A shortcode and a widget to display your twitter feed anywhere.
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Wolf Twitter is a WordPress plugin that includes a widget and a shortcode to display your twitter feed.

[wolf_tweet username="wp_wolf" type="single|list" count="3"]

This plugin uses a wordpress transient key to cache your twitter feed and display it on your website.

The cache avoids bandwidth exceed on your twitter account and allows you to display your tweet even if twitter.com is temporary down.

Download v2.0.6.1


Created: 2 years ago

Updated: 45 years ago

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Installation Instructions

  1. Upload the plugin zip folder by clicking on the "Download" button above.
  2. In your WordPress admin, go in plugins -> add new, and choose the "upload" option.
  3. Upload the plugin zip folder and click on "Activate plugin".

Being a free product, this plugin is distributed as-is without official support. Verified customers however, who have purchased a premium theme will have access to support for this plugin in the forums.


13 November 2014 - Version

  1. Use human_time_diff function to format date

5 November 2014 - Version 2.0.6

  1. Added shortcode options

24 March 2014 - Version 2.0.5

  1. Force disable list style for CSS compatiblity

16 October 2013 - Version 2.0.4

  1. Now uses the Wordpress update system

28 August 2013 - Version 2.0.3

  1. Now uses the Wordpress update system

29 july 2013 - Version 2.0.2

  1. Improved regular expression for tag links in tweet

28 july 2013 - Version 2.0.1

  1. Improved error message display

12 june 2013 - Version 2.0

  1. Update to twitter API 1.1

4 March 2013 - Version 1.0

  1. Initial Release

113 thoughts on “Twitter Widget & Shortcode

  1. Lisa 1 year ago


    I’m still not sure where to put the short code. I want to create the big twitter feed that goes on the front page, so where in the dashboard do I insert the shortcode?



  2. Lisa 1 year ago

    Hi I’ve figured it out. Thankyou. I put the shortcode in the home page and now see my twitter feed there. My new question is this: it doesn’t seem to change immediately to the latest tweet… How come? Thankyou.


  3. lisa 1 year ago


    my front page is showing your twitter plugin directions even though ive already installed the plugin and have twitter on my page. can you please remove the directions from my page?



  4. lisa 1 year ago

    ive figured it out myself by reading another post on the forum!


  5. Alex 1 year ago

    Hi there! Was curious if you have any plans to make all the wolf plugins auto-update? It’s really annoying to constantly have to manually update them and it’s not simple to do. Please advise. Thanks!

    1. BrutalDesign 1 year ago

      All plugins have now an auto-update feature.
      Since Version 2.0.4 for the twitter plugin


  6. Iffy 1 year ago

    The twitter short code is displaying only on pages but not on homepage and below message is showing on homepage section. Could you please help as I can’t find
    exactly where i should put the short code as I have tried to put the code on top holder in ( Live Theme options) Layouts but i didn’t work.
    The twitter API has updated to 1.1 version. You have to install the twitter plugin here and use the new shortcode [wolf_tweet username="your_twitter_id"].

    Can you please advise .



  7. Jonathan 1 year ago

    Installed the newest version of the twitter widget, but on my website the twitter feed just says “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page”. Do I need to edit anything to put in my twitter handle so it will pull from it, or is it an issue with the widget?

  8. Aldwin 1 year ago

    Ok on peut s’exprimer en français! Cool! Merci pour ce thème déjà, qui reprend les fonctions principales que l’on attend pour un site dédié à un artiste.
    Petit bémol cependant, je n’arrive pas à supprimer la ligne “The twitter API has updated to 1.1 version. You have to install the twitter plugin here and use the new shortcode [wolf_tweet username="your_twitter_id"].”

    Autre chose, pour intégrer les icones Facebook/Soundcloud à côté du menu on fait comment ?

    Merci d’avance.

  9. Aldwin 1 year ago

    Trouvé pour twitter, y’avait le shortcode [bd_bigtweet] dans “page option”, mais pour caler la barre sociale à côté du menu c’est autre chose…

  10. dino 1 year ago

    hey just kicking off with your Live theme.. i love it!!
    Is there a way to reduce the size of the twitter banner on the home page?
    thx ~)

  11. Case 1 year ago


    I have the live theme that is great and I really appreciate the visual looks of the theme.. and also the wolf-twitter feature as shortcode, on the theme it works very well from design point of view, and also would be a great way to send quick updates onto the website via twitter too..

    However, I have huge problems with reliability of the plugin/shortcode.. It has been working great for about half of the time, and the other half of the time it is displaying the message “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page”.

    I checked the info on: http://help.wpwolf.com/2013/11/28/wolf-twitter-my-twitter-feed-doesnt-work/ … but it provides no help as if it was a web hosting side problem, it shouldn’t fetch the feed at all, but it has been working okay on the website for many hours.

    First time when it “broke”, I did a change on the homepage, so I was afraid that the updating of the page made something go wrong, and the plugin changed to display the error message – but today, it happened the second time, and I wasn’t doing any changes to the website at all, but in fact noticed that the twitter plugin had went “down”, as I was checking the status on the website from my smartphone.

    Problem is, once it goes down, it stays down for hours and hours, with no idea how to fix it – and no idea when it may work again.

    It would be great to have some ideas how to further debug this problem, I’d love to have the feature on the homepage of our website, but in the current condition I had to remove the shortcode, because I can’t display on a live site this error message for many hours at a time.

    Any help and info would be highly appreciated, I would truly like to get the plugin working, as the design aesthetics side and the integration to the Live theme are great!

  12. Hype 1 year ago

    when I add the plug in, i either get a litle white box above and below the feed (like space bar marks) or around the bird

  13. John K 1 year ago


    I like your twitter widget, but I have a couple of suggestions.

    1) Please add a ‘count’ option to the shortcode, so it can display more than 1 tweet at a time
    2) Please allow ‘$cache_duration’ to be less than an hour. I think 30 minutes minimum would be reasonable.


    1. BrutalDesign 1 year ago

      Thx for the suggestion, good ideas indeed

  14. davco 1 year ago


    Same problem as @Case :-/
    “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page…”

    I have the last version 2.0.5.


  15. Grant Senior 9 months ago

    Hi there,

    I’m using your Twitter widget code on the mentioned site. It works well, thanks, but I’d really like it to show more than one feed. Is there an option anywhere to change this?


  16. Juan 8 months ago

    Hey man great theme. I am having an issue with the twitter plugin. It tells me it is unavailable. I talked to my hosting provider like you suggested on other posts…. but they tell me that YOUR server needs to grant access to my IP…

    Is this correct? How can I get it to work?

    1. BrutalDesign 6 months ago

      I’m pretty sure they are wrong. My server doesn’t access to your IP in any way. Your server get the twitter feed file from my server.

  17. Dustin 7 months ago

    I am getting this error ” Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page @angiputney.”

  18. Rob Dickinson 6 months ago


    Great plugin! Thanks for making it available for free. Just wondering if you’re aware of any problems with the twitter ‘bird’ icon not displaying. I activated the plugin on my site and the tweets show up but they are not accompanied by the icon.

    Best wishes,

    1. BrutalDesign 6 months ago


      The twitter icon is part of the theme style.
      The plugin doesn’t have this icon by default


  19. henry stewart 4 months ago


    I need to exclude direct tweets, so things like personal tweets to (eg) british airways aren’t included. Is there an option to do this?


  20. Katie Keith 4 months ago

    Hi, thanks for the plugin. Is it possible to exclude direct tweets that were sent to another Twitter account? Many thanks

    1. BrutalDesign 4 months ago


      Unfortunately no