The Best jQuery Plugins for Twitter

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Twitter can be one of the largest sources of traffic for many websites, and is a great way to grow and engage your audience.  However, with the sheer number of users on Twitter, it can be hard to make an impression, and it’s also getting harder to connect with likeminded, active and engaging followers.

By integrating Twitter into your blog, portfolio or other website, you can encourage visitors to follow you and interact with you, which can result in new professional connections, clients or just friends.

Here is our selection for the best jQuery plugins for Twitter, that will allow you to leverage the power of Twitter for your website.

If you’re interested in more of the best jQuery plugins, check out these posts:

Let us know which is your favorite or if you recommend any other jQuery plugins.

jTweetsAnywhere

jTweetsAnywhere is a jQuery Twitter Widget that simplifies the integration of Twitter services into your site.  With just a few lines of Javascript you can display tweets from users’ feeds and users’ lists, show results from a Twitter search, present auto-refreshing realtime/live tickers, build pageable tweet feeds, integrate a customizable TweetBox into your site, let your visitors follow you directly from your site, handle secure authentication with Twitter.

jTwt

jtwt is a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to communicate with the Twitter JSON API. Actually you can read and display the User Timeline of a twitter account.

Juitter

Juitter is a easy way to put Twitter on your website, show tweets from a user, to a user or even search for a specific word.

jQuery Live Twitter

LiveTwitter is a lightweight, realtime updating Twitter plugin for jQuery.  You can use it to show a stream of tweets based on search queries, tweets from a specific user or a list. You can also filter the tweets by geographic location, language etc.

Twitter Friends & Followers Widget – A jQuery Plugin!

There is a Facebook fans widget, Google friends widget, what about a Twitter friends widget?!  Here is a jQuery plugin that you can embed anywhere to display pictures of your Twitter followers or friends (whom you follow) and their latest tweets if you like.

jQuery Plugin for Twitter

Introducing jQuery plugin for Twitter v1.0 – View Demo A simple, unobtrusive and customisable client-side method for easily embedding a Twitter feed into a web page.

Tweetable

Tweetable is a lightweight jQuery plugin which enables you to display your twitter feed on your site quickly and easily. More than just displaying the feeds you can highlight @replys as well as links being dynamically generated for ease of use.

A jQuery Plugin for Custom, CSS Styled, Retweet Buttons

Ideally, it would be possible to put together completely custom markup and styling for a button.  That is the purpose of this plugin.  It allows you to build your own button and style it however you like from the ground up.  It is a simple jQuery plugin that can be called this easy.

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