Tweetbacks is a great Plugin created by Yoast, which can be used to retrieve tweets about your blog posts from Twitter and import them as comments in your WordPress blog.
This Plugin automatically populates the short urls of your blog posts permalink from a couple of url shortening services like tinyurl, isgd, snipr etc. But since I am planning to use my own url shortening service I wanted an interface, where I can add my own short urls.
More over, Tweetbacks uses the built-in Pseudo cron of WordPress to schedule tweet retrievals. I wanted to get away with this since it might increase the page load time. Instead I wanted to use the built-in crontab in my server, hosted at Linode.
Tweetbacks Helper Plugin
So the result is my new Tweetbacks Helper WordPress Plugin. 🙂
Tweetbacks Helper Plugin can be used to disable/enable Tweetbacks scheduler or the cron scheduler. It also provides a url which can be pinged from my crontab.
In the write post page, this Plugin adds a small box on the right hand side with the list of short urls which Tweetbacks has found. There is a also a provision by which other short urls can be added.
You can download the Plugin from the Plugins homepage.
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.
Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment.
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