Tweetbacks Helper is a helper Plugin for Tweetbacks Plugin to help it detect more tweets. Tweetbacks is a great Plugin by Yoast which can be used to retrieve tweets about your blog posts from Twitter and import them as comments in your WordPress blog.


The following are the major features of Tweetbacks Helper Plugin.

It can replace the Pseudo cron scheduler by Tweetbacks and with its own scheduler. This scheduler which can be invoked by pinging a url, fetches posts in the batch of 50 and tries to retrieve tweets for them. This way the twitter API is not misused and at the same time server load is also reduced.

The following screenshot shows the settings page in the admin console.

This Plugin also lists the short urls detected by Tweetbacks and allows you to add your own short urls if you are using your own url shortening service. See the following screenshot where the short urls are listed in the write post page.


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.


The Plugin is available on the WordPress Plugin directory. Support is available at Plugin’s home page or at the author’s original announcing post.

Your feedback’s are welcome!