This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Embed Twitter content, improve sharing on Twitter, convert your web audience into Twitter or Periscope subscribers, and easily track visits to your website from Twitter advertising.

Requires PHP version 5.6 or greater.

Embed Twitter content

Embed Twitter content by pasting a URL, customizing a shortcode, or in a widget area.

Customize embed display to match your theme. Choose a light or dark background, customize link and border colors, and customize timeline template components through your site’s WordPress administrative interface.

The plugin automatically customizes an embed’s template text to match the locale of your site, optimally loads Twitter’s JavaScript to improve site speed and extensibility, and handles advanced use cases such as articles loaded asynchronously via the WordPress API.

Grow your Twitter audience

Automatically generate link previews for your site’s URLs shared on Twitter using Twitter Cards markup . Easily identify your site and author Twitter accounts through your site and user administrative interfaces.

Add a Tweet button to public posts to encourage your visitors to share your content on Twitter. Visitors may see recommended accounts to follow after sharing your content including your site and its authors.

Add a Follow button to convert your site visitors into Twitter subscribers.

Add a Periscope On Air button to convert your site visitors into Periscope subscribers.

Improve Twitter advertising campaigns

Easily add a Twitter website tag to your website to track the effectiveness and conversion rates of Twitter advertising campaigns or build tailored audiences to target your Twitter advertisements for your website audience.

Docs and active development
Contribute to the plugin, submit pull requests, or run test suites through the Twitter plugin for WordPress GitHub repository.
View Twitter for WordPress documentation to learn more about customization through WordPress filters.


  • Settings screen. Customize Tweet and Timeline color schemes including background, text colors, and borders. Attribute site content to a Twitter account. Automatically include Tweet buttons alongside your post content.
  • Post editor meta box. Define custom Tweet text, hashtags, and Twitter Card data.
  • Embed single Tweets, timelines, Twitter Moments, and Vines.
  • Embed a Twitter profile, list, collection, Moment, or search result in a theme widget area. Add a Twitter follow button or Periscope on Air button to a theme widget area to increase followers. Easily add advertising conversion tracking through a widget.


How can I change an embedded Tweet’s background and link colors to match my site’s theme?

The Twitter plugin for WordPress includes a settings page with options to set a light or dark theme and choose a link or border color used in embedded Tweets and timelines.

My custom link color and border color do not appear in embedded Tweets or timelines

Your site may have a Content Security Policy blocking Twitter’s JavaScript from inserting your custom styling into the widget.

You may have configured an embedded search timeline widget with a non-default link color. Your stored widget configuration overrides your page or theme’s configuration.

Does the Twitter plugin add additional tracking of my site’s visitors?

The Twitter plugin for WordPress makes it easier to explicitly include Twitter features and functionality on your WordPress site. No additional tracking is added as a result of our plugin code’s execution on your server(s).

Twitter widgets and buttons load Twitter’s widgets.js library through the WordPress JavaScript queue. Read more about how Twitter for Websites widgets respect user privacy.

Twitter advertising trackers are only included on the page when invoked by the site using the twitter_tracking shortcode or placing the Twitter advertising shortcode in a widget area. Read more about Twitter’s policies for conversion tracking and tailored audiences products.


