Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers WordPress Theme
Roslyn is a fashion and lifestyle WordPress theme for bloggers and magazine websites. The library of templates gives you plenty of options each time you publish a new article. Thanks to the Twitter support, you can easily display the latest content from your feeds, and the accounts of others, in the sidebar of your website.Download Demo
Roza – Elegant Diary WordPress Theme
An elegant theme that functions perfectly as your online diary — for stories, photos, videos, and more. It has a crisp and clean design, and works with Visual Composer for drag-and-drop layout creation. Widgets make it easy to show your latest Instagram photos, or Twitter posts, so your visitors can follow along with your social media updates.Download Demo
Harmony - Modern Blog Flickr Wordpress Theme
Harmony has good support for integrating your WordPress website with popular social networks, including Instagram, Flickr, and Twitter. Thanks to this, you can easily display content from sites like Flickr, helping to enhance the overall appearance of your website. The Harmony blogging theme also makes monetizing your site straightforward, thanks to its advertisement widget.Download Demo
Chameleon - Modern Premium WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Chameleon gives you a selection of pre-built store designs to choose from. Therefore, whether you’re looking for a two-tone color scheme or a more bright and colorful design for your store, Chameleon could be a good choice. Chameleon also has good social media support, making this a good premium WordPress WooCommerce store for anyone who promotes their brand or products on sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.Download Demo