Three Fun Twitter Plug-Ins for WordPress, Part I: Tweet Highlights

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Hi everyone, and welcome to Tubetorial. I’m Lorraine Nepomuceno.

Today, I thought we would do something a little more fun with WordPress and Twitter. If you use Twitter a lot, and are looking for ways to integrate it with your WordPress-powered blog- other than the usual “latest tweets” widget- you’ll enjoy the three plug-ins I’m about to show you.

First up is something called Tweet Highlights from Rooh.It. This is a fun plug-in because it gives your blog readers a sort of virtual highlighter pen. Let me show you how it works.

So I’ve downloaded and installed the plug-in on my personal blog. Now I just have to activate it.

Once it’s activated, I’m going to the plug-in’s Settings page. As you can see here, I can select whether I want the “highlighter pen” graphic to show on the left or right side of the page, how far to place it from the top, and the style I want to use. I’m just leaving it at the defaults, so you can see how it works without changing anything. I save changes, and now let’s take a look at the plug-in in action on my blog.

And there it is. To get started using this plug-in, just click on the “Share Highlighted Page” button down here- and you can highlight any text, and immediately send it to Twitter as a tweet. A little window pops up, and you’re given a direct URL to the highlights- and if you click on See more Functionality, you can add tags or notes, or send the highlights not just to Twitter, but to Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and other places as well.

There’s a highlighter pen graphic over here on the right side of the page, which can also be used the same way- simply click on it, then start highlighting away!

Obviously, this is a useful plug-in not just for your readers but for yourself as well- you can instantly select parts of any of your blog posts and send them to your Twitter followers.

In Part 2, we’ll be looking at another fun way to integrate Twitter and WordPress.

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