July 18, 2020
Motivated by our love to twitter and its analytics we have launched a tool to complement this plugin.
June 30, 2020
I agree with others. I checked the Wiki and I am still baffled on how to include a simple timeline. You would think it’d be just as easy as embedding their code. Uninstalling in 3, 2… Update: This is what you are looking for: Custom Twitter Feeds
October 25, 2019
JUNK. It doesn’t work. Can’t save after adding as a widget. If I have to spend more than 10 minutes setting up the basics for a Widget, it gets canned.
May 29, 2021
there are two type of twitter card: summary_large_image and summary <meta name=”twitter:card” content=”summary_large_image” /> if you need change to large image, you need add below code to twitter.php manually, not in the admin panel: function twitter_card_type( $card_type, $query_type, $object_id ) { return 'summary_large_image'; } add_filter('twitter_card_type', 'twitter_card_type', 10, 3); more information from: I am going to vote 1 star, not good plugin, really wast time.
January 7, 2018 1 reply
This official plugin from twitter only allows you to add 3 meta tags to your WP post: twitter:site (your twitter username) twitter:title (title of WP post) twitter:description (first 140-280 chars of the WP post) The plugin does not generate twitter:image. So when the URL for your WP post is tweeted, I assume an image is not included in the tweet. I did not actually test this on my production website, but I could see there was no twitter:image element in the WP rendering of the localhost post.
Read all 34 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Twitter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Twitter” has been translated into 19 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Twitter” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Add support for WordPress 5.2
  • Fix conversation option to properly set hide_thread oEmbed param


  • Add support for WordPress 5.1
  • Remove documentation on video widget, grid widget, and search timeline widget which have been deprecated.


  • Add support for WordPress 5.0


  • Support 280 characters
  • Add support for WordPress 4.8 and 4.9
  • Remove support for WordPress 4.6 and below


  • Enqueue Twitter widgets JavaScript and advertising JavaScript early in the page build process if a widget is active on the page
  • Tweet button: update expected length of a wrapped URL with HTTP scheme
  • Support expanded post metadata descriptors in WordPress 4.6+. Includes REST API support for custom Tweet button and Twitter Cards values
  • Fix post metadata deletion for custom Tweet button and Twitter Card text


  • Embed a profile timeline, list timeline, or collection by pasting a URL, customizing a shortcode, or a widget
  • Embed a search timeline by shortcode or widget using a widget ID configured on
  • Upgrade Twitter advertising tracker to universal website tag
  • Twitter Cards include image alternative text when available
  • Follow button and Periscope On Air button use post author or site username if no username specified
  • Improved compatibility with / Jetpack formatting of tweet shortcode
  • Prefer wp_resource_hints API for DNS prefetch in WordPress 4.6+
  • Update single Tweet with video to remove status customization no longer supported by Twitter
  • Fix bug when a large featured image is highlighted in a Twitter Card
  • Describe site username option for WordPress REST API in WordPress 4.7
  • Bump minimum WordPress version to 4.1


  • Place Twitter administrative menu as a general menu item, not the deprecated utility menu. WordPress 4.5 compatibility feature
  • Use oEmbed API endpoint for single Tweet oEmbed


  • Remove Tweet button options for share count and align display, matching Twitter’s changes
  • Convert Twitter profile URLs into a Follow button
  • Enable language packs loaded from


  • Display multiple Tweets in a media-rich responsive grid template by pasting a Twitter collection URL
  • Add a Periscope On Air button through a widget, shortcode, or as an embed handler for a Periscope profile URL
  • Add a Vine through a URL or shortcode
  • Shortcode UI integration now uses the register_shortcode_ui action introduced in Shortcake 0.5.0


  • Embed a Twitter Moment by simply pasting a URL
  • Always load Twitter ads conversion tracking JavaScript over HTTPS


  • Shortcodes now include inline asynchronous JavaScript loaders for improved compatibility with ajax-loaded content
  • Twitter announced photo, gallery, and product Twitter Cards are no longer supported. Removed from plugin
  • Add Shortcake plugin compatibility for form-based shortcode construction and previews
  • Improved Twitter Card image compatibility


  • Display admin notice if plugin is installed on a site not meeting minimum PHP requirement
  • Disable Tweet button the_content wrapper when called during excerpt generation
  • Tweet button: add support for via shortcode attribute
  • Fix: save Follow button widget with no overrides


  • Embedded Tweet
  • Embedded Tweet with video template
  • Tweet button
  • Twitter Cards
  • Follow button
  • Advertising tracker for Twitter custom audiences and ad conversion