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How to Display Twitter Counter in WordPress blog

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Today I will show you how to How to Display Twitter Counter in WordPress blog similar as RSS counter post, you can display it anywhere you want in your WordPress blog. You can style it and make it more beautiful.

Create a new text file and save it in php format and name it twitter and then paste the following code in the file and save it. So it will be twitter.php

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<?php
//Your Twitter XML Link
$turl="http://twitter.com/users/show.xml?screen_name=YOUR TWITTER USERNAME";

//Initialize the Curl session
$ch = curl_init();

//Set curl to return the data instead of printing it to the browser.
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);

//Set the URL
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $turl);

//Execute the fetch
$data = curl_exec($ch);

//Close the connection
curl_close($ch);
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($data);
$tw = $xml->followers_count;
//end get cool feedburner count

echo $tw;

?>

After pasting these lines to your file we have to add Twitter user name, so replace the YOUR TWITTER USERNAME with your Twitter user name on the following line

$turl="http://twitter.com/users/show.xml?screen_name=YOUR TWITTER USERNAME";

Then sim­ply add this line of code wher­ever you want the counter to dis­play:

$turl="http://twitter.com/users/show.xml?screen_name=YOUR TWITTER USERNAME";

Save your twitter.php file to your theme files where you have hosted the blog.

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