Twitter Profile Field is a simple WordPress plugin that gives the user a new field in the profile page to add in their Twitter username.
The pluhin also provides a shortcode which allows authors to display their, or others, Twitter usernames, optionally with a link, in posts, pages, and text widgets.
- Install Twitter Profile Field either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Go to your profile page (
Users > Your Profile) and enter your Twitter username under ‘Contact Info’
See the FAQ for instructions on how to use the shortcode.
- How do I use the shortcode?
- The shortcode is
jayjdkYou can use it in posts, pages, and text widgets. You can add several parameters to the shortcode if you want:
- How to use Twitter Profile Field in template files
- There’s two ways you can display your Twitter username in your template files:
<?php echo do_shortcode( 'jayjdk' ); ?>. You can use all the parameters listed under “How do I use the shortcode?”
<?php the_author_meta( 'twitter' ); ?>. If you use it outside the loop, you should add an user ID to it by using
<?php the_author_meta( 'twitter', 1 ); ?>where 1 is the user ID. This will continue to work even after you remove the plugin (but the usernames can’t be edited then).
- It don’t work – What should I do?
- First of all, make sure that the plugin is activated. If you add the to your theme file(s), make sure that you use
<?php the_author_meta('twitter', 1); ?>if it’s OUTSIDE the loop.
- Overhauled the plugin code
httpslinks to the Twitter profiles
- Removed the dashboard widget
- The plugin can now be translated
- Danish translation added
- Tested with WordPress 3.7.1
- Tested up to WordPress 3.2.1
- Added the
useridparameter to the shortcode
- Tested with 3.0
- No 2.8 support anymore
- Better code
- Uses the new 2.9 user_contactmethods for 2.9 users
- Adds a Dashboard widget
- Initial Release