Twitter Tools: Links


Twitter Tools is an excellent plugin for posting notifications of new blog posts to Twitter. However Twitter Tools just sends the URL to the new post normally which is then shortened by Twitter itself to a short link. This is done anonymously.

This plugin will replace the normal URLs sent by Twitter Tools to Twitter with URLs tied to your account. You can then easily track the number of clicks from your profile.


  • Twitter Tools be installed and activated
  • A account (free) to view clicks on your links
  • PHP 5.2.0 or newer (PHP4 is dead anyway)
  • WordPress 2.7 or newer


42 thoughts on “Twitter Tools: Links

  1. Unfortunately, no error messages, so I imagine that it’s conflicting with something: I’m using the latest version.

    Other active plugins currently are: Akismet, Contact Form 7, QuickTime Embed, Really Simple CAPTCHA, Thesis Openhook, Twitter Tools.

  2. Viper007Bond on July 8th, 2009 at 2:35 AM wrote:

    Try disabling everything but this plugin (even Twitter Tools). Even try reinstalling my plugin and disabling and re-enabling it.

    Tried that – no result. The plugin shows no settings page even when it’s the only one active, or if only it and TT are active. I actually deactivated all plugins, deleted yours, reinstalled it, activated it (no settings page), activated TT (still no settings page) then activated my standard set. No change. It must depend on something else I don’t have. Odd.

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  5. Micah on July 27th, 2009 at 12:45 PM wrote:

    I was having the same issue, but turns out even though my host says “Using PHP 5” I had to actually TELL it to use PHP 5.

    …And that turns out to have been my problem too. My system’s PHP settings said “process with System Default” but the pop-up also allowed PHP4 or PHP5. I set it to explicitly use PHP5 and lo! A settings page! Thanks!


  6. BTW: Twitter Tools v2.0 (current at RC status) comes with it’s own plugin. As such, I will be discontinuing updates to mine in favor of the official plugin.

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  8. Hi to all, i have a little issue with twitter tools that has embedded plugin, i have configured all in wordpress blog and created a account, then i post something and it tweets in my twitter account but doesn’t show the url to the post.

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