Quick Tip: How to Show Twitter Comments

A WordPress tip:

Some of you have asked me what plugin I use to show reactions that happen on Twitter in the comment box here.

Here’s an example of what they mean - tweets appear at the foot of the comment box, after the other comments

The plugin I use is BackType Connect:

It’s very simple and easy to use and I haven’t had any problems with it at all (touching wood). I have it set up just to catch Twitter comments.

At first it was catching blog comments too, which was a bit weird - if there was a trackback to a post, say from Middle Zone Musings as a round up of a group writing project, the comments from MZM appeared in the comment box here too.

I’ve got the settings so the Twitter comments come at the end. I think that’s where it should be - it’s nice / interesting to see them but you don’t want them to interupt the flow of the conversation.


Hope that’s useful to you. I might throw in a few more of these quick tips as I go (yes, there’s even a shiny new category :-) ) If you’ve got any questions about things you’ve seen or noticed on the site and would like to incorporate them into your own, please do ask away.

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5 Responses to “Quick Tip: How to Show Twitter Comments”

  1. On March 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm Heather Villa responded with... #

    This is a great feature. Thanks for sharing!
    Heather Villa´s last blog ..Dare to be different. Please. My ComLuv Profile

  2. On March 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm Jake Johnson responded with... #

    What a great little plug-in. Looking forward to using it.

  3. On March 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm Davina responded with... #

    Hi Joanna.
    I just clicked on the “new category” link and the page has been moved. Thought you’d like to know. It amazes me how many plug-ins there are… and how many I’m not using yet.
    Davina´s last blog ..On the First Day of Spring My ComLuv Profile

  4. On March 24, 2010 at 11:55 am Hilary responded with... #

    Hi Joanna .. thanks for answering my question re this tip .. really helpful. I too just clicked through to the new link .. as I couldn’t obviously see it in the two side bars .. and up popped this post under Quick Tips - following on from the home - blog tab next to “You are here” … it doesn’t show when the post is open.

    I’ll be getting my blog across to WP soon .. thanks for this and for the future quick tips or ideas .. - Hilary
    Hilary´s last blog ..Spring Cleaning and Passion …. My ComLuv Profile

  5. On March 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Jake, Heather, thanks

    Davina thanks for letting me know. For the want of a hyphen the page was lost ;-)

    Hilary have fun with wordpress - so much that you can do with it…


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