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Twitter Avatar Reloaded


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.


  • Hebrew (Thanks Sagive)
  • Dutch (Thanks Rene of WordPress WPwebshop)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Thanks Marcelo of Criacao de Sites em Ribeirao Preto)
  • German (Thanks Jenny Beelens)
  • Spanish (Thanks Brian Flores of InMotion Hosting)
  • Bulgarian (Thanks Nikolay Nikolov of Health Blog)
  • Lithuanian (Thanks Vincent G)
  • Hindi (Thanks Love Chandel)
  • Serbian (Thanks Diana)
  • Irish (Thanks Vikas Arora)
  • Gujarati (Thanks Puneet)

The pot file is available with the Plugin. If you are willing to do translation for the Plugin, use the pot file to create the .po files for your language and let me know. I will add it to the Plugin after giving credit to you.

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  • Comment form with the new Twitter Field


Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Once the plugin is installed and enabled you can bind it to a Twitter account as follows:

  • Register a Twitter application at
  • Note the Consumer key and Consumer secret under OAuth settings
  • Log into WordPress admin and go to Settings > Twitter API
  • Enter the consumer key and secret and click ‘Save settings’
  • Click the ‘Connect to Twitter’ button and follow the prompts.


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Contributors & Developers

“Twitter Avatar Reloaded” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



v2.0.1 (2014-07-12) (Dev time: 1 hours)

  • Fix: Fixed a critical error introduced in v2.0

v2.0 (2014-07-12) (Dev time: 3 hours)

  • New: Add wp-twitter-api library to use new version of Twitter API

v1.4.4 (2014-01-21) (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Fix: Fix undefined warnings
  • Tweak: Make UI compatible with WordPress 3.8

v1.4.3 (2013-05-15) (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added translation support for Gujarati

v1.4.2 (2012-11-07) (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added translation support for Irish

v1.4.1 (2012-10-28) (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added Serbian translations

v1.4 (2012-06-12) (Dev time: 0.5 hour)

  • Added array_key_exists() function check to remove notices (Johannes Freudendahl)
  • Added Hindi translations (Love Chandel)

v1.3 (2012-04-26) (Dev time: 8 hours)

  • Rewrote the way comment field was handled.
  • Rewrote the way the Twitter profile image was retrieved.
  • Started storing the Twitter profile image url in comment meta
  • Revamped the admin UI
  • Added Lithuanian translations

v1.2 (2012-02-05)

  • Added Bulgarian translations.

v1.1 (2011-11-13)

  • Added French translations.

v1.0 (2011-09-11)

  • Using transient api for storing cache and also improve performance

v0.8 (2011-05-22)

  • Added German translations

v0.7 (2011-05-11)

  • Added template functions to display Comment author twitter id and profile url

v0.6 (2011-02-05)

  • Added Dutch translations
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translations

v0.5 (2010-08-10)

  • Added support for registered users
  • Ability to configure Twitter field label.

v0.4 (2010-08-09)

  • Removed JavaScript from unnecessary pages.

v0.3 (2010-03-20)

  • Added translation for Hebrew (Thanks Sagive)

v0.2 (2010-03-16)

  • Proper alignment of the Twitter Username field

v0.1 (2010-03-13)

  • first version