How to Add a Twitter Follow Me Button to Your WordPress Blog in 3 Steps

So you’re wondering how to add a Twitter ‘Follow Me’ button to your WordPress Blog. Don’t worry, even if you have trouble adding stuff to WordPress, this should be no trouble at all.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Go to Twitter.com – Goodies

Make sure you’re logged-in to your Twitter account. Then scroll to the very bottom of the page. You’ll see a list of things next to the Twitter copyright info. Click on “Goodies.”

Click 'Goodies' to get the code for your 'Follow Me' button.

Step 2: Choose your style

On the next screen choose “Buttons.”

Select 'Buttons'

Then choose from the available selections. You can even add a ‘Follow Us’ button.

Click the button of your choice to get the code for your WordPress blog

When you click the one you want, you’ll be given the code to enter in your WordPress blog. Copy this code.

Copy this code to enter on your WordPress blog

Step 3: Paste the ‘Follow Me’ code in WordPress

In your WordPress Dashboard, left hand column, under the ‘Appearance’ tab , find and click the ‘Widgets’ link.

Click the 'Widgets' link to add your 'Follow Me' code.

Drag the ‘Text’ widget into the sidebar column where you want your ‘Follow Me’ button to show up. Paste the code in the box and click ‘Save.’

Paste your 'Follow Me' code then click Save.

Success!

Now you’ve got a shiny new Twitter “Follow Me” button on your WordPress blog.

Congrats. Now people can follow you with a click.

That wasn’t too much trouble now was it. =)

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Comments

  1. Ed Wilson says

    This post was EXTREMELY useful. I’ve been googling all over the place and I couldn’t for the life of me find a simple easy to follow answer, or perhaps I’m just a dunce? Thank you so much for this.

    • says

      Hi Ed,

      So glad the post was helpful. I’m a bit of a dunce so I made sure even I could follow along.

      Hope you’ll come back and visit again.

      Dave

  2. says

    Hi Dave -

    I loved the simplicity of your post and was able to complete it successfully but I ended up un-doing it because when the Twitter icon appear on my blog, my list of categories and blogroll had disappeared.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    • says

      Hi Melanie. Thanks for your comment.

      Great question. Personally I’m not too sure why that would happen. Let me see if anyone on Twitter knows.

      Dave

  3. says

    Your post on the twitter button was so simple and great. I followed it and did it so quickly. This artist needs simple solutions! Thank you, Dave!

  4. Heather says

    Very helpful! Too many buttons are supplied without code. I have lots of beautiful buttons with no clue how to insert the code into them. To be honest, I didn’t look, but they should have come with them. Thanks a bunch for making it easy!

  5. Julie Zier says

    THANK YOU. Sometimes the most simple of solutions are the hardest to find. You saved me a lot of time and aggravation (both of which I was on the brink of wasting). Much appreciated.

  6. says

    Thanks for this…But If I dont need the button just the code..??
    Because in my WordPress theme there is already a button available I just need a code to link that to my twitter follow me page…please help!

  7. Jason says

    Very helpful. Looked for several wordpress plugins, but none seemed to understand I just wanted to display a button without all the other options. This is perfect. Thanks for the post.

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