We dig Twitter over here at WordPress.com (check us out at @wordpressdotcom). With the launch of our newest Publicize feature, we dig it even more since you can now tweet your WordPress.com posts automatically.
You can stick with the default, automatically generated tweet, or customize it to your heart’s content.
The feature can be enabled from your Dashboard → My Blogs admin page. Once you enable it, you’ll be directed through an authorization procedure to confirm that you want to connect your WordPress.com blog and your Twitter account.
Just like the Yahoo! Updates Publicize feature, these connections are per blog and per user, so those of you with several blogs can choose which ones to connect, and those of you with multiple authors on one blog can each hook up your Twitter accounts separately.
More details can be found on the Publicize support page.
Oct 8th at 7:00 pm
yahoo–love this feature! this will save me time!
Oct 8th at 7:08 pm
It’s about time! But I can see why you took your time. The implementation looks just right! Thanks!
Oct 8th at 7:11 pm
Is the customization of text, permanent? i.e, once I change what I wish the text to precede every tweet, it will remember so I don’t have to do it every time with every post?
Oct 8th at 7:11 pm
i’ve always used twtr in my blog: http://hungrygoat.wordpress.com
Oct 8th at 7:13 pm
Also, how fast is this service comparable to Twitterfeed? I currently use Twitterfeed and it is pretty fast in publishing to Twitter.
Oct 8th at 7:15 pm
I used to use twitterfeed.com to do this for me but this looks like it’s worth trying. Thanks!
Oct 8th at 7:22 pm
Thank you guys. WordPress is getting better and better. Cheers!
Oct 8th at 7:24 pm
Finally I’ll try it
Oct 8th at 7:28 pm
Not being able to remember the customized text is adding one more step in pushing a blog post. With Twitterfeed, I don’t have to worry about anything, though it is certainly assuring to have a short URL of the same company, something which I can only get if I enable this option at WP. Please consider making customized text stick to the settings.
Oct 8th at 7:34 pm
Thanks so much, I was just trying to do this today!!
Oct 8th at 8:04 pm
Great! I don’t have to use some external client now to post my posts to twitter!
Oct 8th at 8:24 pm
Here’s a quick screencast showing how to set up this feature: http://wp.me/pDfG0-nc
Oct 8th at 8:45 pm
I’ll give a try, thanks… Good work!
Oct 8th at 8:50 pm
I love the “tweet this”/”retweet this” buttons on blog posts I’ve seen. Hope that gets implemented! Thanks for the current improvement. Wp.me, PicApp, and this in the same week!?!
Oct 8th at 8:51 pm
that was supposed to be same month.
Oct 8th at 8:58 pm
This is great news thanks for the new twitter feature.
Oct 8th at 9:12 pm
A couple of points:
1. Great feature
2. the WP url shortener is not really short – would be better to allow users to choose from some top url shorteners
3. the “posted to WP.com” text is annoying and wastes 17 of 140 characters; would be more user friendly if it just put the post Title in there + shorter url & allowed editing
4. if you modify the Twitter post text, save your draft, then publish later – it seems to default back to the “posted to WP.com” text rather than whatever it was changed to
3 & 4 should be easy tweaks
Oct 8th at 9:32 pm
Great! This will be easier to track twitter while doing WP!
Oct 8th at 9:47 pm
I don’t use twitter but that seems interesting.
Oct 8th at 10:01 pm
I think I am a Twitter adicct, so thank you guys, I really appreciate it
Oct 8th at 10:31 pm
This I understand…thanks…cuts down on my work!
YOU DID IT AGAIN WORDPRESS! WHEN RU GOING TO LET US ADVERTISE?
Oct 8th at 11:25 pm
cool… don’t use twitter but cool!
Oct 8th at 11:33 pm
Perfect! Really helpful, thanks
Oct 8th at 11:36 pm
perfect! this is why i love wordpress!
Oct 8th at 11:45 pm
Thank you. It’s very useful. So I don’t need to tweet manauly after publish a post.
Oct 9th at 12:01 am
Is there a way to enable twitter publicize for only publishing posts and not updating posts?
Oct 9th at 12:12 am
Cool – so I can now get rid of twitterfeed?
Oct 9th at 12:13 am
Hmmm… I’ll stick with Twitterfeed until I can set a custom tweet prefix for each blog, I think! Or even a single custom prefix for all of them. “Posted to WP.com: ” eats a lot of my available characters.
