I’ve written a couple of posts over the past week about Twitter. WordPress bloggers are now putting their Twitter feed on their blogs but it seems that not all WordPress themes come with an option or Widget to add the Follow Me on Twitter Badge to their blog. This is what’s bugging me today!
I knew there had to be a way to add it so I went searching on Twitter and found the solution for you to use.
The first thing you need to do is head over to Twitter’s Resources/buttons page where you will find different buttons in various sizes and colours to choose from.
Click on the button you want to display and a small pop-up window will appear with the HTML code that includes your Twitter username. You must be signed in to Twitter for this to work.
Copy the code in the pop-up window.
The next step is to go to:
Dashboard – Appearance – Widgets – Text
- Add a text box to your sidebar.
- Paste the HTML code into the text box.
Depending on which button you choose to use you might want to add a title to your widget. The button I selected for this example doesn’t really need one so I’ve left it blank.
Select the position where you would like your Follow Me On Twitter button to appear and click on “Save Widget“.
Visit your blog, make sure you’ve hit refresh and your badge should appear and look like this.
Click on it to make sure it’s working properly and you’re done. Your readers now have an easy way to follow you on Twitter.
I’ve already given these instructions to my blogging buddy PiP and she has successfully added the button to her blog Piglet in Portugal if you would like to see how it looks.
Do you have a Follow Me On Twitter button on your blog!
Now that I’ve shown you how to add the Follow Me On Twitter button to your blog,
There is nothing bugging me today!
Quote for today
You will discover that you have two hands.
One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.
- Housekeeping – Good Reason To Add Twitter To Your Blog
- Not Knowing How To Use Twitter Properly
- RandomBlog2011 Challenge
- or not – RandomBlog2011 Challenge Update
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