How to Embed Tweets on Your Website

Tweets from Twitter have been popping up all over the place, and they’re getting displayed fancier than ever.  But, they’re not just great looking…they’re also very functional.  You can Follow a user, link to them, Reply, Retweet, and Favorite.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:

Have you ever wondered how people are doing this?  It’s actually incredibly simple.

From WordPress

If you’re running a WordPress blog and have updated your blog to the newest version, the process really couldn’t be easier.  All you need to do in the newest version of WordPress is copy the URL of a Tweet from Twitter and then paste it into WordPress on its own line.

Copy the URL

Then just paste it into its own line in WordPress:

Paste the URL on its own line in WordPress

Following those simple steps in WordPress will render this way in updated versions of WordPress:

Not WordPress

Don’t worry, all you non-Wordpress users, you can get the exact same result…with just a little more work.

You need to go to Twitter and find the Tweet that you would like to embed:

Expand the Tweet

Click the Details link:

Click Details

Click the Embed this Tweet link:

Click the Embed this Tweet link

Then all you need to do is choose the options of alignment that you want in your post, copy the HTML, and paste it into your website.

Copy the Embed Code

As you can see, no matter what platform you’re using, they’ve made it pretty easy to pull this off.

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My name is Luke, and I’m the Online Media Manager for a technology company, photographer, husband, and father. You can see a snapshot of some of my work at LukeCoburn.com. I cheer for the Red Sox and am completely in love with my wife and four little princesses.

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