By now, most everyone with an Internet connection has read a WordPress blog or site. With over 76 million sites and 14 billion monthly pageviews, WordPress is possibly the most popular, easy-to-use blogging platforms out there.
We worked with Raanan, SVP at Automattic —the makers of WP.com — to integrate the Twitter platform. WordPress users now have a simple way to distribute their content to their Twitter followers and over 240M other people on Twitter. Here’s how this integration worked.
For a variety of reasons, the numbers used to identify accounts via Twitter’s API grow faster than the actual number of accounts in the system. Currently, user IDs fit in 32 bits—a standard size for integers on many platforms. In January, we explained that the current pace of Twitter user ID allocation meant that we’d exceed 32 bits sometime this year. All developers should make sure their code will handle the switch.