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QR Twitter Widget


Display your latest tweets in just a few clicks on your site.

A simple widget/shortcode which lets you add your latest tweets in your content or widget areas. Get started in just a few clicks and use the provided Widget/Shortcode to easily display your Tweets on your website.

There is no need to create a Twitter application and provides a nice interface to display your tweets in an easy way, just install the plugin and set the options.

It uses the official Twitter’s Embedded Timelines Widget functionality. Twitter offers embeddable timelines that allow you to display any public Twitter feed on your blog. These timelines are interactive, so readers can reply, retweet and favorite tweets straight from your blog or website.


  • Very easy to setup and use.
  • Don’t need to create an API.
  • Automatically detect your site language to load and display Twitter’s text components.
  • Display the latest Tweets from a Twitter account, lists, likes, or your curated collections.
  • Scripts only loaded when it’s necessary (only on those pages that contain the widget) improving the speed of your site.
  • You can blend your tweets professionally by customizing the link color, border color, background choice and other useful options.
  • Support for multiple Twitter accounts.
  • Multisite support.

Why do I develop and mantain this plugin?

I tried a lot of plugins (Jetpack included) and all of them load unnecessary JS and CSS scripts all over the site, even when the plugin/widget is not displayed. Every file/script loaded in your site generate extra requests for your server and affect your site load time, ending up affecting the final user experience.

That’s why I decided to develop this simple and easy plugin.

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  • That’s it! When you publish the post, it will look something like this.
  • Customize your twitter widget to blend with any WordPress theme.
  • Locate your timeline in your content, sidebar, footer or any widget area.


You can use the built in installer and upgrader, or you can install the plugin

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘QR Twitter Widget’
  3. Activate QR Twitter Widget from your Plugins page.


  1. Download QR Twitter Widget.
  2. Upload the ‘QR Twitter Widget’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate QR Twitter Widget from your Plugins page.

Once Activated

  1. Visit ‘Appearance > Widgets’
  2. Place the “QR Twitter Widget” on your sidebar/footer and customize the layout options.
  3. Configure your Twitter ‘Username’ and any other options as desired.
  4. Relax.


Shortcode attributes

twittertl user=”QROkes” limit=”0″ replies=”false” width=”325″ height=”500″ theme=”light” linkcolor=”#f96e5b” bordercolor=”#e8e8e8″ header=”true” footer=”false” border=”true” scrollbar=”false” background=”true”

Why my timeline is not shown in Private Browsing Mode?

In Private Browsing windows, browsers will block content loaded from domains that track users across sites.


November 2, 2020
Simply the best Twitter pluggin around. No joke!
March 5, 2020
Love it! everything i wanted in an easy to customize plugin, also looks great. No API required.
August 9, 2018
No idea why the bad rating but this is the first plugin that does not cost anything extra to eg. See pictures on the timeline. And you can customize it in color on the homepage. Thanks for the great plugin, as other developers can take example. Please keep it up and bring more updates out. Thank you.
September 3, 2016
Maybe Twitter changed things or I'm just missing something, but it doesn't seem possible to create a widget ID on your own account any more. only has an option to get some generated HTML that gives a link with some embedded widgets javascript. has a post here that shows their own ID data-widget-id="600720083413962752" that seems to work in your plugin however.
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Contributors & Developers

“QR Twitter Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“QR Twitter Widget” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



Release date: Oct 1th, 2019

  • Improvement: Support for lists, collections and likes.


Release date: Oct 22th, 2018

  • Tweak: Twitter officially deprecated widget settings.


Release date: Nov 15th, 2017

  • Tweak: Checkboxes instead some dropdown menus in admin section.
  • Some minor code optimization.


Release date: Jul 9th, 2017

  • New: Shortcode “twittertl”.
  • Tweak: Prevent empty parameter to be outputted.
  • Tweak: Prevent empty data-chrome parameters to be outputted as spaces.
  • Code re-structured.
  • Minimum PHP version 5.3.


Release date: May 12th, 2017

  • New: Widget Id is optional now.
  • Update: Twitter Widget JS.


Release date: March 12th, 2016

  • Translation ready.
  • Readme.txt updated.
  • Some minor fixes.


Release date: December 31th, 2015

  • Initial release.