Bring Tweets To Your Content

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.

Get Going

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.


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  1. Logan

    Cool! Can’t wait to use it!

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  3. tfqhmd

    Cool duo!

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  5. d34nmu

    its really amazing! I’ve been waiting for it. Nice feature

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  7. samedifference1

    I have the Tweet on a line by itself and it’s not working…

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  8. veronicaotta

    amazing & very cool!!! 😉

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  9. Stephane Manos

    This is really cool and useful. Thanks for sharing ways to use Twitter!

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  11. reflectionsofaprodigalson

    Excellent, a really useful tool

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  12. Saffina Desforges

    Cool.

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  13. Tom Proehl

    Hi,

    sounds really cool, but…

    …unfortunately it’s not working for me. I’ve followed the instructions, put the Tweet-URL on a single line, but the Tweet won’t show up.
    Here is the URL to my blog-post: http://proehlth.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/twitter-blackbird-pie/

    Any ideas?

    Tom

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  14. munzirshafie

    great job!

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  16. Dinesh Wagle

    Suppose a tweet has a link to a twitpic or yfrog photo. [Example: http://twitter.com/#!/wagle/status/29477844059 ] Can that photo be displayed inside the WP post itself so that the viewer doesn’t have to click on the tweetpic or yfrog link (like it does on Twitter)?

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    • Justin Shreve

      At this time the Blackbird Pie script does not support this and will just show the simplified display of a tweet links, hashtags and usersnames). Thanks for the feedback!

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  17. Dinesh Wagle

    Also, can it be made automated? Like I tweet and it automatically appears as a post on my WP? I know tweet links appear automatically via Twitter widget but I am talking about showing them directly on content panel as, to use your words, “rich full content rather than as just simple URLs or images”.

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  18. eggfreckles

    This is a good thing!!!!!!

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  19. samedifference1

    It’s not private… Just tried again and it’s now working. Looks fantastic… thank you WordPress!

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  20. RoePan

    Interesting feature and great idea. This is something which i wished to have it in the past. From twitter to wp.

    I have a question if it would work when i used wordpress for blackberry. I planned to make use of BB for blogging activity.
    What about if i typed [blackbirdpie id=”13794126295″] or [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/themergency/status/13968912427″]?

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    • Nick

      We aren’t using any type of shortcode for it. Just put the Tweet URL on it’s own line and it should work.

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  21. jdecarmo

    AMAZING! Going to set this up very soon!!

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  22. Steven Harris

    Twitter is painfully dull and I fail to see how tweeting can improve my blogging.

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  23. wit4life

    I can’t wait to get started with this new tweet method.

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  24. Michael Hauri

    This is pretty cool!

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  25. usnoteinvestors

    Wow, I can’t believe how simple this is. I will use it right away, thanks for the info.

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  26. kaysieho

    Awesome idea!!

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  27. maulana491

    WEWW BRILLIANT IDEA!!!!!

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  28. Andrea Simpson - Conflicted Mean Girl

    Love love love love love this. Will be using it a lot. Thank you!

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  29. braies

    Thank you for a great thinking

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  30. "Tiki" Carol

    I’m testing this right now.
    I’ll bet I’ll love it!

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  31. goldenaces

    Great!!

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  32. girlgamesfree

    Great idea!! Thanks.

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  33. amandarecord

    Pretty cool. Thanks for the update.

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  34. mia1984

    Wow. That is cool. Just cool.

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  35. lnxwalt

    That’s mega-awesome. I never even thought of such a thing. Thanks again.

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  36. mardhiah

    Will this work with the new Twitter?

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  37. Radoslav Shishkov

    A long-awaited feature finally see the light of the day. Thank You very much WordPress! You’re the best 🙂

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  38. Blake Erickson

    Nice, I don’t know how many times I’ve taken screen shots before. This is much better!

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  39. mikecane

    Thanks very much for this! I was using screensnaps. Then I had the Blackbird bookmarklet but it was sometimes unreliable. And when it worked, I had to manually remove the background display code. This new method makes it so simple!

