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Entry #15 – Configuring WordTwit for Events


A lot of my fellow bloggers around here have installed WordTwit today so that they can have their WordPress posts automatically show up on their Twitter feeds. While WordTwit doesn’t officially support hashtags yet (those crazy things that look like #someword on Twitter), there’s a quick little work around for events such as Blogathon. First, navigate to the WordTwit administration panel. Typically you’ll see something like this under general options: The trick is to edit that text such that the hashtag you’d like to be added is automatically inserted after each post. So for the case of Blogathon, you can simply add a “#blogathon” to the end. It should look like this when it’s all done: Just remember to remove the hashtag when your event is over. Hashtags will be officially supported on a per-entry basis in the future, but for now this is a decent enough work-around for events.

WordTwit Test Post


I’m updating WordTwit right now to be able to show responses to Tweets in a blog post. A use case for this would be someone asking a question on Twitter related to a particular blog post, and wanting to incorporate Twitter feedback to that question into a post. Hopefully in a few minutes you’ll start to see some tweets show up here. [wordtwit status=”1317970082″]

Twitter Updates from WordPress


I took a quick break this afternoon from work and decided to hash out a quick WordPress plugin that would push my blog entries into my Twitter feed. The end result is WordTwit, and it’s available for download if anyone wants to try it on their WordPress blog. Drop me a comment or two and let me know what you think.