A shortcode and a widget to display your twitter feed anywhere.

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Wolf Twitter is a WordPress plugin to display your twitter feed in your sidebar within a widget or anywhere in your post or page using the following shortcode:

[wolf_tweet username="wolf_themes" type="single|list" count="3"]

There is no need to register to an API anywhere, simply install the plugin and use your Twitter username to display your Twitter feed.

  • You can display a single tweet are a list of tweets.
  • This plugin uses a WordPress transient key to cache your twitter feed and displays it on your website.
  • The cache avoids bandwidth exceed on your twitter account and allows you to display your tweet even if twitter.com is temporary down.
Download v3.0.4

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Version: 3.0.4

Created: 4 years ago

Updated: 2 months ago

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Installation Instructions

  1. Upload the plugin zip folder by clicking on the "Download" button above.
  2. In your WordPress admin, go in plugins -> add new, and choose the "upload" option.
  3. Upload the plugin zip folder and click on "Activate plugin".


Being a free product, this plugin is distributed as-is without official support. Verified customers however, who have purchased a premium theme will have access to support for this plugin in the forums.


7th April 2017 - Version 3.0.4

  • Tweak: VC integration (for theme to come that use custom VC version)

18th February 2017 - Version 3.0.3

  • Tweak: Improved translation and added pot file

17th November 2016 - Version 3.0.2

  • Tweak: Set twitter username from user profile by default
  • Tweak: Added animation and animation delay shortcode attr (for Wolf Page Builder use)
  • Tweak: Decrease the cache duration to 1 hour
  • Fix: Set widget title by default for customizer
  • Note: Changelog versioning has an error. Anyway, we will start from 3.0.2 from now on.

03rd August 2016 - Version 2.1.2

  • Tweak: Added container div

25th February 2016 - Version 2.1.1

  • Fix: Fixed error message in customizer

4th November 2015 - Version 2.1.0

  • Tweak: Replace cURL by wp_remote_get
  • Tweak: Minor script improvements

19th August 2014 - Version 2.0.8

  • Tweak: Update for WP 4.3

1rst May 2015 - Version 2.0.7

  • Tweak: Updated PHP script (StormTwitter v2.1)
  • Tweak: Twitter replies are now exluded from feed

13th November 2014 - Version 2.0.6

  • Tweak: Use human_time_diff function to format date

5th November 2014 - Version 2.0.5

  • Tweak: Added shortcode options

24th March 2014 - Version 2.0.4

  • Tweak: Force disable list style for CSS compatiblity

28th August 2013 - Version 2.0.3

  • Tweak: Now uses the Wordpress update system

29th july 2013 - Version 2.0.2

  • Tweak: Improved regular expression for tag links in tweet

28th july 2013 - Version 2.0.1

  • Tweak: Improved error message display

12th june 2013 - Version 2.0

  • Fix: Update to twitter API 1.1

4th March 2013 - Version 1.0

  • Initial Release

124 thoughts on “Twitter Widget & Shortcode

  1. Jimmy

    I’m having the issue where I’m getting “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page” showing up instead of the tweet. I’m also have caching issues right now, so if you need to see the issue, go to another part of the site (like http://www.ambertheband.com/videos). The homepage is pulling a super old cached version…working on getting that too.

    But – you can see on the other pages that it’s not pulling the twitter feed. Not sure if it’s a twitter issue, but I read the article you linked to below and whitelisted the twitter.wolfthemes.com on CloudFlare to no avail. Is there a way to see the specific error that’s throwing this messaging on the site?


  2. Celia

    Just started working on a website for a friend with this plugin installed. He wants to change his twitter link to his new twitter account – how can I do this?

  3. J

    Hello. I have a few questions:

    (1) Is it possible to include retweets on this?
    (2) Is it possible to *exclude* replies?
    (3) How do I get the feed to update instantly? At the moment it takes a few hours to display the latest tweets.

    Many thanks!

  4. Will

    and it still continues to display that same tweet. And twitter is indeed up and running. I’ve waited about 20 minutes or so to see if it would refresh on it’s own, but no such luck. It’s a lovely plugin, but it isn’t of much use to me if it can’t remain current. Any ideas?

  5. Will

    How does the plugin know when to source from the cache versus the actual twitter feed. I’ve just installed the plugin and after deleting my latest tweet, the plug in continues to display it. I added another tweet, cleared all cache and cookies

  6. Edward

    Cool plugin! I found a something I thought I’d bring to your attention: In your get_twitter_feed function with the CURL request to: http://twitter.wpwolf.com/username/$username, you get a “Rate limit exceeded” error from twitter. That is one of the reasons why some of you are getting the error message ” Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page…” It would be nice if you can include this functionality inside of the plugin. Thanks!

    1. BrutalDesign

      To avoid that, the cache duration can be increase in the wolf-twitter.php file row 43.
      I have it set to 2 by default and I never had this issue with my own account.


  7. Brian

    Thank You. I love the plugin. Taking the list function further I was wondering if its possible to carousel single tweets?

