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Get Twitter Followers in Exchange of Downloadable Files in WordPress

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Get Twitter Followers in Exchange of Downloadable Files in WordPress

Have you seen a site where you are asked to join an email list in order to access their free e-book or another product. Well, that is getting old very fast. More and more people subscribe and unsubscribe right after the download because they want to receive spam emails. Well, Tweet and Get It plugin is here to offer an alternative which allows you to get twitter followers and a tweet in exchange of downloadable files (ebooks, plugins, other goodies).

First thing you need to do is install and activate Tweet and Get It plugin. Refer to our step by step guide to installing a WordPress plugin.

Once you activate a plugin, a new tab will be added “Tweet and Get It”. Click on Create a New Button. Fill out the information for your twitter account, the tweet you want people to tweet before downloading, attach the file and click create button.

Create a Button - Tweet and Get It

You can add this button in your post using the shortcode. You can find the shortcode for a specific button when you go on Manage Buttons screen.

Manage Buttons - Tweet and Get It

Once you add it in the post, then a button will be added. When the user clicks on the button to download the file, they will be required to follow you on twitter and tweet the required tweet before they can access the downloadable files.

Download Tweet and Get It Plugin and test it out for yourself.


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  • truecalorie

    Very cool. I would love to see this created for other social networks, like Facebook, Google +

  • wpbeginner

    You don’t need a plugin for this. Aweber or MailChimp both has this feature built-in.

  • ilyahouben

    Is there a similar plugin that allows me to have a visitor download an ebook in exchange for their email address (the ‘old’ way :))? I was thinking of using G-Lock Opt-In for that too but perhaps there are better ways?

  • wpbeginner

    @tweetandgetit you are welcome :)

  • wpbeginner

    @inPhocusMedia @AlexShalman This way however has nothing to do with WordPress.

    That is particular to the facebook end. What we are talking in this article is WordPress related. And yes the Like Locker plugin can do that.

  • AnoopSudhakaran

    Nice plugin, BTW shouldn’t “More and more people subscribe and unsubscribe right after the download because they want to receive spam emails.” This be “More and more people subscribe and unsubscribe right after the download because they DONT want to receive spam emails.” :)

  • AnoopSudhakaran

    @AlexShalman There is a plugin called Like Locker to perform the same with Facebook. :)

  • AlexShalman

    This is pretty cool. Do you know of a Facebook alternative? Perhaps making them follow your fan page and/or like an article that will bring more people to you?

  • AnoopSudhakaran

    Thats a nice plugin, I have also used Like Locker plugin to get likes instead of downloads and reads! :)