For the two years that I have been on Twitter, I having been using Dave Kellam’s TwitterRSS plugin for WordPress to display my current Twitter status in the sidebar. Unfortunately it stopped working after my upgrade to version 2.7 a few days ago and was only displaying the status which was most current just before I upgraded.
Since Dave has ceased updates to his plugin I went in search of a new one.
This plugin from Rick Gonzalez is an excellent replacement. It is easy to style plus it displays a permalink and a time stamp for the latest status being displayed, which I think is nice. Furthermore, if Twitter is down you see a nice message: “No public Twitter messages”, instead of a blank space. (Or you can make edits to the plugin’s php file to show your own message.)