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Tweets Widget


Use anonymous Loklak API OR Connect your Twitter account to this plugin and the widget will display your latest tweets on your site.

This plugin is compatible with the new Twitter API 1.1 and provides full OAuth authentication via the WordPress admin area.


You can embed tweets in the body of your posts using a WordPress the shortcode [tweets].

To specify a different user’s timeline add the user attribute.
To override the default number of 5 tweets add the max attribute, e.g:

[tweets max=10 user=KhoslaSopan]<h3>Theming</h3>

For starters you can alter some of the HTML using built-in WordPress features.
See Widget Filters
and Widgetizing Themes


This plugin contains no default CSS. That’s deliberate, so you can style it how you want.

Tweets are rendered as a list which has various hooks you can use. Here’s a rough template:

.tweets {
    /* style tweet list wrapper */
.tweets h3 {
    /* style whatever you did with the header */
.tweets ul { 
    /* style tweet list*/
.tweets li {
   /* style tweet item */
.tweets .tweet-text {
   /* style main tweet text */
.tweets .tweet-text a {
   /* style links, hashtags and mentions */
.tweets .tweet-text .emoji {
  /* style embedded emoji image in tweet */ 
.tweets .tweet-details {
  /* style datetime and link under tweet */

Custom HTML

If you want to override the default markup of the tweets, the following filters are also available:

  • Add a header between the widget title and the tweets with tweets_render_before
  • Perform your own rendering of the timestamp with tweets_render_date
  • Render plain tweet text to your own HTML with tweets_render_text
  • Render each composite tweet with tweets_render_tweet
  • Override the unordered list for tweets with tweets_render_list
  • Add a footer before the end of the widget with tweets_render_after

Here’s an example of using some of the above in your theme’s functions.php file:

add_filter('tweets_render_date', function( $created_at ){
    $date = DateTime::createFromFormat('D M d H:i:s O Y', $created_at );
    return $date->format('d M h:ia');
}, 10 , 1 );

add_filter('tweets_render_text', function( $text ){
    return $text; // <- will use default
}, 10 , 1 );

add_filter('tweets_render_tweet', function( $html, $date, $link, array $tweet ){
    $pic = $tweet['user']['profile_image_url_https'];
    return '<p class="my-tweet"><img src="'.$pic.'"/>'.$html.'</p><p class="my-date"><a href="'.$link.'">'.$date.'</a></p>';
}, 10, 4 );

add_filter('tweets_render_after', function(){
    return '<footer><a href="">More from me</a></footer>';
}, 10, 0 );<h3>Caching</h3>

Responses from the Twitter API are cached for 5 minutes by default. This means your new Tweets will not appear on your site in real time.

This is deliberate not only for performance, but also to avoid Twitter’s strict rate limits of 15 requests every 15 minutes.

You can override the 300 second cache by using the tweets_cache_seconds filter in your theme as follows:

This would extend the cache to 1 minute, which is the lowest value you should consider using on a live site:

add_filter('tweets_cache_seconds', function( $ttl ){
    return 60;
}, 10, 1 );

This would disable the cache (not recommended other than for debugging):

add_filter('tweets_cache_seconds', function( $ttl ){
    return 0;
}, 10, 1 );<h3>Emoji</h3>

If you want to disable Emoji image replacement, you can filter the replacement callback function to something empty, e.g:

add_filter('tweets_emoji_callback', function( $func ){
    return '';
} );
  • or to strip Emoji characters from all tweets, return your own replacement function that returns something else, e.g:

    add_filter(‘tweets_emoji_callback’, function( $func ){
    return function( array $match ){
    return ‘‘;
    } );


    Screenshot taken with permission from

  • Portuguese translations by Leandro Dimitrio

  • German translations by Florian Felsing and David Noh
  • Russian translations by Andrey Yakovenko
  • Dutch translations by Daniel Wichers
  • Spanish translations by Pedro Pica


Be aware of Twitter’s display requirements when rendering tweets on your website.

Example code here uses PHP closures which require PHP>=5.3.0 and won’t work on older systems.


  • Tweets rendered via Loklak API
  • Admin screen shows Loklak and Twitter API connect button and OAuth settings
  • Widget screen shows feed options


  1. Unzip all files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Log into WordPress admin and activate the ‘Tweets’ plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu

Once the plugin is installed and enabled you can use Loklak API or bind your plugin to a Twitter account as follows:

Use Loklak API

  1. Tick the ‘Loklak API’ checkbox in API authentication settings.
  2. Click on ‘Save settings’


Use Twitter 1.1 API

  1. Register a Twitter application at
  2. Note the Consumer key and Consumer secret under OAuth settings
  3. Log into WordPress admin and go to Settings > Twitter API
  4. Enter the consumer key and secret and click ‘Save settings’
  5. Click the ‘Connect to Twitter’ button and follow the prompts.

Once your site is authenticated you can configure the widget as follows:

  1. Log into WordPress admin and go to Appearance > Widgets
  2. Drag ‘Tweets’ from ‘Available widgets’ to where you want it. e.g. Main Sidebar
  3. Optionally configure the widget title and number of tweets to display.


How can I style the widget?

See the ‘Other Notes’ tab for theming information.

Do I have to register my own Twitter app?

Yes, if you want to use Twitter’s new API 1.1 . If you decide to use’s anonymous API then no need. More info in the ‘Description’ tab.

How I do know what my Twitter OAuth settings are?

These details are available in the Twitter dashboard

What do I put in the third and fourth fields?

Once you’ve populated the first two fields, just click the Connect button and follow the prompts.

What is the “Minimum popularity” field?

Here you can specify a number of retweets and favourites that a tweet must have before it’s displayed.
This is useful for only showing your most interesting content.

How can I prevent SSL certificate errors?

If you’re unable too fix your PHP cURL installation, you can disable SSL verification of by adding this to your theme functions.php:
add_filter(‘https_ssl_verify’, ‘__return_false’);
But, please do so at your own risk.


3 Settembre 2016
Its good to use a plugin which works without twitter OAuth! It simplifies the whole installation process.
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Contributi e sviluppo

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