10 Helpful jQuery Plugins to Incorporate Twitter into Blog/WebsiteBy Sam Deering
We all know that Twitter has been one of the most popular and prevailed social network all over the world for communication and discussions online. Bringing Twitter into your site will help you to attract visitors and advertise your content and the easiest way to integrate Twitter into website is widget created by Tweeter itself???
Not anymore, because there is more efficient and fruitful way to incorporate Twitter into your blog or website with ease. jQuery plugins give a great line of abilities to develop a huge number of different effects to your projects. Certainly, they are imprescriptible part of nowadays web design.
So here is the list of 10 jQuery plugins to incorporate Twitter into your blog or website. Enjoy!
1. Twitter API and jQuery Showcase: Display your Followers or Friends
Some of the features are: You can get your most recent 100 followers or friends Followers or friends are shown in sets …
3. Boastful – a new tweetback library for your blog
a jQuery plugin that grabs “tweetbacks” for your blog. Tweetbacks are like trackbacks- every time someone mentions your blog on Twitter, you can pull in those mentions and print them out on your blog.
4. jQuery quickie: Unlimited Scroll using the Twitter API
Time for another relatively simple jQuery tutorial, just like my previous jQuery quickie. This is a great technique that could be used on loads of websites. Instead of the regular pagination, where the user has to click to see the next page, unlimited scroll automatically loads the next page when the user is at the bottom.
5. jQuery Twitter Widget with @Anywhere support
jTweetsAnywhere is a jQuery Twitter Widget that simplifies the integration of Twitter services into your site.
6. Retweet Buttons
A jQuery Plugin for Custom, CSS Styled – Retweet buttons are all over the internet now. They are a handy for giving visitors a quick way to share a post. The topsy button has some customization, but not much. It just allows you to change color schemes.
7. Realtime Related Tweets Bar: Another jQuery Plugin
With all the buzz lately about Twitter real-time search. Why don’t you add a real-time tweets bar related to your posts from your twitter timeline or from anybody or even limit it by a geocode coordinates!
8. Who-Tweet Button : Fancy jQuery Plugin for Twitter
The Who part is about attributing the people who tweet your story by showing their Twitter pictures inside the retweet button. Topsy keeps a complete history about Twitter trackbacks of your links which I utilized in another jQuery plugin and inspired me with this idea.
9. A Twitter List Powered Fan Page
This allows us to use these new tools to create a widget that flips lists the other way around – a fan page you can put in your sidebar, that allows your visitors to fill in their twitter name and join a specially crafted fan list in your twitter account.
10. Latest Tweets Tooltip with jQuery
If you have a news website, it might be interesting for you to allow your users to see the latest tweets about a topic. Here is a jQuery plugin for showing the latest tweets about a certain word or phrase.