Autoshare for Twitter


Automatically tweets the post title or custom message and a link to the post.

Note: Posts and pages are supported by default. Developers can use the autoshare_for_twitter_default_post_types filter to change the default supported post types

Custom post types can now be opted into autoshare features like so:

function opt_my_cpt_into_autoshare() {
    add_post_type_support( 'my-cpt', 'autoshare-for-twitter' );
add_action( 'init', 'opt_my_cpt_into_autoshare' );

In addition, adding support while registering custom post types also works. Post types are automatically set to autoshare. Future versions of this plugin could allow this to be set manually.

While the autoshare feature can be opted into for post types using the above filter, by default the editor still has to manually enable autoshare during the post prepublish flow. The autoshare_for_twitter_enabled_default filter allows autoshare to be enabled by default for all posts of a given post type. Editors can still manually uncheck the option during the publishing flow.


function enable_autoshare_by_default_for_core_post_type( $enabled, $post_type ) {
    if ( 'post' === $post_type ) {
        return true;

    return $enabled;
add_filter( 'autoshare_for_twitter_enabled_default', 'enable_autoshare_by_default_for_core_post_type', 10, 2 );

Additional technical details can be found in our GitHub repository.

Disclaimer: TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates.


  • Autoshare for Twitter Settings, found under Settings > Autoshare for Twitter.
  • Create post screen with Autoshare for Twitter options.
  • Published post screen with Autoshare for Twitter options.


  1. Install the plugin via the plugin installer, either by searching for it or uploading a .ZIP file.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Save Twitter connection settings, found under Settings > Autoshare for Twitter.


Does this plugin work with Gutenberg?

Yes, yes it does! For more details on this, see #44.


ഏപ്രിൽ 26, 2020
Did a full review of this plugin on my YouTube channel. There are several steps to getting it securely linked to your Twitter account, but there are step-by-step instructions on how to do that successfully. Loved it and highly recommend it.
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Contributors & Developers

“Autoshare for Twitter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.3.0 – 2023-01-19

1.2.1 – 2022-12-07

Note that this release bumps the WordPress minimum from 5.3 to 5.7 and PHP minimum from 7.2 to 7.4.

1.2.0 – 2022-09-28

Note that this release bumps the WordPress minimum from 4.9 to 5.3.

1.1.2 – 2022-06-24

1.1.1 – 2022-04-13

  • Fixed: If Autoshare is enabled by default, it does not consider the post-level “Tweet this post” checkbox and always tweets (props @iamdharmesh, @Sidsector9).

1.1.0 – 2022-04-13

1.0.6 – 2020-09-19

  • Note: this was a hotfix release to fix an issue with deploys to

1.0.5 – 2021-09-15

1.0.4 – 2020-07-02

  • Note: this was a hotfix release to fix an issue with included libraries.

1.0.3 – 2020-07-01

  • Added: autoshare_for_twitter_disable_on_transition_post_status filter to disable tweeting based on post status change (props @rickalee)
  • Changed: Bumped WordPress version support to 5.4.2 (props @dinhtungdu, @jeffpaul)
  • Changed: Build, test, and release processes (props @johnwatkins0, @dinhtungdu)
  • **Fixed:*# Enable autoshare meta always set to 0 when saving draft (props @dinhtungdu, @rickalee)

1.0.2 – 2020-03-12

1.0.1 – 2020-02-03

  • Added: autoshare_for_twitter_enabled_default filter to allow autoshare to be enabled by default for a post type (props @johnwatkins0, @rickalee, @dinhtungdu)
  • Changed: bypass character texturization when the post title is tweeted (props @johnwatkins0, @rickalee)
  • Removed: second instance of the autoshare_for_twitter_tweet filter (props @johnwatkins0)

1.0.0 – 2019-12-17

  • Added: Initial public release! 🎉
  • Added: Plugin renamed to “Autoshare for Twitter”
  • Added: Support Post and Page post types by default, provide Custom Post Type (props @johnwatkins0)
  • Added: Gutenberg support (props @johnwatkins0)
  • Added: REST API endpoint to replace AJAX callback (props @johnwatkins0)
  • Added: Build process, PHPCS linting, unit tests, and Travis CI (props @johnwatkins0, @adamsilverstein)
  • Added: Plugin banner and icon images (props Stephanie Campbell)
  • Changed: Refactor v0.1.0 significantly (props @adamsilverstein, @johnwatkins0, @jeffpaul)
  • Security: XSS prevention – switch from .innerHTML to text (props @adamsilverstein)

0.1.0 – 2018-05-11