Running a WordPress-powered blog or website is a cinch because it’s unbelievably easy to use. But everyone is doing the same thing!
The drive to stand out and do something different is strong amongst bloggers trying to get an edge over others. This is where WordPress plugins come in.
Plugins for WordPress are incredibly simple to use, and yet they bring you awesome results. If you have a business WordPress site or blog and are considering using Twitter plugins to get more tweets and boost the traffic to your website, you will be pleased to know that there are scores of plugins that can help you in your quest.
However, with a large number of options comes a large amount of confusion! How do you know which plugins are going to give you the best results on your WordPress website?
To make matters simple for you, here is a quick review of some of the most interesting Twitter plugins for WordPress:
Establishing your authority and authenticity on Twitter can help boost your credibility. Prove that you are a go-to source by adding the Twitter Mentions as Comments plugin. It mines Twitter for people who are talking about you, and places their tweets with your existing comments on WordPress.
This plugin is perfect for those who want convenience when it comes to routinely tweeting posts and blog articles. It lets you schedule your tweets, and tweets out links to older posts automatically.
Have you noticed that the vast majority of your blog readers never bother to tweet the article they’ve just read? I’m sure you did.
But is there a way around it? Yes!
By giving them something great to quote, you will be able to channel more tweets toward your WordPress blog or website. TweetDis is a premium WordPress plugin that plants “tweetable quotes” into your articles that are perfect for lazy readers to pull into their Twitter updates.
There’s also a similar online service that can create “tweetable links” – Click To Tweet.
This WordPress plugin creates share buttons for Twitter as well as other social media sites like Facebook and Google+. It is perfect for when you want to share your blog posts on more than one platform in an easy manner.
Twitter is all about real-time information. This plugin automatically gathers tweets from a number of Twitter users at one time and displays it on your website, making it easy for your audience to have access to top-class tweets all the time, in real-time.
Do you run more than one social media profile? Would you like to get more engagement and followers on them?
Likehack is a WordPress plugin that allows you to share content that speaks to you. Not only can you pick content off Twitter but also from other sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.
Hashtags may have started out as a trend but it is one that is here to stay. If you like using hashtags within the content of your blog posts, Hashcore is the WordPress Twitter plugin you need.
This plugin makes it easy for your Twitter followers to leave comments on your WordPress website and blog by allowing them to access your comments section using their social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more.
Twitter cards can help your tweets stand out so you get more attention. This plugin allows you to add images or a summary of your links to each tweet.
10. Twitter Tools
Are you a Twitter fanatic? This plugin allows you to tweet from your blog, archive your tweets and more from your WordPress website. Definitely something worth checking.
That’s the end of our quick guide. As you can tell, we’ve tried to pick plugins that do totally different things. And in case you’re looking for something very specific and it has not been covered here – just google it. There are thousands (I guess even tens of thousands) of Twitter plugins of all kinds. There is absolutely no doubt that you’ll easily find what you need.
Tim Soulo calls himself an MMA marketer (which stands for “Mixed Marketing Arts”) and his focus is tactics and strategies that bring you either money or clients. Make sure to visit his personal blog at: BloggerJet.com.