WordPress Plugin #17: TwitPic and WP-TwitPic

Note: In this series I’ll delve into some of the better plugins available for WordPress that I am already using, or about to start using. I’m aiming to highlight 30 of the better plugins.

If, like me, you use Twitter on a mobile device then you’ll be aware of Twitpic – you can share photos you take on the move quickly and easily as they are published with your tweet, as you tweet; “You can post photos to TwitPic from your phone, from the site, or through email.”

Great, but now what? The only time you or anyone else can see those wonderful sunsets or conference photos is when they find your old tweet from last year. But not any more – here are two great WordPress plugins that can bring your twitpics to your blog.

Firstly I want to introduce TwitPic for WordPress. This plugin enables a widget for your sidebar and displays your latest pictures. The plugin is widget ready and has many different options for configuration so install it, play with it, and see what is best for you and your blog.

This is how my sidebar looks, today, with TwitPic;

The second plugin I want you to hear about is called WP-Twitpic which allows you to insert an image from  TwitPic into your blog posts. Once the plugin in installed you insert any image from TwitPic into your post using the unique hash provided by TwitPic. You can then change its size, URL, alignment etc, as you can with any other image. Just activate the plugin and use [ twitpic id = hash ] (without the spaces!).

Here’s a photo from the FOTE2010 conference a month or so back using the code [ twitpic id = 2tlr0v ] (without the spaces);

[twitpic id=2tlr0v]