How to Create a Twitter API for WordPress

How to Create a Twitter API For WordPress

So you have a brand new, shiny WordPress site and you want to pull in your Twitter feed? And why wouldn’t you. You invest so much time perfecting those 140 character broadcasts. There are several good plugins that will help you accomplish this, but we will cover that in a future blog post.

Before you can incorporate your Twitter feed into your WordPress site, you will need to create a Twitter Application. While this fancy language makes this seem very technical, it is actually pretty easy to do.

Create Twitter ApplicationCreate A Twitter Application

  1. To get started, point your web browser to and sign in with your Twitter account.
  2. Click the button that says “Create New App”.
  3. Complete the “Create an application” form.
  4. Once the form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation screen with some information that you will use to pull your Twitter feed into your WordPress site.

In most cases, you will probably only need the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, and Access Secret. If you find that you need more of this information later, you will be able to login and access it. So what are all these fancy numbers? These API keys are used to access your Twitter information by third-party applications, such as the plugin you will be using to pull your Twitter feed into your WordPress site. It is important to keep this information confidential.

In the next post, I’ll show you how to use this information with a WordPress plugin to pull your Twitter feed into your website. Stay tuned!

North Lenoir Fire Rescue Website Design

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue

Website Development | Social Media Management | Email Campaign Management

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue serves approximately 11,000 residents and a variety of commercial properties and manufacturing facilities in a six mile district in northern Lenoir County, just outside of Kinston, NC.

I worked with the department to build a WordPress website, allowing them to quickly and easily make changes and post regular updates. They use the website to disseminate information and share important life safety information with their community. I also actively manage their Facebook and Twitter presences, and email newsletter.

Twitter: @nlvfd

Croatan Lodge Nonprofit Website Design

Croatan Lodge – Order of the Arrow

Website Development | Social Media Management | Email Campaign Management

Croatan Lodge is the official Order of the Arrow Lodge for the East Carolina Council, BSA and is comprised of over 500 members serving 20 counties in Eastern North Carolina.

I built a website for Croatan Lodge in a WordPress content management environment, allowing them to quickly and easily make changes and post regular updates. They use the website to disseminate information and share resources with their members, and to promote involvement for new inductees. We also worked with Croatan Lodge to develop their Facebook and Twitter presences, and setup an email marketing list of over 500 people.

Twitter: @croatanlodge

BJ Murphy Nonprofit Website Design

BJ Murphy – Mayor of Kinston

Website Development

BJ Murphy, Mayor of the City of Kinston, NC, needed a place to connect with the community and share his plans and activities with the citizens he serves. Working closely with BJ, I developed a website and blog that he uses as a community news, information and events portal.

The website was built on a content management system platform (WordPress), allowing BJ to easily manage his own site and make regular updates.



Neuse Baptist Church

Website Development | Logo Design

Neuse Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church serving Kinston, NC and the surrounding area.

Neuse Baptist Church Logo DesignWe worked with the church to design a new, modern logo and build a clean, user friendly, easy to update website on a WordPress content management system.



Nfocus Photography

Website Development | Logo Design

NFocus Photography is a wedding and portrait photography service located in eastern North Carolina.

Nfocus Photography Logo DesignWe developed a logo and website on a content management system for NFocus Photography that allows them to update their own website.



Streamline Developers

Website Development | Logo Design | Business Card Design | Signage Design

Streamline Developers Contractor Logo DesignStreamline Developers is full service licensed general contractor serving Morehead City, Havelock and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.

I provided logo design, signage design, business card design, and website design services for Streamline Developers.


Streamline Developers Contractor Business Card Design

Strawberries on 903 Farm Website Design

Strawberries on 903

Website Development | Logo Design | Social Media Presence Management | Email Campaign Management

Strawberries on 903 is a North Carolina Certified Roadside Farm Market located in Eastern NC offering strawberries, fresh produce, cut flowers and plants, beef, pork, eggs and farm tours. Although the farm already had a strong following in the local community, they realized the growth potential of attracting new customers online and through the use of social media.

Strawberries on 903 Farm Logo DesignI worked with Strawberries on 903 to develop a fresh logo, create a new website that focuses on their high quality produce and agritourism, and build a Facebook presence with a following of over 1,300 fans within a few months. I also created a Twitter presence, customized their Foursquare page, built a solid Pinterest following and setup email campaigns that include over 700 contacts. All of these solutions combine to make it easier for their customers and potential consumers to connect and gives their community a place to share their passion for locally grown produce. Mike Skinner, co-owner of Strawberries on 903, estimates that his business has grown in excess of 30% as a result of my work for them in social media.

Twitter: @strawberries903

Contract Flooring & Design Business Website Design

Contract Flooring & Design

Website Development

Contract Flooring & Design is a leader in the flooring industry, serving the Southeast & Mid-Atlantic States from their corporate headquarters in Kinston, NC.

I designed a website for Contract Flooring & Design in a WordPress CMS that allows them to easily make regular updates.