Twitter Hashtag Grabber

Alex Hashtag Grabber allows you to grab tweets containing a specific hashtag from Twitter and embed them in any post or page.



I am open to feature requests, please post them below


  1. Wouter
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 16:57:46

    I’m doing something wrong I guess. When I enter [alex-hashtag-grabber hashtag="sheenroast"] in a html entry on my page, it gives me:

    Warning: file_get_contents( [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /opt/www/ghysensw/web/ on line 36


    • Anthony
      Jan 14, 2013 @ 22:38:48

      Hello, It appears that your installation of PHP is not compatible with the twitter hashtag grabber, Sorry. The reason why is file_get_contents appears to be disabled in your PHP configuration.


  2. thoughtsbyal
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 22:07:08

    do you know how to link specific tweets with a hashag to a wordpress account


    • Anthony
      Jan 14, 2013 @ 23:00:30

      Hmm… Sorry, I have no idea.


  3. Matt
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:05:14


    Love the plug in… quick question:

    When I put the shortcode in a page or post, it always displays the results at the top of the page or post, regardless of where on the page I put the shortcode. Is there a way to make the search results display on the page relative to the placement of the shortcode?



    • Anthony
      Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:44:33

      Hmm, This is a bug thank you for making this known to me, ill be absolutely sure to fix this for you in the next release. :)


  4. Martin
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 07:53:31

    Hi. Is it possible to download the results to a file (text, pdf) rather than to display online?


    • Anthony
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 12:13:20

      Not at the moment, but possibly soon!


    • Anthony
      Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:49:42

      Absolutely!, I will make it a future feature.


  5. Don Simmons
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 15:19:46

    Many thanks for this. I use it with my students on my math website.

    QUESTION: Would it be possible to format the date stamp so that it is in another color and on a separate line? Also, could it be possible to start the tweet with the name of the tweeter and in another color?

    Thanks again.

    Don Simmons


    • Anthony
      Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:53:37

      In a future version I will make this possible. Thanks for your input


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    Jul 25, 2012 @ 17:40:37

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  7. Steve
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 21:24:34

    I had another question. it’s a bit different than the plugin you are offering but is there a way to do something similar to what they do here – I am looking to somehow manually add people in and have their images/info and everything appear but it arranges them in order by followers. Want the person with the most followers on top. Thanks for your time.


  8. Steve
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 17:40:00

    Hey is there a way to add in their photos as well??


    • Anthony
      Apr 14, 2012 @ 01:48:33

      Hi, Not currently at this moment, but in the future this is possible.


  9. Joseff
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 00:15:24

    How hard is it to be able to post to specific hashtag using a master account? Maybe add in a link?


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