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

Demos & examples

See tweet.seaofclouds.com, 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>.

     <script language="javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.4/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
     <script language="javascript" src="/tweet/jquery.tweet.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  3. Also in <head>, Initialize tweet! on page load with your Username and other options

     <script type='text/javascript'>
                 join_text: "auto",
                 avatar_size: 32,
                 count: 3,
                 loading_text: "loading tweets..."
  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://github.com/seaofclouds/tweet.git

Report bugs at http://github.com/seaofclouds/tweet/issues

Licensed under the MIT

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