Add Twitter links to your WordPress posts

Want an easier way to add links to Twitter user pages? Here’s a quick solution.

Add the following code to your functions.php file within your theme folder…

add_filter('the_content', 'link_to_twitter');
function link_to_twitter($content) {
    $start=strpos($content,"[@");
    while ($start!=0) {
        $code=substr($content,$start+2,strpos($content,"]",$start)-$start-2);
        $content=str_replace("[@".$code."]",'<a href="http://twitter.com/'.$code.'" target="_blank">@'.$code.'</a>',$content);
        $start=strpos($content,"[@",$end);
    }
    return $content;
}

Now, you simply need to simply specify a Twitter username within square brackets and it will be replaced with the same username, but now with a link to Twitter.

For example, add [@dartiss] to your post and it will display as @dartiss.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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