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.

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


    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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  • Zak 03/13/2011, 2:27 PM Reply

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

  • Eliu P. Moraes 03/19/2011, 1:28 PM Reply

    OBrigado esse plugin é lindo.

  • Karl 03/19/2011, 11:17 PM Reply

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

    • Sujith 03/20/2011, 8:07 PM Reply

      Thanks Karl,
      Will include that feature in coming version

      • JustEricsson.com 06/22/2011, 7:35 PM Reply

        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 do asap .. :)

  • diana 04/17/2011, 10:20 PM Reply

    Nice plugin…i like

  • Kelly King 04/21/2011, 12:57 AM Reply

    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!

  • Jon 04/26/2011, 7:36 AM Reply

    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!

    • Sujith 04/26/2011, 8:13 AM Reply

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

      • Sam 08/15/2011, 6:16 PM Reply

        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.

  • xrem2020 04/27/2011, 9:40 PM Reply

    Thank you for this best plugin. Very nice.

  • Sunblogger 06/01/2011, 3:28 PM Reply

    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
    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

    • mamatto 01/03/2012, 7:42 PM Reply

      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
      $req = curl_init();
      curl_setopt($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));

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

      • Sujith 01/03/2012, 8:14 PM Reply

        Will update the plugin

        • mamatto 01/04/2012, 9:11 AM Reply

          thanks, waiting your update sir.

      • skallian 03/13/2012, 11:59 PM Reply

        Thanks it works at lasttt!!

  • Fitri 07/08/2011, 8:06 AM Reply

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

    • mamatto 01/05/2012, 12:00 PM Reply

      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)

  • Shan 07/16/2011, 9:00 AM Reply

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

  • Bharath 08/21/2011, 5:43 PM Reply

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

  • tipa and tricks 08/28/2011, 9:50 PM Reply

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

  • Celeste 09/19/2011, 7:43 AM Reply

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

  • Celeste 09/19/2011, 7:44 AM Reply

    Sorry let me clarify. The text is white.

  • Rodrigo 10/03/2011, 4:28 AM Reply

    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!

  • Rodrigo Graça 10/04/2011, 1:39 AM Reply

    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 :D

  • danfansgroup 01/07/2012, 5:04 AM Reply

    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

  • Irina 02/22/2012, 2:40 PM Reply

    Hi, Thank you for such a cool plugin!

  • LuisDanielDuran 04/13/2012, 9:14 PM Reply

    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.

  • ian harris 04/19/2012, 4:04 PM Reply

    I get error message 400?

  • kerryabdow 04/23/2012, 11:52 PM Reply

    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!

  • Mehdi Akram 06/27/2012, 4:29 PM Reply

    Is it has language pack?

  • Liubov 10/14/2012, 8:19 PM Reply

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

  • richard cawley 04/17/2013, 9:03 PM Reply

    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 07/04/2013, 7:26 AM Reply

    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?

    • Sujith 07/05/2013, 6:00 AM Reply

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

  • rich 07/05/2013, 7:33 AM Reply

    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

  • Stuart Jones 11/18/2013, 8:29 PM Reply

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

    Error: Could not read Twitter-feed HTTP Code 301

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