Twitter Sub-Heading

This plugin will change the description of your blog (or subheading as I prefer) to your latest Twitter update.

Author:Stewart Malik (profile at
WordPress version required:2.0.0
WordPress version tested:(only test
Plugin version:0.01
Added to WordPress repository:26-12-2009
Last updated:26-12-2009
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 will let you enter your twitter username and every 5 minutes will download your latest Twitter status and then show it as the blogs sub-heading. Please not that you must have a... <?php bloginfo('description'); ?> in your themes header file before this plugin will work.

This plugin is extremely simple, in fact the entire plugin itself is under 100 lines of code. Once you add the administration panel then the code lines goes up to about 200. This plugin is entirely secure as it gets no data from a any user of your blog. For example the only input that this plugin takes is the Twitter username that you want to get the latest status of. This plugin does not need you password and so makes it even more secure. As I said above I did have to limit the amount of calls to the twitter API. You can of course change this from the administration panel, It is possible to put it to update every minute however in cases that the Twitter server load is high then they restrict the amount of API calls to sometimes as low as 30 per hour. If you leave it at 5 then you are pretty much guarenteed that this plugin will be able to access this API 99.99% of the time (barring the situation that the Twitter server is down).