How to: Display your number of tweets in full text mode on your WordPress blog

April 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Twitter is obviously a very useful tools for bloggers. Did you ever wanted to know how many times your posts are sent to Twitter by your readers? If yes, just read on and learn how to know it, and display it on your blog, in full text mode.

paste the following function in your functions.php file:

<?php
function tweets($url){
  $content = file_get_contents("http://api.tweetmeme.com/url_info?url=".$url);
  $x = new SimpleXmlElement($content);  
  $tweets = $x->story->url_count;
  echo "Tweets: ".$tweets;  
}

Once done, you can get the number of tweets for any web page you want, for exemple:

<?php tweets("http://www.wprecipes.com"); ?>

To automatically display how many times your posts has been tweet, open the single.php file file and paste the following code:

<?php tweets($post->permalink); ?>