Notice: Twister is no longer being actively developed or supported.

What is twitster?

Put simply, Twitster is a PHP application that lets you display tweets on your own web site from everyone you follow in Twitter. What's more, Twitster can filter those tweets by a hash tag (#example) giving you the ability to create a Twitter-based group or community on your own site.

  • Publish your Twitter community on your own web site.
  • Gather and publish tweets from the people and the topics you care about.
  • Powering your site's community with Twitter means little to no work for member participation. (Just tweet!)

Confused? No sweat, we've got a list of frequently asked questions that may help clear things up a bit.


  • Hash tag filtering
  • Easy install wizard
  • RSS update feed
  • URL autolinking
  • Pagination
  • Smart caching


  • PHP 4.x or greater
  • MySQL 4.x or greater (twitster requires you to set up a database)
  • a Twitter account
  • Upload Twitster
  • Run the wizard
  • Start sharing!

What is it good for?

Communities/Projects: Maybe you’re collaborating with others on a project and you want to keep people informed. Set up a Twitter account for the project, follow all the contributors and let them tag project related tweets.

See: The HashMT Community

Conferences: You’re having a conference and you’d like to track what all your attendees are saying about it. Create a Twitter account, follow all of your attendees and give them the hash tag you want to use for conference related tweets.

See: eComm 2009 Backchannel

Good For Something Else? We’d love to hear about the inventive ways you’re using twitster!