There are times when one gets tangled up and has the feeling that one of these days will "petar" Internet ]Doing weird things that are beyond logic … or not.
These days we all see how the conversation goes from the blogs to Twitter or Facebook not to return, and we racked our brains to Do not miss the meaning of the debate, something difficult when this happens outside the space where it started, your blog.
And look where I find a WordPress Twitter Forums based on the technology of retweet @ which offers a way for people to continue chatting on Twitter, but without leaving your blog, rare weird weird . ] The process is simple, like any plugin, you install it, you activate it and it works, nothing to configure. From that moment your readers will see a tab on the side of your site that, by displaying it, allows them to chat about what they are reading on your blog, but with the peculiarity that it will also be published on Twitter, with a link at the entrance you are reading. Of course, they must allow the "application" to connect to their Twitter, through orAuth like any other utility that uses the Twitter API.
What can be achieved with this? People who prefer to chat on Twitter continue to do so, but from your blog, with the security – for them – that everything they write will go to their Twitter profile, and the advantage – for you – that every comment they make about it, each " tweet ", will carry a link to where the conversation was generated. Curious, is not it?
I'm still trying on my personal blog so I can not say what the result is about how the conversation is managed, but it's still curious, what am I curious? , rare. I leave you a couple of captures of the result …
Note: The plugin has an error in the code that It always shows the image of the author's blog tab. To change the path to your own image, or the one included in your installation of the plugin, you must modify line 41 of the twitter-forums.pnp file and, where it says …
change it so that the image of the route appears of your site …
<img src = "http://misitio.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-twitter-forums-plugin/images/retweet.gif" >
Note that the plugin path is also bad, because if you install it from the official WordPress repository or the plugin installer, the path is different from the one indicated in the file.
I have already notified the author to change it in the next update
Update : Steve tells us in the comments that he has already solved this small bug with an update, now available in the official repository.  NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.