This is the first in what I plan to be a series of posts about the software, applications and plug-ins we use in the back-end of our website and our clients’ websites. For tonight’s post, I wanted to briefly share about one of the WordPress plug-ins installed here on our website and a few of our clients’ sites.
That WordPress plug-in is called Twitoaster, and what it does is pretty simple. First of all, it allows you to automatically send a tweet whenever you publish a new WordPress post or page. That’s cool enough on its own, but the really cool thing Twitoaster does is to keep track of when and where your posts are mentioned and/or retweeted on Twitter. Then, it adds those tweets as new comments on the blog post.
You can see Twitoaster in action by viewing any of our blog posts (including this one). At the very least, you’ll see that I, personally, have tweeted about the new post. In some cases, you’ll see that other people have tweeted about it as well.
Twitoaster isn’t just a WordPress plug-in, either. It has its own API that can be used for just about anything you want (though I’ve only used the WordPress plug-in).