Twitter Link Shortcut

A plugin to make linking to Twitter users easier with shortcodes.

Author:Jonathan Blundell @jdblundell (profile at
WordPress version required:2.7
WordPress version tested:2.8
Plugin version:1.0.3
Added to WordPress repository:30-09-2009
Last updated:30-09-2009
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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This plugin hopes to make linking to Twitter profiles easier in WordPress posts and pages.

It's the result of typing Twitter usernames far too often in my blog posts and having to go back and link to them later, typing out

The plugin uses a basic shortcode:


to wrap around Twitter user names.

The plugin will then output the username with a link to their profile, displaying the standard @username format.

In addition, the links can be styled via your sites CSS, using the .twitshort selector.