Adding tweets to your WordPress blog post

How many times have you seen something on Twitter that you wanted to add to a blog post and had to spend 5 minutes doign a screen grab of the tweet to add to your post as an image like this?

Well you might not know it but you can actually embed a tweet directly in to your post. A while back the nice people at WordPress.com baked Twitter Blackbird Pie in to the platform, so if you want to add a tweet to your post all you need to do is get the URL of the tweet, a paste it on to a single line in your post and it will appear like this,

Latest on #TAL: More new stuff from WordPress - A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new themes that WordPress.co... http://t.co/6P7WQh9G
@TalkAboutLocal
Talk About Local

rather than just a flat image in your post you will see in the tweet above the #tag is clickable as is the link.

Read more about how to use this on the WordPress Twitter Blackbird Pie page.

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you can add the Twitter Blackbird Pie plugin to your site.

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Mike has been playing & publishing on the internet for over 17 years and specialises in the technical aspects of WordPress, moderation around contentious issues, and Geolocation of content.



Mike was one of the partners who ran the nationally acclaimed Pits n Pots website from 2008 - 2012, he now lives in Scotland where he contributes to My Turriff.
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