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How to Embed Tweets in WordPress

Are you looking to embed tweets in WordPress directly? Twitter is one of the largest and most well-known social media websites available. It is used by athletes, musicians, authors, actors, politicians, and many more individuals. Although tweets are typically short, they usually contain a lot of information that people like to break down and examine in detail.

In fact, many websites actually examine tweets exclusively and use them as the main source of content for their blogs and headlines. There are many ways to incorporate Twitter in WordPress, like using the Twitter widget, and these help connect your WordPress website with Twitter. Today, I will demonstrate how to embed tweets in WordPress.

Why Embed Tweets in WordPress

In many cases, websites use tweets as a source of information. This can be as supportive evidence or it can be the core focus of the article. In either case, simply copying and pasting the tweet looks less credible then showing an embedded tweet.

For example, let’s say a video game director wrote multiple tweets that provide facts about an upcoming game. Naturally, this would be big news for a video game blogger and they would want to directly cite their source of information. Directly embedding their tweets would do just that and helps add authenticity.

This example works for any topic and displaying tweets from the source is great for your visitors. In some cases, like the example above, it also benefits the tweeter because they may gain some followers. Twitter is extremely popular and taking advantage of its embedding feature can help your website.

How to Embed Tweets in WordPress

Today, I will demonstrate how to embed tweets in WordPress. You will not need any additional plugins or code to accomplish this task. Twitter provides an embed link for every tweet. You can copy and paste it into WordPress and show tweets on posts or pages. It is extremely easy and quick to do.

The first step is to find the embed link. Every single tweet will provide a link you can use. Visit Twitter and locate the tweet you want to embed.

On the top right-hand side of the tweet, you should notice a downward arrow. Click on it and select the Embed Tweet option.

A pop-up window will appear and the embed link will be highlighted. You can also see the preview of what the tweet will look like when you embed it. Copy the embed link.

Return to your WordPress website to paste it.

Embedding Tweets in WordPress

Now you simply need to paste the link in the appropriate area. This is done directly inside of the post or page editor. Open up an existing page or post or create a new one.

Once inside the page or post click on the Text editor tab.

Simply paste the embed link where you want the tweet to appear. If you go back to the visual editor you will only see a portion of it, but it will appear as the actual tweet on the live page.

You can now preview or view the live page to see how it looks.

Congratulations, you have successfully embedded a tweet in WordPress. You can embed as many tweets as you want on any page or post in WordPress.

Show Your Source

In many cases, websites leave out their sources and it honestly hurts their cases when they do. Showing exactly where the information came from is important to help build the credibility of your claim. Without any sources to fall back on it becomes a “he said, she said” scenario and that doesn’t really prove anything at the end of the day.

Of course, many websites will choose to paraphrase these direct quotes to make better headlines. This can sometimes be considered clickbait and generally hurts growth once visitors become aware that your headlines are false. Many visitors will avoid websites that actively post clickbait titles, so don’t rely heavily on them.

Why do you embed tweets in WordPress? Do you think embedded tweets are a good source of information?

Author: Robert Giaquinto

Updated on October 3, 2018

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