Twitoaster WordPress Plugin Overview
The Twitoaster WordPress Plugin automatically retrieves Twitter replies and/or retweets to your Blog's posts. These "Twitter comments" are displayed like comments, on the posts pages they are related to. For example:
You Post an article on your blog,
You Tweet it (or let the plugin do it for you),
You automatically get all related Twitter replies as comments.
The plugin also brings two widgets:
Analytics charts showing how many replies you are generating.
Listings of your 20 most recent Twitter conversations.
Find and retrieve Twitter replies/retweets related to your Blog's posts.
Moderation option: Automatically display these Twitter comments on their related posts pages, or hold them in the moderation queue.
Prune option: Delete all these Twitter Comments (might be useful if you changed your Twitter account).
Automatically create a tweet when you post.
Customize your Tweet message (tags like %postname% supported).
Individual options for each posts (Tweet it? In which format?).
Twitter Charts Widget:
Analytics charts showing how many replies you are generating, and what day of the week - or time of day - produces the most replies.
Customization options: Chart title, type, color and size.
Twitter Comments Widget:
Listing of your 20 most recent Twitter conversations, grouping your Twitter replies with the tweets that inspired them.
Customization options: Title and number of conversations.
WordPress (version > 2.2)
A Twitoaster account. Simply login with your Twitter account to create one.
Download and Installation
Download the plugin (WordPress.org official page)
Unzip then upload the twitoaster folder to /wp-content/plugins/
Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
It will ask you to enter your Twitoaster API Key, do so.
Go to the Settings -> Twitoaster menu for the settings.
How does it work?
The plugin uses the Twitoaster API to search for posts URLs in your tweets (url shorteners are supported). Each tweet found sees its replies added as comments to the matching post.
The widgets (charts and conversations) also use the Twitoaster API to retrieve your replies charts and most recent conversations.