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WordPress 3 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung, Ric Shreves

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Integrating a Twitter stream into your site

Twitter is a free micro blogging service that allows you to post short messages (less than 140 characters). Given the popularity of Twitter, we thought to include a recipe that allows you to integrate Twitter streams into your WordPress site.

There are quite a few plugins out there that let you bring Twitter content into your site. The Twitter Goodies Widget profiled in this recipe was chosen due to its flexibility and the fact that it relies on functionality provided directly by Twitter. The plugin allows you to display all four of the widget styles provided by Twitter and you can show these either in your site's widgets, or in your content items through the use of a shortcode.

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