To activate the plugin, you need to upload it to your website using either FTP or the Plugin Uploader on your website.
To use the Plugin Uploader, when logged in to your WP-Admin, go to Plugins -> Add New. At the top of the page, next to the title, is the Upload Plugin button. Click that, and you can select the .zip file you downloaded to upload.
The download link is in the confirmation e-mail you received and on the page you see after completing your payment.
Go to Settings -> Tweets as Comments
This is the page where you will need to enter some Twitter information. To get this information, we need to create a new Twitter “app”.
Select “Create New App”
Give your app a name and description, fill in your website URL and agree with the Developer Agreement at the bottom. The name and description can be something like “MyWebsite.com” and “Twitter app for MyWebsite.com”.
Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Create new app’ at the bottom of the page.
Click on the “Keys and Access Tokens” tab.
Scroll a bit down and click the “Create my access token” button.
After the page has reloaded we can copy and paste all required values to the settings page. See the image below for which fields correspond to which codes on the Twitter website.
At the top of page are the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret.
The other two fields are at the bottom of the page.
Make sure to also select the correct SSL option – set the option to Yes if you have an https:// domain, or leave it at No if your domain name starts with http://.
Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page. After you’ve saved, click the “Test Authentication” to check wether all the values you have entered are correct.
If you are using SSL, make sure to set the ‘Are you using SSL’ option to Yes. If this setting is incorrect the plugin will not retrieve tweets.
You probably don’t want to have your own tweets promoting your posts showing up as comments. To prevent that, enter your own Twitter handle without the @ sign in the field. E.g. my Twitter handle is @andrewoons, I would enter andrewoons.
The advanced settings control how many posts you want to check and how many tweets you want to add as mentions. For standard use, the prefilled numbers are fine. If for some reason the plugin doesn’t seem to retrieve most of the tweets, try increasing both numbers.
The amount of posts that need to be checked depends on how active your website is. If you get mentions on posts across your website and not just the 2-3 latest, this number needs to be higher (30 or 40). If you only get mentions on the 2-3 latest, using a number of 5 or 10 is sufficient.
If you usually get 10 new mentions on a Tweet each hour, enter 20. If you usually get 100, enter 110 and so on.