Social Stickers is a cool WordPress plugin that allows you to display various social networks profile link buttons in the form of beautiful stickers as shown in the given screenshots.
Nova Dashboard Widget – BBC News is the new WordPress plugin which adds a new dashboard widget (similar to WordPress news widget) that shows up recent BBC news articles with links (via RSS feed) in your admin section home.
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 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).
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:
- After activation you can set a rule from Dashboard -> Fetch Tweets -> Add Rule by User Name or Add Rule by Keyword.
- For using its widgets visit Appearance -> Widgets and use Fetch Tweets by Rule Set. You can set the rule in the widget form itself.
- The plugin also provides you shortcode to use in your posts, pages. Use the shortcode
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.
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:
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.
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:
- Visit My applications page on the Twitter website. Login with your Twitter username and password.
- 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.
- After clicking Create your Twitter application, click on Create my access token.
- Now copy the Consumer key, Consumer secret, Access token and Access token secret from your Twitter application page and use it wherever required.
You can easily activate a custom mouse pointer for the visitors who access your website in the frontend. Unique Cursor is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to select a custom mouse pointer.
Featured Images for Categories is the brand new WordPress plugin that enables you to set featured images on your blog’s default and custom taxonomies like categories, tags and other custom taxonomy types etc. Not only this much but then you can easily display a gallery styled block of images using a widget or shortcode.
We already discussed about Powerful WordPress Widget Visibility Feature From Jetpack that allows you to controls what places your widgets appear on. Now this tutorial is on new WordPress plugin Widget Visibility Without Jetpack which is not a Jetpack Addon means you can use it (same Jetpack visibility features) when you are not connected to Jetpack.
Yes you can set text widgets that automatically expires according to given date in WordPress. You can use it for displaying events, wishes or notifications etc. Auto Expire Widget is the new WordPress plugin that allows you auto expire widget section in WordPress.
22 Social Buttons is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to set 22 cool social buttons in few easy steps. All you need to do is select a social button, set your title and URL and get its code, that’s all. Use it where you like.
For easy usage you can display a simple list of shortcodes available in your WordPress site using a meta box in post admin section i.e. ADD NEW/EDIT post pages. Not only this much but you can quickly insert the shortcodes into your content simply by clicking the small ‘Insert’ button left to each shortcode name in metabox. Insertions simply add brackets and any known required parameters. Metabox can also display help about shortcodes which you may get by clicking on the name.
You can easily list your recent blog posts in your order on a sidebar widget. Latest Posts with Order Option is the new WordPress widget plugin that allows you to show your latest blog posts in various order options.
Tilted Tag Cloud Widget generates a cloud of your WordPress site’s most used tags. With this plugin you can show a colorful cloud of tags overlapping and tilted, creating a cluster.
Hello Dolly For Your Song is the new extended version of popular Hello Dolly WordPress plugin by Matt Mullenweg. This new plugin simply allows you to show songtext of your song in your weblog admin section.
WP Parallax Content Slider is a powerful customizable JQuery content slider plugin with CSS3 animations, parallax effects, 4 different themes and more. The plugin provides you beautiful transitions between slides made using a combination of CSS3 and JQuery for displaying a cool parallax effect.
Using BCD Upcoming Posts plugin you can very easily display a list of upcoming posts in your WordPress site. The plugin provides you a sidebar widget and a shortcode
[bcdupcoming] you can use for showing off your future blog posts list.
Carousel Widget allows you to show carousel widget for sidebar and carousel for page. Currently the widget only supports auto play mode with fixed height and width and movement interval. But it allows you to add bigger carousel on page. The image moves on once other images are clicked. Also you can link the images to custom URLs.
BP List Newest Members widget provides you a beautiful widget for showing newly registered members of your BuddyPress community network.
New Jetpack by WordPress.com Update to 2.4 Version provides you a new powerful feature to set visibility of individual widgets using visual ‘IF’ conditions. With this new feature you can easily control on which pages your widgets appears by using the new ‘Visibility’ added left to ‘Save’ button. Click the button and it shows you the control options for widget’s visibility and from there you can select a set of visibility options.
With brand new WordPress widget Google+ Badge like FB Like Box you can easily display a beautiful Google+ Badge in Facebook Like Box Style, it displays profile pics of Followers, Follow and +1 button. Minimum height and width for the widget is 150 and maximum is 800, which is increased by 50. You can select the height and width using its drop down button.
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.
The World allows you to display a world map where you can map countries where you have been around so far. Best for travel blogs.