  8. Rob Dickinson


    Great plugin! Thanks for making it available for free. Just wondering if you’re aware of any problems with the twitter ‘bird’ icon not displaying. I activated the plugin on my site and the tweets show up but they are not accompanied by the icon.

    Best wishes,

    1. BrutalDesign


      The twitter icon is part of the theme style.
      The plugin doesn’t have this icon by default


  9. Juan

    Hey man great theme. I am having an issue with the twitter plugin. It tells me it is unavailable. I talked to my hosting provider like you suggested on other posts…. but they tell me that YOUR server needs to grant access to my IP…

    Is this correct? How can I get it to work?

    1. BrutalDesign

      I’m pretty sure they are wrong. My server doesn’t access to your IP in any way. Your server get the twitter feed file from my server.

  10. Grant Senior

    Hi there,

    I’m using your Twitter widget code on the mentioned site. It works well, thanks, but I’d really like it to show more than one feed. Is there an option anywhere to change this?


  11. davco


    Same problem as @Case :-/
    “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page…”

    I have the last version 2.0.5.


  12. John K


    I like your twitter widget, but I have a couple of suggestions.

    1) Please add a ‘count’ option to the shortcode, so it can display more than 1 tweet at a time
    2) Please allow ‘$cache_duration’ to be less than an hour. I think 30 minutes minimum would be reasonable.


  13. Hype

    when I add the plug in, i either get a litle white box above and below the feed (like space bar marks) or around the bird

  14. Case


    I have the live theme that is great and I really appreciate the visual looks of the theme.. and also the wolf-twitter feature as shortcode, on the theme it works very well from design point of view, and also would be a great way to send quick updates onto the website via twitter too..

    However, I have huge problems with reliability of the plugin/shortcode.. It has been working great for about half of the time, and the other half of the time it is displaying the message “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page”.

    I checked the info on: http://help.wolfthemes.com/2013/11/28/wolf-twitter-my-twitter-feed-doesnt-work/ … but it provides no help as if it was a web hosting side problem, it shouldn’t fetch the feed at all, but it has been working okay on the website for many hours.

    First time when it “broke”, I did a change on the homepage, so I was afraid that the updating of the page made something go wrong, and the plugin changed to display the error message – but today, it happened the second time, and I wasn’t doing any changes to the website at all, but in fact noticed that the twitter plugin had went “down”, as I was checking the status on the website from my smartphone.

    Problem is, once it goes down, it stays down for hours and hours, with no idea how to fix it – and no idea when it may work again.

    It would be great to have some ideas how to further debug this problem, I’d love to have the feature on the homepage of our website, but in the current condition I had to remove the shortcode, because I can’t display on a live site this error message for many hours at a time.

    Any help and info would be highly appreciated, I would truly like to get the plugin working, as the design aesthetics side and the integration to the Live theme are great!

  15. dino

    hey just kicking off with your Live theme.. i love it!!
    Is there a way to reduce the size of the twitter banner on the home page?
    thx ~)

  16. Aldwin

    Trouvé pour twitter, y’avait le shortcode [bd_bigtweet] dans “page option”, mais pour caler la barre sociale à côté du menu c’est autre chose…

  17. Aldwin

    Ok on peut s’exprimer en français! Cool! Merci pour ce thème déjà, qui reprend les fonctions principales que l’on attend pour un site dédié à un artiste.
    Petit bémol cependant, je n’arrive pas à supprimer la ligne “The twitter API has updated to 1.1 version. You have to install the twitter plugin here and use the new shortcode [wolf_tweet username="your_twitter_id"].”

    Autre chose, pour intégrer les icones Facebook/Soundcloud à côté du menu on fait comment ?

    Merci d’avance.

  18. Jonathan

    Installed the newest version of the twitter widget, but on my website the twitter feed just says “Our Twitter feed is currently unavailable but you can visit our official twitter page”. Do I need to edit anything to put in my twitter handle so it will pull from it, or is it an issue with the widget?

  19. Iffy

    The twitter short code is displaying only on pages but not on homepage and below message is showing on homepage section. Could you please help as I can’t find
    exactly where i should put the short code as I have tried to put the code on top holder in ( Live Theme options) Layouts but i didn’t work.
    The twitter API has updated to 1.1 version. You have to install the twitter plugin here and use the new shortcode [wolf_tweet username="your_twitter_id"].

    Can you please advise .



  20. Alex

    Hi there! Was curious if you have any plans to make all the wolf plugins auto-update? It’s really annoying to constantly have to manually update them and it’s not simple to do. Please advise. Thanks!

    1. BrutalDesign

      All plugins have now an auto-update feature.
      Since Version 2.0.4 for the twitter plugin


  21. lisa


    my front page is showing your twitter plugin directions even though ive already installed the plugin and have twitter on my page. can you please remove the directions from my page?



  22. Lisa

    Hi I’ve figured it out. Thankyou. I put the shortcode in the home page and now see my twitter feed there. My new question is this: it doesn’t seem to change immediately to the latest tweet… How come? Thankyou.


  23. Lisa


    I’m still not sure where to put the short code. I want to create the big twitter feed that goes on the front page, so where in the dashboard do I insert the shortcode?



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