Tweet Fader

Tweet Fader
Tweet Fader is a plugin for WordPress to show your latest tweets on your WordPress site. The Tweet Fader plugin will add a widget that will display the tweets in your sidebar.

The Tweet Fader widget uses JQuery’s fade in/out effect to display single tweets. It’s a clean and simple look integrated in your WordPress theme. It is possible to enable the timestamp at the tweets that will update live. The timestamp is based on Livestamp.


Check the live demo here under the header “Tweets” in the sidebar.



How do I install the Tweet Fader plugin?

You can install Tweet Fader using the built in WordPress plugin installer. Use the add “Upload” option to select the Tweet Fader zip file. If you download Tweet Fader manually, make sure it is uploaded to “/wp-content/plugins/Tweet-Fader/”.

Activate Tweet Fader in the “Plugins” admin panel using the “Activate” link.

Go to the “Appearance\Widgets” admin panel and add the Tweet Fader widget to the “Sidebar” or “Footer Area”.

Now the Tweet Fader widget is ready to be configured.

Which settings can I set and which are required?

With the current version the following settings can be set:

Widget header (optional):
The header text display above the widget.

Twitter name (required):
The name of your Twitter account.

Consumer key (required):
The consumer key from your twitter app.

Consumer key secret (required):
The consumer key secret from your twitter app.

Access token (required):
The access token from your twitter app.

Access token secret (required):
The access token secret from your twitter app.

Number of tweets (required):
The total amount of tweets that will be displayed.

Interval between tweets in seconds (optional):
The amount of seconds until the next tweet will be displayed. When the option is not set it will be 10 seconds.

Show timestamp at tweet:
Show the timestamp at the tweets (by default disabled).

Open link in a new window/tab:
This will open each link in a new window or tab (by default disabled).

Where can I download the Tweet Fader plugin?

Download the plugin from or

Download: Tweet Fader 1.3.0 @ Logitblog

Download: Tweet Fader @


Your theme must support widgets in order to use the Tweet Fader widget.

JQuery must be enabled in your theme. When all required Tweet Fader settings are configured and the tweets are not displayed, JQuery is probably not enabled in your theme. In order to enable JQuery try to add the following line in the “header.php” under the tag “<head>”:

<?php wp_enqueue_script(‘jquery’); ?>

A personal twitter app is required and can be created here.

Logon with your Twitter credentials.

Select Create new application

Provide a name, description and the link to your website.

Scroll down and click create access token (refresh again if the token is not shown).

Copy the “consumer key”, “consumer key secret”, “access token” and “access token secret” in the tweet fader widget.

Click save and enjoy tweet on your site!

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If you have any questions or problems please leave a comment or send a email to


4 thoughts on “Tweet Fader

  1. Hi Ryan,

    no worries, i fully understand that you can not make a custom solution to every comment.
    I now use less url’s in twitter and i’m fine with that.
    Thanks anyway

    • Hi Rene,

      Thank you for your comment. This is if i’m correct done automatically by Twitter.
      To be sure I will look into this, so I’ll keep you posted.


    • Hi Rene,

      As promised I took a look if this can be accomplished.
      URLs are automatically added to the text by twitter.
      The full URL is available in the API and can be used.
      The short URL must be detected and replaced by the full.
      More information about the API can be found here.
      I took a shot to build this but without success.
      Because my busy schedule I unfortunately don’t have the time to make a special build for you.
      I hoop you understand.


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