Would you like some more Twitter in your WordPress? We got ya. As an update to our ever-popular Tweet embedding functionality we’re supporting Twitter’s new embed API to enable richer, better looking, and more functional Tweets inside your blog posts. To embed a Tweet just put a permalink to it on its own line or use our new shortcode that allows for extra formatting.
But wait, there’s more! Have you ever wished that when you’re on Twitter and come across a link to someone’s blog post, like this one, you could see a preview of the post without having to click on the link? Now you can, our friends at Twitter have made it so that all wp.me links can be previewed, including snippets of posts and photos, directly on Twitter.com. In addition to this being something I’ve personally wanted for a while, we think it’ll get a lot more people visiting your blog.
Finally, if you link your Twitter account on your Gravatar profile we’ve made it so it’s easy to follow you right from that page.
Now go forth and tweetify.
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WordPress.com (@wordpressdotcom) December 08, 2011
- Dec 8, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
Dec 8th at 6:07 pm
This is a great new feature! You’ve been busy creating these improved features for WordPress; thanks!
Dec 8th at 6:12 pm
Great! P.S. You guys could follow me as well. Lol
Dec 8th at 6:18 pm
Oh awesome. I like it when different web service providers work together to enhance both of their products’ potential.
Fun stuff. Thanks.
Dec 8th at 6:51 pm
So if I tweet this, it’ll be very “meta,” right?
Great enhancement. I’m a fan (and I hope my Twitter followers will be, too…)
Dec 8th at 7:29 pm
This is GREAT. Thanks.
Dec 8th at 8:13 pm
Hi Matt, thank you so very much for bringing more twitter to us. But there is one thing I and many other users wanted. When someone retweet a post from the official tweet button, it automatically adds via @wordpressdotcom Is there anything you can do to give us via @authorhandle in the tweet. I hope my request will get your attention. Thank you so much for being wonderful.
Dec 8th at 8:55 pm
This solution is beautiful! Thanks guys!
Dec 8th at 9:42 pm
These new features coming to Jetpack soon enough?
Dec 8th at 9:58 pm
Thank you this is so helpful
Dec 8th at 10:00 pm
Anything already in existence or coming for those of us who want our Twitter Content to actually become blog posts on our WordPress blog? Not sure of how this would work (via a special hashtag?, etc) but there are instances where I tweet something or RT something and wish that it would have been a blog post on my blog. Then it would be permanently recorded with the comments/replies that followed. Also to be forever searchable in Google, etc.
Dec 8th at 10:07 pm
fantastic!! Thank you WordPress and Twitter
Dec 8th at 10:53 pm
Dec 8th at 11:02 pm
Sweet Matt thanks for the update!
Dec 8th at 11:55 pm
Very nice…hugs from Brasil
Dec 9th at 12:10 am
Hurah! This science fiction and fantasy author and giver-of-writerly-advice recently hopped onto Twitter, and it is so exciting to see these new features coming out just when I’ve still got “beginners buzz” over twitter. *laughs*
Dec 9th at 12:28 am
I tihink that it’s fantastic what you’ve done. This makes twitting and viewing so much easier and faster. You get a thumb’s up from me for a job well done! God bless!
Dec 9th at 2:24 am
Matt, amazing inclusion. By the way, your current avatar looks way better. The previous one (the one in the screenshot) reminds me of The Hangover.
Dec 9th at 3:54 am
Awesome new enhancement from team wordpress.com
Dec 9th at 4:24 am
It worked for me too.
But will twitter retain the time stamp to redirect to the post URL?
Dec 9th at 4:26 am
Dec 9th at 7:23 am
This is great. I wish everyone would leave a Facebook, Twitter, etc icon on their content to make it easier to follow them. It’s coming …..
Dec 9th at 7:32 am
Ha! All Matt’s posts are food pictures anyhow.
Dec 9th at 8:36 am
Justin, this only works on wordpress.com blogs? We have WordPress but our own hosting, and it doesn’t work?
Dec 9th at 2:10 pm
Each day is more rewarding in WordPress blogging! The team’s attention to their bloggers is always something to be highlighted and are very grateful for this!
Thanks for another major update, Matt!
Dec 9th at 4:42 pm
Dec 9th at 5:45 pm
Great addition! By the way, when is wordpress.com going to come out with a widget that displays the top commenters (and shows how many comments)? I would really like to see this because many people have been asking about it!
Dec 9th at 6:36 pm
i haven’t understand this upgrade so well, you can embed your tweets and you can retweet them in your blog with embed options? or i have it understand it wrong?
Dec 10th at 12:37 am
Thank you very much for this upgrade
Dec 10th at 2:03 am
Long and Short, and very Sweet!
Ventured out into the twitterverse, managed to survive alive!, and already came back with a new reader!
Dec 10th at 2:16 am
Thanks for the info, I am just getting started, and I need all the help I can get.
Dec 10th at 5:46 am
Dec 10th at 6:43 am
Thanks for updating this feature!
Dec 10th at 10:28 am
Thanks Matt, This is totally cool. WordPress Rocks!
Dec 10th at 6:40 pm
A tweet a day keeps the blues away.
Dec 10th at 9:21 pm
You guys are just awesome!
Dec 11th at 8:08 pm
My two favs, Twitter & WordPress, working together…. Love it!
Dec 11th at 8:12 pm
Hey Matt very nice information was that . kindly would you tell me how could i change color of the tweet? is there some kinda ‘color’ code?
Dec 12th at 4:38 am
You guys keep surprising us! Keep up the good job and more surprises!
Dec 12th at 10:29 am
This is awesome!
Dec 12th at 3:57 pm
This is great
Dec 13th at 3:10 am
Dec 14th at 12:33 pm
Really like the preview in twitter that has been implemented! It just keeps getting better and better guys! Thank you!
Dec 15th at 10:45 am
This is a great new feature.
Dec 17th at 1:15 am
I love love love this!!
Dec 17th at 3:39 am
Nice to know that the web and my tweets will be linked.
Dec 17th at 5:23 am
This is great news! Is it possible to adjust the width of the tweets? I’d like to make the tweets to be 100% on my new site. Much obliged!
Dec 19th at 7:45 am
Yeah, It’s great!
Dec 19th at 1:17 pm
Dec 19th at 6:45 pm
thats so great, love it!!
Dec 22nd at 3:20 pm