    I don’t know where you take suggestions, but I’d really like to see dotEpub incorporated next too! It would allow people with eBook devices to make long blog posts into ePub files they could take along and read.

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  41. mannt88

    This is great idea, thanks.

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  42. miloatcroton

    Wow, cracking development!

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  43. Through CJ's Eyes

    I’m still new at this, but it sounds like something that will work very good for my blog. Thank you 🙂

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  44. madadgar2009

    Absolutely great idea. I like it.

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  45. jpana

    this gr8 idea

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  46. salqincity

    all thanks , i like it

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  47. therainhouse

    It is not working for me.

    I made sure there are no links. It’s just the address on a line all by itself.

    Like that.

    I’ve waited for about 45 minutes to an hour for the tweet to show up, I also know that the tweet is not protected. So?

    Please tell me what’s going on.

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  49. videshasewa.com

    Loved it.

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  50. therainhouse

    I did what you said and it’s working now..

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  51. Ana Félix Pires

    Fantastic! I’ll definitely be using this. 🙂

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  52. MJae

    And WordPress does it once more!

    You guys continue to keep on making WP bigger and better!

    Amazing!

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  53. Cain

    What about the inverse for .COM? Is there a way we can automatically tweet the title and categories/tags of selected new posts? Perhaps even converting the tags or categories into hashtags in the process?

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  54. metaglossia

    This is simply great. It’s just as if you guys read our minds! I thought about this sometime ago and here we are today! Thanks a lot. I will start using it very soon.
    Any hope that you guys will also work towards the use our facebook URLs in a similar way as this Twitter Blackbird Pie?

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  55. mikejar

    Hey this is such a great Idea; I will definitely be using this.

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  56. Michelle

    This is absolutely great!

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  57. Chris

    like it!

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  58. Christopher

    wow – INCREDIBLE guys, thanks. this is why I’m a die-hard WordPress fan. keep up the great work!

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  60. whi5t1er

    I have been waiting for somthing like this.

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  61. cupondeal.com

    I like that you can put several tweets in one post.

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  63. cupondeal.com

    i can’t search for text in the embedded tweet on my site. is this the way it should be?

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    • Justin Shreve

      Right now we are only converting the URLs from the stored information when the page is viewed. This means that the tweet content is not getting indexed right now.

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  64. netkingcol

    I’m curious to know how others will use this feature. Generally, I use Twitter to attract attention to my blogs or LinkedIn articles. I don’t usually want to embed tweets in my blogs. So what’s everyone doing with this?

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  65. Astrid

    I tried it and i like it!

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  66. juanrico

    Cool! Useful! Fantabulous!!!!!!

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  68. wordpress man

    Great idea. i love it Thanks you.

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  69. Esquin Wine Merchants

    My only problem is that when you paste the tweet in it does not show the original date and time the tweet was posted. So it looks like the person who tweeted about a wine at our tasting commented live at 4am! I can vouch for the fact it was much earlier than that. How can I fix this?

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  70. Chris Barnhart

    You all are constantly coming up with great innovations, but this is one of the BEST. an absolutely brilliant idea for those of us who actively participate on Twitter, and use it to interact with bloggers, readers and the like.

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  71. thesockgarden

    Will definitely be using this sweet-tweet feature 🙂

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  72. planetproperty

    Oh dear, maybe I’m being really dim here but I can’t get this to work – copied the tweet url as instructed, pasted into story … and, nada. Can anyone tell me what I’ve done wrong?

    Ta!

    http://planetproperty.wordpress.com/?p=497&preview=true

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    • Justin Shreve

      I looked on the HTML tab and you had the link on the same line as the end of another HTML tag. The tweet URL needs to be on a line by itself.

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  73. maia21s

    nice

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  74. nguinn97

    Sounds cool, but I deleted my twitter account. I guess I could just make another one.

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  75. brittanyborseth

    Good to know! Thanks

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  76. AnotherSociety

    Nice will try it out.

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  77. Mental Climax

    I would love to make the most out of this feature.

    Keep it up, WordPress.

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  78. Real City Housewife

    I love this! Makes my life so much easier!

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