Have you ever wanted to quote or share a tweet but had to painstakingly take screenshots of said tweet, upload them, and then embed the images in your post? Today we are launching a new feature dubbed Twitter Blackbird Pie. The new feature makes displaying tweets in all their glory as simple as pasting a link in your post as shown below.
What is Blackbird Pie?
Twitter Blackbird Pie is a method of displaying tweets as rich full content rather than as just simple URLs or images. With Blackbird Pie Twitter, hashtags link to search pages and usernames link to twitter profiles. An individual tweet, or pie, includes all the details, design, and information that a single tweet page would include.
As a blogger, Blackbird Pie offers a great way to engage Twitter on your site and bring discussion to your blog.
To embed a tweet in your blog, all you need to do is visit the tweet on Twitter.com that you would like to use, copy the URL from the address bar, and paste it into your post on a line by itself. WordPress.com will do the rest and your link will be converted to a full tweet once we pull the relevant data (there may be a short delay).
Twitter Blackbird Pie will work for posts and comments throughout WordPress.com. For self-hosted WordPress blogs we recommend the Twitter Blackbird Pie plugin which we modified to work on WordPress.com.
Saw Blackbird Pie first on the twitter blog and just sighed wishing we could use it. Thanks for making this wish come true.
Right now, it’s not working for me. What’s wrong with my edit? http://schoenswetter.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/2343/
Awesome! The features-train just keeps rolling on out this Season. Keep up the great work guys! :)
Great idea, worth tweeting about.
This sounds like a really useful feature, I’m pretty sure i’ll incorporate some tweets into my blog postings in the near future. Once again a brilliant addition to the ever growing feature list. Thank you wordpress.
Excellent stuff as ever, this will be very handy! Thanks.
And I DIE. LOVE this….thank you so much!
How do I get the URL for a specific tweet? All I see in the address bar is the URL for the twitter profile, but not the specific tweet I want. When I right-click, I see no option to copy the link URL either.
Great idea. Having this feature for Facebook too would be even better though.
Aha! It all makes such perfect sense now…We’re all being slowly brain washed into worshiping WordPress aren’t we? And now with this great feature, i fear it maybe too late to save ourselves!
PS…can we add a twitter widget?
Nice. Can this show up in email as well? Currently it doesn’t.
Oh YES, dreams do come true!!! THANK YOU for this. You guys rock!!!
So, how long is the delay. I think I followed the directions accurately…my post is still showing the url instead of the tweet. Am I missing something?
How long is the delay? (Unless I did something incorrectly)
I would use this…if I was allowed to have a Twitter account. XD
But if I ever get one, I will certainly put this feature to good use! Thanks, WordPress!
So the plugin for WordPress is different because it does not seem to include the ‘Retweet’ link into the embedded tweet. Would have been cool if it was the same version running here.
Can you guys do the same thing for the twitter widget on wordpress.com ? Right now its kinda just…boring text and nothing else. Something like a nice design or something similar would be great!
Could someone let me know what I’m doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
Now THIS is fantastic. I will make great use of it and I love the name.
If I link to a tweet by someone other than myself will they somehow be notified that it has been linked?
Think about it: re the instruction “paste it into your post on a line by itself” which line would that be? The Subject/Title line of your post? a line in the box/test section of the post? Let’s try to be more specific and show an example.
Dang, I could’ve used this about a month ago! Will certainly be using it in the future, and now I’ll have to edit that post :)
Silly name “Blackbird Pie”. Tweet Pie would have worked. Something with tweet in it.
Amazing idea! :D
I’m impressed with all the innovation coming from WordPress these days – this and the FoodPress (and not just because I was one of the earliest bloggers with a featured post on the latter!).
Finally! Thank you very much.
Nice! Thanks. I’m still wishing and waiting for that Twitpic widget to appear though. :D
what happens if a quoted tweet is deleted by its author ? at least a screenshots can prove that it was indeed published.
And if the person change his photo or background on twitter?
Excellent!! I was needing this week ago! Now a can create a good post with this! :)
Yay! Great idea! Definitely going to use this.
This is a pretty sweet feature. I like the formatting of it so that it looks the same as it would be on Twitter. Well done, guys.
