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 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,

[blackbirdpie url=”″]

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 Rawlins

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