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Modern Media Tweet Shortcode


This plugin adds a ‘tweet’ shortcode to embed tweets using Twitter’s shortcode format,
for example:

[tweet ]

  1. The plugin uses Twitter’s statuses/oembed API endpoint to retrieve embedded tweets identified by the id at the end of the url in the shortcode parameter
  2. It caches retrieved tweets on the server to minimize API usage.
  3. Optionally, it adds the necessary javascript from Twitter in document <head>.
  4. Allows you to control the width of the embedded tweet.
  5. Fixes a clear:both; issue in Twitter’s CSS.
  6. Tweet functionality (e.g., retweet and follow buttons) can be displayed in multiple languages.


  • The shortcode in action
  • Admin Panel


  1. Upload the modern-media-tweet-shortcode directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Tweak your settings in Options > Embedded Tweets


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Contributors & Developers

“Modern Media Tweet Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed faulty directory layout which put the plugin in a subdirectory, breaking the plugin installation when installed from the Plugins > Add Plugin panel


  • Initial release.