DsgnWrks Twitter Importer
In the spirit of WordPress and “owning your data,” this plugin will allow you to import and backup your tweets to your WordPress site. Includes robust options to allow you to control the imported posts formatting including built-in support for WordPress custom post-types, custom taxonomies, post-formats. Add an unlimited number of user accounts for backup and importing.
Plugin is built with developers in mind and has many filters to manipulate the imported posts.
1.1.0: Updated to work with the Twitter 1.1 API. Uses the TwitterWP library.
Like this plugin? Checkout the DsgnWrks Instagram Importer. Feel free to fork this plugin on github.
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Latest version: Download DsgnWrks Twitter Importer v1.1.4 [zip]
- Upload the
dsgnwrks-twitter-importerdirectory to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Visit the plugin settings page (
/wp-admin/tools.php?page=dw-twitter-importer-settings) to add your twitter usernames and import your tweets.
A. If you run into a problem or have a question, contact me (contact form or @jtsternberg on twitter). I’ll add them here.
- Import full tweet text by default. Props oddevan, #2.
- Update TwitterText dependency.
- Fix photo/tweet typo
- Add cron/auto-import feature.
- Use TwitterText lib to parse tweent text and add links, replace urls with tweet entities etc.
- Use twitter text for post-title/slug instead of just timestamp.
- Allow setting to post-format even if theme doesn’t support.
- Only set timezone during import if we have one set in WP settings
- Update the TwitterWP library to fix url encoding issues.
dw_twitter_api_get_tweetsfilter for overriding the TwitterWP method for getting tweets. This enables importing from favorites/lists, etc.
- Updated to work with the Twitter 1.1 API. Uses the TwitterWP library.
- Fixed incorrectly named function
- Fixed a bug where imported tweet times could be set to the future
whats the status of the new plugin? I am currently searching for a way to save all my tweets in WP. And if your plugin will be ready in next weeks/month, I am happy to wait for it as your instagram plugin is working perfectly!
Hey Robert, The plugin has been updated to use the new api, but needs a bit more testing. If you’re handy with git, feel free to clone the 1.1.1 branch and try it out (you’ll need to clone vs download zip in order to get the submodules). https://github.com/jtsternberg/DsgnWrks-Twitter-Importer-WordPress-Plugin/tree/1.1.1
Is your plugin able to post to a specific post format, like an aside or a quote format? I see I can set post types: pages, posts, attachments, but no format options.
I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but it looks like it never published.
I was wondering if there was a way to modify the plugin to recognize post formats like quotes, or asides, etc.. Right now under Post Format, the selector only shows post types like Posts, Pages, and Attachments.
Thanks for sharing this plugin with the world. Been looking for a Twitter to WP plugin that will post tweets with a certain hashtag to a Tweet post format. This is the closest I’ve found.
The plugin should recognize any post formats that your theme has registered. http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats#Adding_Theme_Support
Disregard the above posts. I see the field to enter the post format.I’m not the brightest bulb in the box sometimes.
I do have another question if I may. Is it possible to make links, twitter names, and hashtags clickable when posted?
Hey Dan, sorry for the late response. Yes, the plugin supports post formats. Glad you found it. As far as formatting the tweets, this plugin will not do that, but there should be many plugins out there that can handle that for you.
Quick Question, I cant seem to get the twitter plugin to find my username to import tweets. Is it broken currently?
The plugin is currently broken, but I have an update on the way. Feel free to beta test if you’re comfortable with git cloning (downloading the zip will not include the mandatory submodules): https://github.com/jtsternberg/DsgnWrks-Twitter-Importer-WordPress-Plugin/tree/1.1.1
Does the Twitter Importer have a similar “Auto-import Frequency” setting as the Instagram Importer?
No, sorry. I was never able to get around to building that in.
I don’t see the new post or new page draft containing the tweets anywhere. wordpress is installed in a subfolder, would that cause this problem and where can I correct this?
This plugin is great, but compared to your Instagram one it leaves me wanting a few things!
Tweet image set as featured image
Links in tweet body made into actual links
Option to set the imported post title to the tweet itself rather than the date.
Getting a tweet’s ID (to add reply/retweet/favorite links in templates)
I see a couple of these have been asked before so just wondering if there’s any further development going on? Thanks (especially for the instagram plugin!)
I agree about this plugin being wanting. I’d love to dive in and make a bunch of updates, but I’ve been swamped for time. Further development is the goal, but actual delivery is not guaranteed.
Hello, thank you for your work. Its been a while & the plugin is probably abandoned, but I have been trying to use it just recently. Unfortunately tweets do not seem to be complete. What could be the matter? Is it just supporting 140 characters, instead of the new 280? I would try to take a look at this myself and already looked into the code. If there would be any way you could lead me into the right direction, that would be kind. Anyway, thank you & best regards…
Thanks for reporting. Just pushed 1.1.4 to fix that issue.