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WordPress Plugin- Displays Animated Twitter Bird

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Nowadays Twitter is an integral part of each and every website. This phenomenal little bird is hovering  with millions of tweets across the web. A number of scripts and plugins are available to integrate Twitter with your site. Most of the Twitter badges are stationary or floating type. Now here a different WordPress plugin to display an Animated flying  Twitter Bird in your blog. In this Page your can see the Flying Twitter Bird.

Animated Twitter Bird Plugin

This is a simple plugin powered with the Java Script Code developed by http://floern.com (The script is released under GNU/GPL license) . This simple WordPress plugin will display an animated Twitter bird settles on different elements of your site’s visible area. If a user scroll the page, bird will fly towards the visible part and settle in a new place. The bird takes random paths for flying which gives more natural look. If you place the cursor over it  a “tweet-this” – and “follow-me” link appears. Through this the visitor can tweet the article or follow the blog. Apart from these your recent tweet can be optionally displayed in a bubble.

animated twitter bird

Installation

The Animated Twitter Bird plugin has been listed in Worpress Plugins repository . Installation method is same as other WordPress Plugins. Plugin Page at WordPress

Configuration

As a first version more features are not incorporated with this plugin. After installation and activation click the AnimatedTwitterBird under Settings menu of your WordPress Admin back end.

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In the option page enter your Twitter account id. The other option to decide whether to display the tweet balloon or not.

In coming versions more configuration options will be added such as Changing the Bird Colour, Size, Flying Speed etc. Test this Plugin in your blog and post comments.

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39 comments… add one

  • Its a good way to increase your twitter followers, but for the most part it’s annoying.

  • OBrigado esse plugin é lindo.

  • Very nice Plugin. Listet it in my WordPress Plugin Directory. One Suggestion. Show it only once for one visitor until he clicks on it.

    • Thanks Karl,
      Will include that feature in coming version

      • Very nice Plugin. Listet it in my WordPress Plugin Directory. One Suggestion. Show it only once for one visitor until he clicks on it.

        I love this plugin too! My only wish (perhaps in an update) would be that you could set it to only show up on specific pages. Thanks so much, this is a great and different way to advertise your Twitter. Thank you!

        PLEASE … UPDATE BOTH FEATURES I WILL SURELY DONATE SOME DOLLARS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE … HOPE YOU WILL DO IT SOON WE ARE WAITING AND ALSO MAKE THEMES LIKE NEW BIRDS DESIGNS IMAGES THIS IS TOO COMMON NOW SO HOPE YOU WILL UPDATE WITH LOTS OF FEATURES AND WE WILL DONATE LOTS OF DOLLARS FOR GOOD UPDATES ..

        I AM WAITING AND KEEP GOOD WORKS CONTINUE NICE PLUGIN AGAIN !!!!

        please do asap .. :)

  • Nice plugin…i like

  • I love it!! I was looking all over my dashboard to see where to enter the settings, and when I finally went to my homepage, it was already working! It is a beautiful plug-in, Thank you!

  • I love this plugin too! My only wish (perhaps in an update) would be that you could set it to only show up on specific pages. Thanks so much, this is a great and different way to advertise your Twitter. Thank you!

    • Hi Jon, Thanks, will include this feature in coming update

      • Sam

        But I think in Wordpress you have options to show widget to specific pages. Unfortunately this plugin is not a widget based. Am I right. Ok I haven;t use it yet.

  • Thank you for this best plugin. Very nice.

  • Very nice Plugin, fit’s perfect to my roof-deck.de blog. But I get two errors when I config to “Display your Latest Tweet?” = Yes.
    Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION cannot be activated when in safe_mode or an open_basedir is set in /www/htdocs/xxx/wp-content/plugins/anmiated-twitter-bird/twitterfeedreader.php on line 52
    and
    Warning: file_put_contents(tweetcache.dachterrasse.tmp) [function.file-put-contents]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /www/htdocs/xxx/wp-content/plugins/anmiated-twitter-bird/twitterfeedreader.php on line 120
    Error: Could not write cache-file

    any Idea ?

    best regards
    sunblogger

    • we have same problem on “CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION” sunblogger.

      this is piece of source code of twitterfeedreader.php, you should edit it into false
      original source code :

