Embedding Tweets

Twitter’s update comes with a handy new feature: embedding tweets, and even better, with shortcodes, but it does come with a fairly big caveat. From the docs:

WordPress.com and WordPress VIP blogs have this functionality immediately, and Jetpack users will get it with their next update

So we’ve gotta go back to using full HTML code. Here’s an example:

The code for which looks like this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Twitter have enabled support for embedding tweets.Handy... <a href="http://t.co/t2zjwuqN" title="https://dev.twitter.com/blog/tweets-and-buttons">dev.twitter.com/blog/tweets-an…</a></p>&mdash; cerealkillers (@cerealkillers) <a href="https://twitter.com/cerealkillers/status/146571451753971714" data-datetime="2011-12-13T12:45:31+00:00">December 13, 2011</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hopefully shortcode support won’t be too far behind in a normal WordPress installation, but for now, just follow the instructions in the docs and you’ll be all set.