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Not Knowing How To Add Follow Me on Twitter

Twitter, ClassyRose101, Things in life I find annoyingI’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.

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Copy the code in the pop-up window.

<img src=”http://twitter-badges.s3.amazonaws.com/follow_me-b.png” alt=”Follow classyrose101 on Twitter”/>

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.

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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.

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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.
Audrey Hepburn

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  1. March 14, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    My theme came with an option to add the Follow me on Twitter badge Rose – I’ve had it on my blog for a while now, but this is great information for those who don’t have the option with the theme they have chosen.

    • March 14, 2011 at 8:29 AM

      Hi Barb, my theme came with it too, but there are many themes that don’t come with the Follow Me on Twitter button and I’ve seen a few comments made about how to add one. 🙂

  2. March 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Rose, you are a star! I’ve been trying to figure this out for some time! Thanks for the handy guide!

    • March 14, 2011 at 9:27 AM

      You’re welcome Noobcake. I see you’ve already added it to your blog. 😎

  3. March 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Unfortunately, my theme did not have an option for a twitter button; nearly a year later I’ve cracked it!!

    In fact this post was well timed as I’ve given my blog’s sidebar a makeover during the last few days 🙂

    Thanks Rose.

    • March 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

      Hi PiP, I think a lot of them probably don’t. I’m hoping this little guide will help those who have one of those WordPress themes.

      Your sidebar is looking good with the Housekeeping you’ve been doing. 🙂

  4. Indigo Spider
    March 14, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    OK, I forgot to add the follow me button on mine *hangs head* but I was so busy trying to figure out the stupid blank box problem I forgot all about the important Twitter button. I’m going to fix it now, thanks for the post otherwise who knows how long I might have been buttonless!

    • March 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM

      Hi Indigo, Just visited your blog and I see you added the Follow Me on Twitter button. Just tested it and it works fine!

      I see you’re sticking with your current theme now that you’ve solved the big box problem.

      Your blog is looking good! 🙂

  5. March 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Thanks for sharing tips with everyone, Rose.

    • March 14, 2011 at 2:55 PM

      Hi Nancy, it’s what I like to do. 🙂

  6. March 14, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Thank you so much Rose! I’ve been wanting one of these. 🙂 Your tutorial was perfect. Thanks for your help in so many ways for us WP members. You’re a Peach! 🙂

    • March 15, 2011 at 3:26 AM

      Thanks E.C., I’m happy I was able to help in adding your Follow Me on Twitter button. Just checked it out, it works and looks good! 🙂

  7. March 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Thanks! Now if I can only get a handle on those hash marks…

    • March 15, 2011 at 9:40 PM

      Got the hashes now–thanks for your posts, they’ve been tremendously helpful as I fumble around the internet. 😉

      • March 16, 2011 at 3:13 AM

        Hi MJ, it all takes time to learn. 🙂

  8. Jme
    April 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Thanks, I inadvertently used the Twitter widget, which was showing my tweets as I posted them and I didn’t want that. I wanted to figure out how to add a “Follow Me” badge — great instruction, short and simple. You rock!

  9. May 17, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Thank you for this…!!

  1. March 19, 2011 at 10:18 PM

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