Update: Twitter restricted their api a long time ago making this plugin useless.
I finished up my new WordPress plugin, and I’m excited to announce it here. It’s called TweetiePie and its’ purpose in life is to bring in your most recent updates from twitter and put them on your blog. This can be done by using a widget or as a direct function call. It’s super-easy to get your tweets on the sidebar. Simply supply your username, how many tweets you would like to display, and whether or not you would like to show the date. Here is a screen-shot of it in action at sixmonthexperiment.com:
It also linkifies hash tags and @replies and properly caches. In case you didn’t know, caching is used to minimize the times that your blog has to talk to twitter. This will speed up your site and keep twitter happy. It is called TweetiePie because it uses the SimplePie WordPress plugin to pull the tweets from twitter and cache them. TweetiePie requires version 2.8 of WordPress or higher. I’m not going to say much more than that since all of the technicalities and details are where it resides, in the WordPress plugin directory. Please leave all technical questions there and I’ll leave this space open for comments on how this plugin has helped you, if you absolutely hate it and think I suck, etc. etc. etc.