Useful WP plugin for embedding tweets

The announcement of a new function in led me to discover the existence of the Twitter Blackbird Pie plugin, which does this:
[blackbirdpie url=”″]
I’m finding a growing number of my blog posts being sparked by tweets, and this should be a cute method for embedding them, rather than simply linking out. Let’s see how it goes.

3 thoughts on “Useful WP plugin for embedding tweets”

  1. How’s this for customer service. When I started using the plugin on Friday, I noticed there was no way to style its appearance within the page. To be geeky for a second: there was no identifying class on the DIV tags it created for the embed – so I couldn’t, for example, give it a bit of breathing space.
    Late on Friday, I left a comment on the plugin creator’s blog. And he replied. And this morning, I’m seeing an alert in my WordPress dashboard, indicating there’s a plugin to update. Bradvin (?), thank you.

  2. Good spot – I downloaded it as soon as I saw your post. Tweets look resplendent on blog pages now, but I am not sure I am going to keep using it, simply because they look decidedly odd in an RSS feed, where more people tend to see them. I am not sure there is any way round that – though I am completely sure that if there is one, you are a lot more likely to spot it than I am.

  3. Fair point, Stefan… and something I was beginning to notice myself. I don’t think there’s a workaround as such: you’d need the plugin author to reconstruct the HTML markup around the tweets, to work a little better in a CSS-stripped context.

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