WordPress Twitter plugins and widgets are a major trend in WordPress world. If you are a new blogger you probably ask your self How to add Twitter on WordPress, and probably confuse which is the best follow me on twitter widget.
10 Top Twitter WordPress Plugins and Widgets
FollowMe – WP FollowMe is a WordPress plugin that allow you to add a twitter “Follow me” badge on your WordPress blog. Downloads 24,416
TweetMeme Retweet Button – Adds a button which easily lets your readers retweet your blog posts. maybe the most important plugin to help your blog go viral on Twitter. Downloads 73,674.
WP Twitip ID - Adds another field to the comment form to allow the user to include their twitter id. Downloads 2,630.
Tweet This - Adds a “Tweet This Post” link to every post and page. Shortens URLs. Can automatically tweet new and scheduled blog posts. Support more services such as Plurk, Yahoo Buzz, Delicious, Digg, Facebook, MySpace, Ping.fm, Reddit, and StumbleUpon. Downloads 49,803.
Twitter Tools – Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. The most downloaded Twitter WordPress plugin Downloads 280,482.
Wickett Twitter Widget – Display tweets from a Twitter account in the sidebar of your blog. Maybe the best twitter widget to promote Twitter account on your blog. Downloads 24,685.
Twitter Updater – Update Twitter status with the latest post that you’ve made. It also has the option of including a link back to your post so can people can easily click on it to view the post. Downloads 6,545.
Twitter Widget – Not designed only for WordPress but worth including in this list. Widgets let you display Twitter updates on your website or social network page. Try ‘Search Widget’ and put @yourprofilename as search key. Present to your visitors what people say about you on Twitter.
Twitter for WordPress – Twitter for WordPress displays yours latest tweets in your WordPress blog. Worth mention as it is rather popular WordPress plugin. Downloads 187,011.
From the above list,I use in PlaceForBloggers.com:
- FollowMe – Which is going to become a standard for nice and not distracting Twitter sidebar widget.
- TweetMeme – my favorite one. Definitely the most important plugin in spreading your post on Twitter.
- WP Twitip ID – I see it a service for my readers who wish to link to their Twitter instead of a blog.
I hope this list of Twitter tools help you. If you familiar with more interesting Twitter plugin WordPress widgets please put a comment and I’ll be happy to update my post.