You guys just keep on keeping on. Thanks!
Thanks this is really nice. I’m already using this. :)
Very cool! This is one feature I never thought to ask for, but it’s definitely going to be a very useful feature!
Wow. I’ve been looking for a way to “embed” my tweets for a while now, then suddenly there’s a way and it’s amazing! :)
Sweet idea :) Only from WordPress geniuses :)
Interesting. Will try it out. Thanks!
Wow!! Wwitter, the microblogging site now working with WordPress. That’s great.
Thank you Justin, for this!
Thanks to the whole team for doing what they do and the enthusiasm it brings. ♥
Nice. I’ll try it out for sure!
Good News! I like it! Now I need to try it.
I never knew you could get the URL of an individual tweet – thanks for the info and the new feature
Great feature. The first thing I did was link to a tweet and then delete the tweet…just to check if it still shows on the blog.
And it does ;)
Any way to turn the Twitter background ‘off’ in the blogpost? I don’t really like that background to show through on my blog.
One suggestion. It doesn’t convert the tweet in the emails that are sent to subscribers, it just shows as a regular hyperlink there. That means that people that read the posts from their inbox are going to be missing this one. Can we get that added too?
Love this. This is awesome! I’m one of those who do the screenshot thing! Twitter Blackbird Pie will infinitely make things easier! Hooray! Thanks. =)
Genius! I’m going to have to try this out once I find a relevant thing to post a tweet about. I’m by no means an expert blogger but I sure love WordPress.com and don’t think I could have found a better site to put my son’s memorial page on. :) Thanks so much for making this site, you have no idea how much having my blog helps me cope!
How do I “visit” the tweet? I highlight it and the address is http://twitter.com/#. I totally don’t get your explanation.
Thank you. When you pointed me in the right place to get the address, that made all the difference. Up and running. Worked just fine. Thank you again letting us know where to find the right address to use.
Wow, that is really cool! I just started Twitter , but I am super excited to use this when the time comes! :)
OMG. This new feature is sick! <3<3<3
What a great idea! Thanks :)
That’s amazing. Thanks for this!
Real cool concept, I love it.
Question, will this also work in a text widget for the sidebar?
Awesome, I just tried it and i like it a lot. It makes it way easier.
Hey, I’m not sure I get this. What’s the difference between this and having a twitter widget on my page that shows my tweets?
Great tool and I’ve started using it immediately. Thanks!
This is awesome! I love it!! <3
Once I learned how to get the Tweet’s URL, this works great! Love it :)
Looooovvvee it! Thanks!
Excellent. Once again you come up with a useful feature that I didn’t even know I wanted, but now that I’ve got it I plan to use it a lot.
Oh, this is WAY too cool! Thanks for making this feature available! :)
Pretty good idea, excellent stuff as ever!
Great idea. I also have WordPress blogs that I host myself, so not being able to use Twitter on my WordPress.com blog has been limiting.
Tweets still are short and limited, so being able to include them in a nicely formatted fashion makes sense, and it’s a great enhancement.
Great idea, the more integration the better. Good work and thank you
Sounds great! Certainly something I’ll be putting to use soon! Btw, are you thinking of bringin the FaceBook Like-box for pages to wordpress soon? The little share button is neat, but….
This is definately a a useful feature, the more twitter integration the better!
Worked wonders. Well done. Loved it.
Thanks for the new tweet feature. It is functional and I want to use it a lot. I’d like to control its size. Currently, it uses my 700px wide posting area. Being able to scale its size will make it even better. I frequently use tables to place copy where I want it. My testing finds the tweet URL does not work within a table. So, may we have scaling and/or the ability to use this feature in tables. Thanks and please keep the enhancements coming. –jim
great idea!! im just curious like some others how long the delay is? i have it on a line by itself, its still just showing the url link. http://babe917.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/213/
4get the above question i just figured out why it wasn’t posting. if the person has their twitter posts protected, it wont show up then right? thats why we just see link?
This is cool
Nice, nice idea. ^^
Eventually I’ll find usefulness for my Twitter account and make use of this. For those who are active on Twitter, this is surely beneficial for them.
WordPress continues to amaze me!