Tweet2Post is a WordPress plugin that allows you to import tweets as posts. You can define hashtags to control which tweets are imported, you have the option to link hashtags to post categories, and you can define a default category for post without a category hashtag. Tweet2Post is an awesome content generator that can run on full auto-pilot, filling your website with relevant information. Best of all – it’s free!
The plugin was born when a client requested the features it offers to be included on their website. After browsing through all the available plugins, I quickly realized that there is no plugin that can simply be downloaded and adjusted in order to give my client the functionalities they required.
I didn’t feel like starting from scratch, so I downloaded the defunct ‘Tweets As Posts’ plugin by Chandesh Parekh as a base. After some 50+ hours of hacking and coding, I finally had the prototype ready. It had all the features required to be implemented on my client’s WordPress installation.
Once the plugin was successfully deployed on my client’s site, I decided to share it with the greater WordPress community. As a first step, I setup this website featuring a support section and a feature request section. Next came the submission to WordPress.org’s plugins archive, so people can easily find and install Tweet2Post. Once the plugin was approved, I could upload the plugin and it started to be listed in the WordPress Plugins.
And that’s where we are right now – a few people have stumbled upon the plugin, I am anxiously waiting for some feedback, and I am thinking about doing some promotion on the twitterverse.
To be continued…