Finally, Twitter launches an official Wordpress plug-in

  • Posted by Brendon
  • 7 April 2015

There are countless third party plug-ins used to integrate Twitter into a Wordpress site but this Official release from Twitter is something to take note of.

There are hundreds of Twitter-related plug-ins for Wordpress. Although extremely popular, Twitter has never released an official plug-in to make Wordpress and Twitter play friendly, until now. Twitter has finally released their own official plug-in for Wordpress.
Here’s what the new Twitter Wordpress plug-in does that is out of the ordinary:
  • Tweet Button - lets you add a one-click sharing button so visitors can tweet out your stuff.
  • Embedded Tweet - lets you more easily embed tweets, and customise the colour scheme of embedded tweets to match your site’s look. 
  • Twitter Cards - automatically builds Twitter Cards when you share to Twitter
  • Follow Button - helps you add a follow button to your layout
  • Twitter ads conversion tracking - tracks ad conversions if you’re running a Twitter Ad campaign for your Wordpress blog
Why I’m excited
Official plug-in's are often easier to work with during the incorporation/integration process (not to mention having less buggy functionality) for developers over third-party plug-ins! It will make for a smoother experience when integrating Twitter.