Twitter Blackbird Pie is today’s Sweet Plugin. Blackbird Pie is a super slick way of drawing Twitter posts into your blog and embedding them in a way that’s far superior to images or quotes. To be honest, this was one I hadn’t spent a lot of time with before putting this video together.
The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.
Twitter Blackbird Pie
Twitter Blackbird Pie functionality within WordPress really saw its birth on WordPress.com. It was Justin Shreve of Automattic who passed along some of his code to plugin developer Brad Vin, who then put this plugin up on the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. Community win, right?
All it takes to trigger a Blackbird Pie embed is a URL to Twitter standing alone on its own line. This is handy, since if the plugin is ever disabled for some reason, the core content (a link to the tweet itself) won’t be lost. This is one place where a bit of forward thinking does outsmart shortcode tags, I would say.
Video recorded with version 0.5.1 of Twitter Blackbird Pie, running WordPress 3.1.3.
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