Do you want to add Twitter share and retweet buttons to your WordPress site?
Adding social sharing buttons to your WordPress posts and pages is a great way to encourage readers to share your content with their followers.
In this article, we will show you how to add a Twitter share and retweet button to all of your posts, so your audience can tweet your stories with one click.
Why Add Twitter Share and Retweet Button in WordPress?
People spend a lot of time on social media sites like Twitter every day. That’s why social media marketing is one of the most effective ways to bring new users to your WordPress blog.
The problem is that when you share your content on social media, it only reaches a limited number of your own followers.
A smart way to reach people who don’t follow your business on social media is by adding a Twitter share and retweet button to your WordPress site.
A tweet button will prompt your website visitors to share your content on their Twitter timeline. It will then be seen by their friends and followers who can add comments, like, and retweet it.
They may also follow you on Twitter and visit your website. The extra exposure could also generate leads and sales and build social proof and brand recognition.
That being said, let’s take a look at how easy it is to add a Twitter share and retweet button in WordPress.
How to Add Twitter Share and Retweet Button in WordPress
It lets you easily add social share buttons for Twitter and other platforms in your WordPress posts, and can also display how many times each post has been shared. The best part is that it is optimized for performance and doesn’t slow down your website.
Unlike other social sharing plugins, Shared Counts uses a unique caching method to have minimal impact on your website’s speed and performance.
Upon activation, a ‘Shared Counts’ section is added to your dashboard. You need to go to the Settings » Shared Counts page to choose which social share buttons you want to display.
Once you get there, you need to scroll down to the ‘Display’ section and make sure that the Twitter share button will be displayed. Notice that Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest buttons are already selected.
If you want to delete one of the buttons, then just click on x on the right side of that button. To learn how to add share buttons for more social channels, check our guide on how to add social share buttons in WordPress.
You’ll also need to choose which button style to use. Once you click the dropdown menu labeled ‘Share Button Style’ you’ll notice there are 8 styles to choose from.
You can preview the styles by clicking the ‘plugin page’ link and select the one that best suits your website.
Now we’re ready to select the location where the Twitter share button will be displayed. The ‘Theme Location’ dropdown lets you place it in one of three locations: Before Content, After Content, and Before and After Content.
Lastly, you need to select the supported post types. By default, the button will appear on all of your posts. If you want to display share buttons on your pages and other post types, then you can check the box next to the page option.
Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page to store your settings.
We’re all done. If you want to see the Twitter share button in action, then simply visit any post on your website. Here’s how our demo website looks with the ‘Classic’ button style.
We hope this article helped you learn how to add social share buttons in WordPress. You may also want to learn the best way to create an email newsletter, or see our comparison of the best email marketing services.