Yet Another Top 20 WordPress Twitter Plugins List

There are an alarming number of WordPress Twitter Plugins to choose from, and an almost equaly alarming number of best WordPress Twitter Plugins Lists.  [My appologies for adding to them].In an attempt to locate a Twitter plugin to add to blogs I administer I went searching on the WordPress plugins site.

A search turned up over 400 results.  There are fewer plugins that are tagged “twitter”, but even these amount to 259.  In attempt to find the “best” I extracted details of all 259 and placed them in a spreadsheet.  I then eliminated all those with an average user rating of 4 or less, and those that did not look relevant.  The rest I sorted on the product of average user rating and number of downloads to find the most popular and highly rated twitter plugins.

The top 20 are listed below:

Twitter for WordPress
Twitter for WordPress displays yours latest tweets in your WordPress blog.
Downloads: 149,778
Average user rating:4.4
Twitter Widget Pro
A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including parsing @username, #hashtags, and URLs into links. Requires PHP5.
Downloads: 56,705
Average user rating:4.3
TweetMeme Button
Adds the TweetMeme button into your posts and RSS feed.
Downloads: 40,940
Average user rating:4.7
WP to Twitter
Posts a Twitter status update when you update your WordPress blog or post to your blogroll, using the Cligs URL shortening service.
Downloads: 36,992
Average user rating:4.8
Pretty Link
Shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website. Create short links suitable for Twitter using your own domain name!
Downloads: 35,264
Average user rating:4.3
Tweet This
Adds a  Tweet This Post  link to every post and page. Shortens URLs. Can automatically tweet new blog posts. Highly customizable.
Downloads: 37,701
Average user rating:4.1
This plugin allows you to automatically post your new posts on the twitter website.
Downloads: 23,053
Average user rating:4.2
WordTwit is a plugin that utilizes the Twitter API to automatically push a published post to your Twitter account as a tweet.
Downloads: 17,302
Average user rating:4.8
Integrate Twitter with your WordPress blog. Automatically tweet new posts, display your latest tweet in your sidebar, etc.
Downloads: 17,422
Average user rating:4.6
Wickett Twitter Widget
Display tweets from a Twitter account in the sidebar of your blog. As seen on
Downloads: 12,997
Average user rating:4.7
MyTwitter allows users to display their recent Twitter updates (tweets) on their blog and update their status through the Options page.
Downloads: 13,555
Average user rating:4.6
Digg Digg
Integrate  Digg Button ,  Reddit Me Button ,  Dzone Button ,  Yahoo Buzz Button  and  TweetMeme (twitter) Button  Into WordPress Content.
Downloads: 8,989
Average user rating:5
Show tweets that mention your post as “tweetbacks” in your comments section.
Downloads: 12,231
Average user rating:4.2
Twitter Friends Widget
Displays your Twitter friends with their profile images in the sidebar.
Downloads: 7,103
Average user rating:5
Integrate badges on your blog to display the number of followers you have on Twitter.
Downloads: 6,946
Average user rating:5
Subscription Options
Adds subscription option icons for your RSS Feed URL; your FeedBurner Email Service URL and your Twitter Stream URL. Totally user-defined.
Downloads: 9,249
Average user rating:4.1
@ Reply
This plugin allows you to add Twitter-like @reply links to comments.
Downloads: 7,223
Average user rating:4.5
Twitter Friendly Links
Your very own TinyURL within your OWN domain! If you DO promote your blog posts in Twitter, then you MUST make your links look cool!
Downloads: 8,547
Average user rating:4.1
SimpleTwitter displays the most recent twitter post (tweet) for a given user. The tweet is cached on the webserver for a number of minutes.
Downloads: 6,350
Average user rating:4.7
BackType Connect
The BackType Connect WordPress plugin lets you show related conversations (from Twitter, Digg, FriendFeed & more) inline with your own comments.
Downloads: 5,331
Average user rating:5

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