A social integration between two community platforms always results in productive information and feed exchange and twitter and WordPress are currently two big giants dominating there own areas marked by social domain boundaries. An integration of such a level that brings together twitter and WordPress into each other’s readership is the tweet display option on WordPress blogs. Such an option did exist however, since the change of twitter from API version 1.0 to version 1.1, this feature lies useless. This article tends to the immediate need of displaying tweets on WordPress blogs which presently can be done via multiple methods, that have their own pros and cons. Here is how to display tweets in WordPress. Twitter widgets once again come to our rescue. If already signed in to your twitter handle, then you can view a widget with the handler’s user id in it, who’s size, shape and other formatting can be done by the user himself such as the color of the widget which suits your theme, the widget width and height, alink and vlink color etc. Although the width of the widget is already covered by twitter, it is still customizable. once the beautification of the widget is done a click on the create widget button shall take you to the next stage. Our main motive i.e. to add the timeline twitter widget to our WordPress blog can be achieved simply by copying the widget code and pasting it in your widgets option in your widgets in appearance in the WordPress blog admin area. You will have various widgets in your screen, pick one and drag it to your sidebar and then paste the code you copied earlier i.e. the twitter widget code, inside it. Save the changes and see the result. The result should include a view of your recent tweets in that widget and if it is so, well you would completed the integration process.
If a blogger wishes to use the widget in any other area of his blog such as a post or a page then a simple exercise of pasting the twitter widget code in the content box of that post will do the trick and you will have your widget up and running at your desired location within seconds. Still for people who aren’t satisfied by just displaying their live tweet timeline on their blog, this article holds a little something for them too. Having a knack for projecting your favorite tweets is addressed by the twitter widget page where you will choose tabs with the name favorite, list, search and many more, after which you could simply configure the settings and select your favorite hash-tag, lists etc. after this the steps are simply a repetition of what we did earlier while setting up our user timeline widget. Lists will ask you to select your favorite lists and for search you need to input the hash-tag to be displayed. A huge advantage in using twitter widget is the follow@username button that allows reader to follow you at just one click.