Update: I just noticed that 99 people had read this blog post in October, which is too bad, because it’s out of date. It no longer works to cut and paste a tweet’s URL into WordPress. But you can cut and paste the embed code from Twitter into the text version of your post.
For several months, I enjoyed being able to embed tweets in my blog using Blackbird Pie. But a few months ago, the embeds stopped working. Today I learned that it’s easier than ever to embed tweets into a WordPress.com blog.
You just copy the URL of an individual tweet and paste it into the text (in visual format, not HTML) as a paragraph. And WordPress embeds the tweet:
(If you don’t know how to get the URL for an individual tweet, just look at the person’s Twitter profile in Twitter.com and click the hyperlinked date or time (it was “8 minutes ago” for the tweet I just embedded), and it takes you to the URL for the tweet. Just copy the URL from your browser window and paste it into your blog’s editing window.
I’m not sure whom to thank for this: Twitter, WordPress or someone else, but I like it.
Here’s how it looks in your editing screen: