How to display your latest tweets on your WordPress blog without any plugin

February 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

If you’re using Twitter, you maybe want to display your latest tweets on your blog. You can use a plugin for that, or you can use this code to display your tweets without using any plugin.

Simply paste the following code anywhere in your theme files, where you want the tweets to be displayed.
Don’t forget to update the code with your username on line 3. Max items to display can be defined on line 4.

<?php
include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php');
$rss = fetch_feed('https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=catswhocode');
$maxitems = $rss->get_item_quantity(3);
$rss_items = $rss->get_items(0, $maxitems);
?>

<ul>
<?php if ($maxitems == 0) echo '<li>No items.</li>';
else
// Loop through each feed item and display each item as a hyperlink.
foreach ( $rss_items as $item ) : ?>
<li>
<a href='<?php echo $item->get_permalink(); ?>'>
<?php echo $item->get_title(); ?>
</a>
</li>
<?php endforeach; ?>
</ul>

Thanks to Smashing Magazine for this great code!

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