Get Twitter Followers Counter in plain text

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Twounter is a WordPress Plugin that fetches the number of followers for a twitter profile and returns it in plain text format. Twounter uses Twitter API to ensure that the plugin provides the maximum speed while fetching the number of followers.


1) Download the plugin from here
2) Extract the zip file and upload “twounter” folder to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
3) Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress


1) Use the function in your template files to show the number of Twitter followers. (replace
‘username’ with your Twitter user name)
2) Use the twounter shortcode [twounter]username[/twounter] in post/page editor to return
the numbers of followers for the username.

Since the output is provided in simple text format, you can use CSS to style it anyway you want, and put it anywhere you want. Think of the possibilities!

Plugin Details:

1) Version: 1.0.1
2) Wordpress Version: 2.7.1 (please let us know through comments if the plugin works on other

Credit : Themesphere

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