Twitter Counter WordPress plugin

Twitter Counter


Twitter Counter

plugin allows you to integrate buttons on your blog.

Additionally, you can add the Widget to your blog, which shows which users recently visited your blog or website.

Manually add where you would like to display the badge / remote or use the sidebar widgets instead.


  • Display TwitterCounter buttons. Multiple options are available
  • Display Twitter Widget
  • Sidebar widgets allow you to add one or more buttons and widgets
  • Complete customization from within the comfort of WordPress Admin
  • Clean uninstall if you choose to delete the plugin (but why would you!)



  1. Download TwitterCounter.
  2. Extract the contents of to wp-content// folder. You should get a folder called twittercounter.
  3. Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin.
  4. Goto Settings > TwitterCounter and enter your Twitter username
  5. Add <?php do_action('echo_tc'); ?> to your theme file where you want to display the counter or use the WordPress widget
  6. Add <?php do_action('echo_twitter_widget'); ?> to your theme file where you want to display the counter or use the WordPress widget


  1. twittercounter screenshot 1

    Twitter Counter Button options in WP-Admin

  2. twittercounter screenshot 2

    Twitter Widget options in WP-Admin

  3. twittercounter screenshot 3

    Custom Styles options in WP-Admin

  4. twittercounter screenshot 4

    Twitter Counter Button Widget settings

  5. twittercounter screenshot 5

    Twitter Widget widget settings


Latest in 1.6.3

  • Modified: Renamed ald-twittercounter.php to twittercounter.php
  • Modified: Changed echo_twitter_remote to echo_twitter_widget
  • Modified: Twitter Widget code has been updated to the latest version
  • Modified: Brand you admin interface
  • Modified: Complete code cleanup
  • Modified: Deleted obsolete buttons

Read previous entries in the changelog.

Support the Development

Writing and testing plugins takes a good amount of time. If you like the plugin and find it useful and would like to donate something for my work please do click the Paypal Donate button below. The payment is secure. I haven’t filled in any amount. Feel free to donate what you please. Any amount is welcome. Thank you :)


All files and their contents are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Questions or Bugs

Known Bugs

Please use the support forum if you have any questions or would like to report any bugs.


The following translations are available:


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  1. Thanks for the plugin :)

  2. thanks, but I would love to see a “text-only” output instead of the button.

  3. This is something I plan on including in the next version.

  4. Very cool plugin.. I just activated it in my site and it complements it very well! Thanks Ajay! :-)

  5. I never tried Twitter since I still have no friends to follow.. well I will try this for sure

  6. What are the advantages of using the plugin versus just adding the HTML code given by Twitter Counter?Please advise.

  7. Mainly that you don’t need to edit the template files.

  8. Dirty Blue Widgets
    November 15, 2008 - 1:40 pm


    Thanks for such a sweet plugin. I’ve been looking to integrate some of my blogs with twitter, and this proved to be helpful in my pursuit. If we wanted to get this in our WP header, would we still have to tweak the sidebar.php file in addition to the header.php one?

  9. Am a bit confused by this question? When you say add to WP Header, where and why exactly?

  10. Clean Red Widgets
    November 18, 2008 - 9:02 am


    I think he wants his twitter plugin at the top of his wordpress theme, which probably has a header.php file. I would assume it would work but it may not look great with css formatting and all. Either way, excellent plugin recommendation, thanks for posting it.

  11. Very nice plug-in. There are some other Twitter based WP plug-ins out there, but this is the first one I’ve seen that shows the badges. Well done.

  12. hey ppl… thanks!! vewwi nice plugin.. now i can display the number of followers ..



  13. marian mccanless
    November 26, 2008 - 3:34 am

    I like this plugin…although I’m not sure I want know just how unpopular Iam.

  14. Thanks for the cool plug in! I use a different plug in currently for Twitter, but I’m going to switch over to this to show the number of followers (now that I have over 350).


  15. Great plugin- all up and running – many many thanks for your work here

  16. Please tell me the translation file “.po” file to where? I translate “zh_TW.po” file, but put it in the folder is invalid.

  17. @Carrie, is there some error that you are getting?

  18. @Ajay, I mean that I was translate this plugins to my local languages, I had a ?zh_TW.po? file, but I don’t konw this file isn’t work? I put it into folder, but still isn’t work.

    So, what can I do? Please tell me!

  19. Does this work for other plugins?

    I think you need to call it twittercounter-zh_TW.po

  20. @Ajay, if I need to call it ?twittercounter-zh_TW.po? code, where add this code? In ? or ?ald-twittercounter.php? file?

  21. You need to translate the file and call the generated .po file as “twittercounter-zh_TW.po” instead of “zh_TW.po”

  22. @Ajay, yes, I were call the generated .po file as ?twittercounter-zh_TW.po? instead of ?zh_TW.po?.

    But, that still isn’t work,so I give up that, just use defaut file, that’s it.

    And still say thank you for your plugins!

  23. This is good tip. I will try this plugin on my blog. thanks for this.:-)

  24. Hi, Ajay.
    i found your plugin when searching twitter button at and they recommended your plugin.
    i just ask you as i’m newbie, where i have to put in my theme?
    sidebar, or index, or header?


    • Erina, you can put this anywhere you want in the theme. Or use can use the sidebar widget (Appearances > Widget) to add this

  25. I was looking for a twitter counter plugin and I found this one, together with more recent ones, but this one seems to be the one that works better.

    Good job! Thanks!

  26. I decided to try TwitterCounter plugin, because before I had a lot of problems with similar plugins. So far the plugin works fine and I’m pretty happy. In a few days I will share my observations.

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