As the question suggests, I'm looking for a plugin that can cycle through my latest five tweets one at a time, and via Javascript/jQuery, it automatically rotates between the tweets on a set interval.

I've looked at quite a few, and all of them can only either show one or multiple, but with no automatic cycling.

Thanks in advance.


Nice idea for a plugin!
I started to write one with Widget, Shortcode and Options page but will have to take on it later on...

Meanwhile, I've published the bare bone, that is: a plugin for doing a Tweet Cycler Widget.

The CSS adjustments and the Cycle plugin configuration have to be done directly in the code, check the FAQ.
Here's an excpert of the ReadMe:

Tuit Cycler

WordPress plugin for displaying a Widget with x numbers of Tweets from a specific user. Displays one tweet at a time, and rotates them using the jQuery Cycle Plugin.


Based on this WordPress Question, by Anriëtte Combrink.

Uses jQuery Cycle Plugin and jQuery Easing.

Function for grabbing the Tweets grabbed from the plugin Twitter Hash Tag Shortcode, by Bainternet.

A little trick for registering the Javascript files only when Widget active from this WordPress Answer, by One Trick Pony.

A little touch of style in the Widget admin area from this WordPress Q&A, by Jan Fabry.


Tuit Cycler

  • Thank you very much, I already installed this, only problem is it doesn't fetch tweets from the specified Twitter user. Can you look into this? May 15 '12 at 8:41
  • @AnriëtteCombrink - Sooorry, I made a last minute var name change and bugged it... Updated the Git, should be all k now...
    – brasofilo
    May 15 '12 at 13:35

while I can't offer a simple plugin solution right offhand it'd be really simple to build the functionality with twitter.js and jQuery cycle with minimal knowledge of js/jQuery.

Read up on how to implement twitter.js here: http://remysharp.com/2007/05/18/add-twitter-to-your-blog-step-by-step/

cycle https://github.com/malsup/cycle

basically just setup your twitter.js to call in 5 most latest, wrap them in a container LI's and set cycle to cycle those LI's.

  • Thanks for pointing the Cycle plugin, it was of good use :o)
    – brasofilo
    May 15 '12 at 0:01
  • My only problem is, I want to keep it updatable from a client POV. I can do the code fine, it's just it needs to be editable by client. May 15 '12 at 8:40

try my plugin Twitter Hash Tag Shortcode witch lets you display the most recent twitter status updates for a particular hash tag in your posts/pages using shortcode.


[hashtag_tweets hashtag="YOUR_TAG" number="5"]
  • I did a good use of your code too, Bainternet! Also found a glitch and posted it in the plugin forum.
    – brasofilo
    May 15 '12 at 0:14
  • This is not really what I want, seeing that it only does hashtags, and I need specific tweets from a specific Twitter user. May 15 '12 at 8:41
  • set your tag as you name
    – Bainternet
    May 15 '12 at 11:48

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