Twitter is one of the most popular social networking sites today and offers tons of benefits for advertising and sharing information. In order for your blog to get more readers, you need to be in this powerful social media to promote your blog and if you really want to increase your site’s viewership then you can use Twitter to your advantage. The good news is that there are actually a variety of tools and gadgets that you can add on your WordPress blog to make it more fun and interesting to your readers. But with so many plugins, which ones are the best to use? Here is a selection of the 10 essential plugins that will add extra Twitter functionalities to your WordPress blog.
This WordPress plugin allows you to share your latest pictures from your Twitter account via TwitPic. You can configure the plugin to show a specific number of images, adjust the thumbnail size and even adjust how the images and your Twitter profile are linked.
Promoting your post via Twitter can be easily done using this plugin for WordPress where it adds a Twitter retweet button in every blog post that you made. Aside from the button, it also shows the number of times your post has be retweeted and it will even display a Topsy TopLinks badge for posts that are in the Topsy Top5k or above. There is also an 0ption to add tweets as comments or trackbacks.
This will show the number of your Twitter followers and you can even display which of them recently dropped by your blog. You can even personalize the colours for the background and text to match with the theme or colour of your site.
This plugin lets you post a status update using your WordPress blog and as the status is posted on your Twitter profile, a shortened link to your blog post will be included.
This will show an animated flying bird in your blog. It’s actually a cool feature and will easily catch the attention of your readers. Placing the mouse over the bird will give the reader an option to retweet the blog post and even follow you on Twitter. The animated bird can also be customized to display your latest tweet.
If your posts are being discussed in Twitter then you can display the conversations straight into your blog and will show them as comments.
7. Tweet Stats
Brag about your blog’s presence in Twitterworld by using this plugin that will show your most tweeted and recently tweeted posts.
Have no time to tweet about your recent blog post? Don’t worry because this plugin will monitor your blog for any new post and will automatically tweet a shortened link on your profile.
This will pick any of your previous posts and will retweet the link on your Twitter profile.
Invite your readers to follow you on Twitter by using this plugin that will display a Follow Me box on your site.