Are you looking for easy ways to integrate your Twitter feed into your website?
Displaying your Twitter feeds on your WordPress lets you easily give regular updates to your website visitors. Cross-promoting your tweets to your website is also a great way to boost user engagement and increase your Twitter followers.
Done right, it can even help skyrocket your sales and grow your business!
So in this post, we’ll show you different ways to integrate your Twitter feeds into your WordPress website.
And the best part? Every Twitter integration has links to step-by-step tutorials so you can easily embed them on your WordPress.
Ready to start integrating your Twitter feeds into your site? Let’s dive in by talking about the different Twitter integration examples below.
1. Live Twitter Feed
One of the most popular ways to integrate Twitter is to embed a live Twitter feed into your website.
Usually, embedded Twitter feeds contain tweets from your own user account, like the example below where we showed the latest tweets from our Smash Balloon account in Twitter.
You can display a live Twitter feed to promote your brand’s announcements. For example, you can use it to tweet about an upcoming sale you’ll have. You can also use it to promote a brand new feature that you’ll add to your products.
You can add a relevant Twitter feed to your website to boost your audience reach as well.
How? It’s simple. Instead of showing your tweets to your Twitter followers only, you can also show your tweets to targeted traffic who are already interested in your brand: your website visitors.
Plus, embedded Twitter feeds contain a follow button to encourage your website visitors to subscribe to your tweets. Right on your website.
To embed a live Twitter feed on your website, the easiest way is to use a trusted WordPress plugin like Custom Twitter Feeds Pro. Using this newbie-friendly plugin, we embedded and customized WPBeginner’s live twitter feed on WordPress in under 5 minutes!
Want to try this for your own website? Sure, you can! Just take a look at this tutorial on how to embed a Twitter feed on WordPress in just 5 easy steps today.
2. Branded Hashtag Tweets
Another way to integrate Twitter feeds into your website is by adding a branded hashtag feed to your homepage. It’s an effective way to drive more sales to your business using the power of social proof.
For example, Starbucks used their branded hashtag #OatMilk to celebrate the launch of their new beverages. The company added this hashtag to their tweets, which encouraged fans to do the same when talking about their promotional beverages.
As a result, thousands of tweets using the branded hashtag were generated by users worldwide. Talk about free marketing by your brand ambassadors, right? With the help of Custom Twitter Feeds Pro, we easily recreated Starbucks’s hashtag feed, like this:
To do this, first you need to come up with a branded hashtag of your own. Encourage your customers to use this hashtag on their tweets. Then, you just need to curate these tweets before adding them to your site.
Since Twitter doesn’t let you easily embed hashtag feeds on your website, the best tool you can use is Custom Twitter Feeds Pro. With its user-friendly design, you can easily add a hashtag feed to your WordPress — no coding needed!
For a step-by-step guide on how to embed a Twitter hashtag feed on WordPress, check out this tutorial.
3. Twitter Testimonials
Did you know that customer testimonials can increase sales by 10%?
So if you’re looking into increasing your revenue while getting more Twitter followers, why not embed a Twitter mentions timeline on your website?
By adding a mentions feed, you can easily display positive customer testimonial tweets that mention your Twitter username. In fact, if you add these Twitter testimonials on your sales page, you can even boost customer conversions by a whopping 34%!
In the example below, SeedProd, the best landing page builder for WordPress, showed their customer testimonial tweets by embedding a mentions feed on their sales page.
This Twitter integration strengthen’s brand credibility because it shows potential customers that your business is trusted and happily recommended by your existing users.
And since 83% of people trust reviews over advertising, it’s a simple way to get more sales — with minimal effort on your part.
The not-so-good news? Twitter doesn’t give you an option to add a mentions feed to your website.
The good news? We’ve got you covered.
Simply install Custom Twitter Feeds Pro to your website, connect it to your Twitter account and let it do all the hard work for you. You just need to check or uncheck options and you’re ready to go.
Here’s how easy it is to use: even with no technical knowledge or background in design, we created a mentions timeline for Smash Balloon’s Twitter account in just a few minutes:
Want to integrate this type of Twitter feed into your website? Take a peek at this handy guide on how to embed a mentions timeline to your website so you can try it out for yourself.
4. Twitter Sidebar Widget
Another way to integrate your Twitter feeds into your WordPress is by embedding a Twitter sidebar widget. Since it’s added to your sidebar area, your social media content is seen by your visitors — no matter which page they’re on.
You can choose to add a hashtag feed, a mentions feed or a user feed to your sidebar area, depending on what business goal you’d like to achieve:
- Hashtag feed: Increase sales by showing tweets of users who happily use your brand in their daily lives
- Mentions feed: Get more customers by showing tweets of users tagging you and recommending your brand to their friends
- User feed: Boost user engagement by showing tweets directing users to your latest products or newest blog posts
What’s helpful about embedding a Twitter widget on your sidebar is that you save lots of time because your tweets are updated regularly — no need to manually add your tweets one by one.
Plus, if you use Custom Twitter Feeds Pro to create and customize your Twitter widgets, your feeds effortlessly look fantastic right out of the box.
Why? That’s because the plugin automatically copies your existing website’s theme, style, font and background color. So, your Twitter widgets match your brand’s visual identity, even if you’re not tech-savvy!
To get started, check out this nifty tutorial on how to embed a live Twitter widget on your WordPress website today.
5. Twitter Carousel
Ever wanted to add a Twitter slideshow to your website?
It’s a useful way to integrate Twitter into your website so you can market your products and advertise your business, without overwhelming your website visitors.
Also, since you’re letting your users choose how to consume your tweets, you’re encouraging them to interact with your brand more. This helps users stay longer on your site, which is great for improving your SEO and boosting your rankings.
Again, Twitter doesn’t have an easy way for you to customize your feed’s layout. When you use their platform, you’d need to manually tweak code snippets or hire a developer to display your tweets in a sliding horizontal layout.
We’re here to help you out. By using Custom Twitter Feeds Pro, you can quickly set up and display your Twitter carousel feed on your website in 3 easy steps:
- Install the plugin to your website
- Connect it to your Twitter account
- Choose the carousel layout by checking on it
And you’re done!
We hope this post helped you learn about the different ways you can integrate your Twitter feeds into your website. By following the linked tutorials, you can create, customize and display your Twitter feeds on WordPress — easily, quickly and hassle-free.
Your upgraded Twitter marketing campaign is now within your reach.
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