Today we are going to compare the Top 3 Twitter Feed plugins to show a Twitter feed on your WordPress website.
As the use of Twitter is increasing all over the world, so website owners want to display a Twitter feed on their website. If you are in the search of the best and easy plugin to display your Twitter feed on your website, then you are in the right place. Displaying Twitter feed on the website increases engagements, truth, followers.
Now we will be comparing these 3 Twitter feed plugins:
1. Curator Studio Twitter2. Custom Twitter Feeds (Tweets Widget)3. WP TFeed
These plugins are compared based on their price, ease of use, level of customization.
Curator Studio Twitter1. Free2. PRO – $29.99/year
View demos of Curator Studio Twitter
Curator Studio Twitter PRO is also offered in other tiers:1. Up to 3 sites – $59.99/year2. Unlimited sites – $89.99/year
Custom Twitter Feeds (Tweets Widget)1. Free2. PRO – $49/year
Custom Twitter Feeds (Tweets Widget) PRO is also offered in other tiers:1. Up to 3 sites – $99/year2. Up to 20 sites – $149/year
WP TFeed1. Free2. PRO – $17/year
Ease of Installation
Curator Studio Twitter
It only takes few seconds to install Curator Studio Twitter. After activating your plugin, you will be redirected to the Settings page. There you will see the Connect to API button, click on that and you will be connected to your Twitter account.
Custom Twitter Feeds (Tweets Widget)
After activating the plugin, search for Twitter Feeds on your sidebar and click on the Blue button and you will be redirected to allow the permission page and after the permission is allowed you will be redirected to the same page, your Twitter account is now connected.
After activating the plugin, search for Twitter Feeds on your sidebar and you will see this page. In order to connect your Twitter account, this plugin has a manual way of creating the Twitter API key which is a bit painful process for beginners. After entering all keys and tokens, you must enter your Twitter username, account name and click on save settings.
Ease of Use
People want to spend less time configuring their website and spend more on their business. With Curator Studio Twitter, you will be able to design your Twitter feed in a matter of seconds. One of the main advantages of Curator Studio Twitter is that you can design your feed and get a live preview of your feed. On the right side, you will get a visual interface to change any settings and on the left side, you will see the preview of your feed as shown in the below screenshot.
But in Custom Twitter Feeds and WP TFeed, you will not get the visual interface, you have to go to multiple pages, change settings or change shortcodes for every change you made. Due to this, you have to continuously switch between windows and refresh the site to check any changes made on your feed.
Designing the feed
Curator Studio TwitterInside the Apps tab, click on Add Streams and select the option from the dropdown, enter Twitter username and click on the Save button.
The options available in Curator Studio Twitter are:
1. Profile (With banner)2. Mentions of you3. Tweets of a User4. List of a user(Pro)5. Trends of a place(Pro)6. Tweets from a search phrase(Pro)7. Users from a search phrase(Pro)8. Tweets of a list(Pro)
Go to Configure tab and enter Twitter username and click on Save Changes.
The options available in the free version are User Timeline, Hashtag, Home Timeline.
The options added in the pro version are Search, Mentions, Lists.
This plugin displays tweets from your account. No other options are available in the free version.
The pro version allows you to embed the latest tweets using hashtags, multiple Twitter account in a single feed, Twitter timeline.
Replies and Retweets
Curator Studio TwitterThe free version allows you to show replies and retweets.
Custom Twitter FeedsTo show replies and retweets, you must buy the pro version.
WP TFeedThe free version allows you to show replies and retweets.
Curator Studio TwitterLayouts available in the free version of Curator Studio Twitter:1. Masonry2. Simple list.3. Carousel(Pro)4. Open list(Multi)(Pro)5. Sidebar list(Pro)
Custom Twitter FeedsLayouts available in the free version of Curator Studio Twitter:1. Simple list.2. Carousel(Pro)3. Masonry(Pro)
WP TFeed1. List Layout (Pro)2. Slider Layout (Pro)3. Ticker Layout (Pro)
Curator Studio TwitterStyles that can be applied to the Twitter cards:1. Simple Item2. Long Item3. Thin Item4. Basic Item5. Tweet Item6. Tag Item7. Account Item8. List Item
Custom Twitter FeedsCustom Twitter Feeds do not have such cards style as in the Curator Studio Twitter.
WP TFeedWP TFeed does not have such cards style as in the Curator Studio Twitter.
How are media files played?Curator Studio Twitter lets you open media files in:1. Lightbox2. Before or After the feed3. Redirect4. Inline(Pro)
In Custom Twitter Feeds, you can open media files only in the lightbox, and disabling the lightbox requires the pro version.
WP TFeed1. Display images and videos in the lightbox(Pro)
Show or Hide
Curator Studio TwitterYou can hide or show any part of your feed. You can hide or show Author, Media, Description, Link Box, Quoted Tweet in the free version, and Stats(retweets, replies), Comments in the pro version with just an eye icon as shown in the below screenshot.
Custom Twitter FeedsYou can hide or show Author, Retweeted text, Avatar image, Tweet actions, Twitter link, Quoted tweet in the free version and Media, In reply text, Twitter cards in the pro version.
WP TFeedThe pro version of the plugin allows you to show/hide your username.
Curator Studio Twitter has three styles for the Load More button :1. Load more(Items appended)2. Load more(Items Replaced)3. Prev/Next
Custom Twitter Feeds has one style for the Load More option.
WP TFeed has one style for the Load More option.
Curator Studio TwitterYou can sort your tweets by:1. Created time2. Favourites3. Retweets4. Tweet Volume/ Followers
Custom Twitter FeedsSorting is not available in Custom Twitter Feeds
WP TFeedSorting is not available in WP TFeed
Group Mixed Feeds
Curator Studio Twitter (Demo)Another unique feature that Curator Studio YouTube offers is Group Mixed Feeds. You can show multiple Twitter feed in a single place with multiple looped tabs. If you have multiple channels to show and you want to show in a single place then this feature is best suited for you.
Custom Twitter FeedsMixed Feeds is not available in this plugin.
WP TFeedMixed Feeds is not available in WP TFeed
Easy to Detect Feeds by Name
Curator Studio TwitterWe use YouTube feed on different pages and posts. So in order to identify the feeds, Curator Studio YouTube lists all the shortcodes in a single place with their names. You can set their name according to your need.
Custom Twitter FeedsIn this plugin, you have to go to the respective pages and posts to see/change the settings used in the shortcode.
WP TFeedIn this plugin also, you have to go to the respective pages and posts to see/change the settings used in the shortcode.