How to add the new “One-click” Twitter follow button to a WordPress blog

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On Tuesday Twitter announced a new Follow button to add to your Website, this allows your readers to clearly see your Twitter @ name and to follow you with one click.

Its quite simple to add it to a wordpress blog.

1) Log in to the Twitter account that you want to put onto your blog, mine is @techieminx

2) Go to this link – it will bring up this page.

As you see your details are already in there, if this is okay you don’t need to change it.

3) Left click the code so its selected (highlighted), then right click it to copy.

4) Log in to your WordPress website.

5) Go to Widgets – (in mine I have to go to appearance and then widgets) – click a Text widget and drag it to the top of your Sidebar Widget Area – to the top or after search I think is best.

6) The widget will then open up ready for you to paste in the code – right click and click paste – don’t change anything else.  You don’t need to tick the box or have a title.  Click SAVE and close

Thats it, done – Go to your webpage and it should show like this…

I like it – even though I already have a follow me with a lot of my accounts – this stands out all on its own.

Hope this helps