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How to show your latest Twitter updates on your WordPress blog sidebar



Showing your latest Twitter updates on your WordPress blog sidebar not only supplies fresh content to your blog with greater frequency, it also gets you new followers from your blog who might otherwise never visit your Twitter profile page.

There are many ways you can publish Twitter updates from your own stream as well as from people and organisations you admire. For instance, instead of publishing tweet updates from your own Twitter profile you can publish stream from @howtoplaza.

Using the Twitter widget to publish updates on your WordPress blog sidebar

Anyway, the fastest way would be to use the widget provided by Twitter.com itself. It is fully customisable in the sense that you can change the colour, the number of updates to publish and the behaviour of the box that displays the updates.

Publish Twitter updates on WordPress

As you can see above, you simply have to enter a Twitter handle in order to generate an updates box for it. On the left hand side there are various links that allow you to fully customise your Twitter updates box for your WordPress blog:

Publishing Twitter updates on your WordPress blog sidebar

Once you are satisfied with the way your Twitter updates box appears, you can click the “Finish and Grab Code” button. You need to copy/paste the code that you get where you want the box to appear.

Code for publishing Twitter updates

Using WordPress plug-ins to publish product updates on your blog sidebar

What would be better than using WordPress plug-ins to publish your Twitter updates on your WordPress blog sidebar? Most of the plug-ins that allow you to publish this information let you fully customise the look and feel of the box so you don’t have to dirty your hands with programming and coding. Here is a list of plug-ins that you can explore in order to publish your Twitter updates on your WordPress blog sidebar.