Cool stuff is Tweeted all the time, but until now there has never been an easy way to get that great content onto your website. The latest version of WordPress has an easy way to pull an entire Tweet right into a blog post. It even looks awesome with the Twitter style, Reply, and Retweet buttons. This post shows you how to embed a Tweet into a WordPress blog post.
How to Embed a Tweet
Click any Tweet from your Twitter page and it will expand to show more information about that tweet. Click the Details link.
This will open a page just for that Tweet. Copy the URL of the page and paste it into WordPress. It has to appear on it’s own line in your post.
So I pasted “https://twitter.com/jillcarmel/status/211326452824686593” on it’s own line and it looks like this:
Just got off the phone with @zachprez – a god amongst men for SEO and Web Marketing
— Jill Carmel (@jillcarmel) June 9, 2012
Cool Things to Do with Embedded Tweets
Use on your testimonials page. You probably get cool feedback via Twitter all the time, so this is a cool way to archive and reuse customer raves about your business. If you don’t have a testimonials page then read 4 Must Have Webpages for Any Photographer.
Compile a page of Favorites. When you click Favorite next to any Tweet it saves to your Favorites page in Twitter. You can make all of these into a page on your website. Maybe it’s a page of quotes you’ve collected from others on Twitter or messages about books you like. It can be anything you find on Twitter. The cool factor is in seeing other people highlighted on the page with the ability to engage with that Tweet straight from your blog.
Create a threaded conversation. Use Tweets throughout your post to quote or illustrate. Similar to the Storify concept, but a little more manual.
Tweet yourself then embed it in the same post. After you write a blog post, Tweet about it, then go back to the post and embed the Tweet. It’s a cool visual way to encourage people to reply or Retweet the post. Here’s my example for this post so you can pass it along.
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