Cached twitter follower count

Add the first section of code to the functions.php of your wordpress theme. This code will cache your Twitter follower number for 1 hour and display the count within your template in any location you place get_follower_count().




function get_follower_Count(){
$count = get_transient('follower_count');
if ($count !== false) return $count;
$count = 0;
$data = wp_remote_get('');
if (!is_wp_error($data)) {
$value = json_decode($data['body'],true);
$count = $value['followers_count'];
set_transient('follower_count', $count, 60*60); // 1 hour cache
return $count;



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