New WordPress Twitter Badge Plugin!

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After coming across this nifty little Twitter Badge at Techie-Buzz while reading a Google Chrome OS article, I realized how cool their little Twitter link was and I instantly new it was going to be on kyleabaker.com as well. :D

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After a quick look at the source code of the page, I had decided to build a quick plugin for WordPress to insert the same code. So the plugin process began.

I didn’t want to hard code it into the footer of my K2 theme, because I frequently update to the latest K2 theme nightly builds. This way would save me a lot of trouble and even make this neat little Twitter Badge available to thousands. And so…WP-TwitterBadge was born.

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I traced the code back to an embeded script from go2web20.net and realized how n00b friendly this script would have been to install anyway even without an easier plugin to install it for you, but the fact that it would save me time in the future was well worth it.

Basically, if you’re not using the WordPress plugin, you just link the script and set a few variables. This made it very easy to make it customizable as well!

Just mimicking their own setup page, I was able to make a quick Options page featuring a live preview (as all of my plugins have so far ;) ). I even coded the preview with way less script than they used on their own page since extreme error checking is really not needed (everything is live so you can see the problems there).

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At a rate of 20-30+ new downloads per hour I would say that this plugin is by far my most favored project…considering that it hasn’t been reviewed yet (no trackbacks thus far) by anyone whereas others already have.

If you’d like to checkout this little Twitter Badge on your own site, just head over to the plugin page or search for “WP-TwitterBadge” from your “Add New Plugins” page in WordPress and install it from there. If you like it, pass it on!

4 Responses to “New WordPress Twitter Badge Plugin!”


  • using Firefox 3.0.13 Firefox 3.0.13 on Mac OS X 10.5 Mac OS X 10.5
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    i’m not liking the twitter badge so much. in fact i couldn’t find any to fit my site. got any ideas? BUT, i gotta say i do like your “sharing” plugin. wish i could put that up on mine. :)

  • using Internet Explorer 8.0 Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows XP Windows XP
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    Love your update on the Twitter badge. Works great and saves precious real estate in a crowded sidebar. Now I’ve got to find a Facebook version for my Rose of Sharon Jewelry Fan Page. Any ideas?

  • using Internet Explorer 6.0 Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP Windows XP
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    Got the best tips from this site, Will bookmark all tools from it Thanks for sharing

  • using Internet Explorer 8.0 Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows XP Windows XP
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    i always update my Twitter and i love to twitter my daily activities to my friends and loved ones. i also maintain a personal blog for entries which requires more detail.

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