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Prevent Overgrown Sidebar Height In WordPress

Now a days, almost all WordPress themes provides you a responsive layout as that looks good on all screen sizes but there is one more problem which is generally ignored by most website owners, it is the height of your sidebar.

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How To Create An Online Music Store With WordPress & PayPal?

You can sell audio files like music, speeches, narratives, MP3 and more using your WordPress site and your PayPal account. Music Store is an awesome online store plugin which enables WordPress users for selling audio files: music, speeches, narratives, everything that is audio, you can receive secure payments with PayPal.

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Top 3 Great Ways Of Embedding Twitter Tweets In WordPress

Twitter already provides you inbuilt widget creation features. Other than this WordPress also provides you oEmbed for twitter, you can enable oEmbed in your WordPress site from Dashboard -> Settings -> Media page and then you can embed a tweet simply by pasting its URL inside your post or page content.

This article is on few other WordPress plugins that extends tweet embed features in WordPress and allows you to do some more good things with your tweets.

Tweet Blender

Tweet Blender is a popular WordPress plugin that provides you various Twitter Widgets like you can

  • Display your own tweets
  • Display tweets for hashtags
  • Display tweets for twitter lists
  • Display tweets relevant to your post content (like Huffingtonpost)

The plugin supports multiple authors, keywords and hashtags. With Tweet Blender you can display tweets from a single user or a list of users. Also you can display tweets from a certain topic, multiple hashtags or keywords, various lists, authors etc. There is a long list of this plugin features.

Screenshot showing Tweets archive page: [view more screenshots here]

Installation & Usage:

After activation specify your configuration settings from Dashboard -> Settings -> Tweet Blender admin page. You will be needing to authenticate to Twitter and allow read-only access to tweet stream (present under the Status tab).

The plugin provides you widgets you can use in your sidebar, shortcodes to use inside your posts/pages and templates to use inside your theme files.

Fetch Tweets

Fetch Tweets is another plugin for fetching and showing Twitter tweets. With this plugin you can display tweets by specifying username, search results, keywords, Lists and yes you can show up combined results by adding multiple rules.

For displaying the fetched tweets the plugin provides you Widget, Shortcode, PHP Code and Custom Templates.

Installation & Usage:

Install and activate the plugin then follow the given steps:

  1. After activation you can set a rule from Dashboard -> Fetch Tweets -> Add Rule by User Name or Add Rule by Keyword.
  2. For using its widgets visit Appearance -> Widgets and use Fetch Tweets by Rule Set. You can set the rule in the widget form itself.
  3. The plugin also provides you shortcode to use in your posts, pages. Use the shortcode
    [fetch_tweets id="123"]

    Replacing 123 with your rule ID. Rule ID can be found in the Fetch Tweets admin page in your dashboard.

Screenshot showing widget settings: [view more screenshots]

For more usage instruction refer to the Other Notes section here.

Rotating Tweets (Twitter widget and shortcode)

As clear from its name, the plugin provides you widget and shortcodes for displaying Twitter Tweets. It is used for displaying one tweet at a time with rotation which means one tweets gets automatically and smoothly replaced by the other. Display is responsive and it shows up the recent tweets even if Twitter is down. Check out the plugin working here.

Installation & Usage:

After activation you can use its widget from Appearance -> Widgets page or you can display it via shortcode (inside your posts and pages etc) like:

[rotatingtweets screen_name='your_twitter']

The plugin allows you to decide how you want to show up tweets, you can set the number of tweets to display, you can include retweets and replies and even display a follow button if you like.

Checkout its its shortcode parameters here.

You can also set Tweets rotation speed and animation type to use in Tweet rotation.

How To Create A Twitter Application ?

Most of the above plugins uses Twitter Application, API so following are he instructions on how you can create your Twitter Application, it takes a few minutes:

  1. Visit My applications page on the Twitter website. Login with your Twitter username and password.
  2. If you don’t already have a suitable ‘application’ then create one from the Create an Application page. It’s normally best to use the name, description and website URL of the website where you plan to use Rotating Tweets. You don’t need a Callback URL if you are setting it up for the plugins discussed here.
  3. After clicking Create your Twitter application, click on Create my access token.
  4. Now copy the Consumer keyConsumer secretAccess token and Access token secret from your Twitter application page and use it wherever required.

How To List All Incoming Search Terms In WordPress ?

SEO SearchTerms Admin is simple WordPress plugin that lists all incoming search terms generated by SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2. To use this plugin you will need to have SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 installed and activted in your WordPress site, this plugin allows you to multiply your blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags etc.

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Powerful Featured Category Widget For WordPress

Featured Category Widget is specially designed for website owners for whom the Featured Post Widget is not enough. There are many different featured category widgets but this Featured Category Widget plugin is highly customizable and provides you a number of display options and features.

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Easily Display Sliding Social Media Icons Akin To Theme Color Of Your WordPress Site

Sliding Social Icons is the new WordPress plugin that enables you to display simple social media profile link representations on right side of your WordPress site. The best feature of this plugin is that it allows you to show social sliding buttons in custom color so that you can make them look akin to your theme’s color format.

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Beautiful & Customizable Flash Powered RSS Ticker For WordPress

7feeds ticker is a beautiful and highly customizable RSS ticker widget plugin for WordPress site owners. The widget allows you to display vertically scrolling external and internal RSS feeds (via URLs), you can display multiple feeds from different URLs, you an use various color themes, customizeble colors, fonts, titles, dimensions and other advanced scrolling options. It loads immediately and works smoothly.

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How To Display Thumbnails In Recent Posts Widget In WordPress ?

Newpost Catch is a free WordPress widget plugin that lets you display thumbnails in new posts setting widget. The plugin allows you to set thumbnail size (Width & Height), number of posts to display, display date, display sticky post, even you can set categories to display etc.

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How To Integrate HubSpot Inbound Marketing Tools In WordPress ?

HubSpot provides you a set of tools for inbound marketing. This tutorial is HubSpot users, they can easily integrate HubSpot in their WordPress sites and enable analytics and other cool features by adding their Hub ID and App Domain.

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Extend Default WordPress Widgets With More Powerful Cutomization Features

You can easily extend default WordPress widgets and add a few more widgets with more powerful features and customization options. GD Simple Widgets is a package of powerful and user-friendly widgets which expands default widgets features with few more must-have widgets specially for displaying posts, authors and comments.

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