Oct 9th at 12:30 am
thats awesome! im doing that right now.
Oct 9th at 12:52 am
Will it work with P2 theme?
Oct 9th at 12:53 am
This is cool! Thanks.
Oct 9th at 1:23 am
more imperfect behavior users should just be aware – if you go back and update a previously published post (pre-WP-twitter-capability) – it will send a tweet
it would be nice if the system alerted the user… or allow user to set a default of tweet or not tweet
ability to set a default prefix (like my blog name rather than ‘posted to wp.com:’) would be nice enhancements too
to compete with similar, more robust services that is
Oct 9th at 1:46 am
Keep up good works! Great to continue to see how responsive you guys are to feedback
Oct 9th at 2:17 am
ha! this is what the public love! thank you! i<3 WP!
Oct 9th at 2:23 am
wow so cool. I’m gonna go set that up right now!
Oct 9th at 3:16 am
I’ve been using twitterfeed…till now. Thanks for this feature WP!
Oct 9th at 6:15 am
Switching from twitterfeed right now. Thanks WP!
Oct 9th at 6:18 am
Forgot to say: Would prefer to save my customization as well though.
Oct 9th at 6:24 am
Oct 9th at 6:34 am
Will it work with the ‘Post by Email’ feature as well? I guess not (same as if we use an external blog editor like Windows Live Writer)
Oct 9th at 7:02 am
you made my day!
Oct 9th at 8:58 am
this is a very good feature.
Oct 9th at 9:32 am
Ingenious Marketing/idea there! Will use indeed
Oct 9th at 9:57 am
Quite painless, really. Thank you for helping us plug in in to the rest of the WWW.(pun intended!)
Oct 9th at 11:04 am
Спасибо! Мне пришлось в своё время найти другой способ для автоматического постинга на twitter.
Oct 9th at 1:05 pm
Oct 9th at 1:17 pm
Awes. Great job! ^_^
Oct 9th at 1:19 pm
Amazing! All these days I had to do it manually! This is such a a boon!
Oct 9th at 1:22 pm
Wow that’s quite awesome! Thanks!
Oct 9th at 2:16 pm
Just tested this for the first time and it is absolutely real time and quick, works very well. Since the URL is already referring to wp.com domain, I request that you remove the preceding text from the box so we don’t have to follow one extra step in pushing the blog post out. Those who wish to add something personal to the tweet (besides their blog post itself) can always add an additional text.
Oct 9th at 3:55 pm
This is a good addition. But it’s cumbersome to have to customize the message for each post. Would much prefer to be able to customize the default language.
Oct 9th at 5:07 pm
Love the idea! will do
Oct 9th at 5:30 pm
Oct 9th at 7:48 pm
I gave up Twitter many moths ago but with this feature I’ll come back to try it
Oct 9th at 8:20 pm
Oct 9th at 8:29 pm
Great idea! Thanks!
Oct 9th at 11:42 pm
makes this much easier now…bye bye twitterfeed!
Oct 9th at 11:54 pm
Really good function.Thanks.
Oct 10th at 1:33 am
Nice to perform .
Oct 10th at 1:40 am
I was wondering how to do this for a while, but never figured it out. Thanks WordPress peeps.
Oct 10th at 3:31 am
Hell yeah!! Twitter is more useful than yahoo update!
Oct 10th at 7:51 am
great idea, if only it worked well!
This is the message I get when I try to authorize twitter:
“This page is no longer valid. It looks like someone already used the token information you provided. Please return to the site that sent you to this page and try again … it was probably an honest mistake.”
have any suggestions for me?
Oct 10th at 8:19 am
Really good !
Oct 10th at 8:52 am
First images!! Now twitter Thank you!
Oct 10th at 12:26 pm
Oct 10th at 2:17 pm
more automation, great work, love wordpress
Oct 10th at 3:30 pm
Thanks again! I already have a Twitter Widget in my sidebar, but looks like you’ve given us something better now!! As always…
Oct 10th at 4:25 pm
Its all great and calls for celebrations…and we are proud to be part of YOU!!!
Oct 10th at 4:39 pm
Yay! Thank you!
Oct 10th at 8:03 pm
I was just thinking ya’ll needed that and lo and behold! One of us is a mind reader………………..
Oct 10th at 8:14 pm
Great feature! How do you use it if you host wordpress on your own domain, though? Will this be released via an update soon?
Oct 11th at 4:56 am
Thanks again! You all work so hard for these awesome application!
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