      // Feed mit cURL auslesen
      if(function_exists(‘curl_init’)){
      $req = curl_init();
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_URL, $feedUrl);
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 5);
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, TRIPLEFLAP);
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, 2);
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_HEADER, false);
      curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
      $feedContent = curl_exec($req);
      if(curl_errno($req)!=0) die(‘Error: cURL#’.curl_errno($req).': ‘.curl_error($req));
      if(curl_getinfo($req, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE)!=200) die(‘Error: could not read Twitter-feed, HTTP-Code ‘.curl_getinfo($req, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE));
      curl_close($req);
      }

      change underlined “true” into false as i did in my blog

  • Fitri

    Hai, i love the blue bird here (that always fly follow me).. Could you tell how to make it in my own site? ^^b

    • hi Fitri, just search install on yoursite.com/wp-admin/plugin-install.php with “fly bird” or “animated twitter” keyword and you will found Animated Twitter Bird (name of this plugin)

      syarat pertama harus self hosted fit, bukan dari wordpress.com (ex: fitri.wordpress.com) tapi mungkin fitri.com yang punya tempat untuk naruh engine wordpress sendiri (lagi2 bukan dari wordpress.com) jadi secara totalitas kita yang ngelola situs kita sendiri (walaupun dompleng pake engine/cms Wordpress)

  • I like the bird flying around my page, it looks awesome and it helps to increase more followers. Thanks

  • Your plugin does not work in my website.. http://www.tamilreviews.com ! This is a lovely plugin and I need it! Please help me!

  • thanks for this plugin>it will really helps to get more followers in twitter but it is not working in IE (internet explorer).

  • the coloring is there but it is white so you cannot see it. The plugin is cure but not working right unfortunately.

  • Sorry let me clarify. The text is white.

  • You should include “via @…..” and http://www.goo.gl/ or other URL shortener, If you can do that in the next update would be great!

    I love this plugin, lets see how much my followers will increase!

  • You shoul add something like ” via @….”

    And could use http://www.goo.gl/ to short the URLs

    I am programer so i already started working in the first thing, and i am working on the second!

    You can edit this file: “tripleflap.js”
    Next find this line: var tweetthislink=”http://twitter.com/home?status=”+escape(tweetThisText);

    and add this
    +” via @”+twitterAccount

    would be something like this:
    var tweetthislink=”http://twitter.com/home?status=”+escape(tweetThisText)+” via @”+twitterAccount;

    If you need help follow me 😀
    https://twitter.com/#!/rodrigograca31

  • hi looooooooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeee this plugin.my only problem is i want to change what he tweet.i mean when ppl press “tweet this ” this line will appear.”hummm…i will give new fansite http://danradcliffe.tk 10/7 …cool stuff”.instead of “DanRadcliffe http://danradcliffe.comuf.com/wordpress/“.you can see i also want to change the url on tweet from danradcliffe.comuf.com to danradcliffe.tk.is it possible. PLZ HelP.you can see them on my both url.original is http://danradcliffe.comuf.com/wordpress/ .i rename it with
    http://danradcliffe.tk/

  • Hi, Thank you for such a cool plugin!

  • Hello this plugin is fantastic. I work with wordpress blogs, and have in 2 different pages.
    My only concern is that one of the websites: http://realtorvallarta.com on browsers firefox and chrome is not showing the birdie. Any idea of what is happening? Thank you.

  • I get error message 400?

  • hi, sujith!
    just installed your fun bird on the wordpress website i’m building. i love it! but it seems to have added the words “share this:” on the sliders. is there a way to get rid of that? any info would be appreciated! thank you!

  • Is it has language pack?

  • Error: could not read Twitter-feed, HTTP-Code 404
    ?????????? ??????????, ??? ??? ??????????

  • Love the twitter bird been using it for quite a while.
    But when i w3c validate my site i get these errors

    Line 696, Column 97: No space between attributes.
    …nmiated-twitter-bird/js/tripleflap.js';’ type=’text/javascript’><!–

    Please Help bit of a nebie

  • Brian Lacouvee

    This wonderful interesting plugin has not been updated in over 422 days.
    Whey not add some upgrades to it that people would find value in and charge a few dollars! Would that not make the updating worthwhile?
    I have read articles about how it can be a security issue to have a plugin that has not been updated to go along with updates from WordPress?

    • Hi, I was very much busy with some other projects. I will update this plugin soon.

  • Thanks so much for updating it, was wondering will it work on a responsive website without showing up w3c errors as i am changing my whole site to go responsive & would love to bring me wee twitter bird with me..

    Love the bird & your work

  • I get this message under the bird when I click on it:

    Error: Could not read Twitter-feed HTTP Code 301

  • I love the little bird because he’s well suited for my garden blog… The only thing that I can’t figure our is when I click on him to go to twitter it redirects to the photo of a banner that I use… Thank you for this creative idea… Keep up the good work…

  • Bird flies only in logged in condition. please inform why?

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