Twitt-Twoo Released

Twitt-Twoo 1.1

Twitt-Twoo is a simple little plugin that will allow you to update your Twitter status right from your blog’s sidebar. AJAX takes cares of the hard work, and means that your page doens’t even have to reload, allowing for quick and easy status updates.


  • Displays your latest Twitter status, and when it was last updated.
  • Displays your Twitter icon/avatar next your status.
  • Allows for easy updating of your status from the sidebar.
  • Updates using AJAX, so no page reload is required.
  • Provides a link to your personal Twitter page. eg.
  • Provides a link to your Twitter RSS feed.
  • Simple options page located in admin Options->Twitt-Twoo
  • Provides a ready-to-use widget/module.
  • Comes with a new Twitt-Twoo icon, inspired by the Feed and Share Icon projects.
  • NEW - Caches your last ‘Tweet’, to improve page load times.
  • NEW - Option to hide your Twitter image if you want to.

Twitt-Twoo in action

You can see it at work at the top of my sidebar on the right hand side. The images below outline the simple task of updating your Twitter status.

Twitt-Twoo - displaying status in sidebar This is how your status will be displayed in your sidebar, as you can see it shows your status, your icon/avatar and when your status was last updated.
Twitt-Twoo - editing status in sidebar After clicking on the ‘edit’ button you will be shown the field to enter your new status into, when your done click the ‘update’ button.
Twitt-Twoo - updating status via AJAX You will be shown a little ‘spinner’ to indicate that your status is being updated.
Twitt-Twoo - newly updated status is shown in sidebar Once your status has been successfully updated, you new status will be shown.


  1. Download the zip file and extract the contents.
  2. Upload to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate Twitt-Twoo from plugins page in Wordpress admin.
  4. Go to options->Twitt-Twoo in your Wordpress admin and enter your settings so that Twitt-Twoo know whos Twitter to show, and update.
  5. If you use the sidebar widget plugin then you should now have a Twitt-Twoo widget available for you to add to your sidebar. This also applies to users of k2-based themes such as K2, Reodable and Unwakable.
  6. If you prefer to manually edit your sidebar.php then this is the code that you will need to add:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘twitttwoo_display′)) { $twitt_twoo_user_name = get_option(‘twitt_twoo_user_name′); ?>
    <div class=“sb_twitttwoo”>
    <h2><a href=“<?php echo $twitt_twoo_user_name; ?>″ target=“_blank″>Twitt-Twoo</a></h2>
    <?php twitttwoo_display(); ?>
    <?php } ?>

     — OR — 

  7. If you wish to insert your own structure around the Twitt-Twoo output, you can just use this:

    <?php twitttwoo_display(); ?>

  8. Enjoy.


Please note that this plugin uses the json_decode function which is only found in PHP5, so if you aren’t running PHP5, then you won’t be able to use this plugin. Sorry for this restriction, I am working to find a way around it at the moment.

Download Twitt-Twoo 1.1 Now!
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If you have any problems with Twitt-Twoo please leave me a message in the support forum, and I will try to help you resolve any issues.

Also if you have any requests or suggestion for future versions I’d love to hear them.

Twitt-Twoo Support Forum


Version 1.1
Added caching of latest Tweet.
Added option to turn Twitter image on/off
Small changes to functionality to accommodate recent changes to the Twitter API.
Initial public release.

Leave a Comment on “Twitt-Twoo”

40 Responses to “Twitt-Twoo”

  1. Can it be used in China ?

  2. Tweety Pie Friday 1st May 2009

    Doesent work on a server running php5. No support.

    Another annoying plugin.

  3. Hi! love the template, but haven’t problem with spacing in the sidebar. The doesn’t seem to really be spacing the different categories. please help!

  4. For some reason, I cannot get this plugin to work. I installed it manually, added it in the sidebar as a widget, and it does in fact appear on my blog. However, it doesn’t display any twitter updates (it displays that 14290 days issue that some other people had), and I can’t post any new ones. When i click edit, the text box comes up, but I can’t type in it or click the update button. Strange… Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance, Salem

  5. Fatal error dodgy call on Line 91 of redo-twitt-too.php

    I hope that is useful in your debugging.

  6. Just get a message “14277 days ago”. No other response.

  7. Your plugin nearly killed my clients website!! Boo you!

  8. Good plugins. Thanks for work.

  9. This plugin is exactly what I wanted, but I can’t use it because my host only has PHP 4!

    Please find a way around it. :D

  10. i get redoable skin, look at

  11. If you use GoDaddy as your host, they are only supporting PHP 5.1.4. They also said they won’t be moving to 5.2 very soon bc of a security issue which may be BS, but oh well.

    Go Daddy SUCKS.

  12. Excellent plugin!!!

  13. Awe… we’re hoping that it could be compatible to php4…. I’m so lovin’ your theme, and I’m currently using the regular twitter badge. Awe…

  14. Dean,

    Can I ask who you’re host is? I need a new host, so I might as well find one that uses PHP5. I made the very unfortunate error of choosing Yahoo! for use with Wordpress, and it’s been a nightmare… they don’t even support most php calls.

    Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  15. Any word on an update for PHP4 compatibility? I really want to use this on my blog…

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