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Tweet Cloud


Cloud of popular words and phrases from a user’s Twitter profile. Instead of using a tag cloud, which is dependent on your posts and options, Tweet Cloud aggregates the most common words mentioned on your Twitter profile and keeps your users up to date with the latest trending topics that are interesting you.


Tweet Cloud


Profile Link

<?php sm_tweet_link("USERNAME") ?>

Sidebar Widget

Copy and paste this into sidebar.php after a </li> tag or the first <ul> tag

<?php sm_tweet_widget("USERNAME", WORDLIMIT, WORDLINKS, REMOVE_TYPES) ?><h3>Parameters</h3>

USERNAME (remember to enclose in quotations «  »)

The user name assigned to your account

WORDLIMIT (can only be a number, don’t enclose in quotations)

The amount of words displayed in the Cloud

default = 20

MINCHAR (can only be a number, don’t enclose in quotations) [deprecated – use EXCLUDES]

Filters words to this set minimum amount of characters so they won’t be counted and listed

default = 3

WORDLINKS (can only be true or false, don’t enclose in quotations)

Sets whether words display as links in the cloud (on = true, off = false)

default = true

REMOVE_TYPES (can include any or all of ‘@’, ‘#’, and ‘RT’)

Doesn’t count tweets beginning with @, #, or RT respectively

default = array()


Array of common words to exclude from cloud

default = array(‘a’,’an’,’and’,’are’,’as’,’at’,’be’,’but’,’by’,’can’,’can\’t’,’do’,’does’,’don\’t’,’for’,’from’,’get’,’have’,’he’,’her’,’his’,’i’,’i\’m’,’in’,’is’,’it’,’me’,’my’,’not’,’of’,’on’,’one’,’or’,’say’,’she’,’that’,’the’,’their’,’they’,’this’,’to’,’we’,’will’,’won\’t’,’with’,’you’)

Release Notes


  • Changed URL references to new site


  • Type modifying paramater to remove different tweet types
  • List of exclusions added to filter out common words (deprecates $minchar)
  • Saves data to local file to prevent unnecessary Twitter search calls


  • Uses JSON formatted Twitter Search API to speed up data retrieval process
  • Doesn’t require user ID parameter
  • Results parameter added to alter number of tweets processed at a time


  • Links each word to a Twitter Search result of your status updates that they originated from
  • Wordlinks parameter added to set links on/off
  • XHTML compliance with W3C standards


  • Displays words in most common case format (i.e. WordPress instead of wordpress)
  • cURL used for feed access instead of relying on allow_url_fopen being on
  • Improved error handling including newly added user name check


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  1. Upload sm-tweet-cloud.php into the wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Tweet Cloud from the Plugins menu in the Admin Control Panel.
  3. Copy and paste one of the code examples in the Code section in Other Notes into any PHP page on your site.
  4. Enjoy 🙂


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