WHY & HOW to embed actual Twitter tweets in Wordpress posts and pages
Let's start with the obvious question ...
Why should you embed actual tweets on your Wordprerss website?
Well, the main reason is pretty simple ... An actual embedded Twitter feed looks much better than a simple quote or a screen capture ...
But, that's just the visual aspect ... The truth is that an embedded tweet comes with many benefits.
First of all, the embedded tweets have interactive features! From an embedded tweet, you readers can ...
- join the conversation with a simple reply to the tweet
- view the author's Twitter profile
- follow the tweet author
- mark the tweet as a favorite
- easily share the given conversation with their own Twitter followers
And needless to say, all of this happens right on your Wordpress website! Twitter will add a pop-up window, so the reader never leaves your site. Basically, you are adding an eye-catchy Twitter conversation launchpad to your website ...
More than that, if you embed a reply, Twitter posts not only the reply, but also the original tweet, giving you a conversation view! Which will help you to put individual tweets in context so they make more sense ...
The point: you can use this feature to easily and efficiently enhance your content, to drive more engagement and to establish social proof by sharing your Twitter conversations with a larger audience.
This is why I've decided to create this short tutorial, where I will show you how ridiculously easy is to embed actual Twitter tweets in your Wordpress website.
Let's do this!