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Tutorial to add Twitter Share Retweet Button on WordPress Blog

by Aky Joe

Twitter has been statistically growing with social media market, and allowing bloggers to share article on twitter. I believe adding social share buttons on blog is as vital as oxygen and water for survival. I’m sure you must have seen a popular blogs with share count buttons, and if you haven’t then you are certainly missing something on your blog.


Retweet Button for WordPress Blog

After reading an article or post on blog, if visitor finds it interesting can share it on social media like twitter, facebook etc… For an effective placement of share button, a retweet button should be placed before the post page. In this article, we will learn to add retweet button on wordpress Blog.

Choose your Retweet Button!

There are two types of retweet button depending upon the size, one is large retweet button and other one is compact retweet button. You can choose the button which fits best for your layout of the website. Desired Code for the both buttons are as under:

Add large retweet button:

<script type="text/javascript">
tweetmeme_source = 'thecreatology';
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js"></script>

Add compact reweet button:

<script type='text/javascript'>
tweetmeme_style = "compact";
tweetmeme_source = 'thecreatology';
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js"></script>

In the above code make sure you change tweetmeme_source with your twitter username or twitter handle. You can add the above code snippet in your Theme file, for instance for post page you can add the above code by editing single.php file.

I’m sure retweeting will give your blog a great exposure which will increase visits and hits on your blog. If you have any query or need further assistance, you can post comment below as your feedback.

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