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Twitter Profile Field


Twitter Profile Field is a simple WordPress plugin that gives the user a new field in the profile page to add in their Twitter username.

The pluhin also provides a shortcode which allows authors to display their, or others, Twitter usernames, optionally with a link, in posts, pages, and text widgets.


  • The Profile page
  • How to use shortcodes in posts, pages and text widgets


Installation Instructions:

  1. Install Twitter Profile Field either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to your profile page (Users > Your Profile) and enter your Twitter username under ‘Contact Info’

See the FAQ for instructions on how to use the shortcode.

Perguntas frequentes

How do I use the shortcode?

The shortcode is [twitter-user]

You can use it in posts, pages, and text widgets.

You can add several parameters to the shortcode if you want:

  • [twitter-user link="yes"] will display your username with a link to your Twitter Profile (<a href=””>%Username%</a>)

  • [twitter-user link="yes" title="Title tag content here"] allows you to add a custom title tag to the link

  • [twitter-user userid="2"] will display the username for the user with an ID of 2

How to use Twitter Profile Field in template files

There’s two ways you can display your Twitter username in your template files:

  1. Use <?php echo do_shortcode( '[twitter-user]' ); ?>. You can use all the parameters listed under “How do I use the shortcode?”

  2. Use <?php the_author_meta( 'twitter' ); ?>. If you use it outside the loop, you should add an user ID to it by using <?php the_author_meta( 'twitter', 1 ); ?> where 1 is the user ID. This will continue to work even after you remove the plugin (but the usernames can’t be edited then).

It don’t work – What should I do?

First of all, make sure that the plugin is activated. If you add the to your theme file(s), make sure that you use <?php the_author_meta('twitter', 1); ?> if it’s OUTSIDE the loop.


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Registo de alterações


  • Overhauled the plugin code
  • Use https links to the Twitter profiles
  • Removed the dashboard widget
  • The plugin can now be translated
  • Danish translation added
  • Tested with WordPress 3.7.1


  • Tested up to WordPress 3.2.1
  • Added the title and userid parameter to the shortcode


  • Tested with 3.0
  • No 2.8 support anymore
  • Better code


  • Uses the new 2.9 user_contactmethods for 2.9 users


  • Adds a Dashboard widget


  • Initial Release