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Put twitter on your website with tweet!, an unobtrusive javascript plugin for jquery.

Demos & examples

See, or the bundled index.html file.


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  • small size and fast download time
  • will not slow down or pause your page while tweets are loading
  • display up to 100 tweets, as permitted by the twitter search api
  • display tweets from a twitter search, or from your own feed
  • optional verb tense matching, for human readable tweets
  • optionally display your avatar
  • optionally display tweets from multiple accounts!
  • automatic linking of @replies to users’ twitter page
  • automatic linking of URLs
  • automatic linking of #hashtags, to a twitter search of all your tags
  • converts <3 to a css styleable ♥ (we ♥ hearts)
  • customize the style with your own stylesheet or with other jquery plugins
  • customize the layout with a user-defined template function


  1. Get JQuery. In these examples, we use Google's AJAX Libraries API.

  2. include jQuery and jquery.tweet.js files in your template's <head>.

    &lt;script language="javascript" src="" type="text/javascript"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;
    &lt;script language="javascript" src="/tweet/jquery.tweet.js" type="text/javascript"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;
  3. Also in <head>, Initialize tweet! on page load with your Username and other options

    <script type='text/javascript'> $(document).ready(function(){ $(".tweet").tweet({ join_text: "auto", avatar_size: 32, count: 3, auto_join_text_default: "we said,", auto_join_text_ed: "we", auto_join_text_ing: "we were", auto_join_text_reply: "we replied to", auto_join_text_url: "we were checking out", loading_text: "loading tweets..." }); }); </script>

  4. In <body>, include a placeholder for your tweets. They'll get loaded in via JSON. How fancy!

    <div class="tweet"></div>

  5. Style with our stylesheet in <head>, or modify as you like!

    <link href="jquery.tweet.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>


Bring your code slinging skills to Github and help us develop new features for tweet!

Github project page

git clone git://

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Licensed under the MIT

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If you like Tweet, check out Twoot! Twoot is a miniature Twitter client based on Tweet that allows you to post tweets and see what your friends are up to. Thanks, Peter Krantz!

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