How To: Add Twitter Follow Button In WordPress Blogs

twitter follow buttonHello my dear friends. As a blogger you all will be having at least one Twitter Account to connect with many other bloggers around the world.

Twitter is one of the sensational tool which can make two strangers as friends in seconds. Twitter is a place where we get to know all the latest news around the world!

Just few months back Twitter came up with their own Tweet button which you can find in almost 75% of the websites who deals with Twitter for more visitors and today Twitter team announced another button which can fetch you more followers :)

Here comes Twitter Follow button which allows instant follow of Twitter accounts directly from the websites you visit every day. You can also see the profile and latest Tweets of the account you want to follow by clicking the username next to the Button.

How To Add Twitter Follow Button !!

Well there is a link which allows you to get Follow Button instantly. You can get the button by following this link.

twitter follow button website

If you want to manually add it just add the following code snippet in your blog. Open your single.php to add it in all the pages or you can also add in your sidebar.php.

Light Background Button:

<script src="" type="text/javascript"><!--mce:0--></script>

Dark Background Button:

<script src="" type="text/javascript"><!--mce:1--></script>

Note: TWITTER_HANDLE is your Twitter ID/Handle

It’s very simple to add Follow button as compared to Tweet Button where you had to follow many other steps. And one advantage is, you can add how much ever Follow Buttons you like ;)

Twitter said,

For publishers and brands, adding the Follow Button to your website and using Twitter to stay connected with your audience is a powerful combination. People who follow your account are much more likely to retweet and engage with your Tweets, and to repeatedly visit your website.

Hope you guys enjoy with this new button by Twitter which can eventually add more followers to your Twitter Account. Happy Tweeting :)

Vinay Gowda

Working in IT industry from past couple of years. Avid blogger, crazy about mobiles especially about Android powered devices! Tech is all you get out of me! Blogs at LetzWrite

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  • OTJutt

    Thats a good tutorial Vinay! Before this I used to have tweetmeme or diggdigg for my blog. Currently there is no button on my blog but I'm thinking of adding official twitter button instead of third party twitter buttons.

  • vinaykgowda

    @OTJutt One button can get great traffic to your blog buddy. Go for it! Thanks for sharing your views :)

  • SumitKumar

    How to send the friend requist by the on the face book and orkut. and how to prmote the persnole blog on the tweeter

  • SumitKumar


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  • coolcash4live

    what of doing it automatically? I don't think I understand what you said but I'm currently using plugin…

  • sunil

    @SumitKumar Hello Sumit, I'm unable to get you what you are asking, try to be a little clear and brief. When it comes to promoting blog via Twitter, there are many ways to do it.As in your case it's a personal blog, so I would suggest you to engage with all your followers and follow more people of similar interest. Initially you need to have some patience while doing this, as engaging with different people and getting replies from them is not that easy. I would recommend you to follow one of my twitter friend rocksstar10 who has started her blogging journey recently and performing very well :) Happy blogging and Thanks for commenting Sumith :)

  • sunil

    @coolcash4live Hey bud , this tutorial gives you the button to be placed in your website wherein others can follow you on Twitter by clicking on the button and it cannot be done automatically, if it can be done then please let me know the plugin which can do it :)

  • coolcash4live

    ok @sunil

  • SumitKumar

    Thanks t0 give the my blog i follow on the tweeter and face book wirh you and my p.blogis @SumitKumar rocksstar10

  • Sumit Kumar

    Thanks sunil ji for help me

  • Sumit Kumar

    Thanks sunil ji for help me