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How to Embed Actual Tweets in WordPress Blog Posts

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How to Embed Actual Tweets in WordPress Blog Posts

As a blogger, do you get an urge to quote a tweet from somebody in your blog post? We know we do. Did you know that WordPress allows you to easily embed actual tweets in your posts and pages? In this article, we will show you how to embed tweets in WordPress blog posts.

Starting in WordPress 3.4, WordPress added Twitter as an oEmbed provider. What this means is that you don’t need to install any plugins or configure any settings.

Simply go to Twitter and find the tweet that you want to embed. You need to get the URL of that status. When you click on the tweet, it will expand and show you several options. Click on the Details link.

Tweet Details

When you click on the details link, it will take you to the page with the independent tweet. Copy the URL of that page. It will look something like this:


Simply paste it in a separate line of your post. Note: Be sure to remove the space. We had to add it, so it would not execute.

Once you do that, it will display the actual tweet:

That’s all you have to do to embed actual tweets in your WordPress blog posts and pages. We hope you found this article useful. For questions and feedback please leave a comment below. Also don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.

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  • Edikan

    Please, I will like to ask a question about twitter but outside this particular topic.

    Twitter have an automatic link shortening service using but it is not working in my Twitter’s profile page. but it works on my facebook page when shared from my WordPress website, since my twitter is connected to my facebook.

    I have tried rectifying this problem but cannot and it seems twitter doesn’t have a help center where i can contact them to tell them this.

    Please how can i solve this.

  • joshie

    Thought it didn’t work at first. You actually have to go to Preview mode to see it, it won’t appear in the editor.