Twitter users no longer have to rely on third-party plug-ins for WordPress, as the company has just rolled out its first official plug-in for the blogging platform. It has been nine years since the micro-blogging website first launched, which means Twitter is more than late in launching the plug-in.
Benefits of Twitter’s new plugin
The new plug-in has many key features, including a one-click share button so visitors can instantly share posts on Twitter. It also enables users to embed tweets into blog posts and customize the color scheme of the embedded the tweets to match the site’s appearance.
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That’s not all, as the new plug-in also allows website owners to track Twitter-based ad campaigns on blogs. It also allows users to add follow buttons to the layout and build up cards.
What Twitter’s new plugin lacks
Those who are happy with their third-party Twitter plug-ins may want to keep their current plug-ins. This new option from Twitter doesn’t offer anything new, and, in some instances, it is rather lacking. Although it lets users embed individual tweets, it doesn’t let users embed feeds. This particular feature is one of the most popular features for third-party social plugins. The most appealing thing about this free plugin is that it provides a simple solution that will last.
Twitter has become a large platform for personalized connections. People use it to connect with their favorite celebrities, and businesses use it to connect with customers. Bloggers and website owners also like to use the site as well as other social media platforms to market their sites. Websites and blogs tend to go hand-in-hand these days, and that is why Twitter’s latest move is key. It not only benefits webmasters who use the micro-blogging platform, but it also benefits the company by making it an active player.