Let’s face it, the Twitter search sucks and you’ll be lucky to find tweets over a week old with it even though they still exist.
Twitter has been plagued with service issues and the fail whale (which someone coded in pure CSS) is a regular occurrence once again.
I came across a tutorial the other day on how to create a browsable, searchable archive of tweets which you can use to host your own tweets. And the best part is? It’s powered by WordPress.
In this article, I’ll go over my experience with how I set up my own @themelab tweet archive powered by WordPress, including:
- Backing up my tweets with a third-party service
- Importing those older tweets into WordPress
- Setting it up so new tweets get imported automatically
- Installing the theme to display them nicely