Post to Twitter from WordPress using Twitter Overload Plugin

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This free plugin for WordPress allows anyone to post to their Twitter account directly from your site’s sidebar. Want to test it out? Try it out in the sidebar.

Download

To download this plugin, sign up for a free account and download twitter-overload.zip from the downloads section.

Installation

Unzip twitter-overload.zip and move the entire twitter-overload folder into wp-content -> plugins. Activate the plugin on your WordPress admin panel. Finally, visit your Appearance -> Widgets panel and drag the Twitter Overload widget into one of your widgetized areas.

How’d we do it?

Twitter has an API that allows developers to tap into posting and displaying updates on Twitter. There are many methods for interacting with Twitter remotely, including the oAuth approach, but we decided to use the PHP CURL approach because it’s flexible and easy to integrate into a plugin.

Error handling is handled with jQuery. Test it out by leaving one of the blanks empty and click submit. You’ll get a fancy little notice on what you did wrong.

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Thad is the founder of Theme.Works and Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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19 thoughts on “Post to Twitter from WordPress using Twitter Overload Plugin”

  1. I would think that most people, including myself, would be very, very wary of putting their login details into the side of someone’s website

  2. I would think that most people, including myself, would be very, very wary of putting their login details into the side of someone’s website

  3. thanks for a great post, i will consider to sign up here and get more feature, because i am wp user as well and need some more feature from wp.
    wp plugin is the best feature, there are many options there, and i guess this plugin will be a great choice.
    thanks

  4. thanks for a great post, i will consider to sign up here and get more feature, because i am wp user as well and need some more feature from wp.
    wp plugin is the best feature, there are many options there, and i guess this plugin will be a great choice.
    thanks

  5. Great and informative article you got here. I think this would be useful for exposure and as well as advertising strategy-a bit. Thanks a lot for sharing this plugin.

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