Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms with over 330 million monthly active users. Twitter has proven to be an ideal social media network, especially for small and medium businesses (SMBs). In fact, 78.5% of customers have tweeted at SMBs, 49% of whom have done that multiple times. And because we think that this data should not be underestimated, we’ve decided to offer you a plugin which will help your website users send you tweets and messages fast and easy.
The Twitter Messages for WordPress Plugin not only facilitates the communication process but also has an impact on your Twitter fan base by allowing you to embed Twitter messages into your WordPress website or blog.
As a standalone plugin, the Twitter Messages tool can work both on its own and in collaboration with third-party plugins.
The plugins, which the Twitter Messages plugin is fully compatible with, are bbPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce and Ultimate member. The best thing about this plugin is that it doesn’t require other plugins support in order to work.
For your convenience, the plugin comes with a default Twitter app so you won’t have to create one yourself. Unless, of course, you want to overwrite it.
How It Works
Having a Twitter account and being active is not enough anymore. Consumers value their time, and what they’re really looking for is an easy and convenient way to communicate with the businesses they are willing to purchase from.
Therefore having embedded “Message us” buttons in your blog posts, e-commerce website, etc. is a must. This will not only improve the user experience but also reflect your engagement rate and followers count.
The Twitter Messages plugin is a lightweight tool which can add the Twitter “Send Message” button to different places:
- Into any post or page through shortcodes and the TinyMCE (WYSIWYG) button to create and add the shortcode
- WooCommerce product page
- Via a widget which can be added to the widgets dashboard
- Тo bbPress profile, BuddyPress profile, and Ultimate Member profile
And now you are probably wondering exactly how the plugin works? Well, we will share the magic with you.
Once clicked, the button calls a fast and AJAX modal which loads the widget and the messaging area. This is where the connection between the user and the business’ Twitter account is established. Then the user can compose a message and send it out to the Twitter account in which the widget is calling.
Twitter Messages for WordPress plugin features are developed in accordance with the consumers’ behavior and needs.
- Fast and optimized with caching data for a better user experience and speed.
- Gives you an opportunity to keep in touch with your clients and gain more Twitter followers.
- Add as many buttons as you want for multiple Twitter accounts. Use the shortcode builder tool to get the shortcode.
- Add unlimited amount of messaging areas for multiple accounts
- Reply-check with AJAX to notify the user if their message has been replied to.
- Shortcode builder tool to format a shortcode in order to add a button or Twitter Messages area via shortcode.
- Available widget and much more.
In the next lines, there are different examples of how the Twitter Messages plugin works with third-party plugins.
Please note that this is a standalone plugin, it does not require any third party plugins to function and the screenshots are just to preview the compatibility and integration of these plugins.
1. WooCommerce Integration
WooCommerce is the biggest and most popular E-commerce platform with over 300 million active online shops. In order to provide you with the opportunity of more people being able to reach you, the Twitter messages plugin is fully integrated with the WooCommerce plugin.
You are able to add a contact and “send message” button to the product and listing page after the product has been added to the Cart button.
The messages button will be placed next to the product itself and beside the product details and information.
You can manage the Twitter recipient through the Settings menu. You can choose between two options:
- Set up a default account from those provided in the settings.
- Pull a Twitter username from a custom user meta for the product author, which you have to specify through the WooCommerce integration settings.
2. bbPress Integration
Тhis integration allows you to add a “Send me a Twitter message” button to bbPress member profile page.
The “Send me a message” button is embedded into the bbPress user profile as well as into the forums along the topic and replies content, after the author details or content body.
The user should enter his/her Twitter username to a specially created and automatically added field to the bbPress edit profile page. If you don’t fill in your details correctly, the button won’t appear nor will the function.
3. BuddyPress Integration
The Twitter Messages plugin is also fully integrated to work with the BuddyPress plugin. It enables you to add a Twitter “Message me” button to a BuddyPress member’s profile page.
The button will be placed next to the user’s profile picture. You can add your Twitter ID by either extracting it from a custom meta with a key that you’ve specified or, by filling a “Twitter Messages” profile tab which is added by default.
- Ultimate Member Integration
By integrating the Twitter Messages plugin with the Ultimate Member plugin, a Twitter Messages button will be embedded into the member’s profile and the member’s directory list.
The “Send me a message” button will be placed into the Ultimate Member user profile after the name and profile and cover photo. The button can also be added to the members’ directory list if your settings allow that.
The Twitter username (ID) can be updated by the member from the account page settings.
4. Easy to Install and Use
Just like the rest of the plugins we offer, the Twitter Messages for WordPress plugin is very simple and easy to install and use. Follow the steps described in the installation guide and you will be able to use the plugin in less than 5 minutes.
- Download the zip archive on your computer.
- Open your WordPress Dashboard and go to Plugins on the left side menu. Click “Add New” -> “Upload Plugin”.
- You can easily Drag and Drop the *.zip file or click on “Choose the file” and select your zipped plugin. Then press “Install Now”.
- Activate it and enjoy it.
If you experience any difficulties with installing or setting the plugin, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Twitter Messages for WordPress plugin is a great way to make your website users communicate more effectively and easily with you or your business. This will also impact your Twitter follower base as well as your engagement rate. The plugin will help you to facilitate the communication process, build a stronger relationship with your customers or simply deliver a better user experience.
As a standalone plugin, it can work on its own and with other popular WordPress plugins. No matter what your website looks like or what it does, the Twitter Messages plugin will function flawlessly.
Download the plugin from here!