Twitter Avatar Reloaded

Stores Twitter username together with comments and replaces gravatar with twitter avatar.

Author:Sudar (profile at
WordPress version required:3.8
WordPress version tested:3.9.1
Plugin version:2.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:15-03-2010
Last updated:12-07-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Twitter avatar reloaded Plugin adds a new field to the comment form to get the user's Twitter username and stores it together with comments and using it replaces gravatar with twitter avatar when the comment is displayed.

This Plugin works seamlessly and you don't need to edit your theme files to add the new field to the comment form. It automatically adds it when activated.

Note: Because of the changes in the way Twitter API works, from v2.0 of the plugin you need to create a twitter app and provide the access key and token. Refer to the installation instructions to find out how to do this

Template functions

This Plugin provides 7 template functions which you can use in your theme to customize the way the comment author's twitter id/profile should be displayed.

  • get_comment_author_twitter_id($comment_id) - Get the Twitter id of the comment author
  • comment_author_twitter_id($comment_id) - Print the Twitter id of the comment author
  • get_comment_author_twitter_url($comment_id) - Get the Twitter profile url of the comment author
  • comment_author_twitter_url($comment_id) - Print the Twitter url of the comment author
  • get_comment_author_twitter_profile_image($comment_id) - Get the twitter profile image url of the comment author
  • comment_author_twitter_profile_image($comment_id) - Print the twitter profile image url of the comment author
  • get_twitter_profile_image($twitter_username) - Get the twitter profile image of a user using twitter id

Styling using CSS

By default the Plugin uses the class comment-form-twitter for the new twitter field. You can add CSS to that field or you can change the class in the Plugins setting page.


The development of the Plugin happens over at github. If you want to contribute to the Plugin, fork the project at github and send me a pull request.

If you are not familiar with either git or Github then refer to this guide to see how fork and send pull request.


  • If you have found a bug/issue or have a feature request, then post them in github issues
  • If you have a question about usage or need help to troubleshoot, then post in WordPress forums or leave a comment in Plugins's home page
  • If you like the Plugin, then kindly leave a review/feedback at WordPress repo page.
  • If you find this Plugin useful or and wanted to say thank you, then there are ways to make me happy 🙂 and I would really appreciate if you can do one of those.
  • Checkout other WordPress Plugins that I have released.
  • If anything else, then contact me in twitter.


This plugin uses wp-twitter-api by @timwhitlock as the underlying backend to make calls to Twitter.