The new official tweet button added to WordPress.com

twitter blogIt was only yesterday that Twitter announced the launch of their official Tweet button and so sooner hd they done so than WordPress.com followed with an announcement that the new tweet  button was now included as an option for all blogs on WordPress.com. So for all of you who have a blog on WordPress, here is an how-to enable the official Tweet button to all of your posts.

Go to your blogs Dashboard and from the Appearance list in your sidebar, click on Extras.

The Tweet button Extra has been added to the Extras list. Simply tick the box next to it and then click on Update Extras.

Tweet button now added as extra

The new Tweet button will now have been added to all of your posts including any posts made in the past. NOTE. It will not appear on your Home page if you currently show snippets of each post on there, it only appears at the bottom of each full post. This is because your readers will only be expected to tweet an individual post after they have read the entire post. This new Tweet button is for your readers to make use of and not yourself. If you wish to send a Tweet yourself every time you publish a post, then you need to enable the Publicize to Twitter from your WordPress.com dashboard.

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To do this, go to your blogs dashboard, and click on My Blogs from the Dashboard sidebar.

Under Publicize you will see three boxes, one for Facebook, one for Yahoo and also one for Twitter. Tick the Twitter box.

Wordpress publicize

You will be asked to authorise WordPress.com with your Twitter account. Once you have done that, every time you publish a post to your WordPress.com blog in the future, a notification will be sent to Twitter.

TG NOTE! Since writing this blog post, WordPress have moved the Tweet button to Dashboard, Settings and then Sharing. Sorry for the incorrect instructions!

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12 Responses to The new official tweet button added to WordPress.com

  1. Hi technogran,

    I don’t have the Show a Twitter “Tweet Button” on my posts option on my Extra menu. Do you know how to fix that?

    I appreciate your answer and help.
    Marsha

    • technogran1 says:

      Sorry Marsha, I called you by your blog name! LOL Look down under the Appearance in your sidebar menu. It should be the last thing in the list when you click on Extras from that list.

  2. technogran1 says:

    greenlivinginc It should be there in Extras from your dashboard sidebar. Which theme are you using? Try posting in the WordPress forums if you still can’ t find it. #

    TG

  3. DebraElaine83 says:

    Thank you for stopping by my page and telling me about this. I didn’t see the one on facebook, but it was in the same location, so that helped. Now my facebook friends can be automatically updated like they use to :). Thank you again!

  4. Mike says:

    Hey Sandra enoying your new WordPress blog! Keep up the great work!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Sandra, I’ve clicked my extras update and nothing happens! I have the Kubrick theme, is that a problem, do you know?

  6. Technogran says:

    Hmm, that’s strange! It’s not on the new Elegant Grunge theme either! Wonder if they have pulled it or something? Will try and find out for you Jennifer and sorry I have been so long replying.

    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks, Technogran! I really appreciate your help. It’s a jungle out here, I get completely swamped, pardon the mixed metaphor! Maybe I need to change themes.

      • technogran says:

        Jennifer, after trawling through the WordPress.com blog, it seems that the Tweet button has now been moved to Settings>Sharing so take a look there from your dashboard. I will have to amend this post now and alter it to state this change. Doh!

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