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7 tools, tips, and plugins to get you more Twitch subscribers

So, what is a Twitch subscription?

Twitch subscriptions are a way for your fans to support you through tiered monthly payments — and they’re one of the most popular ways to make money on Twitch. For their loyalty, your subscribers can get special perks like emotes, badges, and exclusive chat alerts. And if you’re feeling crazy-generous, you can even reward your subscribers with ad-free viewing and access to exclusive chatrooms and competitions. Keep reading to find out our top tips for gaining and retaining Twitch subscribers.

  1. Play games with your Twitch community
  2. Give your subs something special
  3. Subscriber-only perks and prizes
  4. Share your stream goals
  5. Private events just for Twitch subs
  6. Get social with your subscribers
  7. Build trust with your viewers, and keep it
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Upcoming Twitch API Changes on April 30th

Due to the ever-changing landscape of the Twitch API, every now and then we need to make some changes to our WordPress plugins for Twitch streamers in order to keep them ticking over.

At the end of this month, Twitch is making some drastic changes to the new Twitch API Helix endpoints. Specifically, every call to a helix endpoint now requires OAuth – either in the form of a User access token or an App access token.

Due to this, every one of our WordPress plugins which integrate with the Twitch Helix endpoints requires some code changes in order for them to continue to work. If your plugin has stopped working and it has passed the 30th of April, you simply need to update your plugin within WordPress to get your plugin working again. See the below screenshot for how to update your plugin.

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Embedding Mixer Streams in WordPress with Mixer Wall PRO

Mixer.com – an alternative to Twitch.tv and a streaming platform gaining nothing but popularity is becoming more and more widespread, with more streamers than ever and now more viewers too.

Mixer (previously Beam) was purchased by Microsoft back in 2016 and has since been integrated straight into Xbox One, making it an extremely accessible streaming service for casual console gamers looking for an audience.

Mixer also has a host of unique features on the platform that aren’t yet available anywhere else, like MixPlay – which lets viewers interact with streamers in unique and interesting ways within certain games.

So with the influx of Mixer streamers and users, we have decided to add Mixer support to our most popular Twitch WordPress plugin – Twitch Wall Pro.

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